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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

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

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.

Text for the above image.

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

Fan Who?

I just read that the photographer Fan Ho has passed away at the age of 85. I did n´t know about him but I like to share what I just learned with you. His work is fantastic! It is not difficult to understand that he was called the Bresson of the East. I first learned about him in an article in http://www.dpreview.com. The top link. The second link is to his homepage. Really colorful w/w images. It really shows that good photography has no age. It is timeless.

Please excuse my little joke in the headline, but I had never heard of him before.

Images © Fan Ho

http://www.dpreview.com/news/6315115603/remembering-fan-ho-1937-2016/1

http://www.fanhophotography.com/index.html

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😊 Pelle

Sad and/but beautiful

After just returning home from 10 days in Kenya, these images are very sad to see. But they are also very beautiful. But of course it would be more beautiful if the animals could be seen in these places live. See and read more on BBC.

Nick Brandt built lifesized panels depicting Africa’s great creatures and placed them in scenes where they used to roam. The resulting photographs serve as a potent reminder of what poaching and climate change put at stake. © Nick Brandt.

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/apr/05/nick-brandt-inherit-the-dust-africa

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And the winner is, this year…

World Press Photo 2016 Photo Contest.

http://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2016

Photography is a very strong media. Some images will make you happy and others will make you very sad. What ever you do, don´t miss it!!!

All images will affect your emotions. And it is worth it.

😊 Pelle

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hi all bloggers and readers. I just received a message from WordPress that I have been blogging for a year. One year! That is a long time. A friend of mine suggested that I should start writing down my thoughts and I owe him many thanks. Thank you Martin Ö. I like blogging. Thinking and to reflect upon life and things.

So what happened? I have written about my own images and my all new interest in horse racing. Among other things. That I did not see coming. With this profession and interest it is easy to examine a new personal interest in images. I have been reading much more on the internet about photographers and their images. I did not expect that, but I like it and I like to recommend you to see and read about many of the talented photographers around. Old and young. Some well known, and others all new to me.

By the way, my personal favorites are Penn, Avedon, Watson, Mappelthorpe, Cartier-Bresson and Steichen. To name a few. All so called classics.

More personal: I am having difficulties in listening to guides at galleries or museums. The language they use and what they say sounds odd to me. If that could perhaps be the word. But OK, it is interesting listening to someone trying to explain a photographers/artists creative view and work. The explaining is also creative, but often it sounds like too much baloney to me.

I really love my profession, and I think you can see that.

Some statistics. I have managed to get  68 followers, made over 120 posts ( including this one ) and got over 500 likes. I like that! Some of you are giving me likes frequently and I am very happy for that. Thank you! I have had 4.950 views and the best ever was on November 13th 2015, 273. The internet is huge and the bloggers are many.

My first post was in Swedish, but after that I write in English. Good exercise and all my friends and colleagues in Sweden reads English. No problem.

What now? Do I have a  New Year promise? Not really, but I like to continue to challenge myself. With my blog, my thoughts and my photography.

Finally I like to share an image and new info with you. This image, photographed in New York in 1982 through the binoculars at observation deck, World Trade Center. It has been selected by Duncan Miller Gallery in Santa Monica, USA, to be included in their Your Daily Photograph. ( Photo made with a Minox 35GT, if you are interested. ) However not sold, yet…

http://eepurl.com/bFUw6f

ESB through binucular at WTC_72

Yes, I am happy! About that too.

I wish you all A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year! With blogging, taking pictures or whatever you like to do. Do it more!

😊  Pelle

Philippe Halsman

The man who made Marilyn fly: Philippe Halsman’s stunt shots – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/oct/23/philippe-halsman-astonish-me-in-pictures

 

Marilyn Monroe in mid-air, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis goofing off, the Duke of Windsor in his socks, and Salvador Dalí nose to nose with a rhino – Halsman’s freaky frames defied gravity and convention

The top image is a true classic. Not made with a modern SLR capturing 10 images per sec. A true master of the trade!

See for yourselves!

😊 Pelle