October 12, 2011 archive

Photographing America 1929-1947–Edited by Jean-Francais Chevrier

Photographing America 1929-1947 – Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans; Jean-Francais Chevrier (Editor), Thames & Hudson, London, 2009. I borrowed this book from my local library – it draws a parallel between the work about America by Evans and Cartier-Bresson in the period 1924-47. John Szarkowski said “Evans defined in his work the essence of the …

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Poppy, 1988 by Robert Mapplethorpe

I don’t find all of Mapplethorpe’s work to my taste, but I do love all his flower photographs. One of my favourites is Poppy 1988 (which is number 10 on this link). The positioning of the flowers is intriguing with the intertwined stems. The curves of the stems and shape of the flower give a …

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