Thursday, September 30, 2010

Photographer #130: Nelli Palomäki

Nelli Palomäki, 1981, Finland, released her book Elsa and Viola in 2009 in an edition of 300 copies. Nelli focuses in her black and white portraits on the gestures and the diversity of glances of her subjects. Her series I, Daughter is build in three stages. First she took close-up photographs, in the second stage she dressed her models in "historical looking" clothing and in the third stage the models have control when the shutter is released. For the full explanation see her website. Nelli's work has been exhibited throughout Europe. The following images come from Elsa and Viola, I, Daughter and Selected works 2004-2009.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Photographer #129: J Bennett Fitts

John Bennett Fitts, 1977, USA, is a photographer with a focus on emptiness. In his series No Lifeguard On Duty he made large color photographs of empti, 1960's-era motel swimming pools. Most of the abandoned and cracked pools are shot at sundown. In his series Industrial Landscape[ing] Fitts focuses on strangely manicured and manifactured environments. The urban environments, although familiar, get an outer worldly quality. Fitts has exhibited around the world and received various awards. The following images come from the series No Lifeguard On DutyIndustrial Landscape[ing] and Images from the center of the contigious United States.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Photographer #128: Christian Tagliavini

Swiss/Italian photographer Christian Tagliavini, 1971, presented his new series to the world only a few days ago. The series 1503 are nine still characters from a visionary renaissance. They are portrayed in solemn, die-cut costumes. In 2008 he made his the series Dame di Cartone (Cardboard Ladies). Costumes from different era's were made with cardboard and shot with live models. In the proces of making a photograph Christian is not merely the photographer, he is in fact the author, stage- and costume-designer, casting manager and director all at the same time. The following images come from the brand new series 1503, Dame di Cartone and Aspettando Freud (Waiting for Freud).


Monday, September 27, 2010

Photographer #127: Li Wei

Li Wei, 1970, China, has exhibited his work all over the world and has been in an amazing number of publications. The photographs are a mix of performance arts and photography where we see people in bizarre and gravity-defying poses. Li achieves these awkward positions through the use of mirrors, metal wires, scaffolding and acrobatics and not through the use of computer manipulation. The following images come from his portfolio.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Candid Frame #100 - Eli Reed

Eli Reed is a photographer who has established a reputation for compassionate and beautiful documentary and photo-journalistic work. Whether he's photographing in a war zone, a Hollywood sound stage or a neighborhood convenience store, he consistently produces imagery that is striking, beautiful and memorable. A member of the of legendary Magnum photographer collective and an Olympus Visionary, he continues to produce important work as well as passing on his experience and knowledge of photography as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. You can discover more about Eli and his work by visiting his website.

Eli recommends the work of John Isaac, who was actually the very first guest on this show. You can discover some of John's work by visiting his website and listen to our conversation by clicking here.

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Photographer #126: Pieter Ten Hoopen

Pieter Ten Hoopen, 1974, Netherlands, left for Sweden in 1999 to study photojournalism at the Nordens Fotoskola, since then he has been living and working in Sweden. Pieter has been all over the world for his stories, from Iraq to Kenya and from Russia to Mallorca. In 2010 Ten Hoopen won two World Press Photo Awards, one of them for his series on Hungry Horse in Montana. Next to his outstanding work as a photojournalist he has been recognized for his portraiture and his commercial work as his campaign for SSU. The following images come from his series Stockholm, Balakot - Earthquake and Kitezh - The Invisible Town.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Photographer #125: Marcos López

Marcos López, 1958, is a photographer from Argentina. López is an expert is large, staged photographs. His images are bright in color and very narrative. He has been working on a long-term series called Sub Realismo Criollo. The pictures are iconic aswell as humorous and symbolise and critisize the Argentinian society. Marcos is a self-taught photographer who won several awards and has exhibited around the world. The first two rows of images come from Sub Realismo Criollo and the last two rows are from the series Pop Latino.

