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"To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life." ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Two of My Favourite Cities ~ Paris and NYC ~ DiptychTimelapse by Happy Parisian MATEL

"Paris & NYC, like many large cities, have a lot in common; transport, infrastructure, national monuments. I wanted to explore not only these comparisons but also the differences, in order to expose the beauty and individuality of each. What you cannot deny is the vibrancy and explosion of character each city has and I thought split-screen with time-lapse would be a good way to help convey this." MATEL Shot with canon 5D mark III

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich.~ Iconic Portraits with John Malkovich subbed in.


At the age of sixteen, upon seeing the work of Irving Penn, Sandro Miller knew he wanted to become a photographer. (I totally get it, Penn is my favourite photographer) Mostly self-taught, Sandro relied on books published by many of the great artists canonized in photographic history.  Through their pictures, he learned the art of composition, lighting and portraiture. More than 30 years later, with clients ranging from Forbes, GQ and Esquire, to American Express, Coca-Cola and BMW, Sandro has secured his place as one of the top advertising photographers worldwide. 

 In 2013, Sandro decided to do a project honoring the men and women whose photographs helped shape his career. After selecting thirty-five images to emulate, Sandro contacted Malkovich, who instantly agreed to participate. When speaking about Malkovich, Sandro states: “John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. I can suggest a mood or an idea and within moments, he literally morphs into the character right in front of my eyes. He is so trusting of my work and our process… I’m truly blessed to have him as my friend and collaborator.” (via edelman gallery)


Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014

Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986) &  2014

Dorothea_Lange___Migrant_Mother,_Nipomo,_California_(date),_2014
Migrant Mother photograph by Dorothea Lange 1936 & 2014
Lange's original Migrant Mother photograph.

Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014

Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973) & 2014
"John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. I can suggest a mood or an idea and within moments, he literally morphs into the character right in front of my eyes. He is so trusting of my work and our process… I’m truly blessed to have him as my friend and collaborator." ~ Sandro Miller


Alberto Korda / Che Guevara (1960), 2014

Alberto Korda / Che Guevara (1960) & 2014

Annie Leibovitz / John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980), 2014

Annie Leibovitz / John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980) & 2014



Irving Penn ~ Pablo Picasso,Cannes,France(1957) & 2014


Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951), 2014

Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951) & 2014




Bert Stern / Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session, 1962), 2014

Bert Stern / Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session, 1962), 2014


David Bailey / Mick Jagger "Fur Hood" (1964), 2014

David Bailey / Mick Jagger “Fur Hood” (1964), 2014

Gordon Parks / American Gothic, Washington, D.C. (1942), 2014

Gordon Parks / American Gothic, Washington, D.C. (1942), 2014



Herb Ritts / Jack Nicholson, London (1988) (A), 2014
Herb Ritts / Jack Nicholson, London (1988) (A), 2014
Diane Arbus / Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014
Diane Arbus / Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014

Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014
Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014


Yousuf Karsh / Ernest Hemingway (1957), 2014

Yousuf Karsh / Ernest Hemingway (1957), 2014



Monday, August 11, 2014

Fantastic Time Lapse of North Korea's Capital ~ "Enter Pyongyang"

Take a tour through Pyongyang, the Capital of one most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today.


*Watch in HD full screen*
Enter Pyongyang from JT Singh on Vimeo.

“Enter Pyongyang” is a stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known. (via Vimeo)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Photographer Profile ~ Raymond Depardon

Raymond Depardon, born in France in 1942, began taking photographs on his family farm in Garet at the age of 12. Apprenticed to a photographer-optician in Villefranche-sur-Saône, he left for Paris in 1958 He joined the Dalmas agency in Paris in 1960 as a reporter, and in 1966 he co-founded the Gamma agency, reporting from all over the world. In 1978 Depardon joined Magnum and continued his reportage work.
Depardon has made eighteen feature-length films and published forty-seven books.



 "I’m coming from journalism, but at the same time I’m tempted by poetry, politics, and maybe the idea of being a witness, a belief that you can still change things with the image."  ~ Raymond Depardon



 

 Manhattan Out
 Manhattan Out was created in the winter of 1980-81. Raymond Depardon had accompanied a friend to New York and spent his days wandering the big apple. New York or rather New Yorkers impressed him greatly. He often photographed without aiming, the camera slung over his belly. He shot 2 or 3 rolls of film a day for several weeks. It was not until 27 years later that Depardon managed to finally  look at these pictures which are a time capsule of life as it was in NYC circa 1980.
Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out 
Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out

Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out

Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out



 "I don’t regret the numerous pictures of Brigitte Bardot, but I’d rather have a good photograph of my father." ~ Raymond Depardon






Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out
Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out
Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out
Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out
Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out
Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out

Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out
Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out

Raymond Depardon – Manhattan Out


Raymond Depardon – Images from psychiatric hospitals  throughout Italy, 1979.
Piedmont region. Collegno near Turin.
Campania region. Naples. Psychiatric hospital. 1979.
 Friuli Venezia Giulia region. Trieste. Psychiatric hospital. 1979
Campania region. Naples. Bianchi psychiatric hospital.
Frioul. Trieste. Psychiatric hospital. 1979.


Campania region. Naples. Bianchi psychiatric hospital.
Friuli Venezia Giulia region. Trieste. Psychiatric hospital. 1979
Piedmont region. Collegno near Turin.
Piedmont region. Collegno near Turin.
Venice. San Servolo psychiatric hospital. 1979.
 Venice. San Clemente psychiatric hospital. 1979.
Venice. San Servolo psychiatric hospital. 1979.
Venice. San Servolo psychiatric hospital. 1979.




Portrait of Raymond Depardon





Raymond Depardon: Journal de France on Nowness.com


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