May 29, 2012
here. I selected my faves and salutes the quality of his look on women and the beauty of his imagery. funny detail, the man's head carried by the Salome models is his. A good wink to the nature of the relation between the scoptophilian and his model.
May 27, 2012
This talented and well-known photo-journalist gathered pictures she took in a St Petesburg community between 2000 and 2007. She went there 2 months each year during 7 years and brought back some stunning shots that avoid any miserabilism and offer a true sensual and moving imagery of the human condition once deprived of all the personal ease we have in our private appartments. It lacks the energy we find in the Russian photography but the French melancholy is present in each picture. Françoise Huguier site here.
Another Montreal living artist, rather well-known since she had a retrospective of her work this year, quite early for a 40 years old photographer. Her universe is not without reminding the one by Molinier in its atmosphere, but also Francesca Woodman (one more), with a rather heavy fascination for silk stockings and female legs. But there's much more, and she creates a quite disturbing scenography in some of her shots, just like she had pictured by surprise a fetichist and secret scene between people not wanting to be seen. At least, this is how I interpret some of them. Here, you can look at a very interesting recent video where she is interviewed (not the style of interview I really like) and she is a very very nice person (and beautiful too), far from the usual arty attitude of this corporation. It makes her work still more pleasant to like. Her site here.
May 24, 2012
Here a site about Mikel Morton.
May 20, 2012
Patrick Gomme is a French photographer working on what is my main obsession: the body. And more specifically, the female body. But here, it's not the female attributes on which he focus his composition, no, it's the skin, its relief, its texture, body skin as a landscape, with all the historic traces, like some geology of the enveloppe in which our flesh is wrapped. The pictures are not modified afterwards (at least it's said so). And with the light effects, we have a fascinating imagery of the real charm of the body. Never erotic, never anatomic, it provides a photographic equivalent of the ancient painting. A site to discover more here.