November 11, 2009
The photography course that I’m taking this year assigned us to shoot a typology project. These photos below are from Erwin Olaf’s Grief serie, were shown as an example for our typology project.
Wait for mine. Muchos bises!
September 19, 2009
About Alexander Berg
“Originally from Stockholm Sweden, Alexander berg has lived and worked in the New York City for the past 14 years, after previously living in Tokyo and Athens. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, where he now teaches part-time, he assisted Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and Patrick Demarchelier. Solo exhibitions include “One Shot” at DKNY as part of a fundraiser for the Whitney Museum, and “One Shot” at the Dangdai International Arts Festival in Beijing and Contemporary Istanbul in Turkey. Other shows include “Nippon – a portrait of Contemporary Japan” at DTW Gallery in Chelsea, “Moments of Clarity” at Sotheby’s and “Celebrities” at the Arthur Danzinger Gallery. He now regularly photographs for commercial clients and international publications, and has photographed two books on Astanga yoga.”
I link like a good girl: http://www.alexberg.com/.
May 14, 2009
Rodchenko (1891-1956) was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. Malevich, when commenting on Rodchenko’s work, has used the term “constructivism”; meaning that the idea of “art for art’s sake” was rejected in favour of art as a practice directed towards social purposes.
Rodchenko’s photography included analytical documentary photo series, mainly aiming to shock and postpone recognition of the subject matter. He eliminated all unnecessary detail in all fields of his work and favoured diagonal compositions.
Rodchenko’s Graphic Design
Aleksander Rodchenko’s graphic design is believed to be the root of 20th century graphic design. His most influencial works are his editorial design works for magazines rather than his advertising works.
April 28, 2009
April 11, 2009
March 20, 2009
I fell in love with the work of Elliott Erwitt, a Magnum photographer. I am burning up with jealousy because I have a “thing” for absurd, ironic and spontaneous photos in black&white. His photography combines all of what I’m passionate for and makes me feel sorry to have been born in 1989.
(American, born France, 1928 – )
“It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.” -Elliott Erwitt
Born in Paris in 1928 to Russian parents, Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan. Then emigrated to the US with his family in 1939. As a teenager living in Hollywood, he developed an interest in photography and worked in a commercial darkroom before experimenting with photography at Los Angeles City College. In 1948 he moved to New York and exchanged janitorial work for film classes at the New School for Social Research.
Erwitt traveled in France and Italy in 1949 with his trusty Rolleiflex camera. In 1951 he was drafted for military service and undertook various photographic duties while serving in a unit of the Army Signal Corps in Germany and France.
In 1953 Erwitt joined Magnum Photos and worked as a freelance in that golden period for illustrated magazines. His personal work has been published in countless monographs. His photographs are collected and exhibited in museums around the world. To this day he is for hire and continues to work for a variety of journalistic and commercial outfits.
In the late 1960s Erwitt served as Magnum’s president for three years. He then turned to film: in the 1970s he produced several noted documentaries and in the 1980s eighteen comedy films.
Erwitt became known for benevolent irony, and for a humanistic sensibility traditional to the spirit of Magnum. With a touch of humor and an eye for the humane, his black and white photographs reveal the most basic and candid human emotions. He developed his vision during the post-war rise of documentary photojournalism, and has captured many of life’s most poignant ironies through an amusing vernacular.