Avedon

15 05 2012

©Richard Avedon

Happy birthday Richard Avedon – would have been 89 today. Head on over to the Richard Avedon website for a visual feast!

– Rory

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Goodbye’s and Hello’s

31 12 2010

Kodachrome

I’ve never been a huge user of slide film, but you can’t dispute the joy of looking at a perfectly exposed slide. The colours can have a magic that we don’t often see in prints. The demise of Kodachrome has been well documented this year. Produced since 1935, it was an icon of photography in its own right and beloved of millions of photographers. Paul Simon put it in his own words –

Kodachrome

They give us those nice bright colors

They give us the greens of summers

Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, Oh yeah

I got a Nikon camera

I love to take a photograph

So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
If you took all the girls I knewWhen I was single

And brought them all together for one night

I know they’d never matchmy sweet imagination

everything looks WORSE in black and white

 

Some of the photographers we said goodbye to in 2010 were

Henry Miller (c) Peter Gowland

Peter Gowland, March 17th 2010

 

Demonstrators huddled in a doorway, seeking shelter from high-pressure fire hoses, in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. (c) Charles Moore

Charles Moore, March 13th 2010

 

(c) Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall, March 24th 2010

 

Paul Newman, 1964 © Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper, May 29th 2010

 

John Lennon (c) Brian Duffy

Duffy, May 31st, 2010

 

Kate Moss (c) Corinne Day

Corinne Day, August 27th 2010

 

So, with goodbye’s to some of the greats, lets look forward to 2011. Cork Analogue Photographers are welcoming new members (interested? leave a comment below). We are planning on printing and exhibiting the Faces Project, a portraiture project we shot during the Cork Live at the Marquee concerts. We will also hold a version of the Disposable Camera Day – probably along the lines of a Crappy Camera Day (crap camera? check. roll of film? check. day out? check!). So we’ll be out and about

All the best to everyone for 2011, have a happy and healthy New Year. I’m off for a drink now 🙂

– Rory





Corinne Day

31 08 2010

(c) Corinne Day

Sorry to hear the British fashion photographer Corinne Day has died. Day’s photographs in The Face magazine were the first fashion photographs of Kate Moss.  She died on Friday Aug 27th.

The photograph above I found on libertylondongirl, a blog by fashion editor Sasha Wilkins who says the following about Day’s shoot with Kate Moss:

Kate Moss was fifteen when she shot the story, styled by Melanie Ward, which launched her career. The photographs were taken on Camber Sands in England, a traditional seaside resort, and were astonishing for their raw, verité feel; an antidote to the glossy Vogue supermodels. The images were seen by Fabien Baron, and Moss’s relationship with Calvin Klein began. It’s difficult to over emphasise how influential this story was at the time.

– Rory





Street Style Photography and the Sartorialist

9 07 2010

by Miriam King

April 15th, Style Profile Romney Leader , NYC (c) Scott Schuman

May 13th Rolled Shorts NYC (c) Scott Schuman

In the last few years the rise of the internet has allowed street photographers to publish their photos instantly and reach a massive audience though their blogs. Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist is one of the pioneers of this type of street style blogging. While the focus of Scott’s work is street style and fashion, his photographic style is reminiscent of Sander’s portraits, and he lists Sanders as one of his influences. They both have a similar objective style of photographing people. Both their work is about how people’s identity is expressed by what they wear, whether that is a uniform for a job, a well cut suit, a student wearing a quirky outfit or a fashion editor wearing a beautiful dress.

Oct 6th at Lanvin B&W hat (c) Scott Schuman

The Streetstyle blogging phenomenon has its roots in the Japanese street fashion Fruits magazines of the 90s, but the blogging platform now allowed photographers to publish their photos freely and reach a widespread audience. Scott Schuman started his blog in 2005 after leaving a job in fashion marketing, at first it was simply a hobby but it grew quickly into a fulltime job. Scott has now taken photographs for many major fashion magazines & in 2009 he published a book of his photographs. Thousands of street style blogs have sprung up in cities all over the world in the last 5 years, some are more photographically successful  than others but here are a few I’d recommend.

STOCKHOLM - intersection launch dinner & hornstull, 06/14-15/10 (c) Yvan Rodic

The Facehunter

Photographer Yvan Rodic, based in London but travels all over the world.

