Naked Before the Camera

Posted April 6th by in Photography


Hermaphrodite, Nadar, 1860

“Tapping veins of mythology, carnal desire, hero worship, and aesthetic pleasure, depictions of the nude have…triggered impassioned discussions of sin and sexuality, cultural identity, and canons of beauty. Controversies are often aroused even more intensely when the artist’s chosen medium is photography, with its accuracy and specificity—when a real person stood naked before the camera—rather than traditional media where more generalized and idealized forms prevail.” Naked before the Camera, on view now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, surveys the history of this subject and examines some of the motivations and meanings that underlie its expression.

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Kurt Cobain by Jesse Frohman

Posted April 5th by in Music, Photography

Today marks the 18th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. On view April 6 through April 22. at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in SOHO previously unseen photographs by Jesse Frohman from one of Cobain’s last and most iconic photo sessions.

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Perry Wearing a Shaman Hat

Posted April 4th by in Photography

Perry Shimon at James Caswell’s Historia in Santa Monica, California. Photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper.

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Robert Carrithers: The Groovy Dada Lounge Revisited

Posted April 4th by in Art, Photography

Prague – On view now at the Fotograf Gallery in Prague: rediscovered photographs by Robert Carrithers of Basquiat, Haring, the New York scene in the 1980s and the infamous Club 57.“One staircase led to heaven the other to hell” says Robert Carrithers of a building in New York’s St. Mark’s Place Street, number 57. The building whose basement housed, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Club 57 – a creative laboratory for all non-conformists and free-thinkers from the East Village – actually belonged to the central offices of the Polish Catholic Church. The Groovy Dada Lounge Revisited will be on view until April 20 at the Fotograf Gallery in Prague, Školská 28, Prague 1.

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Big Sur Noir

Posted March 31st by in Photography, Travel

Big Sur Noir, California, Photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

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Dive Divine

Posted March 30th by in Autre, Photography

photograph by Amanda Charchian who is featured in AUTRE ISSUE 002 and will be exhibiting at the launch party tonight at Dilettante in Los Angeles….

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The Nudes of Lord Lichfield

Posted March 30th by in Photography

Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield (25 April 1939 – 11 November 2005) was an English photographer. He inherited the Earldom of Lichfield in 1960 from his paternal grandfather. In his professional practice he was known as Patrick Lichfield.  This above image, taken in 1990, features a model looking across Central Park from the balcony of Rock Hudson’s former flat. Lichfield was an internationally renowned photographer who worked  for all the major magazines, exhibited worldwide, and published several books during his career. The National Portrait Gallery dedicated a retrospective exhibition to the first  twenty years of his work in 2002. His great break was when he was summoned by Diana  Vreeland, the doyenne of fashion editors, to photograph the Duke and Duchess of  Windsor, and given a five year contract with American Vogue. In 1981 he was appointed  official photographer at the wedding of his cousin, The Prince of Wales, and  Lady Diana Spencer.  He is lesser known for his nude work which will be exhibited for the first time at the Little Black Gallery in London from April 24 to May 26.

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Places, Strange & Quiet

Posted March 29th by in Photography

This April, the Falckenberg Collection will present an exhibition of photographs by the internationally renowned filmmaker and artist Wim Wenders (b. 1945). Bringing together almost 60 images, taken from 1983 to 2011, this show entitled Places, Strange and Quiet will feature many photographs not yet exhibited in Germany including several very recent works. On view from April 5 to August 5, 2012 at The Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg-Harburg.

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Jagger Flipping Off the Camera

Posted March 28th by in Photography

Photography by Ron Galella. Ron Galella: Paparazzo Extraordinaire! starts June 8 at Foam photography institute in Amsterdam.

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Perry Shimon Photographs from Uganda

Posted March 28th by in Photography

Photograph by Perry Shimon

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