vendredi 18 décembre 2009
mercredi 16 décembre 2009
mardi 15 décembre 2009
dimanche 13 décembre 2009
jeudi 10 décembre 2009
The Lesson, 2009
"Aujourd’hui, je suis plutôt préoccupé par la question de savoir si mes peintures fonctionnent en tant qu’image. Même si je me sers depuis quelques années davantage de photos de journaux ou de prises de vue de télévision comme point de départ pour les peintures, j’ai toujours utilisé seulement des images reflétant mon propre sentiment intérieur et il ne m’a jamais intéressé de reproduire exactement ce que je voyais. Je perçois les photos des journaux comme une sorte d’esquisse brute à partir de laquelle je modifie et recrée. Vers le point où la peinture est à la fois peinture et image."
On peut voir d'autres peintures sublimes de Peter Martensen à la Galerie Maria Lund, 48 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris (Exposition collective du 10 décembre 2009 au 9 janvier 2010)
mercredi 9 décembre 2009
"I began to photograph in earnest in 1990, a point in my life when I had recently left my career as a civil rights lawyer and had two young children to whom I was tethered. Initially I intended to make the kinds of pictures any doting mother would, but, in fact, the transition from office to home was difficult for me, and that truth quickly showed up in my photographs. I explored the sorrows as well as the sweetness of family life and, more generally, the ambivalence that shadows intimate relationships. In watching my own children, I was reminded of the conflicts and restlessness that had pervaded my own girlhood. My eye was more that of the child than of the parent, and the domestic landscape pictures strike me now as deeply autobiographical." D'autres photos sur Photo Eye Gallery
vendredi 4 décembre 2009
“Versatile and self-effacing actor who turned anonymity into an art form and himself into an international star,” wrote the Times in Guinness obituary. If there was one image that defined Guinness’s acting, this Capa image would be that one.
In November 1932, the great Robert Capa was just a beginner photojournalist. That month, he received his first significant assignment as a photojournalist when his superiors at Dephot (a famous photoagency that the time) sent to him Copenhagen, Denmark to cover a speech being given there by the exiled revolutionary Leon Trotsky.
Trotsky was lecturing Danish students on the history of the Russian revolution on November 27, 1932. Capa smuggled his inconspicuous Leica into the stadium and position himself near to where Trotsky was speaking and clandestinely snapped a series of photographs that superbly captured the energy of the impassioned Russian orator and the drama of the moment, so much so that Berlin’s Der Welt Spiegel devoted a full page to Capa’s photographs. It was Capa’s first published story. Via Iconic Photos
It was one of the most famous portraits ever made. Some say it is the most reproduced image in history. It was on the cover of LIFE magazine when WWII ended. The photo was taken by one of the most famous portrait photographers, Yousef Karsh–known as Karsh of Ottawa–on 30 December, 1941, after Churchill gave a speech to Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa. D'autres portraits de Karsh ici
via Iconic Photos
mercredi 2 décembre 2009
The New Frontier. May 9, 1960. A landmark image in the history of modern architecture: Julius Shulman's nighttime shot of Ann Lightbody and Cynthia Murfee in Case Study House No. 22, the Stahl residence in the Hollywood Hills, overlooking Sunset Boulevard. Architect: Pierre Koenig. The photo, taken with a Swiss-made Sinar 4x5 view camera, is a double exposure: Seven minutes for the background, then a flash shot for the interior, the house lights having been replaced with flashbulbs. (via Shorpy)