Archive for the 'Photography' Category

Goodbye Gina Lollobrigida, Actress, Photojournalist (4 July 1927 – 16 January 2023)

Monday, January 16th, 2023

  • (With Gerard Philipe in Fanfan La Tulipe)

    Gina Lollobrigida

  • Dame in the Game: The Unexpected Feminism of Gina Lollobrigida

  • Throughout her acting career, Lollobrigida never abandoned her dreams of returning to the fine arts, and she used her time on set as a master class in photography. By the late 1960s, she was an accomplished photojournalist and over the course of her career, she photographed as diverse figures as Paul Newman, Salvador Dali, and Henry Kissinger. Most notably, Lollobrigida became so skilled in her photojournalism that she managed to secure an exclusive interview with Fidel Castro in 1972. Speaking of this incredible opportunity, Lollobrigida noted that she was shocked to discover Castro was more nervous to meet her than she him. Inspired by this rare access, Lollobrigida produced, directed, and wrote a documentary short entitled Ritratto di Fidel. Years before Cuba would be reopened to America, she secured a personal and in-depth look at one of the world’s most reclusive political figures.

    Lollobridiga retired from acting in 1997, but she continued to pursue an avid career as an accomplished photographer, painter, and sculptor. Her work has been displayed all over the world and has won numerous accolades, including the “Legion of Honor” as “artiste de valeur” from France.

    Tragic Accident of a Renown Photographer Olivier Metzger in Arles

    Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

  • Photo by Olivier Metzger (See his photos here)

  • Olivier Metzger
    (1973 – November 2, 2022)

    Fatal Accident on the route des Saintes in Arles

  • (Photo of Steven Yeun by Olivier Metzger)

  • (Tahar Rahim, photo by Olivier Metzger, New York)

  • Rencontres Arles Olivier Metzger

  • RIP Douglas Kirkland Photographer for Audrey & Marilyn

    Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
  • Exhibition Marilyn Monroe by Douglas Kirkland

    Douglas Kirkland – Marilyn Monroe – Hasselblad

    My Evening with Marilyn and the Day Victor Hasselblad Stopped Me in the Street

  • In Memoriam Douglas Kirkland (1934 – 2022)

  • Douglas Kirkland homepage

  • (Ingmar Bergman)
    Photos of film-makers by Douglas Kirkland here (Starting with Zhang Yimou)

  • Photos of Audrey Hepburn by Douglas Kirkland

    See more spectacular photos by Douglas Kirland here

    William Klein dies aged 96

    Monday, September 12th, 2022

    William Klein Photographer dies aged 96 (Guardian obit)

    Sight & Sound Interview

  • William Klein ICP. Org

  • 10 Lessons William Klein has taught me about street photography

  • May Day Parade

    Many Lives Photography of William Klein

    “Another famous photograph, which was used a lot. These kids were just play-acting and they weren’t as tough as they look. I asked them to look tough and for me, it’s a self-portrait, you know? I also played on the streets with guns but I was also a sort of angelic. So I was both of them.” – Klein

    Fred Lyon San Francisco Photographer Dies at 97

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

  • SF Gate Obit

    His DNA was in San Francisco’: Prolific photographer Fred Lyon dies at 97

  • Fred Lyon Portfolio

  • Cynthia MacAdams is an American actress and photographer

    Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

  • Cynthia MacAdams wiki

    Portrait from Cynthia MacAdams book, “Emergence”

  • (Portrait of Kate Millet by Cynthia MacAams)

    Kate Millet a pioneer feminist (Previous post)

    Cynthia MacAdams (born Cynthia Rose Adams, September 5, 1939) is an American actress and photographer. She is recognized for her black and white portraiture,[1][2] use of natural light and infrared photography, and images of sacred architecture

    Cynthia MacAadams photographer com

  • Chogyam Trungpa
    Rinpoche was the founder of Naropa Shambala Vision

  • The Photographer George Nobechi

    Saturday, April 30th, 2022
  • George Nobechi – CV

    George Nobechi is a photographer whose work focuses on disconnection, duality and longing. As a bicultural Japanese/Canadian he is simultaneously an insider and outsider in Eastern and Western cultures and it is this “intimate distance” and space in between two cultures that is the unifying thread of his work.

  • See more here George Nobechi – Lens Culture

  • Photojournalist Maks Levin Reported Missing Near Kyiv

    Thursday, March 24th, 2022

  • (Photo by Maks Levin)

  • (Photo by Maks Levin)

    Photojournalist Maks Levin reported missing near Kyiv

    (Maks Levin)

    First reported by Ukrіnfоrm news service and later confirmed by the Kyіv Іndependent, Lyseiko reported that the last time Levin got in touch was on March 13. At that time, he was with taking photographs within the combat area in Vyshhorod District.

