Andy Warhol in China, Iran and Bali – His Book on Angels, Angels, Angels

August 6th, 2015
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    Found out that Warhol was in Bali from a page in his delightful book Angels, Angels, Angels.

    The most memorable thing for me during an around-the-world trip that I took once was walking along a trail in Bali and finding a bunch of people having a big happy party, and it turned out their friend had died and they were so thrilled for him that he was now having his next life.

    Some links ..

    See the animation here..
    Silent Stars by Andy Warhol - 1999 – click to animate..
    Andy Warhol Andy Warhol glancing sideway.

  • Vanishing Techniques, Foto by Baudrillard + Military Avoidance of Marcel Duchamp

    July 28th, 2015
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    Vanishing Techniques – photography of Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard was born on 27 July 1929.

    RIP Jean Baudrillard (previous post)
    Sainte Beuve Saint Veuve photo by Jean Beaudrillard

    Then, on one of my trips to Japan, I was given a camera, and I began to try it out a bit, taking photographs from the plane on the return journey.
    I like photography as something completely empty, ‘irreal’, as something that preserves the idea of a silent apparition.

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    Military avoidance

    The essay traces military relationships in the work of Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), paying particular attention to his notes of 1912 known as the ‘Jura-Paris Road’. These are interpreted as ‘military texts’ and the author shows how military concerns remained with Duchamp throughout his career, resulting in facetious outcomes that obscured uneasy preoccupations.

    Marcel Duchamp was born on 28 July 1887.

    Zhang Ke Chun – Between the Mountains and Water- Photography of China

    July 1st, 2015
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    Zhang Kechun born 1980 in Sichuan, China, is a artist currently based in Chengdu

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    Photography of China

    Thanks to Giulo Tosi

    RIP Harold Feinstein Photos of Coney Island, War & People

    June 25th, 2015
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    Gypsie Girl at the Carousel, Coney Isalnd, 1949

    Harold Feinstein

    Harold Feinstein was born in Coney Island in 1931 and began his photography career in 1946 at age 15.
    Within four short years, Edward Steichen, an early supporter, had purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

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    Mother’s Curtains, by Harold Feinstein, 1948


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    Draftees on Troup Ship 1953

  • Coney Island sheet music —Boardwalk Sheet-music Montage, Coney Island, 1950 of and for the people!


    It is with much sadness that I do this video. Harold Feinstein passed away on June 20, 2015 at the age of 84. Harold was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1931. At the age of 17, 4 of his prints were purchased by Edward Steichen for the collection at MoMA. He had an over 70 year career as a street photographer, photojournalist, designer, and teacher.

    Harold is one of the greatest and most underrated photographers of our time.

    Remembering Ellen (photos of Mary Ellen Mark by Harold Feinstein)

    Mary Ellen Mark 1940 – 2015

  • Richard Long & Rineke Dijiskstra + Portrait of Marquis de Sade by Man Ray

    June 2nd, 2015
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    Happy birthday Richard Long! (homepage)

    See more via Lisson gallery

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    June 2 birthday of Marquis de Sade – Drawing by Man Ray

  • Yukio Mishima’s Madame Sade staged by Ingmar Bergman

  • Happy birthday Rineke Dijiskstra (Previous post)

    R.I.P Mary Ellen Mark – Photojournalist – March 20, 1940 – May 25, 2015

    May 26th, 2015
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    (Legendary street photojournalist and LAMPP participant Mary Ellen Mark, in her SoHo studio/library on Halloween 1991. Copyright © Paul Waldman 2015. All rights reserved.)
    Photo of Mary Ellen Mark by Paul Waldman

  • March 20, 1940 – May 25, 2015 (Time Obit here )

  • Mary Ellen Mark 801B-004-01XMARY ELLEN MARK After the Deluge

    The American photographer produced some of the most “delicately shaded studies of vulnerability ever set on film”

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    Mary Ellen Mark: There is nothing more extraordinary than reality (hear her speak on youtube)

  • Legenday Philadelphia Photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies.

    Mary Ellen Mark, an artist known for her incredible humanist photography, passed away Monday in New York City. A rep confirmed the news Tuesday morning. She was 75.

  • Mark is survived by her husband, filmmaker Martin Bell, who directed the documentary “Streetwise” based on her images.


    An example of Mary Ellen Mark’s passion for capturing the struggles of ordinary people is her 1983 photo Lillie with Her Rag Doll, which is part of the Streetwise photo essay. This photo shows the hopelessness that runaway children often feel and their fears as well as hopes of a better life. In this photo she is dressed in rags and has a cigarette in her mouth.


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    by May Ellen Mark

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    Mary Ellen Mark on Diane Arbus

    I love her photographs, I do not try to make my photographs look like them. I don’t think my photographs look anything like hers. The only similarity is perhaps that both of us were fascinated by people who are marginal. I think her photographs are graphically very different; they are more direct, but that she is a distant observer. My photographs are more emotional and perhaps less graphically direct. But I repeat, I think she was a great photographer. When people compare us, they do it because we’re both women.

