Posts Tagged ‘poetic

10
Jul
13

Henry Wessel :: ‘New Topographics’ (Photography)

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“You’re suddenly seeing the coherence and interconnectedness of everything, left to right, bottom to top, front to back. It’s all connected, and somehow, it’s all in balance. And that’s, when you go ‘Yes!’” H Wessel

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‘Waikiki No. 9’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1979
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‘Incidents No. 16’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
16 × 20 in
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‘Pismo Beach, CA’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1974
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‘Berkeley, California’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1971
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‘Hollywood, California’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1972
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‘New Mexico III’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1969
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‘Tucson, Arizona’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1976
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‘Incidents No. 8’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
16 × 20 in
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‘Incidents No. 6’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
16 × 20 in
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‘New Mexico’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1968
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Henry Wessel first gained recognition in the 1970s as part of the New Topographics, a group of photographers who challenged the conventions of documentary and landscape photography, capturing instead the poetry of seemingly mundane scenes and subjects—traffic lights, advertisements, empty landscapes, and suburbia. During the 1970s he moved to San Francisco from New York after falling in love with the brilliant quality of light in California. There, in both black-and-white and color film, he photographed the vernacular architecture and social landscape of his surroundings, in prints with long shadows and rich tonal variations… [Extract]

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19
Dec
12

Jean Gaumy : “Polaroids” Series (Photography)

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“Taking pictures is like fishing or writing. It’s getting out of the
unknown that which resists and refuses to come to light.” – Jean Gaumy

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“Le Havre”
Jean Gaumy
Polaroid
1994
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“Le Havre”
Jean Gaumy
Polaroid
1994
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“Haute-Normandie”
Jean Gaumy
Polaroid
1994
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“Le Havre”
Jean Gaumy
Polaroid
1994
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“Le Havre”
Jean Gaumy
Polaroid
1994
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“Le Havre”
Jean Gaumy
Polaroid
1994
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“Le Havre”
Jean Gaumy
Polaroid
1994
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“Le Havre”
Jean Gaumy
Polaroid
1994
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“Le Havre”
Jean Gaumy
Polaroid
1995
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Photographer Jean Gaumy invites us to discover another facet of his work on ports, which he has come to know very well over time, a set of polaroïds with poetic views of industrial zones of ‘Le Havre’ docks.

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Jean Gaumy : Magnum Photos

Jean Gaumy : Full “Polaroids” Series

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29
Jul
12

Christopher Anderson : “Capitolio” Series (Photography)

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“Emotion or feeling is really the only thing about pictures I find
interesting. Beyond that it is just a trick.” Christopher Anderson

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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2004
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2004
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2005
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2004
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2006
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2004
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2005
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2006
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“Venezuela, Caracas”
Christopher Anderson
‘Capitolio’ Series
2004
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Capitolio is documentary photographer Christopher Anderson’s cinematic journey through the upheavals of contemporary Caracas, Venezuela, in the tradition of such earlier projects as William Klein’s New York (1954–55) and Robert Frank’s The Americans (1958). It presents a poetic and politicized vision, by one of todays finest documentary photographers, of a city and a country that is ripping apart at the seams under the stress of popular unrest, and whose turmoil remains largely unreported by Western media. No stranger to such fraught situations (he covered the 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and Israel from its inception), he notates the country’s current incongruities, where the violent and the sensual intermingle chaotically. “The word ‘capitolio’ refers to the domed building that houses a government,” he writes, elaborating on the title of this volume; “here, the city of Caracas, Venezuela, is itself a metaphorical capitolio building. Decaying Modernist architecture, with a jungle growing through the cracks, becomes the walls of this building and the violent streets become the corridors where the human drama plays itself out in what President Chavez called a ‘revolution.'” X

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Christopher Anderson : Website

Christopher Anderson : Magnum Photos

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08
Jul
12

Reiko Imoto : ‘Visions of The Other Side’ Series (Photography)

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These images are straight and non-staged. I used traditional 35mm camera with Tri-X 400 film,
whilst all of the images are printed as silver gelatin on 16″x 20″ Agfa classic fiber base paper.

