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Posts Tagged ‘fashion photography’

STEVEN KLEIN

In art, Photography on 06/10/2010 at 8:37 am

I have recently been looking more at Steven Klein’s work, which is mostly all available on his website, stevenkleinstudio.com. An interesting piece I found is called Medical Mistakes, a piece he made for American Vogue

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Photographer Melvin Sokolsky

In art, Photography on 04/12/2010 at 10:50 am

Photographer Melvin Sokolsky is most famous for these ‘bubble’ and flying images that he was commissioned for by Harper’s Bizarre in the 1960’s.

Hot Like Mexico

In Lady Gaga, Music on 04/04/2010 at 6:40 pm

Lady Gaga’s next music video Alejandro, directed by fashion photographer Steven Klein, is said not to be the sequel to Telephone… which I am desperately awaiting. It will be interesting to see how Klein creates this music video as Lady Gaga has hired professional music video artists and filmmakers. (Below is an photograph he took for Dolce & Gabbana)

I think Alejandro may be the most interesting yet… I don’t know I feel about the song (click here to listen), there’s a few parts (like when she says hot like Mexico) that make me just LOVE the song, but other than that, it’s a little bizarre.

… Lady Gaga … don’t let me down.

Blackglama

In Uncategorized on 02/19/2010 at 5:40 pm

Last summer I came across a series that photographer Richard Avedon did for Blackglama Fur and I bought a few of the images off of eBay, which has quite a few for sale. Here are two that I bought of Barbara Stanwyck and Joan Crawford. I have another one of Lauren Bacall but I can’t find it on the web right now… enjoy!

Photography Discovery

In Photography on 02/13/2010 at 4:48 pm

So, I want to start posting ‘Photography Discoveries’ to educate myself as well as inform my readers about photographers that are long lost, up and coming, or are already all over the place.

My first ‘Photography Discovery’ is of George Platt Lynes. I came across his work in the spring on 2009 when I was at Bennington. Platt Lynes worked primarily with Town & Country, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar which lent his work to contain a rich American fashion aesthetic in the early to mid-20th century. A lot of Platt Lynes work is homoerotic inspired as he himself was gay (I believe I read that somewhere). My most favorite body of work he did was based on Greek Mythology, which I think, possibly, sprouted from the Greeks cultural acceptance of homosexuality. This is my favorite image from his series, which is supposed to be a half man-half deer creature (which I have failed to find the exact title for).

Unfortunately, Platt Lynes lived a very short life of 48 years due to lung cancer where he died in New York City after having destroyed much of his male nude negative collection and filing for bankruptcy twice. Despite that little sentence of negativity, Platt Lynes is by far one of my most favored photographers because of his ideas, pursuit of subject matter that was really considered very controversial during that time, lighting, and studio aesthetic.