    See more photos and read the interview here.

    Nicholas Vreeland & A Film “Monk with a Camera” by Guido Santi and Tina Mascara

    May 15th, 2015
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    He became a disciple of Khyongla Rinpoche, attracted by his teachings about the importance of diminishing “self-cherishing” and negativity, and developing compassion for others. Three years later, he became a full-fledged monk and the only Westerner in a settlement of 20,000. Faced with the rigors of a devout life, he gave up photography for a while, until Martine Franck, the widow of Cartier-Bresson, visited his monastery and persuaded him to embrace it anew.

    Nicholas Vreeland with a tea merchant in New Delhi, India

    Vreeland insists that he is not an artist at all, just a busy monk who happens to find pleasure in taking pictures, and honor in photographing the Dalai Lama on several occasions. (It was the Dalai Lama who appointed him abbot.) Almost sheepishly, dutifully keeping pride at bay, he admits that it was only by selling his photographs to collectors that the planned expansion of the monastery (to house an enormous wave of refugee Tibetan monks) was made possible. Vreeland understands and employs the power of art without seeking any of its ego luster. When filmmakers Guido Santi and Tina Mascara asked to make him the subject of a documentary, he declined until his master told him it would benefit others.

    Nicholas Vreeland (LA review of books)

    Monk with a Camera Trailer (youtube)
    Directed by Guido Santi and Tina Mascara

  • More touching and moving story of Christopher Isharwood and Don Bacardy was also directed by Santi and Tina Mascara
    Chris and Don by David Hockney

    “Chris & Don: A Love Story”

  • Fifteen – Two or Three – April 2015 – Images by Fung Lin Hall

    April 22nd, 2015
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  • See more art by Fung Lin Hall (Gold Bird Variations)

  • Desert Time – more art here by FLH.

  • Three Oracles and Three Sculptures Snake or Spoon
  • Last Life in the Lens Universe - (with bonus film links)

  • Rainbow Trouts, Jackson Pollack and Birds

  • Imogen Cunningham – Believed in Self Learning & Ruth Asawa was a Friend

    April 13th, 2015
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    Cunningham was named Imogen after the heroine of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline

    I was invited to photograph Hollywood. They asked me what I would like to photograph. I said, Ugly men.

    I don’t know what love means. (her quotes)


    Ruth Asawa photo by Imogen Cunningham (previous post Ruth Asawa Art & Activism – San Francisco)
    Ruth Asawa and Imogen Cunningham were good friends.

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    Mark Adams, Tapestry Designer, and His Wife, the Printmaker

  • Portrait of Imogen by David Park

    Photo of David Park, 1958 by Imogen

  • Hands and Aloe Plicatilis, 1960

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    Harry Partch (Previous post)

  • Japanese Photographer Kenro Izu – Echoes of Prayer & People

    April 2nd, 2015
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    Echoes of Prayer and People

    More photos at Kenro Izu (homepage)

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    Varanasi, India 2013. At the “House of Liberation” a free housing where people come to die near the holy river Ganges

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    Kenro Izu (井津 建郎 Izu Kenrō?, born 1949) is a Japanese-born photographer based in the United States.[1]

    Izu attended Nihon University College of Art in Tokyo from 1969-1972. After moving to the United States in 1972, he spent two years working as a photo assistant in New York City and subsequently established his own studio, specializing in still life photography. Since 1979, in addition to his well established commercial work, Kenro began his serious professional commitment to his fine art photography, traveling the world to capture the sacred ancient stone monuments in their natural settings. He traveled and documented Egypt, Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Mexico, France and Easter Island (Chile).

    He has also focused on Buddhism and Hindu monuments in South East Asia: Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. Through them, he captures profound beauty with natural states of decay. Izu founded Friends Without a Border, an organization devoted to raising funds for children’s hospitals in Cambodia. Profits from select prints sales and his book, Light Over Ancient Angkor, are donated to this cause. Izu is the recipient of the 2007 Lucie Awards’ Visionary Photographer award, and was published by En Foco’s photographic journal Nueva Luz.

  • Dennis Farber – The Art of Inkjet Fencing & Foto Lineage

    March 21st, 2015
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    Inkjet(fencing) – Photos
    See more Projects inkjets here.

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  • Dennis Farber (Portfolio) THE ART of FOTO HIS_STORY and LINEAGE

    Layered Image (FBpage)

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  • Mission San Xavier Del Bac – New Year in Tucson, Arizona

    January 2nd, 2015
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    (Jan 2, 2014 Photo by Fung Lin Hall)

  • MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC was founded in 1692 by a Jesuit missionary, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino. It was then that he became the first non-Indian to visit the village of Wa:k, or “Bac,” as he wrote it.

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    (Jan 2, 2014 Photo by Fung Lin Hall)

    See more photos.