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William Claxton

 

“Photography is jazz for the eyes.

 

— William Claxton

 

Of course we love William Claxton’s record covers, another great example of the cross-pollination between photography and music. Claxton’s books remain in publication, but did you know that he is also credited with creating the ‘first fashion video’ with his 1967 film Basic Black, shot with his wife Peggy Moffit? A must-watch, and a must-revisit source for a wealth of ideas.

 

By | January 24th, 2017|Inspirational Spaces, Photo Quotes|0 Comments

Looks Galore: Cass Bird

Cass Bird has a whole career of documenting and portraying femininities, so it makes sense that she shot this amazing group portrait of the leaders of the Women’s March on Washington for Vogue in a Bronx warehouse studio. It’s the intensity of this shot that grabs us, the engagement of each and every subject as they look poised to burst out of the frame like sprinters leaping out of the starting gate. But the shot also telegraphs the electricity of the group, ready to act together for a common purpose– while notably the story behind the photo shoot tells that this was only the second time the contingent had all met each other.  Iconic.

 

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By | January 20th, 2017|Looks Galore|0 Comments

Good News: Ektachrome

By now you’ve heard that Kodak is bringing its legendary film stock Ektachrome back into production. We can’t wait! Why not Kodachrome too? KODAK explains that the skills required to successfully develop Kodachrome have been lost when the film stock was discontinued. Here’s to hoping that Ektachrome sees the same return to usage that vinyl records and analog cassette tapes have enjoyed in recent years.

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By | January 18th, 2017|Hyperfocus|0 Comments

Covet: The Radical Eye

 

Iconic modernist photography from the collection of Sir Elton John

Edited by Shoair Mavlian and Simon Baker

Essays by Dawn Ades and Shoair Mavlian Interview with Sir Elton John

By | January 5th, 2017|Covet|0 Comments

Barbara Morgan Brings The Dance to Her

Barbara Morgan’s dance photos always amaze us with her technicality + aliveness. She built a special space and lighting and brought the dancers to her.

Graham Group, “American Document,” Sophie Maslow, Frieda Flier and Marjorie Mazia – (Starburst), 1938
By | January 4th, 2017|Inspirational Spaces|0 Comments

Phyllis Posnick

I don’t have a favourite image. What I love is that things change, accidents happen, the creative process keeps evolving. I love to have fun. I like to do photos with a wink at the subject and not be deadly serious. I like fantasy. We need to dream.

—Phyllis Posnick

By | December 30th, 2016|Photo Quotes|0 Comments

Disco Mars

 

In the Eyes of Laura Mars, Faye Dunaway is a fashion photographer suddenly struck with second sight: the ability to see a serial killer’s spree heinous deeds from a first-person vantage. Terrifying— but thankfully set to a funky disco beat. 

By | December 29th, 2016|Visual Soundtracks|0 Comments

Covet: Peter Lindbergh, A Different Vision

 

Taschen has published a book of more than 400 images captured by the famed studio photographer Peter Lindbergh. There is commentary throughout from friends and colleagues like Cindy Crawford, Anna Wintour, and Jean Paul Gaultier.

From Vogue’s list of the 10 best fashion tomes of the year.

By | December 28th, 2016|Covet|0 Comments

Herbie Hancock’s Groovy Soundtrack for Antonioni

 

Is listening to music from movies about photography sort of like reading from writing about architecture? Anyway, we love Herbie Hancock’s swinging sixties soundtrack to Antonioni’s Blow Up. 

 

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By | December 23rd, 2016|Visual Soundtracks|0 Comments

Vintage Digital

Did you know? Kodak engineer Steve Sasson invented the first digital camera in 1975, but the company shelved it for two decades before offering digital cameras to consumers.

Here’s an interesting article about cameras and photography and all about innovation!

By | December 19th, 2016|Hyperfocus|0 Comments