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Famous Photographers: which ones do you admire?

 
 
Algis Kemezys
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2005 07:24 am
This one for instance looks like a Cartier Bresson but has its own secret.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2005 08:32 am
Algis, I wanted to comment on your "Christopher Columbus" photo. I like the way you had the control of all the elements in that shot. I was especially impressed by the rays of light that came from your horizon to whichChris was pointing. I couldnt express my opinion on that forum cause I was "locked out" so this has to do
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Algis Kemezys
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2005 08:55 am
Thanks farmerman !Locked out hun I wonder what that means. I love combining old olivetrees and stone.
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Miklos7
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2005 03:26 pm
What a wonderful resource these pages have become!

The two photographers I most admire happen to be French: Henri Cartier-Bresson and Jacques-Henri Lartigue.

Much has already been posted about Cartier-Bresson, so I'll concentrate on Lartigue. No large images seem to be available on-line, but

http://www.houkgallery.com/press-lartigue.html

offers a broad selection of Lartigue reproductions at modest enlargement.

What I most admire about Lartigue is his continual freshness of vision. He was given his first camera when he was seven, and, with extraordinary imagination and enthusiasm, he took pictures for the next 80 years. He is self-taught and a tireless experimenter. Even the later photographs (not visible at this site, alas) suggest that Lartigue is still enjoying the spontaneous vision he developed so early as photography's only child prodigy.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2005 08:45 pm
Miklos, I've heard of Lartigue but couldn't have identified his work. This link is a treasure chest...
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Algis Kemezys
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2005 09:40 pm
Yes Lartigue is tremendous because he has so much tension pulling in those photographs. When you look at then many have two forceat wok against each other and this makes for an observable image.On the same theme but more confined is the work of Eugene Atget. Mostly dwelling around the city of paris there is an uncanny sence of captured timelessness.

Now for an update on Lartigue SEE LISETTE MODEL and then for desert see Amy Arbus.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2005 10:26 pm
and there was an article today, I think, in the NYT on Gregory Colbert... who mixes photog and a whole life oevre. Guy has money to do this, right out front, but past that, thoughtful choices. Too bad I have no link. Back when I do.







edit to spell photographer's name correctly..
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2005 10:27 pm
Amy Arbus?
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kitchenpete
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2005 05:24 am
ossobuco wrote:
Miklos, I've heard of Lartigue but couldn't have identified his work. This link is a treasure chest...


I saw an exhibition of Lartigue work at the Hayward Gallery, London, last year. He was a remarkable chronicler of the first half of the 20th century.

KP
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Vivien
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2005 01:56 pm
Daughter and I are really enjoying these suggestions and I would never have known of most of these photographers without this thread - thank you all. Very Happy keep them coming

I'd never heard of Lartigue - there seem to be a high number of good French photographers, curious.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2005 07:41 pm
Ok, here's the link on Gregory Colbert from yesterday's NYTimes. One has to register to get to it, and it's only free for about five more days. There is a slide show of his buildings, both temporary and not-temporary. To summarize badly, this is a fellow who combines his photography with where to show it (built a temp museum to show prints) and his home with studio is also art, a complete package. Very cool, to me.

Gregory Colbert
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2005 07:51 pm
Gotta be a member to access, osso.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2005 08:52 pm
Er, so? You just register... (I know, people don't like to do that, for whatever reason. Miss a lot, from my point of view.)
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Algis Kemezys
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2005 11:22 am
Earlier I meant to say Diane Arbus. Check out photographic portraiture that has reinvented itselfwith the bizarre ....
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Miklos7
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2005 01:33 pm
Ossobuco, Thanks so much for the Gregory Colbert tip! He is VERY good. As the NYT images will, indeed, stop being freely accessible soon, here is a more permanent site:

http://www.ashesandsnow.org/index2.html

I love some of these pictures. I am also fascinated by the large scale of his prints, the home-made paper--and the fact that he has neither gallery or dealer.

The container museum is a brilliant concept. Only 14 of them need to travel from site to site; the rest can be picked up inexpensively in any port. If you want to see a few more shots of the museum,

http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/arts/architecture/11077/index1.html

I would like to know how the artist got started. I assume that his earlier work--and surroundings--were not quite so cash-intensive! Perhaps, there were patrons before the chairman of Rolex; perhaps, he has money of his own; perhaps, both!

You have given me a BIG treat for the day. Thank you, Osso!
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superjuly
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2005 02:55 pm
Want a trip around the world?

Check this out.
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Vivien
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2005 03:31 pm
I found Gregory Colbert much more interesting than the Gates - fascinating idea and some lovely images.

Daughter just phoned in great excitement - she's invested in a digital camera so that she can work through ideas and learn cheaper and more immediately, she has no intention of parting with her elderly SLR though.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2005 04:49 pm
I love the one on the link that Miklos gave that looks like the elephant is either running full bore or swimming...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2005 04:54 pm
The NYT article also showed pictures of the exterior and interior of his house in ny city, impeccably done, to me.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2005 04:58 pm
Superjuly, interesting link to QT Luong's work. He sure has a knack for picking dramatic light...
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