czwartek, 30 października 2014

Roman Vishniac's street photography of Jewish life from the 1920s to 1950s

Recalcitrance, Berlin, 1926.

Garry Winogrand: the restless genius who gave street photography attitude

Park Avenue, New York, 1959. Photograph: The Estate of Garry Winogrand/Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
"From the Bronx to Dealey Plaza, Garry Winogrand pounded the streets of America every day of his life photographing reluctant subjects – and he left behind 6,500 undeveloped films when he died. A powerful new retrospective makes sense of the torrent of imagery by the prolific American master.

“When I’m photographing I see life. That’s what I deal with,” Garry Winogrand once said. Life, for him, was the energy of the street in all its unruly momentum. In the 1960s and 70s, he defined street photography as an attitude as well as a style – and it has laboured in his shadow ever since, so definitive are his photographs of New York. "

Garry Winogrand

New York, 1969. Photograph: The Estate of Garry Winogrand/Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Sometimes I feel like...the world is a place I bought a ticket to...It's a big show for me, as if it wouldn't happen if I wasn't there with a camera. — Garry Winogrand

WERNISAŻ: Wielka Wojna na Wschodzie / The Great War in the East

Od Bałtyku po Karpaty. Z kolekcji Tomasza Kuby Kozłowskiego / From the Baltic to the Carpathian Mountains. The Tomasz Kozłowski collection

Wernisaż: 5 listopada ( środa), godz. 18.00, Dom Spotkań z Historią

I wojna światowa kojarzona jest przede wszystkim z frontem zachodnim. Masakry pod Ypres i Verdun, boje nad Marną, Sommą i Aisne zepchnęły w cień Wschód. Utrwalają ten przekaz spektakularne fotografie. Ikonografia dotycząca wschodniego frontu jest wiele skromniejsza i prawie nieznana. 

Wernisaż - Araki i Jaszczuk w Leica Gallery Warszawa

Nobuyoshi Araki

"Arakimania" i "Love by Leica" Nobuyoshi Arakiego oraz "Kinky City" Pawła Jaszczuka - w listopadzie Leica Gallery Warszawa zaprezentuje jednocześnie aż trzy wystawy. Ekspozycje można oglądać w galerii od 8 listopada do 14 grudnia.

Araki to legenda japońskiej fotografii. Szokuje i wzbudza kontrowersje, a jednocześnie zyskuje fanów i poklask ekspertów dzięki swojej artystycznej wrażliwości. Łączy symbole kulturowe Wschodu i Zachodu, wulgarność z wielką delikatnością. Ciała kobiet związane według sztuki Kinbaku, odważne akty, kwiaty i jedzenie przedstawione w erotyczny sposób, a także dokument z życia i śmierci jego żony i… kota Chiro – to serie, które są znakiem firmowym Arakiego. Zdjęciom towarzyszy artystyczna zabawa słowem: autor swoją twórczość nazywa Ararchią, pokazy slajdów Arakinemą, fanom rozsyła Arakiss. Fotograf nie chowa się też za obiektywem.

René Burri, 1933-2014

René Burri, photo by Sandro Campardo / European Press Photo Agency  
"Magnum photographer René Burri died on October 20 at the age of 81. Among the best-known images taken by the globe-trotting photographer is the iconic and widely reproduced image of Che Guevara, head tilted back and smoking a cigar."

RIP David Armstrong, influential photographer and member of the Boston School

photo by Deirdre Schoo
"Photographer David Armstrong died October 26, from complications related to liver cancer.
Along with Nan Goldin, Mark Morrisroe, Jack Pierson, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Armstrong was a key member of the influential Boston School of photographers who first garnered critical attention the 1980s."

wtorek, 9 września 2014

#portrait at Gibson Kochanek Studio

Herb Ritts L.A. Style

"Horst: Photographer of Style" on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum from the 6th of September!

Muriel Maxwell, American Vogue cover, 1 July 1939 © Condé Nast / Horst Estate

‘Fashion is an expression of the times. Elegance is something else again.’ Horst, 1984

Horst P. Horst is often credited as one of the greatest photographers of all time, side by side with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn. His greatness is divinely highlighted on V&A’s first retrospective of the photographer, “Horst: Photographer of Style”, opens from the 6th of September.
The exhibition builds a timeline across Horst’s long career – he was an active photographer for over 60 years – adding curiosity drops of his personal life (did you know, for instance, that he worked in Paris as an apprentice to Le Corbusier) and backstories of some of the shoots. Notebooks, drawings, scrapbooks and letters also accompany the show, and even some of his cameras – an epic moment for analogue lovers such as ourselves.

The legendary photographer Philippe Halsman who's made '101 covers for LIFE magazine' talks to Leonard Nimoy in 1973 about his work. What an inspiration!

Happy Birthday to a true master of photography, Brassaï who was born on this day in 1899!


