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Nov 27, 2013
RIP Saul Leiter
Wonderful color photographs made by a photographer who shunned the spotlight:
“In order to build a career and to be successful, one has to be determined…. One has to be ambitious. I much prefer to drink coffee, listen to music and to paint when I feel like it.”
Here’s a great quote from the documentary about him, In No Great Hurry:
"I’m a person who likes to postpone things. I see no reason for being in a rush. When you consider many of the things that people treat very seriously, you realize that they don’t deserve to be treated that seriously. And that many of the things people worry about aren’t worth worrying about.
Seeing is a neglected enterprise.
More of his photos→
Oct 29, 2013
Lou Reed, 1942-2013
Just a couple of weeks ago Lou did a photo session intended to become a print ad for his friend Henri Seydoux’s French audio headphones company Parrot. The renowned photographer Jean Baptiste Mondino took the shots, and this was the very last shot he took. Always a tower of strength.
Oct 18, 2013
Street Photography V
Photography student and street photographer Fernando Pereira Gomes is used to practicing his craft on the streets of New York, but recently, he’s taken to shooting photos on the virtual streets of Los Santos, San Andreas, the fictional city of Grand Theft Auto V.
Here’s an interview with Gomes at Mashable:
I’ll go on long walks, and sometimes I’ll find a background on the street that really pleases me, and maybe I’ll hang around there and see if anything interesting happens. I can’t go out and look for the photo — you have to anticipate what is going to happen around you, and you have to react to it with your camera.
I love this. I don’t have an XBOX live subscription, so every once in a while I’ll take a picture of the screen with my phone and post it to instagram. (I did this while playing Red Dead Redemption, too.)
Follow Gomes’ tumblr here. (via)
Oct 04, 2013
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Jul 26, 2013
Toulouse-Lautrec takes a dump on the beach
In 1898, the Parisian art gallery owner Maurice Joyant photographed his childhood friend defecating on the beach at Le Crotoy, Picadie. The series of photos would have been forgotten, had Joyant’s friend not been Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, the acclaimed French painter. Their intention in taking these photos — and later allowing them to be published in postcard form — was unclear, but these photographs remain the earliest photographic testaments to celebrities behaving dubiously, a century before Internet made such indiscretions well-known and widespread. via Iconic Photos
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe
The team’s landscape photographs are based on the practice of rephotography, in which they identify sites of historic photographs and make new photographs of those precise locations. Klett and Wolfe referenced a wealth of images of the canyon, ranging from historical photographs and drawings by William Bell and William Henry Holmes, to well-known artworks by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, and from souvenir postcards to contemporary digital images drawn from Flickr. The pair then employed digital postproduction methods to bring the original images into dialogue with their own.
Website with more images, here.
See also: Historypin & Hockney’s joiners
Filed under: photography
(Source: darksilenceinsuburbia, via bryanwaterman)
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