Self-portrait with a nurse at Doctor Jacobson`s clinic in Copenhagen 1908-09
Self-portrait inside the House in Åsgårdstrand, ca. 1904
Rosa and Olga Meissner on the beach in Warnemünde, 1907
The exhibition Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye (in centre pompidou sept.21-jan.9.2012) deals with Edvard Munch’s experimental photographs for inspiration. His photos are presented as independent works of art, together with the artist’s experiments with film from the late 1920s. These photos should be interesting as his composition often has this feeling of a photographic crop, people walking in and out of the frame.
My sister got me hooked on Munch when she wrote an essay on the master a few years ago and last year we went to the Munch Museet in Oslo (so I had my private guide explaining me the depth of Munch’s work :). Munch is one of my favourite artists, his works are so inspiring and full of layers and stories expressed in a wide variety of techniques.
(more of Munch’s photos here)
Some pictures I took while on the search for flowers and green stuff…
China has a massive coastline of 18,000 kilometres long. Many Chinese dream of these coasts and travel from the interior on a massive scale, hoping to find work and an easier life. Zhang Xiao shows us surprising changes taking place along this coastline, which he describes as ‘beautiful and painful’. Wandering along the coastline, Zhang finds very moving images of a China standing at the crossroad between two worlds.
(via jia za zhi)
In his series Natural Selection Daniel George focuses his camera on contemporary landscapes, the relationship between people and their direct environment. How people try to simulate nature in their concrete habitat. I find it an intriguing subject and Daniel manages to capture these unique subsections in our surroundings. He has a keen eye for detail. The last one is not from the same series, but I couldn’t resist :)
I grabbed some nice photos from Ye Rin Mok’s site, but she has a lot more photo-candy on her tumblr. The muted colors and the seemingly simple compositions are my kind of photo-candy! To the question “What do you look for in a succesfull photo?” she anwers: “They tend to have more questions than answers. There’s a certain feeling I get.” Yes, it’s that feeling :). She was born in South Korea and is currently living and working in Los Angeles.
Swiss artist and comedian Ursus Wehrli likes the world to be tidy, from his breakfast to famous paintings by the likes of Van Gogh or Paul Klee. Above pictures are from his new book Die, Kunst aufzuräumen (The art of clean-up) out this september. Check the last one: imagine you’d be eating the dots if you’re not carefull (read: tidy) enough!!
Isn’t it striking we can look at the earth from kilometres, (or miles :) far? These images are just beautiful, especially when you figure out what exactly it is you’re looking at. Do the Google Earth Puzzle and enjoy a little more of the wonder that is our globe.
100 abandoned houses is a spectacular project by Kevin Bauman. These photos of empty houses are somewhat depressing or even a bit spooky, but oh so beautiful! It reminds me a bit of Vans and the places where they were, also a very interesting and beautiful set of photos. Both projects play with melancholy, what once was and what soon will not be… To think that once those were happy homes, you know with happy families and kids playing in and around the house…
Micha de Ridder went to the very northern part of Norway and took pictures of the rugged landscapes and the dark craggy mountains over there. The conditions must have been difficult to work in, light’s there and before you know it, you’re standing in the dark again.. well it depends on what time of the year you’re there but anyway, I really like the first picture. The blue tints are just beautifully blue, especially when you’re standing in front of the huge inktjet print. I’ve read it portrays the blue hour, half an hour before sunset when sunlight and moonlight come together in the colors red, yellow and blue reflected from the landscape. It is this mystic blue that poets and writers talk about because supposedly it is the deepest blue in nature…
The exhibition in Foam is on till August 28th.