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Re: Learning to See

Post by Shieldmaiden » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:25 am

Macrology wrote:Eugene de Salignac. Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge Suspender Cables. October 7, 1914.
They look like notes on a musical staff. :D
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:21 am

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Nadav Kander. China. Yangtze, The Long River series. 2010.

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Kander does a lot of portraiture, but his Yangtze: The Long River series is the most compelling work I've found
by him. I love how he situates the daily life of the river's inhabitants within these imposing, hazy compositions.
People are dwarfed by the looming architecture, which in turn is obscured by the ubiquitous smog. On some
level these landscapes feel threatening or alienating, but this is mitigated by the perseverance of the people,
intent on living their daily lives in spite of the pollution (in air and water) and their foreboding surroundings.

The immense architecture has a metaphorical weight, too, emblematic as it is of China's indiscriminate progress,
occasionally pursued at the expense of its citizens. Both the content and the compositions of these photographs
bring to mind Jia Zhangke's films, particularly Still Life, which deals with the construction of the Three Gorges Dam
on this very river, a project that flooded sites of cultural significance and displaced 1.3 million people.

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:59 pm

Love that one! It could be on another planet.
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Re: Learning to See

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I have two more coming, very like-minded.
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:28 pm

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Nadav Kander. China. Yangtze, The Long River series. 2010.

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Nadav Kander Studio Instagram

The swimmers -- the only splash of color in the frame -- look hopeful, like kids who came out to swim
but can't get in the water until the thunder passes. They're poised at the edge of the water, clearly ready
to swim but hesitant, uncertain, likely doubting the quality of the water they'll be swimming in.

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Re: Learning to See

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Both those photos are really good.
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Re: Learning to See

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Nadav Kander. China. Yangtze, The Long River series. 2010.

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My Best Shot

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Re: Learning to See

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Ray K. Metzker. Atlantic City. 1966.

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More of his work and a brief bio

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Ray K. Metzker. Atlantic City. 1966.

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A brief article with more of his work

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Ray K. Metzker. City Whispers - Los Angeles. 1981.

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Metzker's Abstractions

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Ray K. Metzker. Pictus Interruptus - Mykonos, Greece. 1979.

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Anne Wilkes Tucker on Ray K. Metzker

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:36 am

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Ray K. Metzker. Valencia. 1961.

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Photography's Alchemist

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Ray K. Metzker. Washington DC, 1964.

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He and his shadows

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Re: Learning to See

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Alex Majoli. Greece. Dodecanese islands. Leros. The spartan tree. 1994.

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A Magnum Photographer

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Macrology wrote:
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Ray K. Metzker. Washington DC, 1964.

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He and his shadows

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Alex Majoli. Egypt. Cairo. Tahrir Square during the sixteenth day of demonstrations. February 9, 2011.

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An interview with Alex Majoli

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Alex Majoli. Latvia. Riga. 2004.

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Another interview with Majoli

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Post by Macrology » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:52 pm

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Alex Majoli. Inside an abandoned swimming pool that faces the harbour where about 1,200 sub-saharan africans took refuge out of fear of being captured by anti-Qaddafi soldiers. Libya. Janzour. 2011.

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An article on Majoli

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Post by Macrology » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:05 pm

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Alex Majoli. Egypt. Cairo. Celebrating Mubarak's resignation in Tahrir Square. February 11, 2011.

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Between the intelligence of his compositions and the stark flash photography he uses (detailed in the previous article I posted), some of Majoli's photographs have the chiarascuro complexity of a Caravaggio or a Rembrandt.

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Macrology wrote:
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Alex Majoli. Latvia. Riga. 2004.

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Another interview with Majoli

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Post by Macrology » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:59 am

Fantastic article. Thanks for sharing it. Love that shot of the guy walking between the railroad tracks and the row of couches.
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Francis James Mortimer. The Wreck (of the Arden Craig). 1911.

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Apparently this site documenting shipwrecks exists. Here's the entry for this one.

