I celebrate that today, on this very day 41 years ago, I photographed Chet Baker at the Fasching Jazzclub here in Stockholm. Some of those images can be seen at my exhibition at Fasching today and until April. I have added the review at the bottom, to be read in Swedish.
Fasching is at Kungsgatan 63, Stockholm
I haven´t posted anything here for a very long time. Perhaps today´s post will be a change for the better.
Together with Avedon, Penn, Steichen, Strand, Arbus, Cartier-Bresson, Albert Watson and a few more, he is one of the truly great photographers. For me. They are all different and perhaps I should not compare them. So I don´t. Read the article from The Guardian, by Sean O `Hagan.
See the images and imagine the sound that he recorded. 😊 Pelle
Smith took many famous pictures, but also taped hours of audio of jazz greats, writers and artists of the day in his New York loft. A new book explores his strange world
Smith was perhaps the single most important American photographer in the development of the editorial photo essay. His visual narratives, usually published in Life magazine, were often brutally atmospheric. He evoked the horrors of the second world war in the Pacific, where he was injured by mortar fire, and chronicled the working life of Dr Ernest Ceriani in the small town of Kremmling, Colorado, in his 1948 series, Country Doctor, now recognised as the first extended editorial photo story.
In 1955, Smith became a member of the Magnum picture agency, travelling to Pittsburgh for his first assignment, which entailed producing 100 photographs in three weeks to mark the city’s first centenary. He worked on the project for three years, producing around 21,000 photographs. Today, his legacy is maintained by the W Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, which celebrates and encourages the kind of humanistic photography he pioneered, if not the impossible tasks he set himself and his beleaguered editors.
Once a photographer, always a photographer. You don´t have a career for 50 years if you´re not a photographer by heart. A great title for the book. 😊 Pelle
He was best known for his Pulitzer prize-winning photo, Saigon Execution, but Eddie Adams won over 500 awards for his work, throughout a 50-year career. Starting as a photographer in the marines, he covered war zones, refugees, riots and celebrities. Eddie Adams: Bigger Than The Frame is published by the University of Texas Press.
Great to see these images from a young Bod Dylan! I was happy to attend his first concert here in Stockholm last Saturday after that he received The Nobel price. A great concert by a great artist. He has changd his hat. 😊 Pelle
As Bob Dylan accepts his Nobel prize for literature this weekend, an exhibition of photographs of him on the cusp of international fame is planned to open in New York. The photographer Ted Russell first met Dylan in 1961 and his intimate pictures of Dylan performing, and at home, are the subject of a show at the Steven Kasher Gallery featuring dozens of images never before seen in the city. Bob Dylan NYC 1961–1964 opens on 20 April and will run until 3 June.
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.
“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!”
Perhaps you have seen this photographer before? The webb is huge. If you have not I´d like to introduce him to you. Jim Radcliffe. He calls himself a nobody with a camera, but that is all too modest. I think. He has many cameras, but most of us have. What we do with them is the important thing. And that comes from your eyes and your imagination. This text is taken from his homepage:
I have no specific photographic interest. I photograph any and everything. I am always looking for something to photograph, from a macro to a seascape to a starscape. I love color. I love black & white. I have used a DSLR, a rangefinder and mirrorless cameras. I shoot for my own enjoyment and share my photography here because photography is meant to be shared. What good is any photograph unless others have the opportunity to see it?
Jim has a personal style. Colorful even if it is in b/w. Visit his page through this link. A very talented person with a style that I like. I like to share his fine images with you. Because sharing is what it is all about, as Jim says. Jim covers a great width of subjects. What ever comes in front of his camera, he manages to do something very good with.