(Video in Spanish)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Photographer #124: Erica Shires

Erica Shires, USA, 1964, photographs girls. A project she has been working on are a series of photographs that show a girl with anorexia nervosa. Several of these pictures were published in the magazine Foto8. Erica started her career in photography when she was 34, since then she has worked for large clients and exhibited her personal work at various places. Her photographs have a cinematic quality. The following pictures come from various portfolio's of Erica.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Photographer #123: Sarah Small

Photographer Sarah Small, 1979, USA, is working on a long-term project called The Delirium Constructions. One of the keywords in this project must be 'disassociation'. She brings different subjects, objects or other things together in one image that at first seem to have nothing in common. "I bring models into improbable, close interactions to examine the social and graphic contrasts." Sarah also uses Tableaux Vivants to achieve her photography. She assembles models into a series of suspended interactions as a living and breathing image. In 2011 she will do so with 120 models with distinctive visual personalities. The following images come from her portfolio.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Photographer #122: Michał Giedrojć

Michal Giedrojc, 1980, is an up and coming photographer from Poland. His work has recently been published in Eyemazing Magazine. His series Dreams are manipulated portraits in which Michal puts his subjects in unreal environments. The people become misplaced and alienated which thus creates a new dimension with new storylines. Michal let's his imagination and dreams inspire him. The following images come from the series Dreams, Visions and City.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Photographer #121: Sonia Sieff

Sonia Sieff, 1979, is a French photographer. Her work mainly focuses on fashion, beauty and portrait photography. She has been published in various magazines and worked with several celebrities such as Natalie Portman on photography shoots. Her photographs are stylish, aesthetic and sensual. Sonia has also been a still photographer for various French movies. The following images come from her Fashion, Beauty, Portrait and Nude portfolio's.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Photographer #120: Mona Kuhn

Mona Kuhn, Brazil, 1969, released her latest book Native in 2010. She lives in Los Angeles, but for this book she went back to her native country Brazil photographing the human body and natural landscapes. Throughout her career her work has been concentrated on the human body. In 2004 her first monograph Photographs came out and only three years later she released Evidence. The images from Evidence were all taken in France. The following images come from Native and the portfolios: France 2002-2008 and B&W 1996-2002.


Listener Photo of the Week - September 16

Photo by Rex Lisman on Flickr.
The thing about this image I like is that Rex was undoubtedly drawn here by the quality and reflection of the light. It's a wonderful example how paying attention to the light itself can lead one to make an image that most people would miss entirely. Great images are not just in front of us at eye-level. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Photographer #119: Paul Kenny

Paul Kenny, Great-Britain, 1951, makes photographs that are bright in color and mysterious. One has to look twice before noticing what the viewer is looking at. Kenny gathers materials from the beach and takes them to his studio. He arranges the "insignificant things" like dried seawater, plastic fragments, seaweed and beer can bottoms to get his final result. The following images come from the series Mull Works, Seaworks 3 and Seaworks 1.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Photographer #118: Martin Stranka

Martin Stranka, 1984, is a young photographer from the Czech Republic. He has no education in photography. The images he makes are poetic and mysterious. They remind us of dark fairy tales or our own personal dreams. Martin works on commercial projects as book and CD covers. In the last three years Stranka has been in numerous exhibitions, won several awards and has been in many publications. The following images come from Martin's portfolio.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Photographer #117: Mathieu Bernard-Reymond

French photographer Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, 1976, examines architecture, people, landscapes and their mutual interactions in his series Disparitions. In the series Intervalles Mathieu uses several images to make his final result. He clones the people walking around in the surroundings and thus playing with our minds, because we may perceive busy and crowded places but when we look closer it touches the theme of emptiness. His series TV is a photographic experiment, shooting images with a analog camera and then adding TV images. The following images come from Disparitions, Intervalles and TV.


The Candid Frame #99 - Frederick Van Johnson

Frederick Van Johnson is a professional photographer and host of the popular podcast, This Week in Photography (TWIP). He provides an important voice in the world of image-making in his many roles, not least of which is educating photographer are the importance of marketing and taking full advantage of social networking. His continued efforts in the photographic industry have helped photographers from all over the world discover how to not only make better images, but to create opportunities for themselves and their work. You can discover more of his work by visiting his website as well as listen to him every week on TWIP.

Frederick Van Johnson recommends the work of Greg Gorman. You can listen to our interview with Greg by clicking here.

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