Posts Tagged ‘geometry

11
Jul
13

Robbert Flick :: ‘Arena’ Series (Urban Photography)

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‘AR77159-21’
‘Arena’ series
16 x 20 in
1977
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‘AR77159-19’
‘Arena’ series
16 x 20 in
1977
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‘AR77156-22’
‘Arena’ series
16 x 20 in
1977
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‘AR79032-13’
‘Arena’ series
16 x 20 in
1979
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‘AR78119-12A’
‘Arena’ series
16 x 20 in
1978
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‘AR77166-30’
‘Arena’ series
16 x 20 in
1977
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‘AR79026-33’
‘Arena’ series
16 x 20 in
1979
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‘AR79044-10A’
‘Arena’ series
16 x 20 in
1979
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‘AR78101-32’
‘Arena’ series
16 x 20 in
1978
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‘AR79060-19’
‘Arena’ series
16 x 20 in
1979
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What Ansel Adams did for Yosemite, Los Angeles photographer Robbert Flick did for a parking garage in Inglewood. He made the place into the object of his obsession and the focus of his commanding technical skill, and in the process he transformed it into a site of exquisite wonder for us. Obviously there are some differences between Half Dome and parking level 3. One is unique, the other prosaic. But the humdrum anonymity of Flick’s raw subject matter only serves to makes his gorgeous prints more impressive. The subject of parking structures is universal in the modern world, while also standing as an icon for the distinctive urban experience that Los Angeles represents. Flick’s notion of photographing inside a parking garage was not a gimmick or a passing fancy. For more than two years — 1977 through 1979 — he lugged his cameras, lenses, tripods and other equipment to the multistory concrete structure near his studio, and he photographed no other landscape. No cars or people intrude upon the pristine wilderness of this parking structure. It is “an unsettled, uncultivated region left in its natural condition,” as my dictionary defines it…

And it’s gorgeous — a complex construction of imposing planar walls, taut steel cables and orthogonal spaces composed on a multidimensional grid. The labyrinth is infused with a mixture of natural and fluorescent light, which the artist manipulates in the rich tonalities of his exquisite black and white prints. Scuffed pavement, cinder block walls, concrete pillars and directional signs emerge with the physical dignity and emotional gravity of the Pantheon in Rome or the Temple of Quetzalcoatl at Teotihuacan. Except for an occasional glimpse of sky, nothing but a man-made environment is ever seen. That’s probably the biggest difference between Flick’s parking structure and Adams’ Yosemite. The Angeleno is incisively photographing within a landscape shaped by the organizing principle of the automobile, rather than the organic template of nature. This is its shrine. In fact two modern machines intersected in the making of Flick’s art — the car and the camera. He calls attention to both simultaneously — the unseen car through subject matter and the unseen camera through a combination of obviously artful composition, exquisite printing technique and frank visual acknowledgment of the pictorial tradition of artistic landscape photography (including Watkins and Adams). Never coy, condescending or ironic, the photographs are instead epic — even primeval. His pictures record the junction of car and camera with sincerity and reverence. And, why not? It is the monumental landscape within which we live… [ Extract :: Christopher Knight – The Los Angeles Times ]

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Robert Mann Gallery

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19
Mar
12

Dani Subagja : ‘Hong Kong’ Series (Street Photography)

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“In my opinion, black & white photos are somehow more able to tell the depth of a story; something beyond the colour (black & white) itself, since it might be easier to get disrupted by the colours of a photo. I agree both colour and black & white work better for certain subjects. I think colour photos describe the subject while black & white photos narrate the subject. Additional to that, I guess it has to do with personal taste. I find black & white photos appeal to me and inspire me more.” ~ Dani Subagja

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‘HK Series’
Dani Subagja
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‘HK Series’
Dani Subagja
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‘HK Series’
Dani Subagja
Photograph
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‘HK Series’
Dani Subagja
Photograph
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‘HK Series’
Dani Subagja
Photograph
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‘HK Series’
Dani Subagja
Photograph
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‘HK Series’
Dani Subagja
Photograph
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‘HK Series’
Dani Subagja
Photograph
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I like exploring places and documenting them. I take my camera with me wherever I go, not necessarily aiming to take a photograph, it’s just always in my bag. Since a street journey comes with a unique environment and unpredictable encounters most of the time, for me it’s impossible to get completely uninterested, even with very familiar places. The challenge is familiar places often entrap me by keeping me taking photographs with too similar scenes. This can be boring sometimes. And new places, although they may bear some resemblance with familiar places, mostly excite and refresh me. Structures, geometries, alleys and distinctive moments are among my “favorite captures”. Dani Subagja

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Dani Subagja : WordPress

An Interview with Dani Subagja

Places: Dani Subagja’s Street Journey

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21
Dec
11

Umberto Verdoliva : Street Photography

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“The road is my stage, I watch the show trying to transform the ordinary
into the extraordinary in my way of seeing. The light, shadows, geometry,
the moment are the tools I use. I don’t know anything else.” – U Verdoliva

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‘Untitled’
Umberto Verdoliva
Photograph
2011
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‘Untitled’
Umberto Verdoliva
Photograph
2011
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‘Untitled’
Umberto Verdoliva
Photograph
2011
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‘Untitled’
Umberto Verdoliva
Photograph
2009
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‘Help James’
Umberto Verdoliva
Photograph
2011
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‘Perlage’
Umberto Verdoliva
Photograph
2009
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Umberto Verdoliva : Flickr

Umberto Verdoliva : Website

Umberto Verdoliva : Street Photographers

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22
Nov
11

Lord Jezzer : Photography Series (Architecture)

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Lurker

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‘lurker’
lord jezzer
photograph
2011
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White Waves

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‘chutes and ladders’
lord jezzer
photograph
2010
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The Walls Are Closing In

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‘the walls are closing in’
lord jezzer
photograph
2010
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Drip

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‘drip’
lord jezzer
photograph
2011
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Headphones

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‘headphones’
lord jezzer
photograph
2011
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Escape Pods

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‘escape pods’
lord jezzer
photograph
2010
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Lord Jezzer : More Works

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21
Nov
11

Barbara Stumm : Photography

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hoodies and stripes

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‘hoodies and stripes’
barbara stumm
photograph
2011
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if...

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‘if…’
barbara stumm
photograph
2011
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who's turn?

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‘who’s turn?’
barbara stumm
photograph
2011
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lllllllllllllllllllines

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‘lllllllllllllllllllines’
barbara stumm
photograph
2010
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winter's gate

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‘winter’s gate’
barbara stumm
photograph
2011
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no title today

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‘no title today’
barbara stumm
photograph
2011
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up

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‘up’
barbara stumm
photograph
2011
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Barbara Stumm : More Works

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17
Nov
11

Mark Valentine : Photography

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gashes

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‘gashes’
mark valentine
photograph
2010
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dynamics of a moment

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‘dynamics of a moment’
mark valentine
photograph
2010
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‘m1’
mark valentine
photograph
2010
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shape paths

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‘shape paths’
mark valentine
photograph
2010
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unfathomable

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‘unfathomable’
mark valentine
photograph
2010
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pool rising

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‘pool rising’
mark valentine
photograph
2010
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Mark Valentine : More Works

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