Tag Archives: black and white

Essential Elements

Or perhaps human patterns. Any way it is very interesting what a curious and sensitive eye can see from above. Another reason to go to London.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-37347873

 

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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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?

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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