Yvan began his blog in 2006 & despite not having had a background in photography he has had his photos published in GQ, Elle & Vogue and is now working as a fulltime streetstyle photographer. He describes his style of photography as “between a pose and a snapshot. I mean it’s natural but a bit posed.” And he cites the photographer Rineke Dijekstra as the inspiration behind the simplicity of his photographic style. He also keeps a visual diary of his travels at yvanrodic.blogspot.com.


(c) Liisa Jokinen and Sampo Karjalainen

Hel-looks

Photographers Liisa Jokinen and Sampo Karjalainen from Helsinki, Finland.

This is one of the longest running street style blogs, the pictures are taken in the streets and clubs of Helsinki from July 2005 onwards. The project is a tribute to Fruits and Street magazines, the pioneers of street fashion photography.

Stil in Berlin

Photographers Mary Scherpe and Dario Natale based in Berlin.

“Stil in Berlin” is an online photography project, published in blog- presenting a selection of contemporary Berlin street style. It was founded in March 2006.

All The Pretty Birds

Photographer Tamu McPherson from Milan.

Humans express their personalities through fashion. There are those who go along with the grain and those whose roots grow outside of the field. Wherever we fall on the fashion spectrum, we are all beautiful creatures. We are all pretty birds.

StreetHearts

Photographers Andreas Schjønhaug and Eirik Slyngst, based in Oslo.

The Streethearts is a fashion web site aiming at showing what ordinary, well-dressed people wear in their everyday lives.


(c) Wayne Tippets

StreetStyle Aesthetic

Photographer Wayne Tippets in London.

Streetstyle from the point of view of a reportage photographer.

Vanessa Jackman

Photographer Vanessa Jackman in London.

Vanessa Jackman is an Australian lawyer turned photographer. She says “I take a thousand photographs every day – some in my head, some with my camera; I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life- I am totally and utterly in love with my camera and with the people and things I photograph”.


Fashion Filosofy © 2007-2009

And finally Fashion Filosofy & Dublin Streets get an honorary mention for being Irish!

– Miriam





Irving Penn – Small Trades by Miriam King

22 06 2010

"Seamstress Fitter," London, 1950 (c) Irving Penn

"Milkman," New York, 1951 (c) Irving Penn

August Sander’s objective style of photography was undoubtedly an influence on many future generations of photographers, including Irving Penn’s Small Trades project. Working in Paris, London and New York in the 1950s Penn photographed trades people wearing their work clothes and carrying the tools of their trade. He photographed them in the studios he used for his fashion photography, so that a neutral backdrop and natural light are the setting in which the trades-people pose with a sense of pride. Where as Sanders photographed his photographed his subjects in their environment, Penn photographs them in isolation, taking away all the distractions & focusing our attention on the person and their attire. These photos really seem to reveal something about the individual themselves, not just their job.

Coal Man London 1950 (c) Irving Penn

Commis-Larue Paris 1950 (c) Irving Penn

Penn shot these photos on a medium format camera using Tri-X film. He came back to this project repeatedly over several decades making both silver gelatin prints as well as platinum/palladium prints, which have a greater tonal range.

If you would like to know more about Irving Penn & his Small Trades project, here are some links:

Irving Penn Small Trades at the Getty Center

A Review of the Exhibition at PhotoInduced.com

New York Times – “Getty Museum Acquires Penn Photographs”

Irving Penn on Wikipedia

Irving Penn on Masters of Photography

– Miriam





Irving Penn

8 10 2009

Penn_angels

Irving Penn has died at the age of 92.

From the NY Times “… In his catalog essay for a 1984 retrospective of Mr. Penn’s work at the Museum of Modern Art, John Szarkowski, then the museum’s director of photography, wrote, “The grace, wit, and inventiveness of his pattern-making, the lively and surprising elegance of his line, and his sensitivity to the character, the idiosyncratic humors, of light make Penn’s pictures, even the slighter ones, a pleasure for our eyes.”  …”

Click here to read more

– Rory





Terry Richardson

27 09 2009

Saw this on A Photo Editor. I like this video. I like his honesty, and his thoughts. His photography is great. A painting is never about a brush, not really. A painting becomes an object in its own right. Photography, in the same way, is never about the camera. A cursary glance at Flickr will tell you that. Nor is it about the light (ok, it’s all about light, but …). It’s about a vision, what someone sees, and how they make it work. I think Richardson’s work is full of energy, life and imagination. Knowing the right people helps of course. But it’s all about his vision. That’s what makes it work. To hell with the camera

– Rory