marți, 30 august 2011

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Inspirat de ... David Sylvian - Sleepwalkers

Your poetry describing me
It doesn't come close
You work the handle
You smear and turn
But you come no closer to meaning

It's your vanity
That's obvious
It embarrasses
Those that adore you
But who's gonna talk
Oh how it'll hurt
You were always unstable
But you've gotten worse

You looked into mirrors
Where death was at work
Of that you were certain
But it was all surface
And surface is numb

Something to wake us
From cultural slumbers
You fucking sleepwalkers
Go on and sleep

Go on and sleep

This is tomorrow

A trecut o saptamana de concediu alaturi de "Vama sub lumini de Oscar - workshop de fotografie" , cu oameni frumosi , cu program de lucru 10-23 , cu selectie de cateva cadre din 1000 , cu lectori care mai de care , cumva imprumutandu-ne din energia lor ... am simit ca am aripi ...

Acum la cateva zile de sedimentare ... inca troneaza o energie vie : foto , like-uri , comment-uri , Fb , grupul luminilor de Oscar ... ceea ce reiese ca efervescenta data de acest eveniment nu a pierit ... e in noi ...

Multumim frumos tuturor pentru aceasta minunata amintire !

In incheiere as vrea sa adaug cateva titluri de filme care n-ar trebui ratate ca fotograf :

Visual Acoustics: Modernism of Julius Shulman [2010]
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye [2006]
The Genius of Photography [2007]
War Photographer  [2002]
Manufactured Landscapes [2006]
Annie Leibovitz – Life Through a Lens [2006]
National Geographic’s The Photographers [1996]
What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann [2008]
Contacts, Vol. 3: Conceptual Photography (2001)
William Eggleston in the Real World [2005]

Flags of Our Fathers (Drama)
  Rear Window (Thriller)
  Pecker (Comedy)
  City of God (Cidade de Deus) (Drama)

The Power of Photography

Copyrights: A Love Hate Relationship


City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund).
Salvador (Oliver Stone).
Blow-up (Micheangelo Antonioni).
The killing fields (Roland Joffé).
Under fire (Roger Spottiswoode)
Pecker (John Waters).
The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir).
Shooting Robert King (Richard Parry).
Born into Brothels (Ross Kauffman, Zana Briski).
Frankie’s House (Peter Fisk).
The Photographer (Jeremy Stein).
The knife (A grande Arte) (Walter Selles).
Triage (Danis Tanovic).
The public eye (Howard Franklin).
Positive (Farhan Akhtar).
Girl in a mirror (Kathy Drayton).
Palermo Shooting (Win Wenders).
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (Steven Shainberg).
In my father’s den (Brad McGann).
Eyes of Laura Mars (Irvin Kershner).
High Art (Lisa Cholodenko).


War Photographer (James Nachtwey).
Strand, Under the Dark Cloth (John Walker).
The September issue (RJ Cutler).
The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club (Dan Kraus).
The Bang Bang Club (Steven Silver).
La vida loca (Christian Poveda).
Contacts, Vol. 1: The Great Tradition of Photojournalism (Various)
Contacts, Vol. 2: The Renewal of Contemporary Photography (Various)
Contacts, Vol. 3: Conceptual Photography (Various)
American masters. Annie Leibovitz: Life through a lens.
Robert Capa: in love an war (Anne Makepeace) .
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (Heinz Butler).
Paisajes transformados (Jennifer Baichwal).
The genius of Photography.
La ciudad de los fotógrafos (Sebastián Moreno).
Stranger with a camera (Elizabeth Barret).
An unlikely weapon (Susan Morgan Cooper).
William Eggleston in the Real World (Michael Almereyda).
An American Journey: In Robert Frank’s Footsteps.
The Photographers Series: Debbie Fleming Caffery.
Berenice Abbott: A View of the 20th Century.
Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project.
The Decisive Moment (Henri Cartier-Bresson).
Pictures from a Revolution (Susan Meiselas).
Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge.
Toward the Margin of Life (Cornell Capa).
The Adventure of Photography (Various).
   Aaron Siskind.
What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann.
American Masters – Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light.
Masters of Photography – Diane Arbus.
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Masters of Photography – André Kertesz.
W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult.
Masters of Photography – Edward Steichen.
American Masters – Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye.
John Szarkowski: A Life in Photography.
Peter Beard: Scrapbooks From Africa & Beyond.
American Photography (Various). Half Past Autumn – The Life and Works of Gordon Parks.
National Geographic’s The Photographers (Various).
Ansel Adams – A Documentary Film.

