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"To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life." ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Stunning Underwater Photographs by Christy Lee Rogers are Reminiscent of Classical French Baroque Paintings

The underwater ‘muses’ photo series by Christy Lee Rogers is reminiscent of  French Baroque painter Nicolas Poussin.

The Hawaiian visual artist produces her colourful, luminous works by submerging her models interlaced bodies, draped in vibrant fabrics, into water and capturing the refraction of light which gives the photographs a painterly effect.



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Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
"Alive" by Christy Lee Rogers
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Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

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Christy Lee Rogers poolside in between shots.
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Nicolas Poussin: A Dance for the Music of Time 
(c.1634 - 1636



Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Dogs Catching Treats! by Photographer by Christian Vieler

German photographer Christian Vieler has been snapping these amusing gobbling quadruped shots since 2013, when he bought a portable flash that allowed him to work with shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000th of a second.

 He was with Lotte, his Labrador retriever, when the equipment arrived. “To make her move and in order to test the ‘freezing options’ of the flash, I started throwing treats at her,” Vieler said. “Days later, when I cleaned my hard drive, I noticed how funny the shots were.”

These hilariously sweet images will certainly add some joy to your day.




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Monday, May 14, 2018

17 Year Old Stanley Kubrick: Life in New York

The Museum of the City of New York has presented a new reading of the work of one of the 20th century’s great masters of storytelling by displaying, for the first time, a photographic archive of more than 120 stills shot by Kubrick for the general interest magazine Look from 1945 – when he was a 17-year-old high-school graduate from the Bronx – to 1950.

 The commissioned stories range from profiles of celebrities such as Montgomery Clift to photo essays on urban life, such as A Day in the Life of a Shoeshine Boy.

 A new book published by Taschen accompanies the exhibition, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of Kubrick’s cult science-fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Boxing [at the] Police Athletic League [Two boys boxing.]

Show Girl [Rosemary playing cards in the dressing room.]

Palisades Amusement Park [Children looking at a roller coaster.]


How People Look to Monkeys [Crowd looking at a monkey in a cage.]
Paddy Wagon [Gun used in the production of the television show Paddy Wagon.]

People Mugging [Man and woman walking down the street.]
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People Mugging [Man smoking a cigar.]
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People Mugging [Portrait of a man on the street.]

Rosemary Williams, Show Girl [Kubrik photographing Rosemary Williams.]

Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs is at the Museum of the City of New York until October 28, 2018. Entrance is free

Monday, May 7, 2018

Photographer Profile ~ Sergio Larrain

Sergio Larrain (1931-2012, born in Valparaiso, Chile) grew up in Chile but left at age eighteen to study at the University of California, Berkeley. Upon his return he began taking photographs in the streets of Santiago and Valparaiso; and the early purchase of two images by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, reassured him in his chosen profession.

 Impressed by Henri Cartier-Bresson's photographs, Larrain presented the photographer his work on los abandonados (street children in Santiago) during a trip to Europe. Cartier-Bresson then invited Larrain to join Magnum in 1960; around this time he also began what would become a legendary project on Valparaiso with a text by poet Pablo Neruda. 



London. The City. 1958-1959
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London, England 1958-1959
“I saved my first money…and bought my first Leica, not because I wanted to do photos, but because it was the most beautiful object that one could buy (also a typewriter)… for the first time in my life, I had money to buy what I wanted.” – Sergio Larrain, in a letter to Agnes Sire, who was the desk editor of Magnum (Paris) for 20 years.

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England. London. 1959.
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© Sergio Larrain / Magnum Photos

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 Limón Soda, Valparaíso. Photograph: Sergio Larrain/Magnum
BOLIVIA. Potosi. 1957.
BOLIVIA. Potosi. 1957
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“Photography is a walk alone in the universe…The conventional world veils your vision, for photography you have to find a way to remove the veil.” – Sergio Larrain

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CHILE. Valparaiso. 1954.
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CHILE. Between Chiloe Island and Puerto Montt. 1957.


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BOLIVIA. Potosi. 1957.
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“…People that do creative work, have to isolate themselves, they are all hermits, one way or another…Picasso would live in a world of happiness, with his children and women as you have seen…far from ugliness, sadness…” ~ Sergio Larrain
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CHILE. Santiago. 1963.
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 London, England 1959.
<div class="artist"><strong>Sergio Larrain</strong></div><div class="title_and_year"><em>Bar Los Siete Espejos (Bar of Seven Mirrors), Valparaiso, Chili, 1963</em></div><div class="medium">Vintage silver gelatin print</div><div class="dimensions">17.2 x 25.5 cm</div><div class="signed_and_dated">Dated in pencil on verso, various annotations in red pen and black pencil. Magnum artist copyright wetstamp on verso</div>
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Sergio Larrain getting a shoe shine, London, England.