Book of Amy Arbus' photos

Reply Sun 5 Nov, 2006 06:52 pm
Article on the book

Here's a link for a SF Chronicle "slide show" of some of the photos -
Link for the slide show

I'm interested in "street photography"; have been following several of the links for current street photography that showed up in an article in Slate.com a month or two ago (it's still there) - great stuff. I spent hours looking at people in Helsinki, for example.

The slate article -

My topic about the Helsinki website -
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Reply Sun 5 Nov, 2006 08:00 pm
I loved the Helsinski stuff (and then London, and Amsterdam, and...)

There was an article in the NYT about her that was cool, I really liked the pic of early, un-famous Madonna. Some quote about how they went to the same gym and Madonna would constantly be lolling around naked and Amy knew that with a body like that she'd go far.... Laughing
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Reply Sun 5 Nov, 2006 08:24 pm
I liked the Madonna photo too..

reminds me of my trench coat, though mine is cleaner. It's a man's trench coat I bought at a dregsy thrift shop, an old garbardine coat from at least as far back as the fifties. I had to shorten the sleeves; I put some old military stuff on the lapels..

Some years that coat is in.. there was a time when women in Paris were wearing old trench coats - written up in some magazine. And some years I look like a bag lady in some dumb coat. Some years I'm thinnish and it really looks four sizes too big, since it's an overcoat, and some years I'm more porky, and it fits more nicely.

I find her comments about her mother and the book by her sister, Doon, interesting.
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Reply Mon 6 Nov, 2006 09:34 am
I expect there will be considerable print articles on her in view of this weeks opening of the unauthorized biofilm about her, "Fur".
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Reply Mon 6 Nov, 2006 10:11 am
I expect so too, flyboy.
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Reply Mon 13 Nov, 2006 07:57 pm
Two articles in Slate on the new movie about Diane Arbus -

Arbus in Furs
How Fur mythologizes the iconic photographer.
By Mia Fineman
Posted Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at 10:54 AM ET

Arbus in Furs (Slate)

Arrested Development
A lame take on photographer Diane Arbus.
By Dana Stevens
Posted Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at 5:17 PM ET

Arrested Development (Slate)
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Reply Tue 14 Nov, 2006 08:42 am
Saw the film, and unfortunately the negative reviews were quite accurate. The film was a real "dud". It would have been minutely better had there been no reference at all to Arbus. I had little feeling for any of the characters. The best thing in the film was the excellent portrayal of the snobbish mother by Jane Alexander. But then when did she not give an excellent performance, be it stage, film or TV?
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Reply Tue 14 Nov, 2006 01:40 pm
Seems such a waste, when Diane Arbus was an interesting real life person.
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Reply Tue 14 Nov, 2006 02:01 pm
"I'm genuinely interested in what it is that makes us human"
Wow, what a concept.
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 07:40 am
I liked the madonna stuff. That was a piece!

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