Monthly Archives: September 2015

Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott is well-known in the photography world for her images of New York City’s architectural design. Through various projects, she began photographing the city in 1929 and continued to do so through 1956. Her photos are strictly black-and-white and are saturated with dynamic angles and strong contrasts. She produced some of her most famous work from 1935 to 1939.

City Arabesque from Roof of 60 Wall Street Tower, NY, 1938

City Arabesque from Roof of 60 Wall Street Tower, NY, 1938

Manhattan, NY, 1937

Manhattan, NY, 1937

Columbus Circle, NY, 1936

Columbus Circle, NY, 1936

Brooklyn Bridge Water and Dock Streets, NY, 1936

Brooklyn Bridge Water and Dock Streets, NY, 1936

Night view, NY, 1932

Night view, NY, 1932

Abbott’s work definitely grabbed my attention due to my appreciation of black-and-white photography. In my opinion, all of her New York photos are unique and interesting. She spent much of her career photographing in and around one city, but the images within her own work remain distinctive. Good eye Abbott, good eye.

Sources:

http://commercegraphics.com/ny.html

http://famous-photographers.com/berenice-abbott/

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MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE

Margaret Bourke-White was the first female American war photojournalist.  Actually, she was the first and only in quite a few areas of the field.  She was the first female photographer hired by Life magazine.  She was the first Westerner allowed to photograph the Soviet industry, the first female war correspondent permitted in World War II combat zones and was the only foreign photographer present in Moscow during the German invasion.

Bourke-White may have started her career in commercial and architectural photography, but by the 1930’s, she began capturing the manically insane tendencies lurking in this savage world through her lens.  She chronicled American life during disastrous times, such as the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.  She set sights on covering life in parts of Europe under Nazi and Communist control.  She recorded World War II, India’s struggle for independence, the Korean War and everything in-between.  She was rightfully nicknamed “Maggie the Indestructible” after surviving torpedoes, bombs, a helicopter crash and an Arctic stranding among other things.

Working atop Chrysler Building, NY 1934

Margaret Bourke-White working atop Chrysler Building, NY 1934

Joseph Stalin, 1943

Joseph Stalin, 1943

German civilians are forced by American troops to bear witness to Nazi atrocities at Buchenwald concentration camp, mere miles from their own homes, April 1945

German civilians are forced by American troops to bear witness to Nazi atrocities at Buchenwald concentration camp, mere miles from their own homes, April 1945

Gandhi, India, 1946

Gandhi, India, 1946

A member of the South Korean National Police holds the severed head of a North Korean communist guerrilla during the Korean War, 1952

A member of the South Korean National Police holds the severed head of a North Korean communist guerrilla during the Korean War, 1952

This mini blog doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of Bourke-White’s extensive and impressive work.  Her compelling photos are not only recorded and cemented in American and world history; they carved a path for aspiring female photojournalists.  Hats, or bras, off to Margaret Bourke-White for her contribution to the field of photojournalism.

Sources:

http://famous-photographers.com/margaret-bourke-white/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Bourke-White

http://www.monroegallery.com/photographers/display/id/1

http://time.com/3879371/life-in-korea-rare-photos-from-the-forgotten-war/

http://time.com/3638432/behind-the-picture-the-liberation-of-buchenwald-april-1945/

https://2neatmagazines.com/life/1943.html

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The Dangers of War Photography

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Since the invention of cameras, many photographers have photographed wars and conflicts all over the world. Whether it’s for personal or public use, there are always people willing to put themselves in the face of danger so they can immortalize the experiences and situations in photographs.

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There are many iconic photographs taken by these war photographers that have shown us what the battlefields are like. Some are used to raise morale and others are used to show the reality of these situations.

Some photographers though do not always make it home. And those that do aren’t always back for the best of reasons. Some are captured, tortured, and killed. Some have to deal with traumatic experiences most people couldn’t imagine. But, if they weren’t at these locations, documenting these events. No one would know about them and no one would care. War photographers shed light on the world around us, and for that they deserve our thanks.

Sources:

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/jun/18/war-photographers-special-report

http://all-that-is-interesting.com/iconic-photographs

http://www.popphoto.com/sites/popphoto.com/files/import/2011/files/_images/201106/gettyimages_102162520_1_0.jpg

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Tim Wallace: Car Photography

tim wallace photographer 2013An award winning photographer his work is often described as both conceptual and dramatic. Tim works internationally with many high clients across the globe such as Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot, Mercedes and Morgan as well as shooting some of the worlds most iconic brands such as Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Ferrari in the UK and Europe to Dodge, Chevrolet and Mustang in the US.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Morgan, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock snydicated photography for commercail and marketing use.

