December 12, 2014

Various - Wheelchairs

Since I'm listening to Vic Chesnutt, I can't help to post some pictures I had gathered here and there with wheelchairs during the last years. Initially I collected pictures with or without people in it but now I don't feel unhabited wheelchairs so interesting, thus I only post pictures with somebody in them. I don't really appreciate images done with valid models playing the disabled (even for the best reasons of the world, even for fetish shots) and if I can't be certain that all the above pictures are done with real disabled people, I think most if all are. As previously, I don't provide the name of each photographer in these various series. Sorry for the photographers but to be true I didn't keep their names in memory so those who didn't write it on their images can leave a comment to signal who they are (but if you place yuur mouse on the picture, the name of the photographer is in the URL of the pictures that all come from DeviantArt). And try to listen to Vic Chesnutt looking at these images.

November 24, 2014

Igor Mukhin - Moskow (suite)

A follow-up to the previous Moukhin post (here), also about Moskow and more particularly a female model that maybe was (is?) the photographer's girlfriend. There's a wonderful mix of scenographic intimacy and treatment of colours. Strange that these pictures seem to carry their own nostalgy of past and dead moments even when they were shot. Igor Mukhin often works in black & white but I really like his colour pictures. A site here.

October 24, 2014

Melanie Bonajo - Various works

Melanie Bonajo isn't strictly speaking a photographer but more a polyvalent artist using pictures to keep alive some scenes she creates. More a performer. Like many artists in the last century, unsaid captions seem unavoidable to understand the images she produces but her work is strong enough to have value on its own, even without the intellectual (and sometimes a little boring and conventional politically correct) dimension of the message. Dutch, born in 1978, she has I hope a long path to walk and maybe she'll provide more to think about. Here a site.

October 19, 2014

Joe Schwab - Portraits 2

Another post about Jo Schwab female models (and mostly about their breasts except the last one as a sort of "privacative" joke). You can read about him in the first post (here). Strangely, this first post is each week always number one in the "Last week most popular posts" section on the right. Don't really know the reason (don't think it's because you can look at women's tits, there's plenty more on the net). It's true we have here a wide variety of chests and it's a fascinating spectacle for men to see this incredibly richness of nature's gift for female breasts. More largely, there's here a sort of celebration of female body diversity and since the pictures are of high quality, maybe this is the explanation of this continuum success in this blog's charts. Or maybe there's something less positive and I prefer not to know it. If you want to see more by Jo Schwab, you can go here.

September 26, 2014

Mihail Ioanidi - Images

Don't know much about Mihail Ioanidi, except he's born in 1951, he lives in Russia near the black sea, and he's a photographer (but also a painter judging by his facebook page). But what I know is that his images have really something others have not. A particular poetry, a sort of iconographic quality that makes them haunt you forever. They are not many to achieve such a challenge and he's one. He seems to work with old apparatus and it's surely one of the reasons of the special texture and colour deepness of his images. Apart from the technical quality of the image, he succeeds, as many of his eastern pairs, to show something of the human condition without any of the manierism and arty posture of most of western photographers and painters. That's all for tonight. His facebook page here.