Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ibarionex interviewed by Better Photo's Jim Miotke

I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Better Photo's Jim Miotke recently and I wanted to share the conversation with you. You can find the interview by clicking on the link below. I hope that you find it interesting.

Jim Miotke Blog.

Let me know what you think?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Photographer #085: Julia Fullerton-Batten

Julia Fullerton-Batten, Germany / UK, 1970, has worked for several years on a single project. It is a project on teenage girls that consists of three parts. The first is Teenage Stories, where the girls are placed in settings where they dwarf their surroundings. The second is School Play, where Julia compares Asian and Caucasian schoolgirls. The third is In Between, where the girls are floating in their surroundings. Read the biography on her website to find out what her thoughts behind this project are. The following images come from the three parts of her project.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

TCF - Listener Photo of the Week - July 28

Photo by Rex Lisman on Flickr.

Photographer #084: Zed Nelson

British photographer Zed Nelson, 1968, released his second book called Love Me in 2009. He travelled to 17 countries during a five year period to document the phenomenal global obsession with youth and beauty. In 2001 his seminal book Gun Nation was released. This time he focused on America's deadly love affair with the gun. Zed has a vast archive of stories he has worked on, such as the Ku Klux Klan, Hillbilly Heroin, the French Foreign Legion and more. The following images are from Love Me, Gun Nation and from his archive: Fat Nation.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Photographer #083: Jean-François Lepage

Jean-François Lepage, France, 1960, is a fashion photographer with thirty years of experience in the business. In his photography he often makes use of extra elements such as texts and graphics. Something else that is remarkable in Lepage' photography is his use of lighting. Often one can see the flash in the middle of his images, close to the portrayed. In 2009 Lepage got free rein to interpret the vision of the ANDAM fashion awards winners. This resulted in the book Modernes. The following images come from his portfolio and from the book Modernes.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Photographer #082: Kevin O'Connell

Kevin O'Connell, 1958, is an American photographer who's main interest lies with machinery of energy development. His photographs consist of pumps, tanks, towers, wind turbines and pylons. Although there is a certain beauty in these machines and objects, it also raises questions about how we deal with our horizon and environment. These machines will one day break down and decay, but they will leave scars on the environment. O'Connell asks himself various questions, one of them is; What is the fate of the horizon? The following images come from the series Conventional Entropy, Everything Comes Broken and Big Burn.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Candid Frame #96 - Anthony Barboza

Anthony Barboza is a self-taught artist, photographer, writer and historian He began his photographic career in 1964 with the Kamoinge Workshop. In 1969 he opened a commercial photo studio in New York City and has continued to do advertising and editorial spreads for magazines throughout the past three decades. Barboza has lectured at the International Center of Photography, Oberlin College, Ohio Univ., Museum of School of Fine Arts of Boston, Lowell Univ., Rochester Institute of Tech., Rhode Island School of Design, Wadsworth Antheneum of Hartford and was a guest instructor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He was the recipient of grants for photography from the New York State Council of the Arts in 1974 and 1976; the National Endowment for the Arts in 1980; and NYFA-New York Foundation for the Arts in 2002. In 1980 he self-published a book titled "Black Borders" with text by Ntozake Shange & Steven Barboza.You can find out more about him and his work by visiting his website.

Anthony Barboza recommends the work of Bill Brandt.

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Photographer #081: Peter Bialobrzeski

Peter Bialobrzeski, 1961, is a German photographer with an impressive number of books published in the last several years. In 2009 two books were released. One of them was Paradise Now, which deals with how we treat nature in these times of urban growth. The other is Case Study Homes about urban structures in shantytowns. In 2007 his book Lost in Transition came out, where he examines the transformations of urban wastelands in 28 different cities all over the world. The following images come from these three books.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Photographer #080: Kimiko Yoshida

Kimiko Yoshida, Japan, 1963, has build an impressive body of work that consists of self-portraits. The oppression she felt in her homeland made her leave Japan. About her work and Japan she says the following: "Since I fled my homeland to escape the mortifying servitude and humiliating fate of Japanese women, I amplified, through my art, a feminist stance of protest against contemporary cliches of seduction, against voluntary servitude of women, against "identity" defined by appurtenances and "communities", against the stereotypes of "gender" and the determinism of heredity."
The following images come from the series Paintings Self-Portraits 2010, Blown Glass Symbols 2009 and Self-Portraits 2006-2009.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Photographer #079: Polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou, Australia, 1960, used to make images that dealt with identity and contemporary culture, but now takes photographs that concentrate on the themes of childhood and childhood memories. She often uses her own children, Olympia and Solomon, in her photographs. In her latest series Between Worlds, she made images of children with masks. Even though it seems the photographs are merely humouristic, there is a serious underlying theme. The following images come from Between Worlds, Haunted Country and Dreamchild.


