Archive for the ‘People You Should Know’ Category

p.y.s.k. Cindy Sherman Edition

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Ah… Cindy, oh how I love thee…
Figured since she has some new work about, has been featured in the Sunday Times Magazine recently, and of course is simply someone who everyone should know about I’d do a People You Should Know on Cindy Sherman… After all she takes photos using herself to model characters too… enjoy (new work is at the bottom, two of these I hadn’t even seen before, god bless google image search!):

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #360, 1985

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #229, 1994

Cindy Sherman, Untitled

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #421, 2004

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #465, 2008

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #468, 2008

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #469, 2008

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #477, 2008

Also heres a nice video I found where some lady talks about the new work, lets you see some more of them…

p.s. I find it hilarious that when googling her to get the images for this I was directed to my own blog on page two of the google image search with the Alex Prager images that I posted in a previous p.y.s.k. because I tagged that with Cindy Sherman considering the blatant influence Sherman’s early work has had on Prager…

p.y.s.k…. Alex Prager edition

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

I had the pleasure of viewing the work of Alex Prager at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London some time ago. The narrative suggestions as well as the general attractiveness of the image in terms of catching the eye made the exhibition very compelling. She has something thats a bit Cindy Sherman-esque, helped by her similar appearance but also likely an intentional nod to Sherman’s Oeuvre. Check these out from her Big Valley’ series:

Alex Prager, The Big Valley, 2008, Caroline

Alex Prager, The Big Valley, 2008, Susie and Friends

Alex Prager, The Big Valley, 2008, Nancy

Alex Prager, The Big Valley, 2008, Kimberly

Alex Prager, The Big Valley, 2008, Eve

Alex Prager, The Big Valley, 2008, Desiree

Alex Prager, The Big Valley, 2008, Helen

Alex Prager, The Big Valley, 2008, Kate

Alex Prager, The Big Valley, 2008, Sarah

 

© Alex Prager

people you should know… Lyndon Wade edition

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Lyndon Wade is a Photographer, much in the style of David Lachapelle – whilst I’m sure everyone is tired of being compared to him, it is slightly unavoidable if you produce vibrant commercial work – and he’s definitely someone everyone should know of. The images I feature here are from the series ‘A Year in Room 107′  and naturally you’ll understand my predilection for work based within a small room set, given my work to date… 

01-of-12

06-of-12

04-of-12

02-of-12

09-of-12

I love the exuberant colours and the humour, crispness and use of lighting and something which is more evident in other works is his use of photoshop to really make an image pop and punch you in the face. That’s what I love, I think photography should grab you and these images reach right out of the frame and take a hold of your collar with threatening eyes… 

The narrative aspect of this series really appeals to me as well, the idea of what can happen in one space being so varied and opposing over a period of time – obviously its overly dramatic and unreal, not to mention its just a lot of fun… but then thats what’s important right, if your not having fun what’s the fucking point. 

You can see more of his work at his website.

He is also represented by Marge Casey + Associates.  Incidentally that agency represents some very interesting photographic talent, worth checking out. 

(Hopefully this will be a regular thing that I keep up… provided I can find enough interesting ‘People you should know’…)