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Ronen Goldman: Surrealistic Dreams | Le Journal de la Photographie

Ronen Goldman: Surrealistic Dreams | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Ronen Goldman, a conceptual photographer and artist from Tel Aviv, recreates his dreams through surreal photography. Most photographs start with a dream, or part of a dream I remember.
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Ema Excell's comment, February 3, 2013 3:47 PM
Good referencing for Surrealism....
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A Photographers Guide to Pinterest

A Photographers Guide to Pinterest | Photography Now | Scoop.it
It took me a while to get used to Pinterest. As with all social networks, we discover  how we wish to interact with it and with others by playing and using.
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A photographer's take on Pinterest, a visual social network i use with great pleasure, you can find me here:

 

http://pinterest.com/retorta/

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Mario Pires's comment, January 27, 2013 10:30 AM
You're welcome Heather, but it's Mario :)
Heather Buckley's comment, January 27, 2013 10:43 AM
I was so careful to spell your surname right thinking I would be rude not to! I can't believe I typoed your first name, sorry.
Mario Pires's comment, January 27, 2013 10:48 AM
No problem Heather :)
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The Photobook Club’s ‘Box of Books’ Launches Tuesday 29th

The Photobook Club’s ‘Box of Books’ Launches Tuesday 29th | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The Photobook Club’s ‘Box of Books‘ will begin it’s 30,000 mile journey around the world on Tuesday night next week in Coventry. Following this the book will be sent to other branches of the Photobook Club based all over the world, each group just paying for the postage of the box to get to them.

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Christiane Seiffert: Double - Le Journal de la Photographie

Christiane Seiffert: Double - Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Christiane Seiffert is a Berlin artist and the first and most obvious thing to say about her work is that it’s really funny. And a lot more. Seiffert works in the tradition of living images and it’s just herself - with the help of a surprisingly versatile stock of accessories - impersonating found images, often photos of houses or street scenes, also flowers and other striking or not so striking photos and postcards.

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Gary Briechle Photographs

Gary Briechle Photographs | Photography Now | Scoop.it

One beautiful fall day in Maine a few years ago, I found myself sitting in the Subaru. I was just staring into space, admiring the spectacular foliage and wonderfully clear light while waiting for my wife to finish shopping. Suddenly, my attention was drawn to some activity in the distance on the Village Green. I saw a bunch of young people, wearing what appeared to be typical teenage grunge, gathered around a park bench. There was, if I remember, a blanket on the ground, and a young couple, literally wrapped up in each other, peering over at a man standing behind a big wooden box on an old fashioned tripod.

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Gustavo Gomes: Por Ruas Distantes - Le Journal de la Photographie

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The project Expofoto, created in 2005 by the Centre Culturel Oi Futuro, is presenting the work of the photographer Gustavo Gomes. Photographs from the series Por Ruas Distantes (Through Faraway Streets) will be on view until March 24 on the 8th floor of the Centre Flamengo de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The exhibition brings together pictures taken between 2010 and 2012 in the streets of Cássia, the artist’s hometown, and São Paulo, where he now lives.
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Jean-Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni | Death metal | PRIVATE magazine

Jean-Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni | Death metal | PRIVATE magazine | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Jean-Marc Caimi (www.jeanmarcgallery.com), French-Italian photographer and journalist, works as a freelance for Redux Pictures. His pictures cover humanitarian and social issues. He is regularly published in the press worldwide. Recent works include the aftermath in Lybia and human rights violation in Azerbaijan.

Valentina Piccinni (www.cargocollective.com) is an art critic and photographer. She deals with fine art and documentary photography. Among her last works a photo-story about the installation by the sculptor Davide Dormino "The Origin of Plot" and a reportage on Rome's historical districts.

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Erik Kessels: Album Beauty

Erik Kessels: Album Beauty | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Out of the deluge of vernacular photography in the last few years, certain books rise out of the pile. This one from Erik Kessels is particularly well curated and presented.
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Joel Meyerowitz by Jonas Cuénin | Le Journal de la Photographie

Joel Meyerowitz by Jonas Cuénin | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
To mark the occasion of Joel Meyerowitz retrospective at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, we have decided to publish once again a portrait made by Jonas Cuénin last November.
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Photographer Explores the Complex Lives of Young Saudi Women

Photographer Explores the Complex Lives of Young Saudi Women | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In 2009, London-based photographer Olivia Arthur was invited by the British Council to teach a photo workshop to a group of women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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Interview Grand Format n°1: Eloïse Capet

Interview Grand Format n°1: Eloïse Capet | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Eloïse Capet, déjà présentée sur Photophores grâce à une conférence animée en Octobre 2012 à la Paris Mobile Week, a accepté d’inaugurer ce carrefour de rencontres, de questionnements et d’échanges autour de la photographie, de ses influences et des problématiques qui structurent sa démarche.

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Le Journal de la Photographie: Michel Kirch: Instants Sahéliens

Le Journal de la Photographie: Michel Kirch: Instants Sahéliens | Photography Now | Scoop.it

My first trip to Mali was hard, bitter, sometimes sordid. What struck me most was the relentless struggle against constant aggressions: from mosquitoes, desert wind, filth, corrupt police, intense stares, being asked for so many different things that it bordered on harassment. I was worn out, disgusted, and wanted to shorten my trip and return as soon as possible.