    “Each Ukrainian photographer is dreaming of taking a photo that would stop the war.” – Maks Levin

    Maks Levin was born in Kyiv Region in 1981. He has worked as a photojournalist and documentary photographer for many Ukrainian and international publications. Levin’s most documentary projects were connected with the war in Donbas and Ukraine.

  • Maks Levin – Lens Culture com

  • Missing from Kyiv frontline and feared abducted – Guarudian

    Yevgenia Belorusets a Wartime Diary from Ukraine

    Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

  • (Yevgenia Belorusets)

  • (From “Victories of the defeated,” a photo series from eastern Ukraine, by Yevgenia Belorusets.)

    Ukraine War Book – Codastory. com

  • A wartime diary by Yevgenia Belorusets – Artforum

    This diary will be updated daily and is copublished with Isolarii press.

    This ability of the residents of Berdyansk to fight on and on, to approach the soldiers unarmed and shout the truth in their faces, even when the city has almost fallen into Putin’s hands, promises a lot. It is hope itself.

    My father is a translator, he translates German poetry into Russian. Thanks to his translations of Paul Celan, I fell in love with this poet when I was still a student. For years, since the Maidan Revolution, he has published his translations almost exclusively in Ukraine.

    He took part in protests back then, I remember calling him from Berlin and finding out that he was standing with the demonstrators at the parliament building. Then I heard an explosion; luckily he wasn’t hurt. Now he is in Kyiv. He feels quite weak after a long cold and cannot go to the shelter. Maybe he doesn’t want to either. Every day I see how he continues to work on his translations. Despite the rocket attacks, despite the danger, or maybe because of it.

  • Photos of Gus Van Sant and Dennis Stock

    Saturday, July 24th, 2021

    (Portrait of Lautrec on the wall, Gus Van Sant directing Joaquin Phoenix)

    After River’s death, Van Sant offered him a meaty role in the black comedy “To Die For,” co-starring Nicole Kidman and Matt Dillon. It was Joaquin’s first role in four years.
    Twenty-three years later, Van Sant and Joaquin Phoenix are together again in “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” a film about the late quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan, who lived in Van Sant’s hometown of Portland, Ore.

    Happy birthday Gus Vant Sant!

    Initially Gus wanted Tom Waits for the role that went to Matt Dillon. Drugstore Cowboy was based on a true story. William
    S. Burroughs changed the profession for his part to that of a priest. He only wanted to work for one day so they shot everything in a day.

    Birth of Indie films, death trilogy and his polaroids

    (Nicole Kidman and Steve Buscemi – Polaroids by Gus Van Sant)

  • Dennis Stock shared a birthday with Gus Van Sant.
    Born: July 24, 1928, Bronx, New York, NY
    Died: January 11, 2010, Sarasota, FL
    Dennis Stock photos of Hollywood, Jazz and Dean


    Dennis watched in horror as Jimmy took off his boots and climbed into a bronze casket. He crossed his arms and shouted, “Shoot.”
    Dennis refused, saying that it was in bad taste, and suggested Jimmy get out of the casket before someone came in.
    Implicit in the series of photos was Jimmy’s dark side, coupled with his desire to be close to his mother, who had died when he was nine years old.

    Audrey photographed by Dennis Stock during the filming of ‘Sabrina’ in 1954.

  • Happy birthday David Hammons

  • Kurt Tong- Photography

    Saturday, June 26th, 2021
  • Prix Elysee – Kurt Tong

    Kurt Tong Photography (See more from his homepage)

    Kurt Tong

    1977, born in Hong Kong, China

    Kurt Tong graduated with a Master’s degree in documentary photography at the London College of Communication in 2006. Having grown up in the United Kingdom, his work revolves around exploring his Chinese roots, his upbringing and understanding of his motherland. Using multilayered narratives, his recent work has dealt with the Asian Diaspora, Chinese funeral practices and early Chinese feminism.

    Much of Kurt’s work, whilst deeply rooted in photography, has incorporated other mediums, performative elements and audience participations. Pushing the possibility of photography as a narrative tool.

    (People’s Park – Kurt Tong)

    End of April – 2021

    Friday, April 30th, 2021
  • Happy birthday Jurgen Trautwein

    Other historical figures born on this day –
    Kaspar Hauser

    Alice B Toklas

    Felix Guattari

    Annie Dilllard, Lars Von Trier and Jane Campion,
    Jacques Audiard

    Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30.