Could be…

Perhaps there will be a calender for the year of 2017. My friend Peter Schäublin, of Schaffhaussen, Switzerland and I have produced one every year since 1998. Missing only two years. Peter is an exceptional graphic designer, and a photographer himself. These are the first outlines.

Images from my “Used gloves collection”.

What do you think?

Handske till kalender-1

Handske till kalender 2-2

Marc Riboud remembered

This will be the year , unfortunately, when many of the most talented left this life. Read more and learn about Marc Riboud.

This is from The New York Times.

Mr. Riboud’s career of more than 60 years carried him routinely to turbulent places throughout Asia and Africa in the 1950s and ’60s, but he may be best remembered for two photographs taken in the developed world.

The first, from 1953, is of a workman poised like an angel in overalls between a lattice of girders while painting the Eiffel Tower — one hand raising a paintbrush, one leg bent in a seemingly Chaplinesque attitude.

The second, from 1967, is of a young woman presenting a flower to a phalanx of bayonet-wielding members of the National Guard during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration at the Pentagon.

Both images were published in Life magazine during what is often called the golden age of photojournalism, an era Mr. Riboud exemplified.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/01/world/europe/marc-riboud-photographer-dies.html?_r=0

But why!

 

A young boy is injured during a Russian airstrike that targeted the Qaterji neighborhood at sunset. An hour after he and his family were rescued, the whole building collapsed. His parents and 3 siblings were injured in the attack as well. (Photo by Mahmoud Rslan)

This photograph kicked me in my stomach and it hit my heart. Like the one with the child drowned on the beach. Or too many others of the same subject. I feel ill and helpless. Why do people have to fight over land, race, religion. Or other stupid things? I have just sent a small donation to Doctors Without Borders. Can you? Or any other organization that you think can help.

http://www.svt.se/nyheter/utrikes/femarige-omran-en-symbol-for-lidandet-i-aleppo

http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/femarige-omran-ger-kriget-i-syrien-ett-ansikte/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37116349

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/18/boy-in-the-ambulance-image-emerges-syrian-child-aleppo-rubble

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/08/17/the-stunned-bloodied-face-of-a-child-survivor-sums-up-the-horror-of-aleppo/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_wv-aleppo-826pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Pelle

More sport photos

This time from BBC, and a look into the history of amazing sport photos.

About the top image:

“Bob Martin’s photograph is so beautifully composed, so structured, that it is only afterward the details come into focus,” writes Buckland. “This is the Paralympics. The rules of swimming are almost identical to the regular Olympics but no prostheses are permitted. Torres has left his legs behind.”

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160816-nearly-200-years-of-incredible-sporting-photos

😊  Pelle

Rio 2016: 25 of the most incredible Olympic photos so far

I just found these images in the Washington Post.

Sport is always a possibility for great shots. Look at these and you understand. The very first image is touring the world right now.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in a heat of the men’s 100-meter semifinals.                                         © Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/rio-2016-25-of-the-most-incredible-olympic-photos-so-far/2016/08/16/65add3f2-5f34-11e6-af8e-54aa2e849447_gallery.html?hpid=hp_no-name_photo-story-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

It would be great to have the opportunity once to cover an event this size. Color, speed, expression. It has everything. Happiness and sorrow, not to forget. And The Olympics is not over yet…

😊   Pelle

Rotterdam next

Years ago I saw one of his exhibitions in Milan. Great images, also in size, and a great show! Now I certainly like to go to Rotterdam.

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/aug/07/peter-lindbergh-i-dont-retouch-anything-a-different-vision-on-fashion-photography

Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography is at the Kunsthal Rotterdam from 10 September 2016-12 February 2017 (kunsthal.nl)

“He has such strong themes. You can immediately say, ‘That’s a Lindbergh image’ because of the timelessness of the portraits, without make-up, without hair. They never date.”

Lindbergh does what he does. And as long as you don’t try to retouch what he does, he is happy.

Magazines have to sign a contract agreeing not to do any retouching, otherwise, he says, it happens. “The cosmetic companies have everyone brainwashed. I don’t retouch anything. ‘Oh, but she looks tired!’ they say. So what if she looks tired? Tired and beautiful.”

There is more interesting things to read in the article. I found it in The Guardian.

(The above image was cropped by the Word Press app.)

😊 Pelle

It can be…

Photography that is, can be funny, colorful, tragic, truthful, lying, graphic, informative, personal and so much more. Good and/or bad. Whatever that is is up to the viewer. This is a great selection.

Top image:  Wales’ Ashley Williams, James Chester, Hal Robson-Kanu and Chris Gunter wait for the ball to arrive in the area along with with Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley and Craig Cathcart. Wales won the last-16 tussle 1-0

Images from the recent EM in football and from The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/gallery/2016/jul/11/euro-2016-the-best-images-from-the-tournament-in-pictures

😊  Pelle

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