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Paweł Pierściński. Kielecczyzna przemyslowa. Walcownia w Hucie Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski. 1966.

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There is virtually nothing on this guy in English. He seems to have done a lot of landscape work.

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Herbert List. At the beach bar. San Angelo, Island of Ischia, Italy. 1933.

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A Magnum Photographer

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Herbert List. Germany. At the Baltic Sea. Beach-roamer. 1933.

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A website dedicated to his work

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Herbert List. Italy. Rome. Trastevere. Dance of the Dresses View from Max Scheler's apartment. 1953.

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More of his work

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Macrology wrote:
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Herbert List. At the beach bar. San Angelo, Island of Ischia, Italy. 1933.

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A Magnum Photographer

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This one is so beautifully haunting.
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Herbert List. Roma. 1949.

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Post by Macrology » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:24 am

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Herbert List. Young Arab with foxtail lilies. Hammamet, Tunisia. 1935.

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Two articles about List's eroticized male portraits, via Magnum and the blog Gay Influence.

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Herbert List. Capri. Italy. 1935.

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This picture just bleeds sexual tension.

The Temple of the Body: Herbert List in Greece

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John Cohen. Dance of the Old Men. Peru. 1956.

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A website dedicated to his work

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William Eggleston. Huntsville, Alabama. 1971.

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One of the all-time greats of color photography.

William Eggleston Trust

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William Eggleston. Sumner. Mississippi. 1970.

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Does William Eggleston Love Women? “You’re Damn Right!”

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Wish I had a higher res version of that one, but I can't find any online.

Also, those Tarkovsky Polaroids are phenomenal. I've seen some of his Polaroid work before, but several of those are new to me. Very few people can do what he does: rendering the ethereal concrete without betraying its ethereality.
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Post by Kayden Kross » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:58 am

MAC, help me out on this one.

I'm trying to find a photo... Pretty sure it's of a soul singer (thought it was Diana Ross but nothing came up) in a yellow dress standing in front of a yellow taxi. Not sure if you've posted it before or not, I've definitely seen it in different places.
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Post by The Nameless One » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:59 am

So do you, like, take any pictures of your own?
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Post by Macrology » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:52 pm

Kayden - I don't know it offhand, but if something comes to mind or if I happen across it, I'll let you know. I almost certainly didn't post it, though.

Nameless - I do not. I don't even own a camera, aside from the one built into my antique iPhone 4. This is a self-education thread that I made into public sharing because why not

If you want to start a vendetta with me over my snide comment in the other thread, I guess you're welcome to, but I didn't mean personal offense toward either party. I was mostly poking fun at the obnoxious rivalry you and Mel have, which takes up more real estate here than it needs to. Can't y'all just bicker to your heart's content in your PMs?
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Post by Kayden Kross » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:08 am

Macrology wrote:Kayden - I don't know it offhand, but if something comes to mind or if I happen across it, I'll let you know. I almost certainly didn't post it, though.
It's driving me nuts.

I'm supposed to do photos at the Juno Awards this weekend (Canada's biggest awards for music)... and I'm not expecting to get anything decent at all. Don't think it'll be red carpet, probably just some media room Q&A stuff. Trying to find some inspiration from other award/premiere photos.
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David Alan Harvey. Spain. Seville. Models backstage at a fashion show. 1991.

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A Magnum Photographer

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David Alan Harvey. Spain. Ibiza. Soap suds party. 1991.

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His Website

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The lighting there is superb.
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David Alan Harvey. Puerto Rico. San Juan. Public shower. 1995.

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His Instagram

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David Alan Harvey. Portugal. Lisbon. 2002.

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An interview with David Alan Harvey

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I like this guy. :)
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David Alan Harvey. Mexico. Oaxaca. San Mateo del mar. Community leaders meet to discuss problems. 1992.

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Vice interviews David Alan Harvey

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David Alan Harvey. Havana. A group of children playing in a playground. 1998.

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A huge assortment of videos by or about David Alan Harvey.

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