Amsterdam, Lijn 2 Koninginneweg (1965)
Amsterdam, Lijn 12 Oostzaanstraat (1952)
Amsterdam, Lijn 10 Weesperplein (1963)
Amsterdam, Lijn 25 Ferdinand Bolstraat (26 juni 1963)
Amsterdam, Lijn 13 en lijn 13S Bos en Lommerplein (1966)
Fifty years ago trams looked like this.. I think I was born too late and really I wás.
Perfect video for Feist’s new song “Bittersweet Melodies”. It’s more like a slideshow, but a very good one, plus music from Feist, I love Feist! You’ve probably seen some of these photos before, they are from Irina Werning’s “Back To The Future” project.
I live with two people who are really in love. Often when I come home late I find them asleep on the couch holding each other. I want to photograph them like this at some point. But there are already tons of great pictures of people sleeping; above are some for inspiration by (in order) Vivian Maier, Peter Brown, Robert Frank, Alec Soth, Shen Wei, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Tim Hetherington, Nobuyoshi Araki, Jocelyn Lee, Danny Lyon. And there are many more good photos of sleeping people, but tumblr allows only ten per post, plus you get the idea.
First overview of the development of the Dutch photo book since 1945 and its significance for the Dutch photography. With highlights from the past 65 years, including many important Dutch photographers and graphic designers exhibited from march 10th til may 20th at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.
The Dutch photobook is highly regarded and praised internationally. Recently the British photographer and collector Martin Parr asserted, “The Dutch continue to be the best bookmakers in Europe.”
Let’s put some photos from Systermans on here, because they’re just a delight to look at. I blogged about him before and he has some new work out there. He’s been travelling around the world and put up a new blog specially for his travelling photos. Nice! Definitely worth a little of your time. I’m still waiting for that publication though ;).
I probably mixed up his thoroughly thought out series, but these photos caught my eye. To me these are so poetic and layered with emotion.
I wish I could beam myself to Paris for a day so I could admire these books. The exhibition at LE BAL presents 40 Latin American photobooks produced between 1921 and 2012. They interviewed photographers, graphic artists, collectors, scholars, publishers, through 19 countries from Cuba to Patagonia and sifted through their libraries and archives. This expedition reveals the remarkable contribution of Latin America in world history of the photobook.
David Galjaard’s beautiful and fascinating Concresco photography project documents the remaining visible bunkers in Albania once built out of fear to protect the people form an invasion (that never came). Between 1945 and 1985 approximately 750,000 (!!!) bunkers were built in a country the size of Belgium. It’s fascinating portrait of a communistic country slowly changing to a capitalistic one, dreaming of an accession to the European Union.
The way he portrays the region and the people reminds me a bit of Zhang Xiao’s Coastline I blogged about earlier. It shows a country at a crossroad between two worlds in the same honest and esthetic way. I love the toned down colors and there’s a certain distance to the subjects in the photos that intrigues me…
See more of Concresco here.
Joel Sternfeld held a very interesting talk about his work at the FOAM yesterday. The first time I saw his work was a couple of months ago at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany, I fell in love with his photos right away (I blogged about that). And now Sternfeld signed the book I bought in Germany! Yay! :) There’s a retrospective of his work at the FOAM til march 14 2012.
More photos here. And click on the last one with the cadillac for wallpaper size.
I stumbled upon the photographs of Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992), I didn’t know his work, but I think it’s amazing. The colors are just stunningly beautiful and the lovely mundane… :). I did a bit of research and he wasn’t just a photographer but a writer as well. To him, photography was more than a mere chronometer of seeing. It was a means of expression that provides scope for an endless multitude of imaginary worlds. He’s well known in Italy, his home country but internationally not so much, perhaps that will change with his first book published in the US: It’s Beautiful Here, Isn’t It…