Is there a jewel in your photo collection? Since digital photography became the norm, we take significantly more photos. Despite this some of our best photos remain hidden away in the digital vaults of our computers and portable storage. The loss of the refrigerator snapshot Digital photography has had a noticeable effect on how we... Continue Reading →
Anyone who’s interested in photography will know that there are many greats, greats that shaped the world of photography as we know and love it today; Henri Cartier Bresson was one of them. As a key influence in street and candid photography, Cartier Bresson’s impact cannot be denied. Henri Cartier Bresson was born in France... Continue Reading →
Continuing our look at Vivian Maier, here are some further photos from her amazing collection of work. Mainly shot in New York, LA and Chicago where she also worked as a nanny, there are also many photographs where you see Vivian herself in the photo. It seems that documenting street life was very easy and... Continue Reading →
I am not sure why but I always remember this photo from Irving Penn. When i think of Irving Penn I often think of this photo first and I love the simplicity and genius of it. This is of Saul Steinberg in Nose Mask in New York, September 1966
A fantastic image of Fred Stein working and showing how photography used to be. The things we would do for our art! Fred Stein was a photographer born in Germany who was forced to flee Germany for Paris in the early 1930s. This photo was taken in 1937 and is of Fred photographing Notre Dame... Continue Reading →
Continuing our look at Vivian Maier here are 4 further images of her work. I wonder who this amazing photographer really was? All we know is that she was a Chicago nanny who seemed to keep to herself. Read more about her life in our our first article titled the The enigma of a genius New... Continue Reading →
A great photo of Actress Uma Thurman by Scotland born photographer Albert Watson. This photograph was taken in his studio in the early 1990s and is one of my favourite photos of Uma Thurman #umathurman#celebrityphotography #blackandwhite#blackandwhitephotography #picoftheday#photooftheday #actress #albertwatson#film #movies
A beautiful image by Edward Weston entitled The Attic in 1921. I love the geometry and use of lines in this.
Eugène Atget - Staircase, Montmartre 1924 Eugène Atget was born in France on the 12th February 1857. He was a pioneer of documentary photography, noted for his desire to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before their disappearance to modernisation. Most of his photographs were first published by Berenice Abbott after... Continue Reading →
Armenian woman fighting on East 86th Street, September, 1956, New York, NY East 108th Street. September 28, 1959, New York, NY Florida January 9, 1957 January of 1956
1. Take lots of photos Vivian Maier took over 100 000 photographs in her life, that we know of. There are probably rolls of undiscovered film elsewhere or that have been accidentally destroyed. Photographers know that not every picture is a gem. Even in film days we took many photos of the same thing, then... Continue Reading →
Congratulations to Swami Parambodhi as winner of the mynuphoto photo competition. This photo was taken in Nepal and was printed on Canson Rag Photographique paper. We run our photo competition by-monthly. and you choose to enter your photos at checkout when ordering your prints. Winners receive £30 or $50 AUD, which is credited to your user... Continue Reading →
These are 2 more amazing images fro Kourtney Roy. An amazing and unique style. Kourtney Roy was born in Canada and lives in Paris. Kourtney displays a visual language of cinema and invites her viewers to deeply involve themselves in her photographs. She portrays humorous narratives, mystery, and the style of something we may have... Continue Reading →
Two photos by Kourtney Roy. Kourtney was born in Canada and currently based in Paris. There is a beautiful distinct style to Kourtney's work.
John Maloof discovered this collection when he purchased a box of negatives at a Chicago auction house in 2007. It is probably fair to say that a lot of the images are un-named or definitely not named by Vivian Maier. Some are known as to the location and dates that they were shot. Two women... Continue Reading →
W Eugene Smith was mainly known as a war time photographer, This photo A Walk To The Paradise Garden was a photograph of his own children taken in 1946
Small Trades is a collection of photographs by Irving Penn photographed in 1950 and 1951. There are over 200 photographs in the set. The photographs were of skilled people in their work clothes and the photographs are in portrait format, nearly all standing front and centre and with a very neutral backdrop, often an old... Continue Reading →
A fashion shot by Herb Ritts in 1990. Dress by Versace. In creating the black tunnel shape surrounding the model, Ritts hung a tarp on a metal frame and used wind machines to blow it out.
As the world changes and becomes more technologically advanced it becomes more difficult to hide from scrutiny. Almost everyone has a digital footprint in some form or other unless they are scrupulous about staying off the grid. But good artists it seems have a knack for only becoming famous after they have died. Vivian Maier... Continue Reading →