Thursday, 28 February 2013

Brandon Juhasz.

The next step on from appropriation of Google images is the recycling of those images. Internet collage, turning them into 3D and rephotographing. It's all fun, can it be used to say something of substance? can it become something more than novelty? Could say documentary photographers use it in some way? Does anyone outside of the silly little photo puddle we swim in give a fuck?
 There's no getting away from the fact that Brandon Juhasz's images bear more than a passing resemblance to those of fellow American Daniel Gordon but I find them a bit more interesting maybe the next step on to finding a little bit more depth with this kind of thing. Keep making me smile though..

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Robert Longo.

I've not posted for a while. I've been busy doing my own stuff. It's all well and good pointing out the work of others but at the end of the day? So I've decided the blog can take a back seat again. Who reads blogs anymore anyway? There's a good strong list to the right of loads of good photographers. I reckon it may even be the most comprehensive in photo blog land, and I'll keep updating that. When I have something to say or something grabs my eye I'll post it up. Which brings me to the work of Robert Longo.  He's not a photographer, I bet you thought these two images were photo's? I bet you had heard of him? I hadn't, I can't believe why not. I bet there's people going " I can't believe you've not heard of him OMG like he's really famous man" (that's me trying to be an American) and Robert Longo is a very American artist. You can hear an interview with him HERE (if you can stand it coz he does comes over as a bit of a dick, I'm sure he's no more of a dick than most successful artists but still) As photographers we should all love this artist, he makes work about photographs, his drawings/paintings are inspired by photographs.I think that's fucking bonkers. Artists are so full of shit, listen to him try and justify the fact that he can make drawings that look just like photo's....
he's a good draughtsman. I'd like him to make a picture of my pet cat. I'd then get it printed big like on canvas and hang it above the telly....

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Still Life: Top Tips #3

To save yourself the embarrassment of buying NUTS magazine in the shop you can make your own using Google images. This one is tiny. Small NUTS if you like...

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

FOAM MAGAZINE TALENT CALL 2013 (Strictly NO old bastards)

I was in two minds whether to post this as it's got one of the daft No under 35 year old rules that the photography world loves so much. What if you're a slow fucker like me eh? I do like FOAM though and they do showcase some good stuff so heyho. And I guess we can let the kids have something as their music is all so shit. So if you are under 35....

The call out:
The international photography magazine Foam Magazine officially opens the submission for its seventh annual Talent Call on Monday, February 4. All photographers worldwide between 18 and 35 years old (booo hiss!) are invited to submit their portfolios for the Talent Issue.
‘The annual Foam Talent Call searches for exceptional talented photographers from all over the world. We aim to have an annual overview of the work of young promising artists. We are curious for new developments, trends and themes that are of importance to contemporary artists,’ according to Marloes Krijnen and Pjotr de Jong, respectively editor-in-chief and creative director of Foam Magazine.
Every year, Foam Magazine dedicates its Fall issue to publishing the work of young talents. It is a springboard into the international photography industry for these artists, giving them worldwide recognition and acclaim. Last year the winning portfolios were chosen from almost a thousand submissions from all over the globe. The winning portfolios, chosen by the Foam Magazine editorial team, will be published in the Fall issue, Foam Magazine #36 / Talent. The Foam Talent Call 2013 is open to all photographers aged between 18 and 35 across the globe. The entrance fee is €35,- and the competition is fierce, but those chosen will be showcased in the Fall Talent Issue of the magazine and exhibited/promoted in different ways through the international photography network of Foam Magazine. The editorial board will choose the portfolios according to the creative vision and concept of the series presented, amongst other criteria.
Previous Foam Talents are Melinda Gibson, Ina Jang, Alex Prager, Raphael Dallaporta, Jessica Eaton, Shane Lavalette, Sam Falls, Noémie Goudal amongst others.

The campaign for the Talent Call is developed by branding agency Vandejong. The song 'Come Back' from upcoming Dutch indie rock band The Vagary is used for the campaign video. Please visit our campaign website:

Saturday, 2 February 2013