Tag Archive for "photographer" tag

Jesse Chehak

July 30th, 2010 by Jeff | 0

Jesse Chehak’s Fool’s Gold is an amazing portrait of the West. Read a brief profile of Chehak in the New York Times’ Lens.

Pieter Hugo - Agbogbloshie

July 28th, 2010 by Jeff | 0

For the past year, South African photographer Pieter Hugo has been photographing Agbogbloshie, a dump of obsolete technology in Ghana. It’s a wasteland, where people and cattle live on mountains of motherboards, monitors and discarded hard drives, is far removed from the benefits accorded by the unrelenting advances of technology. It’s a haunting and dismal glimpse at what becomes of the 50 million tons of digital waste produced each year in the Western world. The exhibit, called Permanent Error, opens tomorrow at the Michael Stevenson Gallery in Capetown, South Africa and runs until September.

James Cooper

June 28th, 2010 by Jeff | 0

I really like James Cooper’s photos. He’s a photographer from Bermuda who takes some of the most funny and creative underwater photos you’ve ever seen. Check out more photos at his image blog.

Andrew Moore

June 23rd, 2010 by Jeff | 0

There are lots of photo essays documenting the growing fallowness of Detroit, but Andrew Moore’s photos of Motown ruins are my favorite.

Nathalie Grenzhaeuser

June 21st, 2010 by Jeff | 0

German photographer Nathalie Grenzhaeuser has taken some beautiful photos of the Arctic. In the series The Construction of the Quiet Earth, she has taken dramatic photos of mining and research facilities in the Arctic Archipelago, Spitzbergen. And in The Islands you can see the relentless lonesomeness of the tiny Arctic shacks built by hunters and trappers over the past century.

L.A. Looks Great When You Take Away the Cars

May 31st, 2010 by Jeff | 0

Ross Ching shows how attractive L.A. is when you get rid of the cars in Running on Empty. Ching was inspired by a similar project of still photographs, Empty L.A., from L.A. photographer Matt Logue.

Avedon’s Pad for Sale

May 21st, 2010 by Jeff | 0

The four-story townhouse where the late Richard Avedon had his studio and home for more than 30 years is now on the market for $12 million. Currently owned by Olivier Sarkozy, the half-brother of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the ground-floor studio where Avedon made his photos has been left unchanged since the Sarkozys moved in 2005, the year after Avedon’s death. And it’s a pretty interesting studio space too. In this photo you can see how the walls of the studio curve into the floor, creating a backdrop with an illusion of unlimited space.

New Trees

May 9th, 2010 by Jeff | 0

German photographer Robert Voit has taken a terrific series of photos of what he calls New Trees, examples of cellphone antennae camouflaged as trees.

Joni Sternbach

March 22nd, 2010 by Jeff | 0

Joni Sternbach makes beautiful large-format tintype photos, especially her Surfers series.

 

Miroslav Tichý

February 13th, 2010 by Jeff | 0

A new exhibit of the work of reclusive Czech photographer Miroslav Tichý has recently opened at ICP in New York. The handmade cameras he makes are nearly as beautiful as the photos the cameras produce.

I cut a lens out of Plexiglas with a knife, ground the lens, made a camera of wood and cardboard, and took pictures with that. Of course it worked. When I do something, it has to be precise. Truly, the lens was not precise, but maybe that’s where the art is… Then I grind the lens with various types of sandpapers, first coarse sandpaper, then finer and finer, until you can see through it beautifully. And then what? It needs to be polished, that isn’t a problem. You take toothpaste, mix it with cigarette ash, and then you polish it. And that’s what I photographed with.

See more photos of Tichý and his cameras. And go to Tichý’s website to see more of his photos.

Matthew Albanese

January 26th, 2010 by Jeff | 0

Photographer Matthew Albanese uses household items like grout, paprika and steel wool to build elaborate little miniature worlds to photograph. Read more about how the photos are made.

 

Szymon Roginski

January 4th, 2010 by Jeff | 0

Polish photographers Szymon Roginski and Kasia Korzeniecka have created an inventive, three-dimensional way to display their photos with their o mia o project. Roginski’s night photos are pretty cool too.

Robert Bergman

December 16th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

There’s been a lot of attention lately around the work of photographer Robert Bergman. There are three simultaneous shows of his portraits at the National Gallery of Art, P.S.1, and the Yossi Milo gallery in New York. The haunting, closeup photos seem to emulate the more gaunt and worn of American humanity as captured by Robert Frank. But there is something piercing about everyone of them.

Alex Fradkin

November 27th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

San Francisco photographer Alex Fradkin has made some beautiful photos of concrete bunkers ruins around the San Francisco Bay Area. Built by the U.S. military to defend against an enemy that never came., some have fallen into the Pacific Ocean and some just sit quietly as they are absorbed back into the earth.

Sara Stolfa

July 16th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

While working as a bartender at McGlinchey’s Tavern in Philadelphia, photographer Sara Stolfa took some great photographs of the regulars on the otherside of the bar. Take a look at her work at Gallery 339 in Philadelphia and at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York.

Helen Levitt

March 31st, 2009 by Jeff | 0

One of the world’s great street photographers, Helen Levitt has died at the age of 95. Listen to a 2002 NPR interview with Levitt and see a gallery of Levitt’s photos.

 

 

Nicolai Howalts

March 16th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Danish photographer Nicolai Howalts has taken some beautiful photos in several disparate series. In 3×1, his portraits of a family living in a Danish suburban counsel flat show a different kind of crazy. Other great series include his portraits of very young boxers taken before and after matches, and his How to Hunt photo series of a Danish bird hunt that looks like beautiful, detailed 19C paintings.

Anthony Suau

February 16th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

American photographer Anthony Suau has won the World Press Photo of the Year for 2008. Suau’s photo for a March 2008 Time Magazine article on the U.S. economic crisis, shows a Cuyahoga County Sheriff securing an abandoned home in Cleveland, after a mortgage foreclosure eviction. Take a look at the other World Press Photo winners gallery in 20 categories and stories.

 

Lucas Foglia

February 10th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Yale photography student Lucas Foglia has created an amazing portfolio of portraits of people who are re-wilding the way they live in the WildRoots ecovillage homestead of Western North Carolina and in other spots in the rural Southeastern U.S. Between the Depression 2.0, impending environmental collapse and all those broke-ass kids I see in my neighborhood, I’m thinking these ecovillage homesteads are the new TICs.

Animalia

January 27th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

In Animalia, Basque photographer Mikel Uribetxeberria puts animals in domestic situations to nice effect. Reminds me of Doug Aitken’s amazing Migration installation at 303 Gallery in New York.