9 September 1899 – 8 July 1984

“Chance is always there. We all use it. The difference is a poor photographer meets chance one out of a hundred times and a good photographer meets chance all the time.”  Brassaï

Today marks the birthday of Brassaï (Pseudonym of Gyula Halász), one of the most renowned photographers of the interwar period. Born in 1899 in the Transylvanian town of Brassó, who rose to fame in France in the 20th century. 
Brassaï became well known for his candid shots of the streets of Paris and his long-time friend, Henry Miller, nicknamed him “The Eye of Paris” for his devotion to the city. Through out his career he became friends with a number of different artists including  Picasso which resulted in many famous portraits of the artist, as well as important books. His first photo-book, published in 1933 and entitled Paris de nuit (published in English as Paris After Dark), remains the most famous depiction of the city’s hidden underbelly, and is considered a classic of early street photography.

piątek, 29 sierpnia 2014

Edward Weston Photos to Be Auctioned

Photography by Edward Weston
A collection of 548 photographs taken by Edward Weston and printed posthumously by his son Cole Weston — the only person Weston authorized to print from his negatives — will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in New York on Sept. 30. The house is estimating that the prints, which are being sold in a single lot, may bring as much as $3 million.

poniedziałek, 18 sierpnia 2014

Lightroom – The File or Folder Could Not Be Found – Solution

A walk-through of the solution to the Adobe Lightroom error message ‘File or Folder Could Not Be Found’. This occurs when the original source file has been moved to a new location after the Lightroom catalog has been created. It’s a simple task to point Lightroom to the new file location or to simply move the files to where Lightroom is currently looking for them.

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Once again, a Portfolio Review will be organised in the framework of the 6th European Month of Photography (MdF Berlin), to be held this year in collaboration with the BTK University of Applied Sciences of Berlin. Forty national and international experts are available for discussion with freelance photographers, artists, and photography students in advanced semesters.

Short Overview

Where: BTK, Bernburger Straße 24/25, 10963 Berlin
When: November 1–2, 2014
Participation fee: Three talks for € 75.00, six talks for € 130.00
Application deadline: September 12, 2014


First Prize: A solo exhibition in the dat Galerie as well as a 1,500.00 € voucher for exhibition prints with the Grieger company in Düsseldorf
Second Prize: 1,000.00 €
Third Prize: 500.00 €
Here you find detailed information for applicants and the eligibility requirements.

American Colour 1962-1965 -- FREE SHIPPING TODAY

Free-shipping today: AMERICAN COLOUR 1962-1965 by Tony-Ray Jones (second printing)
"Later recognized for his beautifully jaded black-and-white documentary style, Ray-Jones' influence on photography was enormous, before his decade long career ended abruptly due to leukemia. Here we are given the opportunity to step inside the head of a rapidly developing young British photographer in the early 60s as he explores the U.S., in color no less." - Michelle Molloy, TIME

Happy birthday to movie legend and American maverick Robert Redford

John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
Happy birthday to movie legend and American maverick Robert Redford, who turns 78 today. (b. Aug. 18, 1936). See photos of the Sundance Kid when he was on the cusp of superstardom:

Take the Leica M for a test drive!

Take the Leica M for a test drive! Until October 31, selected Leica dealers will offer you the opportunity to experience photography with the Leica M. Get your invitation here:

Wernisaż wystawy Tomka Sikory "Cztery pory roku"

fot. Tomek Sikora
Wystawa „Cztery pory roku” Tomka Sikory rozpocznie sezon jesienny w Leica Gallery Warszawa. Autor otworzy wystawę w dniu swoich urodzin, 9 września, o godzinie 20:00.

„Cztery pory roku” to tytuł wystawy oraz najnowszego albumu fotografa. Fotografie zostały wykonane na Lubelszczyźnie, gdzie artysta od paru lat mieszka. To polskie krajobrazy uwiecznione w różnych porach roku. "Kilkanaście lat, które spędziłem na Antypodach – mówi autor – było to dla mnie z jednej strony wspaniałym doświadczeniem otwierającym człowieka na inną kulturę, z drugiej zaś rodziło nostalgię za miejscem naszej młodości i nie tylko. Klimat australijski pozbawia przybyszów z Europy wschodniej wyraźnego rytmu życia narzuconego przez pięknie zróżnicowane cztery pory roku". Ale „Cztery pory roku” to nie tradycyjna fotografia przyrodnicza. Autor zmienia kolorystykę, bawi się oświetleniem, aby zaskoczyć widza i zwrócić jego uwagę na elementy przyrody, które zostają niezauważone, gdy oglądamy realistyczne zdjęcia polskich krajobrazów.

Konkurs na recenzję wystawy BOIKO Jana Brykczyńskiego


Leica Gallery Warszawa ogłasza konkurs na recenzję wystawy BOIKO Jana Brykczyńskiego. Laureat otrzyma album BOIKO z podpisem autora, katalogi wydane przez Leica Gallery, a wygrany tekst zostanie opublikowany na Jury czeka na teksty do 1 września.

