Posts tagged inspiration

Never say no to an idea — you never know how that idea will ignite another idea.
Stanley Kubrick

History Of The Title Sequence

by Jurjen Versteeg

Symmetry

All the arguments you’ll ever need for a one-point perspective, symmetrical shot from Stanley Kubrik’s films.

Joel Meyerowitz talks about his work during the setup of his retrospective show at the Hotel des Arts in Toulon.

Meyerowitz is one of the most recognisable photographic artists from the 1960s besides Stephen Shore and William Eggleston. Starting his career as a street photographer he is best known for his photographs of people and situations. His later works, when he switched into the 8x10 camera, are equally impressive and vibrant. The way he handles the light seems effortless.

Photography - 1946 Vocational Guidance Film

Anyone with an interest in Photography should watch this!

As it turns out; not much has changed in the last 60+ years. 

7 Photography Tips

Award-winning Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj shares ideas on how to shoot news photos that engage audiences and tell a great story.

Personally I believe this is true for most photography - not just photojournalism. And it’s what interests me about picking up a camera at the moment.

Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Sometimes when I’m retouching or editing images I like to have a podcast or audiobook playing and I particularly enjoy these lectures from Yale University.

Professor Amy Hungerford’s lecture on Kerouac’s On the Road begins by contrasting the Beats’ ambition for language’s direct relation to lived experience with a Modernist sense of difficulty and mediation. She goes on to discuss the ways that desire structures the novel, though not in the ways that we might immediately expect. The very blatant pursuit of sex with women in the novel, for example, obscures the more significant desire for connection among men, particularly the narrator Sal’s love for Dean Moriarty. The apparent desire for the freedom of the open road, too, Hungerford argues, exists in a necessary conjunction with the idealized comforts of a certain middle-class American domesticity, signaled by the repeated appearance of pie.

Ansel Adams - Photographer

This is an excellent 1958 documentary about the master at work. In parts it rivals current trends in making videos about photographers at work; it thoroughly lists his equipment, shows him on at work on commissions and has one of the funniest introductions from a photographer I have ever seen (that piano scene is spectacular). 

'Billy Childish: Frozen Estuary and Other Paintings of the Divine Ordinary' at Chatham Dockyard
'As a young man Childish spent six months working as an apprentice Stonemason in Chatham’s Dockyard, and in 2011 he returned to the Dockyard as its first official Artist in Residence. The culmination of this residency is shown at the Dockyard’s gallery, whilst other work made during this period will be sent around the world and shown in solo exhibitions in London, Seoul, Berlin and then Los Angeles.’
At the exhibition you are able to buy a catalogue featuring the paintings from the exhibition along with a series of photographs I took whilst Billy was painting in his Dockyard studio (the installation shot above is mine too). 
The exhibition in Chatham is on until the 30 September 2012

'Billy Childish: Frozen Estuary and Other Paintings of the Divine Ordinary' at Chatham Dockyard

'As a young man Childish spent six months working as an apprentice Stonemason in Chatham’s Dockyard, and in 2011 he returned to the Dockyard as its first official Artist in Residence. The culmination of this residency is shown at the Dockyard’s gallery, whilst other work made during this period will be sent around the world and shown in solo exhibitions in London, Seoul, Berlin and then Los Angeles.’

At the exhibition you are able to buy a catalogue featuring the paintings from the exhibition along with a series of photographs I took whilst Billy was painting in his Dockyard studio (the installation shot above is mine too). 

The exhibition in Chatham is on until the 30 September 2012

Fashion Photographer Jen Carey

I made a brief return to assisting a few months ago. When Jen first called to ask me to help her with her lighting I may have been a bit hesitant, but after seeing the shots of Lindsey Lohan in her portfolio, I found it hard to turn down…

And now she’s finally got a website. Click the link above to have a look.

I wish to create a puzzle of life.
I want to see everything, capture everything,
be a fly on the wall.
But I am not a vacuum cleaner - I choose.

the painting
thats what its all about
doing that god-thing
on the canvas

trying to glue
the world
together
with septic egos
and
grand vanitys

to believe totaly
in
the importance
of your work
but
know
that alls
to be rubbed
out
in 2 life times
or less

thats the
balancing act:
shouldering self importance
with the humbling
ferocity
of the stars

there lies that
strange
bravery

The truth about how photographers spend their time.
(thanks Kenzie for the link)

The truth about how photographers spend their time.

(thanks Kenzie for the link)