I went to Photo London and had the chance to hear the conversation between these 2 artists:
Adam Fuss is a camera less photographer and Antony Gormley a sculptor and are interested in each other works.
The artists raised a few points that I found very interesting:
I am attracted to colours and their brightness and I fully enjoy it when I paint too. I actually used it to in my series “keep out:organism “.
At the same time, I saw recently 2 exhibitions in which the artist used film :
-Elton John’s collection at the Tate modern
– Dana LIxenberg at Deutshe Borse photographic foundation prize at the Photographers Gallery. Thanks Tilly and Verity for this for coming with me or suggesting it!.
When I see the Black and white images on the wall, I feel an immediate attraction to the print that I want to touch like a painting. Dana Lixenberg’s were huge so that effect was even bigger. I decided to use more my film camera and go back to the darkroom.
Too many of my photos never came of of my computer but I still have on my wall a curious Parisian scene I took 25 years ago on the shores of the River Seine.
i would like now to work in parallel of my colourful series shoot digitally and used the darkroom to work on minimalist pieces from the natural world. It may be interesting to see how each work feed the other.
Last week Paris Photo took place at the Grand Palais in Paris.
I usually go for portraits but this time I was attracted to some special images without a human inside.
– Christan Patterson at the Robert Morat Gallerie put a telephone next to the photos and after calling the names featuring in the notebook, it was possible to hear the sounds corresponding to the landscape.
Now I am going every week to a new area, get lost and improvise: I walked quite a number of miles following the Regent’s canal :
After the Geffrye Museum I went to the Flowers Gallery: magnificent images of Nadav Kander from the Dust collection about Kazakhastan and nuclear and Patrick Hughes 3 D painting. Very interesting, it is really worth looking at the Gardian article for more images of Nadav Kander on link above.
Yesterday I went East again (walk 1 to come soon). During my wandering around, I came across : the Arcola Theatre, a specialist Japanese cycle shop ( I felt like buying one, maybe next time ), the Eastern Curve Garden but it was closed, then a lovely new place:Velvet Marie , There are delicious coffee and cakes there. Then I asked Marie and Kirsty (playful accessories) suggestions on where to go next. (rule is i don’t prepare where I will go, just land in a train station and improvise from there)
You are standing in a beautiful spot and who can resist grabbing the phone and taking a selfie? Apparently millions are uploaded everyday. Wikipedia says “A selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. They are usually flattering and made to appear casual. Most selfies are taken with a camera held at arm’s length or pointed at a mirror, rather than by using a self-timer.”
When one started a photo course, the teacher will try to instill in us the art of taking sharp pictures with lots of technical details. After learning all that, I felt recently on 2 occasions that it would be interesting to try the opposite, once after doing classical studio pose of a model and another time at Knebworth house. Suddenly my camera went moving to make the model come to life and the flower exploded in colours and i was quite happy when i saw the images.
Yesterday I went to William Klein conference in Kings Place. To be honest I booked it a long time ago. Being a Sunday afternoon, my planning is usually kids or photoshoot so i was in the train, wondering why I chose to go. Continue reading