Photographer Spotlight: Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly is a Dublin born photographer, predominately now working in fashion.
Tony’s carrer started at Independent Newspaper Group and spent his formative years covering people and places that most of us never want to see. Such as the civil war in Rwanda and the war in Afghanistan. After eight years of covering conflict, Tony moved his focus to fashion.
Quick Look: Madame Peripetie
Love the work of fashion and surrealist photographer Madame Peripetie (real name Sylwana Zybura).
As a side note, we are going to start doing a few of these “Quick Looks” to highlight more, possibly lesser known, artists and photographers. They will be shorter (limited to one or two images) than our full-on Artist and Photographer Spotlights, but they should allow us a chance to highlight a greater number of emerging artists.
Photographer Spotlight: Daidō Moriyama
After posting about Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, I felt the need to spotlight my all time favorite Japanese photographer, Daidō Moriyama. Moriyama’s work primarily focuses on the breakdown of traditional cultural values in post-war Japan. His work has held a haunting presence in my life ever since I first stumbled upon him many years ago.
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.