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PHOTOGRAPH OF THE WEEK: ALINA LANKINA. POETIC NATURALMS WITH FLOWERS
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
PHOTO MASTERS: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY RICHARD AVEDON
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
SEBASTIAN SALGADO. REPORTING WITH THE CONDITION TO PEACE
Talk about the work of Sebastian Salgado should begin with a question about the functions of photography in society. After all, the world of photography does not end with aesthetics, advertising and conceptual art of the already familiar to us Chema Madoza.
There are other images whose task is to arouse the viewer sympathy for the pain of another, to reflect the wrong side of modern society. Such pictures are created by the famous Brazilian photographer Sebastian Salgado, in whose lens military conflicts, poverty and suffering of the Third World population found their true reflection. With the help of his work, the author invites the viewer to a controversy about the shortcomings of modern society, calling for a search for a solution to existing problems.
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