Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Self(ish) Characters #16

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Self(ish) Characters #16

Whispers…

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Dan Ponting, Self-Portrait, August 2009

Polaroid is sexy

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Dan Ponting, Polaroid 5-4-09 #1

Image of the Day

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Nadav Kander, Meds II, for Placebo, 2007

An Annie Leibovitz moment…

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

What happens when you take my favourite book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll and divide it by one of my favourite photographers Annie Leibovitz… add in some of the worlds top fashion designers (both in person and in attire) and print it in the pages of Vogue….

This does (oh and my mind explodes with joy):

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

The Model is Natalia Vodianova as Alice here with Olivier Theyskens…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Tom Ford as the White Rabbit…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Marc Jacobs (?)

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Karl Lagerfeld…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Jean Paul Gaultier as the Chesire Cat…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Viktor and Rolf as Tweedledee and Tweedledum…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Stephen Jones as the Hatter and Christian Lacroix as the March Hare… 

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

John Galliano as the Queen of Hearts and as his King Alexis Roche…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Donatella Versace and Rupert Everett for the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon… 

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Nicolas Ghesquière of Balenciaga as Alice’s Cat Dina… 

 

Now 1) if I need to explain to you who these people are you need a slap, and 2) if I need to explain the characters or situations from the books to you, you need more than a slap…

Image of the Day

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Gregory Crewdson, from 'Beneath the Roses', 2004

I posted this before on the previous incarnation of the blog but I couldn’t find the pictures I wanted to post today… So more tomorrow when I get done with work… for now, Gregory Crewdson…

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

Image of the Day

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

David Lachapelle, Deluge, 2007

Image of the Day

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

© Annie Leibovitz

 

(no decent copy exists online so I had to scan this hence the fold line… *sigh*)

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’…)