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Micael Nussbaumer & The Weaving Factory: Chaos as Creative Force

Micael Nussbaumer & The Weaving Factory: Chaos as Creative Force | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“Each video depicts an intervention in the abandoned space of Fábrica da Fiação. They are loops, without a beginning or an end, which brings them closer to photography rather than video.(…)”

“Micael Nussbaumer’s installation, “O Registador”, explores objects and spaces from the abandoned «Fábrica da Fiação de Tomar». The choice of this weaving factory as the main subject of this exposition was due to the perfect analogy found by the artist between the concepts he wanted to expose and the history of that enterprise.

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Conscientious Extended | On Process

Conscientious Extended | On Process | Photography Now | Scoop.it

This photographs looks like an image made using the wet-plate process, but it’s merely a simulation if you will. I took this picture with my minipad, using the Hipstamatic Tintype package. It’s fairly safe to assume that tor a sizable part of photoland, a digital image that looks like a wet-plate image cannot be judged the same way as a an actual wet-plate one. In the following, I will try to explain why that is a pretty severe mistake.

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The Daily Edit Vanity Fair : Ellen Von Unwerth

The Daily Edit  Vanity Fair : Ellen Von Unwerth | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Design Director: Chris Dixon
Photography Director: Susan White
Art Director: Julie Weiss, Chris Mueller
Senior Associate Photography Editors: Sasha Erwitt, Susan Phear

Photographer: Ellen Von Unwerth

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Carol Golemboski: The Psychometry App

Carol Golemboski: The Psychometry App | Photography Now | Scoop.it

You may remember Carol Golemboski's terrific work from her 2007 Project Competition win by CENTER in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Carol is a photographer who uses antiquated objects as metaphors in carefully staged scenes.  Her creative process is defined by printing techniques involving complex darkroom manipulations.

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Cristina Coral: Memories | Le Journal de la Photographie

Cristina Coral: Memories | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I am an independent photographer and I live in Triest (Italy).
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Irving Penn – Small Trades

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Small Trades is but one of many projects that was completed by Irving Penn (b. 1917 Plainfield, NJ – d. 2009), and one that actually spanned his photographic career. The photographs were created in the early 1950’s in Paris, London and New York. As a body of work, Penn would return to these negatives to continue his investigation of what a photograph print should look like.

The original photographs were made on 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 roll film (Rolliflex), but usually cropped into a vertical image and printed on gelatin silver enlarging paper. Penn has stated that his studies were primary inspired by Eugene Atget’s petits métiers (small trades), early 1900’s photographic studies of workers in their Paris environments. As has frequently been mentioned, the viewer can also find themselves noticing the similarities to August Sander’s “People of the Twentieth Century” environmental studies created in the 1930’s in Germany. Penn on the other hand removed his subjects from their environment to a more neutral sitting located in his studio

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The Helsinki School Riitta Päiväläinen | Le Journal de la Photographie

The Helsinki School Riitta Päiväläinen | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Several years ago, an old black dress made of velvet caught my attention in a second-hand shop. I examined the garment carefully. There was no label. The style of the dress was from the twenties. The seams revealed the dress was handmade.
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Lia Dostlieva Sacrifice | Le Journal de la Photographie

Lia Dostlieva Sacrifice | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I hand over my vulnerability to thee, I throw it to thy feet, a silent sacrifice.
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With These Abstract Portraits, Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder : NPR

With These Abstract Portraits, Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder : NPR | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In the 1960s photographer Bill Brandt put a twist on his portraits of famous artists — by zooming in all the way on just the eye.
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Love the skin detail and catch light in eye. Beautifully done!

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Eric Marth - Printing American Photographs - Walker Evans

Eric Marth - Printing American Photographs - Walker Evans | Photography Now | Scoop.it

One of the great qualities of the photograph is that it can exist in multiple copies. Unlike the painter, the photographer can reproduce an original, made from the camera negative. We might experience pictures by great photographers that carry the authority of the artist in a variety of far-flung places, as they find permanent homes in the archives of the world’s libraries and museums.

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In a fast moving world… We could all do with a roll of 36 exposures « Vincent Laforet's Blog

I’ve been thinking a lot lately.   About everything.   The business.   Our "craft" and the economics and sustainability of what we do as creatives in this ever changing world.   But that’s for a later post perhaps, and I always tend to think too much anyway…

Sometimes the best things in life are simple.   Trying to keep things simple or "basic" in our technology-driven times seems to be getting more difficult every year, if not by the minute.

In this case it was a "Cheap Camera" challenge that lead me to shoot with a Canon A2E, a Lens Baby lens, and two rolls of film – the subject of the video below.  

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Rennio Maifredi: If you knew me you would care | Le Journal de la Photographie

Rennio Maifredi: If you knew me you would care | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

If You Knew Me You Would Care is a collection of personal stories and portraits that come together to tell a powerful tale not only of survival, but also of life regained and the strength of the human spirit.

