Category Archives: Memories

Up up and away, again

At the time for the first moon landing I read all there was and cut it out from all magazines and newspapers. I still got it all in my files. Now some of those famous photographs, and some not known,  are up for auction. That was also a historical moment for Hasselblad, the Swedish camera manufacturer. A small step for man, but a giant step for mankind…

https://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2017/jan/31/spacewalks-and-moon-landings-nasa-auctions-archive-photos

😊  Pelle

Whatever you think

This is a very interesting article about people who thought they could photograph thoughts. Whatever you think, and I, the images with the old hand writing are beautiful.  It is artistic. Perhaps even art…?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170116-the-man-who-tried-to-photograph-thoughts-and-dreams

Images courtesy of The Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health (IGPP) in Germany. Article by Josh Gabbatiss in BBC.

😊   Pelle

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Looking at readers

People do read, everywhere in the world. Notice that none of the persons in these images are reading on a phone or a computer. I like that, and I like reading. I´d rather read the book instead of seeing a movie from the book. Then I am doing the interpretations and I am setting the cast. My imagination is working for me.

A new book brings together Steve McCurry’s photos of readers, spanning 30 countries. From a steelworks in Serbia to a classroom in Kashmir, they reveal the power of the printed word.

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Without the word, without the writing of books, there is no history, there is no concept of humanity.

Back in 1930, Hesse argued that “We need not fear a future elimination of the book. On the contrary, the more that certain needs for entertainment and education are satisfied through other inventions, the more the book will win back in dignity and authority. For even the most childish intoxication with progress will soon be forced to recognise that writing and books have a function that is eternal.”

Many years ago I was given a book with the mentioned André Kertész reading images, and that book is still one of my favorites. Thank you Bruno!

I found the article at BBC. All images are © Steve McCurry.

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170116-striking-photos-of-readers-around-the-world?ocid=ww.social.link.email

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This book came out in 1975, and I understand that an original in a larger format was released in 1971.

Harry Benson Shooting Rock History

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/pictures/revered-photographer-harry-benson-talks-iconic-shots-w454843

Being a music nerd myself I find these images wonderful. Some truly amazing images and stories to go with them.  Some images are composed while other let you hear the wings of music history. All the way from Sinatra to Beastie Boys. And now Dylan is coming to Stockholm, still going strong.

In a new documentary about his life and work, Harry Benson: Shoot First, his famous subjects-turned-admirers.

“what makes his photographs so memorable: they’re surprisingly candid and humanizing in a way that’s often lost in more controlled photography settings. “I hate studio pictures,” he told Rolling Stone earlier this week. “I like everything out of control. Like myself!” 

The article from Rolling Stone and all images © by Harry Benson.

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Long ago

I made this series of posters. And it was long ago. Then what did I do? Nothing much. It is that long ago that I spelled my name with a hyphen.

😊   Pelle

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Don´t miss!

I am afraid I will, and I am very sorry for that. If you live close enough you SHOULD go there. Paul Biddle is a very good friend of mine, and one of the best photographers that I know. And know of. He has the gift to always creating interesting and surprising images from his imagination.

Photography  is also, among many other things, capturing dreams. Seeing the inner vision and to let that come out. Paul is one of the best. I am sure that he and his colleagues will create a wonderful exhibition that will open up your fantasy as well. Go see!

Labels: Cartography of Dreams, Dimbola Museum and Gallery, Fran Forman, Jonah Calinawan, Maxine Watts, Paul Biddle, Reclaim Photography Festival, Surrealist Photography, Tami Bone
Labels: Cartography of Dreams, Dimbola Museum and Gallery, Fran Forman, Jonah Calinawan, Maxine Watts, Paul Biddle, Reclaim Photography Festival, Surrealist Photography, Tami Bone

http://paulbiddlephotographer.blogspot.se/2016/09/the-cartography-of-dreams.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+PaulBiddlePhotographer+(Paul+Biddle+Photographer)

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Bruce Davidson.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2016/09/15/the-unforgettable-images-of-legendary-photographer-bruce-davidson/?hpid=hp_no-name_photo-story-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Photographer Bruce Davidson was shooting scenes of urban poverty on East 100th Street in New York, when a woman asked him why he was there. When he said he was shooting images of the ghetto, she responded, “What you call a ghetto, I call my home.”

Davidson, a member of the Magnum Photos collective, worked hard to balance the dire situations that residents lived in with moments of beauty and resilience. It was also a common thread throughout his life’s work. No matter the situation, Davidson’s subjects maintained their inalienable right, as humans, to dignity. This is apparent in Davidson’s book, “Bruce Davidson” (Prestel, May 2016), a collection of his most important work including the civil rights era, the subway, a circus and a Brooklyn gang.

While Davidson could take a photo in an instant, reform came slowly. “[My work] doesn’t change anything overnight,” he said via email, “No matter how long I photographed on East 100th St., it wasn’t going to change that fast.”

And I wonder, where are they now? What happened to their lives?

@ Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos

I found it in The Washington Post

😊   Pelle

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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

Svenskt Derby på Jägersro den 16/7

-och jag skall ställa ut.

Välkomna till Jägersro den 16/7! Till min mycket stora glädje skall jag ställa ut ett urval av mina galoppbilder under dagen. Det är särskilt roligt då mitt intresse för sporten väcktes just där för precis ett år sedan. Bilderna visas på printar i storlek 70×100 cm.

Varmt välkomna!

-and I will be exhibiting.

Welcome to Jägersro the 16th of July. Jägersro is the race track for horse racing in Malmö. I am especially happy for this since my interest for the sport started just here one year ago.  I have made a selection from my horse racing images and they will be exhibited on prints in size 70×100 cm..

A warm welcome to you all!

https://www.svenskgalopp.se/artikel?cid=1.545865&defaultMenuId=true

Once upon a time

Take a look at these wunderful images in the article. Read the texts and you understand that this is no ordinary b/w prints that are tinted. Amazing work! I read this in The Guardian.

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https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jul/04/photochromes-swiss-camera-museum-hans-jakob-schmid-in-pictures

Remember that photographers had to use b/w or color film years ago. Or just b/w if it was many years ago. Today it is easier with everything built into a camera.

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Finally: Now I have seen the question, again. Is photography art? In my opinion YES it could be, but not every photograph is. Far from!

😀 Pelle