December 21, 2014

Francesca Woodman - Still more works

If I had to answer to "why this blog?", maybe I would say "because Francesca Woodman". Her work is enough for me to justify anything I posted here. Can't explain (in English, not my native language and a one I manage enough to analyze the importance of this artist). She's dead since January 1981 and 33 years later it's like her images are as crucial and new as they were in these years. It's the 3rd post about her (previous ones here and there). Not sure there'll not be a 4th since I got some more material from her in good definition.  I can't help to think that several of her pictures would have done great cover sleeves. 

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.