Eugene William Smith (1918-1978) was an legendary American photojournalist known for his refusal to compromise professional standards and his brutally vivid World War II photographs.
Cindy Sherman, is a type of photographer who tries to reinvent herself by pulling away from the heard of photographers out there and trying new and different styles.
Viewing Cindy Sherman set of photographs entitled ‘film stills’ , the casual viewer may think they were photographed on a movie set which the leading lady presents herself in the guise of various serotypes of femininity innocent, downtrodden, and the glamorous, yet Sherman took these photographs just purely as an experiment at the start and built up a collection of 69 images. The viewer’s relationship to Sherman could be seen as one of photography and film, combining different mediums to market a saleable product. Her ability to perfectly represent these incompatible qualities and stimulate discussion from all walks of life in a single photographic image.
Ida Kar photographer
Ida Kar, came to my attention becuase I had researched about Barbara Hepworth, the famous Sculptor for my last blog . Ida Kar was born in 1908, in Tambov, near Moscow. Kar was influenced by the Paris avant-garde movement, whilst studying there in 1928. She had met the German surrealist painter and photographer Heinrich Heidersberger whilst living there, and made her very first experiments in photography alongside him. Read more
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