Most people would agree that fashion photography is a different world – completely removed from the realities of everyday life – but to make that point in a clever and powerful way is pretty hard. Step forward Madrid-based artist Yolanda Dominguez, whose most recent piece recreated fashion magazine poses in normal situations. The results, particularly the public reactions, are funny, thought-provoking and revealing. We spoke to Yolanda about the work, feminism in art, and the creative scene in Spain.
Photography, for us, is sharing a vision, express ourselves not only as photographers but primarily as individuals. To show our reactions to the subjects which capture our attention, with care and honesty, in a slow and contemplative process.
Sophie Calle uses disturbing personal details of her life—and sometimes she appropriates “inappropriate” details of other people’s lives, whether they know it or not—as the raw materialof her work. It is sensational, in a way.
In 1975, while working as a young journalist at PHOTO magazine, I had the privilege of interviewing Helmut. He was recovering from a heart attack in New York that had turned his life upside down. The conversation lasted hours.
In this rare collection of photographs we encounter the sumptuously attired courtesans of Lucknow. Dated from 1874 and titled ‘Beauties of Lucknow,’ the album offers a tantalizing view into the lives of these women.
Tata Stadium, Tata Football Academy, Tata Amusement Park, Tata Center For Excellence, Tata School… In Jamshedpur, the historic headquarters of India’s largest industrial group, everything seems “Tata branded”.
Photographs by Thomas Van Den Driessche, On LaLettreDeLaPhotographie.com