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.

20 Aralık 2010 Pazartesi

Elliot Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt's black and white photographs reveal the most basic and candid human emotions. He developed his vision during the post-war rise of documentary photojournalism, and has captured many of life's most poignant ironies through an amusing vernacular.

17 Aralık 2010 Cuma

Paolo Roversi - A White Story

Vogue Italia April 2010
Model: Guinevere van Seenus, Sasha Pivovarova

Eric Rondepierre - Masques

- Born 1950 in Orléans.
- Graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, (drawing, printmaking).
- Doctorate in Aesthetics (Thesis on “Les yeux verts” by Marguerite Duras, Paris I University,).
- Aggregation in Visual Arts.

André Kertész - Distortion

American, born Hungary, 1894–1985
Gelatin silver print

The moment always dictates in my work…Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see… I see a situation and I know that it's right." -- André Kertész