Special #003: Robert Overweg

Is photography only possible in the physical world? Robert Overweg, 1983, The Netherlands, shows us that the limits of photography have not yet been reached. Robert is a photographer in the virtual world. The border between the "real" world and the virtual is slowly fading and merging together. Make sure to press here for an interesting article about his work. The work of Robert is important. As photography is always evolving, we need people like Overweg to look for new borders within the photographic range. The following images come from the series The end of the virtual world, Glitches and Documenting Current Spaces 07-09.

With interest we will be keeping an eye on Roberts work, curious to see what he will find in the virtual world.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Photographer #078: Wang Qingsong

Wang Qingsong, China, 1966, makes large, staged images that are printed in enormous sizes. His photograph China Mansion stretches to the length of 12 meters. Qingsong is sometimes described as the 'enfant terrible of Chinese art photography'. He often uses themes as China's consumer culture and materialism. He has described his work as "kitschy, but powerful ... contradictory, but critical." Apart from photography he also works with video. The following images are Safe Milk, Dormitory, China Mansion and Follow Me.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Photographer #077: Ambroise Tezenas

French photographer Ambroise Tezenas, 1972, has won various awards for his photographic work. Currently he is working on a large series called Dark Tourism. He travels to places where as a tourist you can visit sites where disaster has taken place. Examples are; the Sichuan Wenchuan Earthquake Ruins tour, where you can visit the southwestern area of China where 90000 people were killed during the earthquake, or Prypiat, the town that became a ghosttown after the Chernobyl disaster.

In 2007 his book Beijing: Theatre of the People came out about the Hutongs of Beijing and their downfall. These traditional blocks of Beijing with small alleys had to move for new large buildings with giant boulevards.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Photographer #076: Reiner Riedler

Reiner Riedler, Austria, 1968, is a photographer who has published various books. In 2009 his book Fake Holidays came out, bizarre photographs of fake places that give people a sence of adventure or a way to escape their daily life. In his most recent series Between the Lines, Reiner is trying to simulate scenes from novels he reads, thus giving his visual interpretation through staged photographs. Riedler has also travelled extensively, amongst which are many trips to Eastern Europe. Several images have been combined in his series On the way. The following images come from Fake Holidays, Between the Lines and On the way.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Photographer #075: Platon

Platon Antoniou, UK/Greece, 1968, is a portrait photographer. His images have been on the covers of Time, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and many more. In 2004 his book Platon's Republic was released. He has taken portraits of politicians, moviestars, fashion designers aswell as Greek people and soldiers. Platon lives in New York and works as a staff photographer for The New Yorker. The following images are various examples of his photography.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Photographer #074: Sabine Pigalle

Sabine Pigalle, France, 1963, first studied French literature before becoming a photo stylist. She has not studied photography but has worked several years for Helmut Newton. These steps in Pigalle's life seem to have been the foundations of the photography she makes today. In 1998 she decided to show her work to the public, this was the start of her photographic carreer. The following images come from the series Ecce Homo, Homo Phobiens and Black Light.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Photographer #073: Ferit Kuyas

Ferit Kuyas', Turkey, 1955, latests book Chongqing, City of Ambition was released in 2009. It is a series of photographs on one of the largest cities in the world, Chongqing, China. It is the city where his parents-in-law live. He stayed in the city that counts 32 million inhabitants on various occasions where he focused on the periphery of the city where the enormity might not be seen but rather felt. There is a natural haze in his images (although intensified by pollution). He feels the city is a metaphor for the current developments in China. The following images come from the series City of Ambition, Chinese Smokers and Shanghai Memories.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Photographer #072: Vee Speers

Vee Speers, Australia, 1962, lives and works in Paris, France. Her most recent series is The Birthday Party, an imaginary birthday party where children dress up creating bizarre, twilight zone like images. Earlier her book Bordello was released. Photographs printed with a 19th century technique and inspired on the photography of the 1920's and 30's. The following images come from the series The Birthday Party, Bordello and Parisians.