Saturday, 30 August 2008
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Image copyright Ferit Kuyas
On the whole I'm getting a bit bored of photographs of China, except of course by good Chinese photographers. Then I saw the work of Ferit Kuyas and OK he's Swiss, but good photography is, well good, and anyway he's not just jumped on the bandwagon he's been doing this shit since the 90's http://www.feritkuyas.com/ You've got till 27th September to see his "City Of Ambition" at Photofusion Gallery London. http://www.photofusion.org/gallery/photography/exhibitions/current/default.htm
p.S My favorite series is "Chinese Smokers" which the picture above is from........
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Take a look at the above picture taken early in his career and perhaps his most famous picture. What strikes you about it? What it shouts to me is "snapshot" and that's what he does. That's why the little Ricoh is important. You've got to carry a camera to take photographs it's that simple. I love this self portrait of him on his homepage:
http://www.moriyamadaido.com/ go look at the slideshows in his gallery section. It won't work if it's translated so look then translate, unless of course you speak Japanese.
He is using the great strength of digital photography before we or he had it. And make no mistake that's where the new territories lie. As William Eggleston and Stephen Shore made headway with colour, Moriyama's take first think later style is so suited to digital photography. I believe that if we take a leaf out of his book we could really do something exciting with little digi camera's.
Some links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moriyama_Daido
I got so excited when I found out that manchesterphotography.com was available that I missed getting markpage.co.uk. Although most of my work is carried out in Manchester/Salford, it's not purely what my work is about anymore. Manchester if you like is the vehicle I use to explore wider issues. In a similar way to Manchester photography being too narrower a name, photography is to broad a word to describe all the different fields of lens based media, (and lens based media is too wanky a phrase for me) so after considering Artist Photo Artist, etc I settled on describing what I do as "photowork" No doubt a pretentious load of toss but I have to call it something and It may discourage people asking me if I do wedding's...................
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Monday, 18 August 2008
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Danny treacy's photographs from the series "Them" are powerful & disturbing at the size produced here. Produced life sized and knowing that the costumes portrayed are made out of dis-guarded or lost clothing found on wasteland and in woods must make them bloody terrifying. How did the clothes get there? Who did they belong to? What's the dark or seedy reason for them being left? Then the way they are put together as a complete covered costume puts you in mind of say Buffalo Bill in "Silence Of The Lambs" He currently has a solo show at The Photographers Gallery, London until the 14th Septemberhttp://www.photonet.org.uk/index.php?pxid=940 Treacy was born in Manchester and also studied at Stockport College for a while. Here for more of his work: http://www.dannytreacy.com/
Friday, 15 August 2008
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Monday, 11 August 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeirCcxxBSQ&NR=1 & Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1KBcv0etuA&feature=related
Sunday, 10 August 2008
But who took the photograph? I have tried to find out. Some crappy poster company seem to have copyright, (no doubt I'll get moaned at for posting it, or maybe that's just that dick Charles Arthur from The Guardian, don't worry it's a long story....) So the first person who gets in touch with me with the correct answer gets a prize. I'm not sure what yet but it will be a cool one. So leave me your answers at firstname.lastname@example.org GOOD LUCK! remember with sport it's all about the winning....... no sorry, that's the wrong way round.........
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Mark, I was a bit puzzled by your decision to elevate what isn’t even a disagreement into some sort of Internet drama. I don’t think there’s any need for that (even though this kind of behaviour appears to be quite common on the Internet).
Mrs. Deane and I are very close friends, and we disagree all the time - most in our emails - which we both think of as the spice of life. And in this case, there isn't even any kind of real disagreement.
I do think you misunderstand me, and since it’s something I’ve run into before (much to my bewilderment) it’s time to clarify things.
When I wrote that I was interested in the image and not in the process, I did’t mean that I did’t care about whether or not images are done properly. Of course, I do. In fact, I expect them to be done properly. But then, I don’t care how they were done properly, how much time it took, or whatever else people like to dwell on.
So those misalignments bother me as much as they do bother you, and they are a very simple reason why these images simply don’t work. If you really want to present the world this way, you better make sure that little details are taken care of. It’s as simple as that. In fact, I do expect people to be experts and masters with their tools - but then at the end of the day, I am interested in what those experts and masters achieve with their skills.
How people can think I don’t care about it, escapes me. Or maybe these days, one really has to write down each and every triviality, for reasons which I am hesitant to spell out here.