April 20, 2014
foreverlesliecheung:

Photo by Christopher Doyle

Double exposure by Christopher Doyle.
From his book ‘Buenos Aires’ documenting the production of the Kar Wai Wong’s Happy Together (1997).

foreverlesliecheung:

Photo by Christopher Doyle

Double exposure by Christopher Doyle.

From his book ‘Buenos Aires’ documenting the production of the Kar Wai Wong’s Happy Together (1997).

April 20, 2014

In the Mood for Doyle - a 2007 French TV documentary about DP and director Christopher Doyle. From the frenetic yet deeply metaphoric style of his films with Kar Wai Wong to his further forays into DP’ing for M. Night Shymalan, Doyle is an erratic and completely original voice in cinematography. 

April 14, 2014
Salem, SC. 2010.

Salem, SC. 2010.

March 28, 2014

For the shot where Julie scrapes her hand along a stone wall, Juliette Binoche was originally supposed to wear a prosthetic to protect her hand, but it looked too obvious on camera. Binoche felt the scene was important enough that she actually dragged her unprotected hand along the wall, drawing real blood

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March 17, 2014
Matt Eich, from his series Sin and Salvation in Baptist Town. 
Wish I had made this photograph. 

Matt Eich, from his series Sin and Salvation in Baptist Town

Wish I had made this photograph. 

March 17, 2014
"I have always been irritated by photographers who are illiterate in their medium; and not in a know-it-all Professor of Photography kind of way, either. I don’t mean that everybody has to know what an ambrotype is or the date of birth of James Jarché. I mean something much less dry than that. In other art forms, creators gauge the level of knowledge of the audience and build upon it. Put another way, creators know that their audiences work hard to extract meaning and emotion from their stuff, and they pitch it where that effort can be rewarded. Thelonious Monk most assuredly knew the simple cadences of the Protestant hymns which underlay the classical chord-sequences of the piano blues that came before him. He didn’t want to play like that, but he knew that his audience knew it, and he could quote and refer and paraphrase and make fun of that stuff confident that his hearers would ‘get’ it. That is literacy."

Francis Hodgson

Thank you, Francis!

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[thank you for this quote. i hate that so many photographers aren’t informed. maybe less of the same exact point/piece won’t keep being made if people were more literate with the medium.]

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March 9, 2014
Agnes Varda, as photographed by Xavier Lambours.

Agnes Varda, as photographed by Xavier Lambours.

March 8, 2014
thefurrawn:

Krzysztof Kieślowski on the set of ‘Trois couleurs.’

thefurrawn:

Krzysztof Kieślowski on the set of ‘Trois couleurs.’

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March 6, 2014

mocatv:

Steve McQueen
Drumroll, 1998
Triptych, color video projection with sound
Dimensions variable
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Partial and promised gift of Blake Byrne in honor of Jeremy Strick

Before winning an Oscar for 12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen was an acclaimed video artist. In Drumroll, he affixed three cameras to a construction-grade metal barrel—two on either end and one inside—and rolled it through the streets of Manhattan. That’s McQueen in the third picture, physically guiding his contraption.

Projected as a video installation, the triptych offers a simulation of being trapped, recreating the experience of an uncontrollable, endless journey dictated by the physical rhythms of a city. Later that year it would win McQueen the prestigious Turner Prize. More about the work at SFMOMA.

Drumroll is part of MOCA’s permanent collection. Congratulations Steve McQueen!

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March 6, 2014
"’ You think you’re going to get some photographs, don’t you? That she’s some kind of a subject. The Rural Downtrodden. And then what, the pictures lie around in stacks. Nobody but you knows what they are. The edge of an ear. A dirty foot. You better keep her out of the upstairs.’ He waited but Walter said nothing. After ten or eleven seconds Buck kicked the bathroom door shut, stalked back to his clay, hands held in front of him like ceremonial knives shaped for cutting out viscera."

— Annie Proulx, from the short story “Negatives” from Heart Songs and Other Stories…summing up the way I feel about certain photographers.

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