Car Photographer Professional of Ambient Life. Tim Wallace, Clients include Morgan, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover. Specializing in high end prestige commercial car photography and also the supply of car stock syndicated photography for commercial and marketing use

Professional commercial car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Professional commercial car photography by UK automotive photographer Tim Wallace of Ambient Life Photography

Tim Wallace Professional Car Photographer. Clients include, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and supply of car stock snydicated photography.

Tim Wallace Professional Car Photographer. Clients include, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover. Specialising in high end prestige commercial car photography and supply of car stock syndicated photography.

I absolutely love seeing these beautiful cars. It’s candy for the eye, and its so sweet! These photos entice you to the point of drooling. I can’t say too little when thinking about these cars. Everyone loves the look of these cars and I thought it is a must to show how elegant these photos can be. It shows not only the beauty of these cars but the photography makes you like the car even more.

Tim Wallace is one of the biggest Aston Martin photographers around. He says, “Photography is not a career, it’s an obsession.” He loves his job and wants to inspire people. People like Tim are the people you look up to in photography. He loves his job and what he does. Everyone wants that.

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Vantage Magazine- Aston Martin magazine

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“To Adrian Rodriguez, With Love.”

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Melanie Willhide is a photographer based in Los Angeles and has been so for almost two decades. Her works have been featured in magazines such as the New York Times and appeared in art galleries all around North America.

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A few years ago, Willhide had to face one of photographers’ worst nightmares. Having your laptop and backup drive stolen. She realized there was a good chance of her never getting her equipment back. Though a few days later, after all hope seemed lost; she got a call from the local authorities informing her that they found her laptop and backup drive had been stolen. The data was wiped and she was only able to salvage a few distorted photographs. But she was actually happy with the distortions. And so she decided to publish the photographs in an album named after her laptop thief, Adrian Rodriquez.

Written by Michael LaDuca

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Sources:

Photo Album-
http://www.vonlintel.com/Melanie-Willhide.html

Article- http://petapixel.com/2013/04/23/photographer-thankful-to-laptop-thief-for-new-creative-direction/

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by | September 22, 2015 · 3:23 pm

Michal Koralewski iPhone Photography

michal portrait Michal Koralewski is a lover and promoter of mobile photography, the founder and one of the founders of Photography Enthusiasts Group Mobile, “Mobile”, uniting fans of this kind of photography from across the Polish. Between 2012 and 2013 he was elected by the service iPhoneOgenic one of the most interesting photographers mobile world. He is a winner of many international prestigious photographic competitions, including Mobile Photography Awards (2012 and 2013 editions), IPPAwards (2013) and Shadow Stories: The art of mobile black and white (2014). His pictures, taken with a smartphone, have been exhibited in major galleries in New York, San Francisco, London and Toronto. In Poland, were shown in Stary Browar (Poznań), Gallery in the Palace (Murowana Goślina), House of Romanesque (Wroclaw), gallery INDALO (Krakow) and a gallery of B & B in Bielsko-Biala.

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I love seeing new ways to show what this world looks like. Michal takes his photos right from the phone in his pocket. Knowing that he won the iPhone Photography Awards is just astounding. The quality of the photos he takes are impeccable. He chooses to separate his photos by Black and White, and Color, rather than by genre.

Links:

Michal Koralewski Webpage

iPhone Photography Awards

By: Andrew Howard

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Julia Margaret Cameron, A Woman Ahead Of Her Time

By Grace Hetfield

In the 1860’s and 1870’s, Julia Margaret Cameron pioneered photography as an art form with soft stylistic portraits that were a serious departure from the stiff looking portraits favored at the time. She photographed many of the era’s prominent figures from the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson to an adult Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland.  She often used photography not as means of capturing realism but as a new form of illustration, with models posing in costumes evoke scenes from history or out of Shakespeare. In this sense, her creative method was sort of a primitive precursor to the highly conceptual photo editorials of modern times. With Cameron’s penchant for soft focus, her photos almost look like oil paintings in gray scale.

Hypatia (1867)

Hypatia (1867)

I Wait (1872)

I Wait (1872)

Critics at the time did not recognize Cameron’s talent or ingenuity. In 1864, The Photographic Journal said that in her pictures “all that is good about photography has been neglected”. As an women in her 50’s practicing photography in the 19th century, she perhaps seen as a hobbyist rather than an artist. Cameron finally received recognition and acclaim long after her death. Her work was displayed at the Metropolitan Art Museum in 2013.

Little Novice and Queen (1875)

Little Novice and Queen (1875)

Girl Praying, 1866

Girl Praying (1866)

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