Published by powerHouse Books New York, the stories in If You Knew Me You Would Care are from women who have survived the most horrific experiences that come as a result of conflict, violence, and poverty in places such as war-torn Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 
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Eye-On-PDX: Teresa Christiansen

Eye-On-PDX: Teresa Christiansen | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Teresa Christiansen is a photographer and teacher currently based in Portland, OR. 
BA: Describe the first photographs you remember making.
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Rio de Janeiro: Latin-American Photo Books | Le Journal de la Photographie

Rio de Janeiro: Latin-American Photo Books | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
After stops in Paris, Madrid and New York, the exhibition Fotolivros latino-americanos is now on view at the Institut Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro.
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50th Anniversary of the Instamatic (1963) | George Eastman House Blog

50th Anniversary of the Instamatic (1963) | George Eastman House Blog | Photography Now | Scoop.it
  March 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Kodak Instamatic family of cameras. These cameras, featuring the instant-loading 126 (Kodapack) film (50th Anniversary of the Instamatic (1963) [and over 50 million sold!
Mario Pires's insight:

It was my first camera, i still own it and it works.

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Murad Osmann: Follow Me by | Le Journal de la Photographie

Murad Osmann: Follow Me by | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
We started this story in Barcelona, right after I finished working there on a project. I was taking pictures of everything and it did get quite annoying, so my girlfriend dragged me forward.
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Collaborations in Japanese Photobooks: Shuji Terayama, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno

Collaborations in Japanese Photobooks: Shuji Terayama, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Photobooks by their very nature are collaborative endeavors. On their most basic level they involve a photographer and a printer. More often than not, they also engage a collaborative dialogue with a designer.
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The photographic legacy of Garry Winogrand

The photographic legacy of Garry Winogrand | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveils the lost pictures of Garry Winogrand.
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Canteen Magazine Naked Judging: Emma Powell

Canteen Magazine Naked Judging: Emma Powell | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I am featuring Emma Powell's photographs--work that was quickly dismissed by the second round jurors with some muttering about too much Art Sauce (my favorite expression of this whole experience), but enthusiastically moved forward by the first round judges.  Many of Emma's images have been well celebrated in exhibitions across the country, so the rapid rejection of this work was more than disconcerting. The images featured today come from her project, The Shadow Catcher's Daughter.

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From Pablo Picasso to Catherine Deneuve: the...

From Pablo Picasso to Catherine Deneuve: the... | Photography Now | Scoop.it

 first heard that the National Portrait Gallery was planning an extensive exhibition devoted to the photographic portraits of Man Ray’s early last year whilst judging a London photography competition; and it instantly became an eagerly (for me at least) anticipated exhibition — and this morning the long wait was over, when I was lucky enough to see this comprehensive show ahead of its public opening tomorrow.

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Guenahel Orgebin: Madonnas | Le Journal de la Photographie

Guenahel Orgebin: Madonnas | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The work of Toulouse photographer Guenahel Orgebin works on representations of the Madonna as its subject. His photographs are mature and prepared, profound and personal, carnal and sensual, sensitive and spiritual.
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138: Isabelle Pateer

138: Isabelle Pateer | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The project "Unsettled" questions the worldwide phenomenon of industrial expansions and its consequences, shown in the study of the Belgian village Doel and the surrounding polder area.
The place is threatened by vast expansion plans of the neighboring port of Antwerp and related compensation plans, required by EU law to compensate the expanding industry. Originally meant to balance these nature compensation areas create in fact an artificial contrast between nature and culture.

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The Daily Edit UCLA : Elena Zhukova

The Daily Edit UCLA : Elena Zhukova | Photography Now | Scoop.it
\ Wednesday: 3.6.13 Design Director/Photo Editor: Charles Hess, chessdesign Art Director: Suzannah Mathur  Photographer:Elena Zhukova
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Mario Giacomelli – The Black is Waiting for the White

Mario Giacomelli – The Black is Waiting for the White | Photography Now | Scoop.it

For the selection of photographs that I have curated to illustrate this book, I have to begin with one of Ciacomelli’s more iconic and surrealist photograph from his series Scanno(1959). I also have to admit that seeing this photograph for the first time a long time ago was a very startling experience for me. My very first impression was that the MoMA (NYC) had made a very big mistake including this photograph in an exhibition. My sensibilities were that such that a photograph should look “natural”, that if there were any retouching, it should not be noticeable to the viewer. And this graphic photograph was in direct contradiction to everything I thought a photograph should look like, as I felt it was very apparent to even the most naive viewer, that it had been heavily manipulated. As you might suspect, I was caught up in the physicality of a photograph, not the symbolism or poetic intent of the image’s content. Interestingly, this single photograph also had the most impact on me as Giacomelli’s name and image were as though seared permanently on my memory.

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Oh, Canada?

Oh, Canada? | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Naomi Harris, a Toronto native who hadn’t truly explored her vast homeland, set out on what she calls “the Maple Highway” to find what it means to be Canadian.
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