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Le Journal de la Photographie

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With her two-toned bleached-blonde hair, plucky punk outfits and intoxicating stage presence, Harry is the ultimate 70s icon. The front woman of infamous New-Wave Punk band Blondie, her distinct and sultry vocals headed a unique mix of disco, pop, rap and reggae. Aris was first asked to photograph Blondie’s enigmatic lead singer in 1977 just before the band exploded into popularity, and continues to shoot promotional material and portraits for Harry today.

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Wolfgang Tillmans - Neue Welt

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Wolfgang Tillmans' Neue Welt (New World) is littered with diverse images that are fearlessly juxtaposed.
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Thomas Vanden Driessche : Photo-booth | Le Journal de la Photographie

Thomas Vanden Driessche : Photo-booth | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
A vintage photo-booth dropped in Brussels for a few months close to my place. Just a game at first and then a wish to speak about photography and photographers with a some humor...
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A refreshing take on photobooth style photo and writing.

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The Daily Edit Marie Claire: Jean Francois Campos

The Daily Edit Marie Claire: Jean Francois Campos | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Design Director: Kristin Fitzpatrick

Photography Director: Caroline Smith

Associate Art Director: Shannon Casey

Photo Editor: Ashley Macknica

Photographer: Jean Francois Campos...

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Grace Kim

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Is it just me or has this month flown by? It’ll be 2014 before we know it. Fortunately, this month - as fast as it has flown - has been full to the brim with amazing photography. I’ve seen a lot of new work (new to me, at least) over the past couple of weeks which I am eager to share. Let’s start with the mesmerising and immersive work from American artist Grace Kim.

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Nobuyoshi Araki on Shomei Tomatsu, "The Foreman" of Japanese Photography

Nobuyoshi Araki on Shomei Tomatsu, "The Foreman" of Japanese Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the passing of legendary Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu, an event which generated a significant response both here in Japan as well as abroad. Today, it's a great pleasure to introduce one response in particular: a note published by perhaps the most well-known of all Japanese photographers, Nobuyoshi Araki. Writing in the January 9 issue of the Asahi Shimbun (this article is behind a Japanese paywall, but I'm linking for form), Araki offers his thoughts on Tomatsu's impact on the development of Japanese photography, as well as some personal recollections. As you might expect from someone with Araki's seemingly boundless energy, he writes in a casual style, jumping around a bit—but he's able to sketch a rough portrait of Tomatsu as an imposing, yet warm figure. 

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Alfred Eisenstaedt photo with design element by Hoochie...

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Alfred Eisenstaedt photo with design element by Hoochie Magazine
One of the most iconic and seemingly uncomplicated photographs of the 20th Century is being re-interpreted.
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When the past comes to haunt a iconic photo
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Two Way Lens: Fran Forman

Two Way Lens: Fran Forman | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I've always loved pictures and I drew incessantly, often copying figures from magazine photos (I looked forward to the arrival of my family's Look magazines every week).  I also made collages, combining magazine photos, torn paper and drawings.(My dad was a paper salesman, so we always had reams of paper samples on hand.)

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy | Photography Now | Scoop.it

"Back to Kyrgyzstan: A Photographic Journey with Jean Gaumy" via @leica_camera

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10 minutes with Mike McGregor

10 minutes with Mike McGregor | Photography Now | Scoop.it
When did you first know that you wanted to be a photographer?
I grew up around an antique camera collection and took photography in high-school – the impulse to create images has always been present.
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The 1st Photobook Review with the Author, Rena Effendi | Reminders Project & Reminders Photography Stronghold

The 1st Photobook Review with the Author, Rena Effendi | Reminders Project & Reminders Photography Stronghold | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Too many photographers are known internationally, doing good work and publishing new books that are unfortunately unheard of here in Japan. Not everyone in Japan can go and see their exhibitions, but there is interest here, if only we could get a copy of good photography books.
We have five questions that we will ask each photographer, and we will be taking questions from the audiene prior to the event.

Our first guest will be social documentary photographer, RENA EFFENDI who is based in Baku, Azerbaijan. Her new book, “LIQUID LAND” have just been published by Dutch publisher, Schilt Publishing. Rena spoke to us through Skype from Azerbaijan during the event.

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El pequeño parisino // Petit Parisien (by Willy Ronis, 1952)

El pequeño parisino // Petit Parisien (by Willy Ronis, 1952) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“Adventure is not only measured in kilometers. Strong emotions are not only found in front of the Parthenon. Emotion, if you are worthy of it, will be felt before the smile of a child returning home with his school books, a tulip in a vase touched by a ray of sunlight, or the face of a beloved woman.” – Willie Ronis

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WALKER EVANS: “Message from the Interior” « ASX | AMERICAN SUBURB X | Photography & Culture

WALKER EVANS: “Message from the Interior” « ASX | AMERICAN SUBURB X | Photography & Culture | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The book’s title – Message from the interior – is both open and reserved, preparing the reader not only for its subject matter, but also for the atmosphere of intensity it contains. Here, through objects and places, the photographer speaks to us of absence, the difficulty of communication and the passage of time. Starting with the book’s physical incarnation, one first notices the tender care taken in separating each print with a fine sheet of tracing paper, and that the intense black finish appears to be lightly coated with a metallic sheen. The project’s overall tone meanders through a strange union of the human voice’s warmth and the night’s bitter chill.

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