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‘Feather’
Gelatin silver prints
16 x 20 inches
2011
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‘Déjà vu’
Gelatin silver prints
16 x 20 inches
2011
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‘The Edge of a Memory’
Gelatin silver prints
16 x 20 inches
2011
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‘Still Alive’
Gelatin silver prints
16 x 20 inches
2011
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‘Mannequins Dream’
Gelatin silver prints
16 x 20 inches
2011
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‘Vegetation’
Gelatin silver prints
16 x 20 inches
2011
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‘Eclipse’
Gelatin silver prints
16 x 20 inches
2011
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‘Civilisation’
Gelatin silver prints
16 x 20 inches
2011
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‘Cloudy Room’
Gelatin silver prints
16 x 20 inches
2011
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‘Secret’
Gelatin silver prints
16 x 20 inches
2011
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These images represent surreal moments that I see in everyday life. On the street, or wherever I go, the hidden side of ordinary things attract my eye. To me, photography is a tool to expand ways of seeing the mysteries that I used to see easily when I was a little child. I am not interested in a documentation of reality, but I recognize my photography as its own imaginative reality. As adults, we are forced to face to one big reality that everybody shares in the society. Our life styles with advanced technologies have taken away the abilities to see the everyday magic.; we are too busy to play with our own inner realities. With my body of work, I have tried to collect and portray my inner reality of the subconscious world. I have never been able to use words to explain or express the unexpected feelings that I get from the visions of mysteries. My own reality takes place between the outside world and my imaginary world. I have to catch the “visions of the other side” carefully with my camera before they disappear. If we open mind’s eye widely, it is possible to see surreal moments that bring a fresh air into everyday life; poetic mysteries can be everywhere. [Artist Statement : Visions of the Other Side]

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Reiko Imoto : Website

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26
Jun
12

Kristian Ulrich Larsen + Olafur Haraldsson: ‘Passing Through’

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“Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present. A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe…” ~ Nikola Tesla – “The Electrical Review, 1893”

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The text used for the narration of “Passing Through” is part of a speech Serbian scientist and inventor Nicola Tesla delivered in 1893 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Though today less known than figures like Edison and Einstein, Tesla was more or less the father of much of our modern technology, since he among other things developed the foundations of the European electrical system based on alternating currents and the principles of wireless radio communication. At the time he was deeply influenced by the Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach, believing that the world should be conceived as a whole where everything is interconnected influencing each other. And that energy is a force that runs through everything be it inorganic matter, organisms or human consciousness. According to this line of thought every single action has universal consequences, not unlike what the father of modern chaos theory Edward Lorenz in the 1960’s termed ‘the butterfly effect’. Extract: Vimeo

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23
Apr
12

Azurebumble : ‘AI : Series’ (Photography Book)

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Recently, I’ve curated a number of image series by photographers from ‘Flickr’ on my blog ‘Aesthetic Investigations’. Subsequently, I thought it would be interesting to document these works in a book. Therefore, i’ve arranged a collection of ’39’ abstract and minimal photographic series by these ’32’ artists. A selection of pages from the book can be viewed below, a full book preview can be seen: HERE

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Thank you to everyone who contributed their images to this project.

All graphic content and curations by : Alan Wilson ( azurebumble )

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Book Cover
Front & Back Pages
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Introductory Pages
Copyright & Contents
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Introductory Pages
Tags, Artists & Series Thumbnails
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Photography Series
Gianni Galassi
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Photography Series
Teresa (Colourful Life) & roB_meL
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Photography Series
Camilo Todemann & Olli Kekäläinen
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Photography Series
Brancolina & Barbara Stumm
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Photography Series
Françoise Lucas & Leonie Polah
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Photography Series
Julian Gomez & Tom Mclaughlan
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Artists

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Alec Cheer……………………Annemie Hiele……………………..Azurebumble……………………Barbara Stumm

Brancolina………………….Camilo Todemann…………………..Daniel Molina…………………….Fernandoprats

Françoise Lucas…………….Gianni Galassi…………………….James Withey……………….John Kosmopoulos

Julian Gomez……………Krystina Stimakovits…………………Leonie Polah………………………….Lillykeeper

Lord Jezzer…………………..Lucie Bourassa…………………..Mark Valentine…………………..Olli Kekäläinen

Peter Moons…………………..Phédia Mazuc……………………..Rita Vita Finzi…………………………….roB_meL

Shari Baker……………………Steffen Tuck………………..Teresa (Colourful life)…………..Tom McLaughlan

Visualisarium…………………..Wilma Eras……………………Wouter Hogendorp……………………….Zel Nunes

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VIEW FULL BOOK PREVIEW AND PURCHASE HERE

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