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’.
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A little bit of end of term magic/randomness right about 02:23
“When you look through the camera and everything looks right, take a . . . → Read More: Party tip bonus from Don McCullin via Picbod contributor Steve Pyke MBE.
WIRED Raw-File writer Pete Brook sent a lovely note to picbod after his recent talk ( which you can still listen to here ), just a small thing, but it means a great deal to us and marks him out as the quality article we know him to be. #WeLovePete
“Thank you for your invitation to Coventry. It was an engaging experience with a wise bunch of students.
Please encourage Helen to persist with printing on soap, Adele to create a photography cookbook (i.e. How To Cook Photographs) over the summer, and warn Alex about single-mindedness when it comes to war zones.
Until next time.
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Author Timothy O’Grady reads from his book “Divine Magnetic Lands: A Journey in America” which features this week’s #picbod guest Steve Pyke.
Dead . . . → Read More: Dead Dog
“no specific backstory, no before-and-after to Gregory Crewdson’s images, simply the moment that lends itself to mystery and intrigue. Hundreds of movie lights combine with the setting sun in a perfect moment of illumination.”
Perhaps more phonar than picbod but as we assemble our images into a narratives, lots of people are using film stills for inspiration and yet others are creating very filmic moments with their work.
Enter – stage left, Mr . . . → Read More: Greg Crewdson – the guy that takes pictures.
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
#picbod favourite Todd Hido talking about books, buildings and beautiful people.
Via American . . . → Read More: Todd Hido interview
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’