Posts Tagged ‘pattern

05
Jul
12

Shomei Tomatsu : Photography

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‘Untitled’ (Hateruma-jima, Okinawa)
Gelatin silver print
25 x 37.7 cm
1971
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‘Protest Series, Tokyo’
Gelatin silver print
Shomei Tomatsu
1969
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‘Untitled’
Gelatin silver print
Shomei Tomatsu
1969
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‘Untitled’ (Kadena, Okinawa)
Gelatin silver print
29 x 41.3 cm
1969
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‘Steel Helmet, Nagasaki’
Gelatin silver print
Shomei Tomatsu
1963
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‘Coca-Cola, Tokyo’
Gelatin silver print
Shomei Tomatsu
1969
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‘Untitled’ (Eros Series)
Gelatin silver print
29.7 x 39.1 cm
1969
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‘Hairstyle, Tokyo’
Gelatin silver print
Shomei Tomatsu
1969
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‘Untitled’ (Eros Series)
Gelatin silver print
31 x 23 cm
1969
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Though still relatively unknown outside Japan, Tomatsu, is arguably the greatest and most influential of all the photographers that emerged during his country’s turbulent postwar era. Over a span of 50 years, his work has reflected, often obliquely, the changes in Japanese culture as the American military presence and then the unstoppable spread of American popular culture, helped shaped a new outward-looking, consumer-driven nation. Two series of photographs – Protest, Tokyo, 1969 and Eros, Tokyo, 1969 – record the often turbulent youth cultural changes of the time. His book, Oh! Shinjuku, named after a shopping district in central Tokyo, chronicles the rise of a young and rebellious Bohemianism that, as an older outsider, he saw, as he later put it – “through the eyes of a stray dog.”

Those words seem prophetic. Tomatsu was one of the giants of Japanese photography that a younger generation of photographers who came to prominence in the late 60s reacted against. Known as the Provoke Movement, after the magazine that published their work, it included Daido Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira and Koji Taki. In its founding statement of intent, Taki wrote: “We photographers must use our own eyes to grasp fragments of reality far beyond the reach of pre-existing language, presenting materials that actively oppose words and ideas … materials to provoke thought.” Forty years on, though, Tomatsu’s radical approach – his freeform, expressionist style, odd camera angles, strange cropping and framing – has been reappraised and he is now seen, ironically enough, as one of the pioneers of the Provoke era. He is famously reclusive and has never ventured outside Japan. [ Extract ]

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Shomei Tomatsu : Galerie Priska Pasquer

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04
Jul
12

Issei Suda : Photography

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‘Untitled (Sunflower)’
Vintage silver print
Late 70s – 1981
Issei Suda
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‘Untitled (Girl on swing)’
Vintage silver print
Late 70s – 1981
Issei Suda
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‘Untitled (Clouds)’
Vintage silver print
Late 70s – 1981
Issei Suda
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‘Kuroishi, Aomori, Japan’
Vintage silver print
Late 70s – 1981
Issei Suda
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‘Untitled (Eyes and bicycles)’
Vintage silver print
Late 70s – 1981
Issei Suda
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‘Kanda, Tokyo, Japan’
Vintage silver print
Late 70s – 1981
Issei Suda
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‘Untitled (Woman behind flowers)’
Vintage silver print
Late 70s – 1981
Issei Suda
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‘Untitled (Skirt)’
Vintage silver print
Late 70s – 1981
Issei Suda
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Issei Suda’s complex portraits and street scenes reveal his intense interest in the mysterious side of everyday life and otherworldliness. His first notable book and exhibition ‘Fushi Kaden’ (transmission of the flower of acting style} was a series based on the fifteenth-century treatise by ‘Zeami’ on the principles of ‘No theatre.’ Suda, a devout student of Zeami, translates the treatise in photographs that return to an emotional landscape that predates the rise of cities produced on his trips to remote locations in Japan from 1971 – 1978. Often his photographs are suspended in time, either one moment too soon or too late, allowing for an unsettling effect on the viewer. His fascination continues in photographic scenes remembered from days past and preserved regardless of time. His series include people who dress up for festivals, dreamlike landscapes and studies of pattern, texture and beauty. [X]

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Issei Suda : Higher Pictures

Issei Suda : Charles A Hartman

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22
Mar
12

Pansa Sunavee : Photography

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‘Alone in the city’
Pansa Sunavee
Photograph
2010
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‘Dancing raindrop’
Pansa Sunavee
Photograph
2011
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‘Pause’
Pansa Sunavee
Photograph
2012
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‘Way of Yarn 4’
Pansa Sunavee
Photograph
2011
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‘Roof’
Pansa Sunavee
Photograph
2010
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‘Way of Yarn 7’
Pansa Sunavee
Photograph
2011
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‘Circle label’
Pansa Sunavee
Photograph
2010
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‘Chinese pharmacy’
Pansa Sunavee
Photograph
2010
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‘Miss you mom’
Pansa Sunavee
Photograph
2010
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Art, in my meaning.
is working with creative independent spiritual and by natural way.
I has never expected the thing till job finished.
That is also consciousness aware of present and feel relax.
Moreover; I can find, all the completed work,
the movement in placeful, the brightness in the dark and the harmony inconflict
which are changing state and stable state in the same time.

Whenever, the more I am trying to learn what it means, the worse I can understand.
However, I has given up to understand the meaning neglected myself, then I can get it.
Nevertheless, no word can be explained, the answer has been in my work.

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For me, photography is just like a door conveying the aesthetics of art.
It is a kind of art created from the real situation around me which can happen every second.
Sometimes I seek for the beauty of things surrounded and then shoot them
with personal perspectives and feeling towards the objects or incidents.
Sometimes when I would like to forward my idea to the others,
I will bring and redesign all stuff with beauty and hidden message to the viewers of my photos.

In part of photography, I never focus on any preferred photography style
as I do not want to frame myself with specific kind of photo shooting
and be more loyal to my own feeling. When I am clear with myself,
the outcome is always marvelous.

Pansa Sunavee

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Pansa Sunavee : More Works

Pansa Sunavee : Website

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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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16
Nov
11

Gianni Galassi : Photography

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“These monochrome photographs are the result of my recent return to my black & white film years, with all the experience acquired in the digital years. Back to the future, forward to the past…” Gianni Galassi

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‘signature’
photograph
gianni galassi
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‘264’
photograph
gianni galassi
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serie noire
photograph
gianni galassi
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‘255’
photograph
gianni galassi
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photograph
gianni galassi
‘concrete jungle’
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‘265’
photograph
gianni galassi
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Gianni Galassi’s images are focused around the relationship between light and shadow on the surfaces of urban and industrial buildings. Which leads to a set of architectural visions geometrically combined within the frame, emphasizing a whole of elements which transcend the original function of the portrayed artifact, and giving rise to unintentional aesthetic values. The square format sets a distance from the typical rectangular or panoramic frame of movies and TV. A symbol of geometrical purity, the square suggests a formal reading of the image, which is freed from any narrative intention. [Extract]

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Gianni Galassi : PhotoGraphia

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09
Jun
11

Azurebumble : Artworks

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‘8 of Diamonds’
digital artwork
azurebumble
2011

‘8 of Diamonds’ (square)
digital artwork
azurebumble
2011

‘4 of Diamonds’
digital artwork
azurebumble
2011

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Azurebumble : Website

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