Photographer Spotlight: Nobuyoshi Araki
Nobuyoshi Araki (Araki Nobuyoshi) is a Japanese photographer and contemporary artist. He is also known by the nickname Arākī. He has published over 350 books and is widely considered to be one of the most prolific artists alive or dead in the world.
Photographer Spotlight: Wendy Bevan
I love the work of Wendy Bevan. Unfortunately the web is rather scarce when it comes to information on her, but I did manage to find this short quote:
Predominantly focusing her lens on female subjects, Wendy Bevan’s Polaroid-derived photography for i-D, Pop, The Observer, Tank and The Independent is compellingly characterised by its grainily realised dark settings and beautifully sinister mood.
I have included a selection of her images after the jump, as well as a gallery of her editorial for the May 2009 issue of Marie Claire Italy.
Photographer Spotlight: Glen Luchford
Glen Luchford is a world renowned fashion photographer and notable film director. He was picked up at the young age of 24 by the New York Agency, Art and Commerce, going on to later sign an exclusive contract with Prada. He has shot advertising campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Levi’s, Mercedes-Benz and Calvin Klein.
Photographer Spotlight: Petros Chrisostomou
Just found the work of photographer Petros Chrisostomou. Very cool stuff. From his biography:
This “still life” photography highlights the qualities in the objects that I would like to pronounce, and in most cases, by juxtaposing them with particular scenarios, subverts our expectations towards them. The sensation of the uncanny is achieved through a disjunction in the work, due to the contrasting elements that have been combined, that allows the viewer to speculate the real and the imaginary and therefore may lend itself to the ideologies of the surrealists.
Photographer Spotlight: Steven Meisel, Revisited
Steven Meisel really is a genius, and I don’t think that was fully expressed by our first spotlight on him. This time however, we have included five of our favorite shoots by him to help make it a little more obvious. Enjoy.
Photographer Spotlight: Duane Michals
Duane Michals is an American fine art photographer noted for his metaphysical imagery and for his “creative extension of the possibilities of the photographic medium.” His works are often times best understood (intentionally) by our unconscious mind, where we are able to relate and comprehend on a more emotional level. His Madame Schrödinger’s Cat photos are some of my all time favorites (first images after the jump, but you’ll have to be aware of Schrödinger’s thought experiment to truly appreciate it). These traits are what have made Michals one of [...]
Photographer Spotlight: Camilla Åkrans
Camilla Åkrans is a fashion photographer from Sweden currently killing it in New York. For this spotlight I am highlighting two of Camilla’s shoots. Her shoot for the May 2006 issue of Flair with model Shannan Click (pictured above), and her editorial for the April 2007 issue of Flair with model Leah de Wavrin.
Pocket Camera Retro Wednesday #4
Surprise! Pocket Camera Retro Wednesday is back from it’s outrageously long hiatus. What happened this time you ask? Well, it’s simple. While backpacking in Tierra del Fuego with a group of gypsy nuns, I was mugged by a group of very large pre-schoolers. I offered them three of the gypsy nuns and some Pepto Bismol, but unfortunately all they wanted was my cheap pocket cameras. That was a few months ago. It wasn’t until this past weekend that one of those gypsy nuns (feeling terribly guilty no doubt) bought me a new pocket camera, which explains why we are all [...]