torek, 31. maj 2011

torek, 24. maj 2011

Lord SNOWDON: Agatha Christie

Lord Snowdon: Agatha Christie, 1974

»I'm very much against photographs being framed and treated with reverence and signed and sold as works of art. They aren't. They should be seen in a magazine or a book and then be used to wrap up the fish and chucked away.« - Lord Snowdon

»A telephoto lens is all right for animals or sport but too intrusive for people who are unaware. If you want a close-up view you should move yourself if it is possible. The trouble is that so many photographers seem afraid to move in.« - Lord Snowdon

Lord Snowdon (YouTube)
Lord Snowdon (The Telegraph)
Lord Snowdon (Wikipedia)

Agatha Christie

četrtek, 19. maj 2011

Jorge Luis BORGES: Self-Portrait

Jorge Luis Borges: Self-Portrait

»I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.« Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges (Wikipedia)
Jorge Luis Borges (YouTube)

sreda, 18. maj 2011

Ronald HAEBERLE: People about to be shot

Ronald Haeberle: People about to be shot, My Lai, Vietnam, March 16th 1968

»The emotional power of the photograph derives from our knowledge that it was taken during the last seconds these people were alive, as they realize they are about to be killed. They were surrounded by bodies and burning houses, and they could not have missed the sounds of gunfire and screaming. They must have understood the G.I.’s meant to shoot them also. Few photographs show people contemplating their imminent, violent death as vividly as this one.« - Claude Cookman

Ronald Haeberle (Wikipedia)
Ronald Haeberle (Common Dreams)
Ronald Haeberle (

My Ali (Wikipedia)
My Lai (The Journal of Amercan History)
My Lai (YouTube)

torek, 17. maj 2011

John LOENGARD: Allen Ginsberg

John Loengard: Allen Ginsberg, 1966

"When I teach a class I often give the assignment: "Photograph someone you love." I ask people to do this so they have a subject about whom they have feelings, a subject that is more than a model, or an object, or a shape, or an idea. In this way, they can judge the result not only by its technical success, but also by how well it describes their feelings." John Loengard

"A Ming vase can be well-designed and well-made and is beautiful for that reason alone. I don't think this can be true for photography. Unless there is something a little incomplete and a little strange, it will simply look like a copy of something pretty. We won't take an interest in it." - John Loengard

John Loengard

Allen Ginsberg (Wikipedia)

petek, 06. maj 2011

Gustave COURBET: The Desperate Man, self-portrait

Gustave Courbet: The Desperate Man, self-portrait, c. 1845

"When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves." - Gustave Courbet

Gustave Courbet
Gustave Courbet (YouTube)
Gustave Courbet (Wikipedia)

četrtek, 05. maj 2011

Erwin BLUMENFELD: Hitler

Erwin Blumenfeld: Hitler, 1933

"Day and night I try, in my studio with its six two-thousand watt suns, balancing between the extremes of the impossible, to shake loose the real from the unreal, to give visions body, to penetrate into unknown transparencies" - Erwin Blumenfeld

Erwin Blumenfeld (WeimarArt)
Erwin Blumenfeld (YouTube)
Erwin Blumenfeld (Show Studio)
Erwin Blumenfeld (Wikipedia)

sreda, 04. maj 2011

Toni FRISSELL: Boy sitting in the rubble of his home where his parents lie buried after a V-2 bomb hit

Toni Frissell: Boy sitting in the rubble of his home where his parents lie buried after a V-2 bomb hit, London, January 1945

“I was told he had come back from playing and found his house a shambles—his mother, father and brother dead under the rubble…he was looking up at the sky, his face an expression of both confusion and defiance. The defiance made him look like a young Winston Churchill. This photograph was used by IBM to publicize a show in London. The boy grew up to become a truck driver after the war, and walking past the IBM offices, he recognized his picture.” Toni Frissell: Photographs 1933-1967

Toni Frissell (The New York Times)
Toni Frissell (Staleywise)
Toni Frissell (
Toni Frissell (Wikipedia)