Jana for Various Editorials. Photographed by Josh Jordan.
“I do not mistrust reality, of which I know next to nothing, but I am suspicious regarding the image of reality which our senses convey to us, and which is incomplete and limited. Our eyes have developed such as to survive. It is merely coincidence that we can see stars with them as well.”—Gerhard Richter
Luigi Ghirri, who passed away in 1992, was many things in his 49 years: a writer, curator, land surveyor, photographer, and conceptual artist. It is through his color photography that he is best known. His 1978 self-published monograph, Kodachrome, has influenced numerous artists and was re-printed to great acclaim last November. Currently (and for the first time in the United States), the accompanying exhibit of 25 vintage works is on display at Matthew Marks in NYC.
Ghirri pursued his philosophical ideas using photography as a medium for deciphering form and meaning. His cool, smooth, Kodachrome view of the world is an attempt to mine significance from the signs surrounding us. Engaging with his work is to join him in grappling with universal questions of identity, place, and reality. Are his photographs, then, aspirations for some cathartic truth? Don’t let the ironic, understated images fool you, Luigi Ghirri is enjoining us to think deeply and critically about what we see and know. —Lane Nevares
I’m Vera. I have a complicate relationship with photography since some years. I began with digital photography and just one year ago I bought my first film camera, an Holga, and then an obsession for film photography and vintage cameras came to being. I steel shoot in digital too, but, as you know, it’s not the same thing. So in my blog you can come across analogue and digital photographs, steel lifes, streets, portraits, landscapes, colours, monochromes. I shoot more or less everything, and I don’t have a peculiar “style”, maybe because I have to gain experience and to grow up, maybe because I don’t want to.
Hey! Welcome to my Photographic Journey. Thanks for taking the time to look.. My name is Howard, and I am based in Fife, Scotland, UK.
I like to vary my images and style constantly learning or trying new techniques or genres.. the more you explore the more creative you get, I think you take something from each experience as part of your journey. Hence my Photographic Journey .
My name is John Torres, photography is my means of expression. I do not hold myself hostage to one formate. I am classically trained in film, however I appreciate what digital can do for my work flow. I currently use a Fujifilm Xe-1, Polaroid slr 680 se, and a 4x5 Speed Graphic on occasion. I use Apeture 3 with Vsco Film plug ins. My style has transformed many times over again. It really depends what I am studying during that time frame. Currently I have developed a deep interest in fashion and alternative fashion photography. My goal right now is to work collaboratively with other artists to make great together. I think there is beauty and rawness there. My friend posed in the frame above is Salma Vir Banks and she is a very talented dancer. This is only the beginning, but so far we are quite satisfied with what we are creating. Find more at my tumblr page. aso-mat-ous.tumblr.com
Taiz, Yemen | April 12, 2013 A woman takes a sip of a late night fruit juice at a Shesha bar in Taiz. After my experience in Libya - where women were forbidden to smoke in public - and with the conservative reputation that Yemen has - this came as quite a surprise. #photojournalism #photooftheday #documentary #iphoneography #iphoneonly #igers #streetphotography #picoftheday #yemen #cafe #shesha #taiz
shot as part of an ongoing series of sports people emerging form various media. used nikon in the studio here. i just love shooting dramatic sports images, all constructed though, not so interested in reportage sports shots, although have utmost respect for them. aiming at the commercial market, more shots on http://petemuller.tumblr.com also follow me on https://twitter.com/petemuller99 . Hope you like
“Justice in the conduct and life of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.”—Plato
Although we do not hear enough about it, there are more than 70,000 juveniles presently incarcerated in the United States. Richard Ross, a Professor/photographer at the University of California Santa Barbara, has spent more than five years in over 300 facilites in 31 states documenting, interviewing, and photographing what we do to young people in this country. This project, Juvenile-in-Justice, and the accompanying book offer a sobering analysis of how we administer justice in the USA.
Ross’s skills as a photographer are quite evident throughout his work. While these images may on the surface appear perfectly composed and cooly detached, they are, in fact, indictments of injustice. This rich alchemy of beauty and indignation gives these images their power and resonance.
Juvenile-in-Justice is on view in NYC at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts until Saturday, and then moves on to the LA Municipal Art Gallery. For an excellent and poignant overview of the project, this video is required viewing. --Lane Nevares