As you may have guessed, I often visit photosites and I am constantly looking for authors from whom I can learn something. Last week in the next such search I found a still life similar to Pushkin’s poem:
And immediately decided to get acquainted with its author. The works of the photographer Alina Lankina are good not only with competent lighting, composition and a skillful combination of color shades – although this is striking first of all. The still lifes of this author are amazing because they “sound”. Poetry and classical music.
Not surprisingly, Alina, moreover, turned out to be an open and benevolent girl. 🙂 She agreed to share a bit of her skill, and today I am happy to publish our interview with her.
How does the image of a new still life originate? Do you think it over in details before creating, or do you improvise while shooting? Continue reading
Richard Avedon (1923-2004) is an American master of fashion photography. At least, many modern photographers think so, looking at his work. In fact, besides the fashion style that Avedon really loved, the photographer was very appreciative of the artistic picture as a whole, considering it a real vocation.
In his portfolio, with which we will meet today, there are works of various genres, from a staging portrait for the fashion industry to street reportage.
Richard Avedon’s first experience in the fashion industry is very revealing. As a young photographer who recently filmed a soldier for documents, Richard was able to persuade the fashion store manager to rent outfits for him, and he spent all his savings to hire a professional fashion model. His work so impressed with the administration of the store that Avedon received a contract and was able to do what he liked.
Look at the work of most modern fashion photographers – only a few of them stand out in a unique style. The rest repeat all the same gestures, the same composition, the same characteristic tendencies, due to which the names of their authors are not even remembered. Continue reading
Steve McCurry (Steve McCurry) – one of the best photographers in the world, a recognized reporter, master of color and composition. As a reportage photographer, he adheres to the tactics of waiting. According to Steve, “if you wait, people will forget about the camera in your hands and reveal the soul.”
Steve has won numerous international awards, including the most prestigious in a photographic environment, such as the World Press Photo and Robert Capa’s Gold Medal. Not a single major edition of the world has done without McCurry’s photographs, and today his portrait and reportage works are considered the best story about life in conflict zones (Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, etc.).
Interesting facts from Steve McCurry’s biography:
In his youth, McCarry planned to enter the cinematography department, but eventually he graduated from the university with a degree in theatrical art. Continue reading