Doris Lessing archive here.
Herman Hesse - The Glass Bead Game
A CAT/A FUTURE
A cat can draw
behind her eyes
alters in the stare
itself but she’s
not there. Likewise
a future can occlude:
still sitting there,
doing nothing rude.
Interestingly, his greatest inspirations are Modigliani’s poetic paintings and the Italian Neorealist movies of Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica and others. “[The style’s] not chichi, but real and direct, which I hope I’ve manifested in my photos,”
One of his books is titled. Son of Bitch, 1974. Photographs of dogs.
Elliott Erwitt wiki (b. 26 July 1928 Paris, France)
Erwitt served as a photographer’s assistant in the 1950s in the United States Army while stationed in France and Germany. He was influenced by meeting the famous photographers Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker. Stryker, the former Director of the Farm Security Administration’s photography department, hired Erwitt to work on a photography project for the Standard Oil Company. He then began a freelance photographer career and produced work for Collier’s, Look, Life and Holiday. Erwitt was invited to become a member of Magnum Photos by the founder Robert Capa.
As a documentary filmmaker he made “Arthur Penn the director“.
Baron Raimund von Stillfried, also known as Baron Raimund von Stillfried-Rathenitz, was an Austrian photographer.
(See more photos )here.
Japan times book review of Baron Raimund von sillfried – a pioneer photographer.
Baron Raimund von Stillfried, a 19th-century pioneer of photography in Yokohama, was the first in Japan to recognize the new medium’s potential as a global marketing tool. Adept at producing theatrical souvenir photos, Stillfried also took the first ever photograph of Emperor Meiji and shocked Vienna when he imported Japanese teenage girls to the city to work in a mock teahouse.
Portrait of Emperor Meiji by Von Stillfried
More about Enigmatic Emperor by Donald Keene here.
Baron Raimund von Stillfried, Furniture Shop, hand-coloured albumen silver photograph, c. 1875,
Fan Ho (wiki)
He died in San Jose, California on 19 June, 2016 of pneumonia at the age of 84
Born in Shanghai, China, in 1931, Ho first picked up a camera at age 13 when his father gave him a Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera. After moving to Hong Kong later in his teens, he began to document life on the streets of that bustling 1950s city. His remarkable street photos of Hong Kong would soon earn him international attention, exhibitions, and hundreds of photography awards.
121 clicks -inspiratin from masters of photography
The World is Not My Home
A leading figure in the American street photography movement of the 1960s, Lyon has distinguished himself by the personal intimacy he establishes with his subjects and the inventiveness of his practice. With his ability to find beauty in the starkest reality, Lyon has through his work provided a charged alternative to the bland vision of American life often depicted in the mass media.
Haiti Danny Lyon in the 1980
Prison photos by Danny Lyon
(repost - Ali archive here)
Moore and Ali
He announced that if she was the greatest poetess in the country, the two of them should produce something together — “I am a poet, too,” he said — a joint effort sonnet, it was to be, with each of them doing alternate lines. Miss Moore nodded vaguely. Ali was very much the more decisive of the pair, picking not only the form but also the topic: “Mrs. Moore and I are going to write a sonnet about my upcoming fight in Houston with Ernie Terrell,” he proclaimed to the table. “Mrs. Moore and I will show the world with this great poem who is who and what is what and who is going to win.”
“We will call it ‘A Poem on the Annihilation of Ernie Terrell,’ ” Miss Moore announced. “Let us be serious but not grim.”
“She’s cute,” Ali commented. (read here via )
After we defeat Ernie Terrell
He will get nothing, nothing but hell,
Terrell was big and ugly and tall
But when he fights me he is sure to fall.
If he criticize this poem by me and Miss Moore
To prove he is not the champ she will stop him in four,
He is claiming to be the real heavyweight champ
But when the fight starts he will look like a tramp
He has been talking too much about me and making me sore
After I am through with him he will not be able to challenge Mrs. Moore.
Photo by Danny Lyon – 1970.
Photo of Ali by Flip Schulke
“I ain’t got no quarrel with the Viet Cong. No Viet Cong ever called me a nigger.. – said Muhammad Ali.. (Page 10) David Markson – Vanishing point.”
Ali passed away on June 3, 2016
David Markson passed away June 4, 2010
More amazing photos of Ali – here
NYtimes. Malick Sidibe Photographer known for social reportage in Mali dies at 80.
He attended Saturday-night parties at which young Malians, dressed to the nines, danced the twist, the rumba and the merengue to the Beatles, James Brown and Afro-Caribbean music. This was Mali’s youthquake, and Mr. Sidibé was its photographic witness.
“For me, photography is all about youth,” he told The Daily Telegraph of London in 2008. “It’s about a happy world full of joy, not some kid crying on a street corner or a sick person.”
Malick Sidibé: Portrait of the Artist as a Portraitist (Trailer)
See more photos from The Redlist
Happy birthday Brad Dourif! (March 18)
Wise Blood, (J.Huston/Flannery O’Connor), One flew over the cukoo’s nest, Mississipi Burning, London Kills Me (Hanif Kureishi) . Tommy Lee Jones was supposed to play Hazel Motes. I just found this interview..
Many laughs of Brad Dourif (youtube)
In 1981, Vincent Canby listed Dourif as one of twelve actors to watch, calling Dourif “one of the most intense, most interesting young film actors of his generation”
London Kills Me (Tumblr) (Written and directed by Hanif Kureishi)
Two supreme dancers directed by Ken Russell.
Nureyev’s birthday .. March 17, 1938 Nureyev was to die of AIDS – see more photos at Aids Memorial
Photo by Gordon Parks (Harlem, 1963)
March 15 is International day against police brutality.
Not quite violent..(previous post) Six Cops and Nothingness.
Kamaitachi #40 (Hijikata Tatsumi), 1965 by Eikoh Hosoe
Tatsumi Hijikata His wiki shows a photo of Hijikata and Sada Abe (In the Realm of Senses by Nagisa Oshima was loosely based on Sada Abe)
Hijikata undertook his first Ankoku Butoh performance, Kinjiki, in 1959, using a novel by Yukio Mishima as the raw input material for an abrupt, sexually-inflected act of choreographic violence which stunned its audience. At around that time, Hijikata met three figures who would be crucial collaborators for his future work: Yukio Mishima, Eikoh Hosoe, and Donald Richie In 1962,
Title: Shinjuku Turmoil
Hijikata posed for Shomei Tomatsu 1970 (master photographer)
Eiko Hosoe photographed Kauzo Ohno
Kazuo Ohno – previous post