Sunday, May 30, 2010

Alfred Stieglitz

I read an article about Alfred Stieglitz in the Australian yesterday, there's going to be a show of his in Sydney later in the year, I was attracted initially to him, because he was Georgia O'Keefe's husband, and I find her such a remarkable painter, her erotic works of nature. Then I looked into her husband's photographs, I just googled his name and 'images', so I still don't know a lot about him, except for the article and the images I've just been exploring. I realise that he is amazing too, that you can see how his photography has influenced so many other artists, including artists that are better known than him, to the likes of me anyway. (eg Ansel Adams).

Monday, May 24, 2010

flower from out-a-space?

This is an African daisy and I just searched online for it, because I was looking for something outrageous from Nature, a statement about how innovative and out-of-this-world she can be.  I wanted colour and dynamism. This picture delivered!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Brassaii- 'Pont Neuf' still so powerful

Since I'm on this path of looking at Brassaii and other photographers who were working around the same time in France, when I came across this image of his it took my breath away. I've always associated him with pictures of social life in the cafe's and bars of Paris taken in the early hours of the morning, very late at night. Their atmosphere has I'm sure been one of the most important ingredients in the ideas we have about Paris to this day.

Monday, May 17, 2010

the extraordinary images of Willy Ronis

Place Vendome, Paris, 1947

 I came across Willy Ronis, because I kept thinking about Brassaii today, and how he has influenced the way we think about Paris to this day I believe. I didn't know about this photographer, he was around at around the same time as Brassaii and Lartigue, and had a strong style of his own. More lyrical perhaps, less of social commentary, I'll get back about this, as I need to investigate him more.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

'colour dive'

I found this photograph as I was going through google reader today, the other photos here are also intensely colourful and evocative, but this one has that magic moment quality..the clouds, the ocean, the diver, looks slightly hesitant almost. Its like a dream scene, so perfect, slightly quirky and the colours almost bring tears to my eyes.


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