vendredi 31 décembre 2010

New Year's Eve

Frieda Weekley-Lawrence

There are only two things now,
The great black night scooped out
And this fire-glow.

This fire-glow, the core,
And we the two ripe pips
That are held in store.

Listen, the darkness rings
As it circulates round our fire.
Take off your things.

Your shoulders, your bruised throat!
Your breasts, your nakedness!
This fiery coat!

As the darkness flickers and dips,
As the firelight falls and leaps
From your feet to your lips!

D. H. Lawrence

mercredi 8 décembre 2010

jeudi 2 décembre 2010

mardi 23 novembre 2010

Igor Savchenko

Alphabet of Gestures
D'autres images ici

We no longer have
A constant flow of sunlight.
Light appears to us
As a sequence of transient storms.
Everything around us is lit up for brief instants.
The world picture shimmers.
But moments of light and darkness
Still alternate too fast,
For us to notice them.
We still believe
The visible picture is steady.
In fact the storms of sunlight
Blow past more rarely and less regularly.
Darkness has been gathering.
Uncertainty keeps growing.
The visual picture
Is gradually being replaced
By its speculative model.
But this we can only guess at
From indirect signs -
Inexplicable and sudden failures
While photographing the moments which
Miss just another sunlight storm.
We ourselves fail to notice that
Our perception of the world is changing.
We ourselves are changing.
The consequences are not yet clear.

Igor Savchenko
Minsk, February 1996
Russian-English translation: Mark Bence, the author, 1996

vendredi 19 novembre 2010

samedi 13 novembre 2010

Lynn Saville

Number 39, New York
Son site ici

Tim Simmons

Phoenix, Arizona
"In my work as a photographic artist, my intention is to alter our perception of the known landscape. Using the craft and disciplines of studio still life photography, each scene is illuminated to reveal an undiscovered world. The lighting serves to draw the viewer directly into the image, inviting them to participate, and experience it in a different way. My aim is to impart a visual clarity; a sublime moment; a space for personal contemplation..." Tim Simmons
Lire la suite ici

Nelli Palomäki

Son site ici

Nadine Rovner

Quelques autres images à la Gallery 339

lundi 8 novembre 2010

Rodney Smith

Skyline, 1995

"In the Spring of 1995 I was commissioned by the New York Times Magazine to do this picture. I had already done two others in this series, and by now these pictures were referred to as “the line pictures.” Earlier, I had done Hemline and Airline, and now I was asked to shoot Skyline. The only directive was to have the New York skyline in the picture.

We had found a barge that was large enough to put the crew in the middle of the Hudson River. The day of the shoot, it was raining. I remember the Art Director asking me if we should cancel and reshoot another day. I also remember feeling that shooting that day was fine, and that the rain, rather than a deterrent, was an asset. I have always liked rain. It adds an atmosphere that I am attracted to. It makes things enigmatic, dimensional, and unresolved.

It took some hours to get the barge in place, and by then it was raining quite hard. We got everyone dressed quickly, positioned the barge, and shot the picture very quickly. I remember that the barge would drift slowly, and I found myself waiting for just the right moment, when the man’s hat fell between the Twin Towers. I took a few frames and then the job was done." Rodney Smith

The End Starts Here

samedi 6 novembre 2010

Lottie Davis

Viola As Twins
"It's a very sunny, positive atmosphere. Viola (my three year old) runs up to me with her arms open wide, calling "mummy, mummy", a big smile across her face. As she gets closer another Viola coming from behind her does exactly the same thing. The whole atmosphere shifts, turning the dream into a nightmare. I'm left speechless, wondering who the second girl is and, by the same token, if the first one is really my little girl at all."
My project 'Memories and Nightmares' is concerned with making images inspired by narratives of individual experiences, both real and fictional. Lottie Davis
Voir toutes les images de la série 'Memories and Nightmares' et d'autres ici

mercredi 27 octobre 2010

Paul Nzalamba

Rwanda, 1995

Josh Separzadeh

D'autres photos sur son site et sur son blog

Joseph Hoflehner

Jersey City Skyline, New York, 2007.
D'autres photos ici
Joseph Hoflehner expose actuellement "Sublime" (des photos de ses séries Jet Airliner et Urban Landscapes) à la Stephen Cohen Gallery, 7358 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

mardi 26 octobre 2010

Un poème d'Octavio Paz

La Calle
Es una calle larga y silenciosa.
Ando en tinieblas y tropiezo y caigo
y me levanto y piso con pies ciegos
las piedras mudas y las hojas secas
y alguien detrás de mí también las pisa:
si me detengo, se detiene;
si corro, corre. Vuelvo el rostro: nadie.
Todo está oscuro y sin salida,
y doy vueltas y vueltas en esquinas
que dan siempre a la calle
donde nadie me espera ni me sigue,
donde yo sigo a un hombre que tropieza
y se levanta y dice al verme: nadie.

Trouvé sur le blog de Lalo Borja. Photo : Mexican show, Toronto
© Lalo Borja

Sarah Clivio

D'autres images ici et ici

samedi 18 septembre 2010


Trailer de Dimensions, un film exceptionnel sur la quatrième dimension qui a remporté le prix d'Alembert 2010 décerné par la Société mathématique de France. Réalisé par Aurélien Alvarez, l'auteur du scénario est l'académicien Etienne Ghys et l'artiste Jos Leys a signé le graphisme et les animations. A télécharger gratuitement ou visionner ici

mardi 7 septembre 2010

samedi 4 septembre 2010

Xavier Comas

From the series "Tokyo Up Down"
Le site de Xavier Comas ici

Nicholas Hughes

Nailya Alexander Gallery is pleased to present "Nicholas Hughes : Contemplating Landscape". Opening on September 7, the show of seventeen, medium to large format color photographs runs through October 30, 2010. This will be Hughes’s first show in New York, and a reception for the artist will be held on September 14 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
41 E 57th Street, Suite 704, New York
Le site de Nicholas Hughes

mercredi 21 juillet 2010

Wojciech Moskal

"The rough industrial landscape of Sosnowiec, the place I grew up in, had a big impact on my visual perception. Perhaps that’s why it’s natural for me to see the world as a b&w picture. When I look at the city I see the unique poetry of it – people going about their everyday business, empty spaces full of mute emotions, hidden, abstract gems go unnoticed as we pass them by. In my pictures I attempt to capture Warsaw with and without make-up – this is what has captivated me from the beginning. I hope to convey the emotions that I felt while taking these pictures."
Son blog

lundi 5 juillet 2010

Larry Siegel

Two girls on train, NYC, 1979. A World of Portaits.
"What interests me in a portrait is the presence of the person in front of me. Whether the picture is taken in China, Egypt, or in the United States, my goal is to capture a unique personality in a particular moment, to allow the viewer to encounter the individual beyond the pose."
D'autres photos sur son site ici

Andrew McConnell

The Chefferie IDP site, home to some 4,000 people, in the town of
Kitchanga, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2007.

D'autres photos ici

dimanche 27 juin 2010

Leon Levinstein

Joueurs de hand-ball, Lower East Side, New York, 1950s-60s

"A good photograph will prove to the viewer how little our eyes permit us to see. Most people only see what they've always seen and what they expect to see. Whereas a photographer, if he's good, will see everything."
Ecouter une interview (1988) dans laquelle il parle de son travail.