Using John Szarkowski Photographers Eye Theory

I recently read John Szarokowski’s 1964 book The Photographers Eye. This was produced to cover M.O.M.A first critically acclaimed photography exhibition, in the book he cover the topics which he sees are the 5 basic principles of a photograph. They are The Thing Itself The Detail The Frame Time Vantage Point THE THING ITSELF This is my Cat MillieContinue reading “Using John Szarkowski Photographers Eye Theory”

Tube, Lines and Tranquility

http://www.londonphotonow.com/ Photography by Mark Paulda Tube; a hollow, usually cylindrical body of metal, glass, rubber, or other material, used especially for conveying  or contains liquid or gases. The 1863 the first tube opened in London, the District and circle line. Now it runs like an artery through length and breadth of London. The above Dictionary description describes it well ‘conveying or containing liquids or Gases‘ A smell and special dirt all of it own and a heating system all of it own. Artists have oftenContinue reading “Tube, Lines and Tranquility”

The first step to making a picture that last’s forever on 11/11/11

Many questions are asked in the search for why we photograph, Steven Shore ,Robert Adams, Diane Arbus to name a few. I want to look at Roland Barthes thought process in Camera Lucida “A specific Photograph, in effect, is never distinguished from its referent (from what it represents)”  The use of the prop (the clock) changes the  feel of the image and howContinue reading “The first step to making a picture that last’s forever on 11/11/11”

The right in capture! Believing is seeing: What lies behind some iconic photos?

BBC News – Believing is seeing: What lies behind some iconic photos?. Please watch the above If, when, where, what… All the many things we ask about an image. Is Photographer drive for social or economic change, a moment of chance, to show an experience. I don’t disagree in the essence of the skull been moved as it was atContinue reading “The right in capture! Believing is seeing: What lies behind some iconic photos?”

Chewing gum, Pigeons, cigarette butt…

Your Last Breath #5 Chewing gum, Pigeons, cigarette butt…  

Your Last Breath #3

The closeness of safety seems to far…

Joel Meyerovitz Talk at Darby Format 2011

I went to Format festival In Darby. This will be the last Space I will visit as it must be full steam ahead with my Exhibition. I went to Format two years ago. The Main Reason was to see a talk by Joel Meyerovitz  the American street  photographer I knew that this would be good to Continue reading “Joel Meyerovitz Talk at Darby Format 2011”

How i fell for Andre Kertesz, while leaving a Paris Behind…

Striking while the irons hot is not always great in the long run. Did paris Fail or did i Fail Paris? Judge for yourself! Paris Photo 2010 at this moment in time feels like The Clash Signing to Capitol Records. Did they or did they not sell out. Am i more wiser to the whole corporateContinue reading “How i fell for Andre Kertesz, while leaving a Paris Behind…”

London Gallery visit 13/9/10 (updated)

On Monday 13/9/10, I take the Welsh Dragon Express to the big smoke to see some galleries. At this moment im going to Sally Mann at the photographer’s gallery. Edward Maybridge at Tate Britain. Im also going to Tate Modern to see Exposed. I’m sure we will find some other things to visit 14/9/10 First of all iContinue reading “London Gallery visit 13/9/10 (updated)”

Mary Ellen Mark Interview

http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/2010/08/interview_mary_ellen_mark_on_p.html I first come across Mary Ellen Marks work in 2008 in paris. Like many of the 1970s photographic glittery she really caught my eye with here work. i find a her work more sutler than the likes of Arbus and Winogrand. In the interview she raises some very good points as to the state of play in photograpy today.Continue reading “Mary Ellen Mark Interview”

Was John Szarkowski the most influential person in 20th-century photography?

Was John Szarkowski the most influential person in 20th-century photography? http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/jul/20/john-szarkowski-photography-moma I found this article on the guardian website by Sean o’ Hagen. The comments where very interesting about pre John Szarkowski there was no photography in new york. For me i see it as a personal mecca for imaging. to think that he found the next generation of masters Diane Arbus,Continue reading “Was John Szarkowski the most influential person in 20th-century photography?”