Many thanks to Grant Scott at HUNGRY EYE for setting and judging the “White Shirt” task and competition way back in week 4. We aggregated all of the entries from Flickr, the blogs, Facebook,Twitter, email and from the links in the comments. Grant and the HUNGRY EYE team went over them and came back to us this week with their winner.
“Mariya seemed to understand the possibilities ,which a simple white shirt offers as a vehicle to create both atmosphere and narrative. Her images are suggestive, emotive and questioning. They suggest sexuality without being obvious and made me look into the images to question her story. In both it’s inception and completion.” Grant Scott HUNGRY EYE
Congratulations to Mariya Mileva who wins a THINKTANK camera bag for her set . . . → Read More: HUNGRY EYE “White shirt” competition winner.
The last class of #picbod2012 approaches, but don’t be sad, there’s still plenty of inspiration on the site to keep you going! And don’t forget that throughout March the Photo Book Club (run by our own Matt Johnston) will be looking at Sally Mann’s seminal photo book ‘Immediate Family’.
. . . → Read More: Sally Mann; Some Food for Thought
Above Francesca Woodman, Untitled, Rome, 1977-1978. (©George and Betty Woodman/Courtesy George and Betty Woodman/Contrasto).
In 1908, the young German photographer Katharina Behrend (1888-1973) made a self-portrait; in many ways this was an unremarkable event, the self-portrait was certainly nothing new in photographic terms, but what made this image significant, was Behrend’s act of removing her clothing before releasing her cameras shutter, ‘making this image (as far as I know) the first nude self-portrait by a woman photographer,’ writes Gerry Badger in his essay A place in the world: Reading Francesca Woodman, that forms an introduction to Francesca Woodman: The Roman Years between flesh and film.
‘Behrend’s archive, housed in the Netherlands Photo-Archive Rotterdam, contains various snapshots of her family and friends, posing naked by lakes and in forests,’ says Badger, ‘In these photographs, the genders are mixed, for her social circle subscribed to the German cult of “Sun and Health.” They were, in short, early nudists. The nude self-portrait, however, is unique. The group snapshots were records. The self-portrait is an exploration.’
It is unlikely that Francesca Woodman — who took her own life at the tender age of 22, in 1981, and whose name is frequently mentioned in the same breath as . . . → Read More: Francesca Woodman: The Roman Years between flesh and film by Wayne Ford
We have already featured 2 posts from Contributor Wayne Ford, the first looking at photographer Paolo Roversi, and the second, Philip Toledano. Below are a few more posts that#picbod students would do well to pore over, click on the image to hit the jump.
. . . → Read More: Further reading: Wayne Ford’s Posterous
I am interested in what we define as beauty, when we choose to create ourselves, says New York based photographer Phillip Toledano, who suggests ‘we are at the vanguard of a period of human induced evolution,’ in A New Kind of Beauty, ‘A turning point in history where we are beginning to define not only our own concept of beauty, but of physicality itself.’
. . . → Read More: Wayne Ford on Philip Toledano and the ‘vanguard of human induced evolution’
Here we are featuring a post from contributor Wayne Ford, taken from his excellent and ‘must-bookmark’ posterous blog. In this post Wayne looks at fashion photographer Paolo Roversi’s first solo show which focuses on just one of his subjects, Guinevere van Seenus:
. . . → Read More: Wayne Ford on Paolo Roversi: ‘the photographer and his muse’
More inspiration for your picbod tasks, this time from Sivan Askayo over on the SIP blog.
In my previous post, Women Photographing Intimacy, I mentioned how inspired I was by two NY based photographers, Elinor Carucci and Cynthia Cortes. Call it coincidence or just good timing, but while interviewing them, I was also taking a 10-week Narrative Portrait class at ICP with the great photographer Amy Arbus.
As I hadn’t taken pictures of myself before (besides self reflections while traveling) I decided to “indulge” and dive into the world of self portraiture myself. I got a new tripod, a free-wave shutter release and told my teacher that my narrative portrait subject for the next 10 weeks is going to be me. But easier said than done, I waited for the inspiration to dawn on me and to provide me with ideas.
…continued over on the . . . → Read More: Women Photographing Intimacy
The following post is written by Sivan Askayo and can also be found on the Shpilman Institute for Photography blog. A big thank you to Sivan and Rotem Rozental for letting us feature this great post.
Women Photographing Intimacy by Sivan Askayo
Honoring Women’s History month, I chose to focus on two female photographers who shoot self portraits and capture intimate situations with their cameras.
Although they both come from different backgrounds and each has a completely different style, they also have a lot in common; they are both of the same age, both started shooting at the age of 15, both live and create in New York and both are almost if not totally exposed in front of their cameras.
Their photographic language is very intimate and revealing, which only adds mystery and power to their images and photographed persona. For this post, I chose images that refer to a similar subject, but are shot and referred to in a different way.
All Images are Courtesy of the Artists
Elinor Carucci is one of the most talented Israeli female photographers who gained international recognition. Her photography is shown in museums around the world and her . . . → Read More: Featured Post – Women Photographing Intimacy by Sivan Askayo
From contributor Grant Scott: editor of Professional Photographer, Photography Monthly and Turning Pro Magazines, this post can also be found on Grant’s blog – Dreams, Themes and Photography Schemes
I spoke today with the people at Kodak.
They have just launched a new analogue film in all formats.
I asked them why in a world of digital capture?
The reply was honest and informed.
There is a renewed interest in shooting film, analogue cameras and the process of printing.
A niche interest they admitted. But an interest and demand which they wish to meet.
Shooting film. Lets not dismiss it just . . . → Read More: Grant Scott: Shooting Film