18 Ocak 2011 Salı

Ellen von Unwerth

Ellen von Unwerth worked as a fashion model for ten years before moving behind the camera. Quoted as saying "(Women) are not just there to be admired, they are there to be enjoyed," her erotically charged images of models, film and music stars are as well know as the subjects of the photographs themselves.

A supermodel before the phrase was truly coined, Ellen von Unwerth is responsible for several books of photography, as well as directing fashion short films and music videos.Top journals such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Arena, L'Uomo Vogue and I-D have been addicted to her inimitable fashion photography since she first picked up a camera.

14 Ocak 2011 Cuma

Sarah Moon

Texture, surface, seeing, believing, dreaming. It is difficult to summarise Sarah Moon’s fantastical photography - almost thirty years of image making has made Sarah Moon a legend in her own lifetime. Well known for her very personalised commercial work since the early 1970s, Sarah has continued to investigate a world of her own invention without repetition and also without compromise.

5 Ocak 2011 Çarşamba

William Klein

As an artist using photography, Klein set out to re-invent the photographic document. His photos, often blurred or out of focus, his high-contrast prints (his negatives were often severely over-exposed), his use of high-grain film and wide angles shocked the established order of the photography world, earning him a reputation as an anti-photographer’s photographer.

30 Aralık 2010 Perşembe

Kishin Shinoyama

After leaving Light Publicity in 1968, Shinoyama began a successful career photographing subjects which ranged from portraits of pop stars to travel photographs of the Silk Road, capturing them with a fine expressive technique.
His unique character and appearance made him a mass media star and he popularized the phrase gekisha ('agitated shot')-a series using amateur models.
Although working on various subjects, including travel and body tattoos, he is best known for his celebrity portraits and nudes.

27 Aralık 2010 Pazartesi

Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Arno Rafael Minkkinen was born in Helsinki, Finland in June of 1945 and emigrated to the United States in 1951. He was educated at Wagner College (BA in English, 1967). He studied photography at the New School For Social Research under George Tice, at the School of Visual Arts under Ralph Hattersley and at the Rhode Island School of Design (where he received a MFA in photography in 1974) under Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan. Minkkinen has worked as a copywriter at various advertising agencies and as a lecturer and instructor of photography at MIT, the Institute of Industrial Design in Helsinki, and the Philadelphia College of Art.

Minkkinen is the recipient of numerous awards including, two Polaroid Studio Grants in 1984 and 1987, a New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Grant in 1991 and Rittari, First Class Lion of Knighthood bestowed by the Finnish Republic on the Sesquecentennial of Finnish Photography in 1992. Minkkinen currently resides in Andover, Massachusetts and is a Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

22 Aralık 2010 Çarşamba

Lillian Bassman

In 1940 Lillian Bassman, who was then a fashion illustrator, joined Brodovitch’s classes at the New School for Social Research on a scholarship. After just a few weeks Brodovitch suggested she switch from fashion drawing to graphic design, and by the end of the year he made her his apprentice at Harper’s Bazaar. After convincing him that she was not in a position to work without remuneration, she negotiated a deal and became his first salaried assistant in 1941.

Between 1945 to its discontinuation in 1948 Bassman was the art director for Junior Bazaar. In 1946 she began illustrating her ideas for the magazine with her own photographs. Harper’s Bazaar published her work in 1949 and throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s. Advertisers, especially of lingerie, fabric, and cosmetics recognised her ability to photograph women in a sympathetic and feminine way, which resulted in a great demand for her work.