Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bryn Griffiths and Stuart Hall

Bryn Griffiths and Stuart Hall

Bryn Griffiths (right) Stuart Hall (left) Roland Keates (middle)

Bryn Griffiths (right) Stuart Hall (left) Roland Keates (middle)

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Staged photography

Staged Photography

Les Krims is arguably one of the pioneers and master of staged photography, Krims focuses on the desecration of the stereotypes of American society, always pushing his work over the limit, heading for the shock treatment, but adding his photographic work to art in it’s self. He rally’s against the religious and sexual taboos, consumer society and popular amusements. Krims develops photographic fictions using his own mum as a model in many of his shots. Read more

Yousef Karsh

Yousef Karsh

My wife and I visited the house where Winston Churchill had lived and I could not help but think of the iconic image Yousef Karsh had taken of Churchill on 30th December, 1941 after Churchill gave a speech to Canadian House of Commons. It was one of the most famous portraits ever made. It was on the cover of LIFE magazine when WWII ended. Read more

Joel Peter Witkin

Joel Peter Witkin, Thoraxic Park, Paris, 2002

I have been a fan of Joel Peter Witkin ever since my wife purchased me his book entitled ‘Joel Peter Witkin’ as she found out he had seen death at a young age like me, I can’t say it drove me mad but I explore subjects in a different way and it’s a part of dealing with stuff. Read more

Man Ray

‘It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realise them.’

Man Ray

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzk) born, August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976 was an American modernist artist, he was also a painter an avant-garde film maker and a photographer. He became a significant contributor to the Dada and surrelist movements. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. Read more

Avant-Garde Cinema

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Antheil’s musical masterpiece Ballet mécanique was originally supposed to be a soundtrack to a film of the same name by the French Dadaist painter Fernand Leger and cinematographer Dudley Murphy. It is difficult to say who had the idea first, Antheil claims that in the fall of 1923 he announced he was beginning the piece, and was looking for an appropriate film accompaniment, but other sources say that the filmmakers were the ones who approached Antheil. Read more

Student Photographers

Student Photographers

At the time of writing this I’m a 41 year young photographic student, studying a BA in commercial photography at Derby University, and I’m wondering what photographic job would be suited for me? I pondered this thought for a second or two and wrote my career plan. Read more

Seeking derelict factory in Derbyshire

Seeking derelict factory in Derbyshire (this could also be a warehouse) to shoot a short film which also includes available light photography. Shooting starts July 2015 Read more

Maren Levinson

Maren Levinson is the founder of Los Angeles based agency Redeye Represents http://www.redeyereps.com who have a select photographers and illustrators on their books who are both successful, well-known and established fine art and commercial artists. Read more

Eeriness of the English countryside

The Eeriness of the English countryside was an article written in the Guardian Newspaper by Robert Macfarlane http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/10/eeriness-english-countryside-robert-macfarlane

I’m blogging about it because it was such an interesting article, but failed to mention the eeriness of Raymond Moore photographic work……

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