10. Pretty Baby (1978)
Pretty Baby [Amazon] – This is a Louis Malle film set in a New Orleans bordello about Violet (a young Brooke Shields) who, at age twelve, is preparing to become a prostitute. Bellocq (Keith Carradine) enters the district area to photograph the prostitutes and falls in love with Violet. It’s a beautiful and heartbreaking tale with wonderful cinematography. This one is for the true art lovers of the world.
9. Calendar (1993)
Calendar [Amazon] – A photographer and his wife are capturing images of old churches for a calendar. Wonderfully directed with strong performances by everyone involved. It’s hard to sum up this movie in a short paragraph. It’s filled with so many layers you just have to see it over and over again, each time deriving insights that weren’t there before, but they were.
8. Photographing Fairies (1997)
Photographing Fairies [Amazon] – A photographer (Toby Stephens) becomes obsessed with trying to disprove the “true sightings” of fairies in this wonderfully directed movie. The musical score is nothing short of brilliant which perfectly compliments the complexities in this movie. It’s about life, love, faith…
7. Pecker (1998)
Pecker [Amazon] – Edward Furlong plays a young photographer who gets discovered after putting together an exhibit depicting everyday life. Well, everyday if you happen to have friendslike his. It’s a punch in the mouth to the art world and a funny way to look at photography beforeflickr.
6. Under Fire (1983)
Under Fire [Amazon] – This one is for all the photojournalist out there. Nick Nolte gives a great performance in this political thriller. It’s romantic and filled with ethical dilemmas when the correspondents start taking sides. Timeless lessons to be learned here. Quotable line “In 20 years we shall see who is right.”
5. A Lot Like Love (2005)
A Lot Like Love [Amazon] – I love Amanda Peet. There, I said it. This is what my wife and I refer to as a good lazy Sunday movie. It’s a romantic comedy that doesn’t require a ton of thinking. Boy with camera meets girl. Boy gives camera to girl who then becomes a photographer. Boy finds girl through her works and they reunite. Simple but I love the photography in it.
4. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Full Metal Jacket [Amazon] – War is hell. If you haven’t seen this movie, where the heck have you been? It’s Kubrick at his best and his worst. The film seems like short stories patched together, but I’ve always thought it gave a great insight into the complexities of being a war journalist. I’m a guy, so I have to love this movie. Besides…it’s KUBRICK!
3. Closer (2004)
Closer [Amazon] – Julia Roberts plays a photographer who falls in love with a writer who’s dating a stripper but she marries a dermatologist. It’s a movie about love, betrayal, and heartbreak. But more than that it makes you take a contemplative look at how ugly the world can be when we are surrounded by such beauty. My favorite scene in the movie is when Julia’s character, Anna, has her gallery showing. The works in this exhibit are fantastic.
2. High Art (1998)
High Art [Amazon] – An up and coming editor at an art magazine meets photographer Syd (Ally Sheedy) and tries to help her own career by featuring Syd’s work in the mag. A love interest sparks and difficulties ensue. Syd struggles with the paradigm of creating content the magazine wants or creating the art that she needs to produce. The art world can be so pretentious that it hurts. Sheedy puts in a superb performance and the storyline is top notch.
1. Blow-up (1966)
Blow Up [Amazon] – This film is simply essential. It should be taught in all photography courses the world over. Set in London’s swinging sixties a fashion photographer accidentally stumbles across something in his negatives. It’s provocative and mysterious, you’ll question everything about this movie. Then you’ll watch it again. It’s an art movie like no other and you’ll love the mime tennis scene at the end.
Si inca cateva Photography Movies :

Daido Moriyama - Stray Dog Of Tokyo
Sally Mann - What Remains
Trent Parke - Dreamlives
William Klein - Out Of Nessesity

I found some real goodies "Visions and Images, American Photographers on Photography "  1980's interviews with:

Elliot Erwitt

Garry Winogrand

Cornell Capa, Burk Uzzle

Joel Meyerowitz

Horst P Horst

Frederick Sommer

Harry Callahan

Duane Michals

Barbara Morgan

Arnold Newman

"Ron Haviv - Freelance in a World at Risk". (Full)
Similar to War Photographer but with less production polish.  National Geographic documentary.

Lomo Documentary "The Lomo Camera-Shoot from the Hip." (Part 1 Full)
BBC documentary.

"At Close Range"  (Trailer)
PBS documentary on National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore.

"Vietnam's Unseen War-Pictures from the Other Side" (Full)
National Geographic documentary.

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Care credeti ca este genul de fotografie in care ma exprim cel mai bine ?