September 8, 2011 archive

Robert Mapplethorpe by Richard Marshall

Before starting the second assignment of the course I read (and studied the photos) in the book Robert Mapplethorpe by Richard Marshall, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1988. I was particularly interested in the photographs of flowers. I found them very expressive, beautifully lit and wonderful texture. Those shot in colour are very …

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The Photographer’s Eye by John Szarkowski

The Photographer’s Eye, John Szarkowski, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996 I found this a fascinating book that investigates what photographs look like and why they look that way. It discusses five issues related to the history of photography and how photographers became progressively aware of the characteristics and problems inherent in the medium. …

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