Objętość tekstu konkursowego nie powinna przekraczać 3 000
znaków. Recenzja musi dotyczyć ekspozycji projektu „BOIKO” w Leica Gallery Warszawa. Prace oceni jury w składzie:

- Marcin Grabowiecki, fotograf, miłośnik książek fotograficznych, dziennikarz stale współpracujący z Fotopolis - największym polskim portalem poświęconym fotografii

- Krzysztof Miękus - artysta, kurator, dziennikarz, historyk nauki. Były redaktor naczelny miesięcznika „Pozytyw” poświęconego fotografii dokumentalnej i artystycznej. Był kuratorem galerii Yours w Warszawie, współpracował lub współpracuje z takimi instytucjami jak Miesiąc Fotografii w Krakowie, Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki w Warszawie, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie w Arles. Pisze dla magazynu MaleMEN

- Joanna Ruszczyk, dziennikarka, krytyczka sztuki, współpracuje z działem Sztuka tygodnika "Newsweek Polska", publikuje także w Wysokich Obcasach. Współzałożycielka Fundacji Sztucznej

- Filip Springer, fotograf i publicysta, autor książek „Wanda z kolumnadą. Reportaże o polskiej przestrzeni” czy „Źle urodzone. Reportaże o architekturze PRL”. Finalista Nagrody Literackiej Nike 2012

Wonderful NY subway works for sale!

Images by Richard Sandler

Wonderful NY subway works for sale, help fundraise for a new film, contact artist direct for more info

czwartek, 17 lipca 2014

Exhibition - Haute Africa Curation by Noorderlicht Photography

Django (Rock Phex), from the series, "Afrometals" 2012 © Danielle Tamagni 

This summer with Haute Africa, Noorderlicht Photogallery sheds light on the sunny side of the African continent. The work of seven photographers will be on display, showcasing a different Africa: a continent that still defies the imagination, and a place where creativity can bring prosperity. This flourishing African creativity finds no better expression than in fashion.


Editor's Note: The exhibition Haute Africa will run from July 5 to August 31, 2014 at the 
Noorderlicht Photogallery.

Exhibition - Tattooists, Tattoed: Images of Body Ink Worldwide

The last tattoed Kalinga woman, 2011 © Jake Verzosa
The Musée Quai Branly in Paris is known for its globe-spanning exhibitions and ability to connect physically and temporally disparate cultures with our contemporary moment. No where is this better on display than their latest exhibition "Tattooists and Tattooed." The exhibition returns to the sources of tattooing and tells the story of the practice's transformation into a permanent, globalized phenomenon. Although we might take for granted that tattoos are commonplace in the Western world, this exhibition reveals the interesting cultural interplay that preceded their current wide-spread acceptance.

—Alexander Strecker

Editor's Note: The exhibition will run at the Musée Quai Branly  from May 6, 2014 to October 18th, 2015.
For more on the topic of tattooists, be sure to check out Ten Tattooists, a portrait series of the artists behind the ink.

IPA 2014 - Only 2 Weeks remain to submission deadline!!

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środa, 9 lipca 2014

Interview with Veteran Documentary Photographer Stephen Shames

Photographer: Stephen Shames
These are pictures of friends I met as children who became my family, as well as, people who stepped in front of my camera once and disappeared forever. I watched my friends grow up, fall in love, have children of their own. The boys in the original “crews” are now in their forties—their children are becoming adults. A few, including my two Godsons, have made it; many others are dead or in jail.

Often I am terrified of The Bronx. Other times it feels like home. My images reflect the feral vitality and hope of these young men. The interplay between good and evil; violence and love; chaos and family are the themes—but this is not a documentation. There is no “story line”. There is only a feeling.

For Beginners

Photo Credit : Ario Wibisono /
The time given by you to the camera sensor for the amount of light for it to receive is called the Shutter Speed. In other words, the shutter speed is equal to the time the shutter remains open to click a picture. Now let’s forget about aperture, logically lesser the shutter speed maximum the light entry into the sensor. Those fast action freezes or those blurry action shots are all due to shutter speed. Here there is no context to the aperture but again a combination with aperture can give you great results.

Imagine a huge tiger freezed while jumping over a deer with a great defocus background. This is where both aperture and shutter speed shake hands and create magic. Also one should play safe with faster shutter speed which might get underexposed.

sobota, 28 czerwca 2014




Here is how we captured professionals!

Here is how we captured professionals at their wonderful home in London. The Sun was shinning wonderfully, our stomachs were completely full after the English Breakfast. Both gentlemen posed so naturally. Really enjoyable photo shoot, same as each other we already were involved in

Richard Roberts, Solicitor
Andrew D Courten, Management Director

czwartek, 26 czerwca 2014

A day spent on post production

Winderf wather, 2 great shoots and a day spent on post production behind us. Enjoying our ‪#‎GoodLuck‬ plants in the office.. #gibsonkochanekstudio #birmingham #jq #photography #business #portrait #interior

wtorek, 24 czerwca 2014

Fun Portraits of Unaware Lithuanian Beach-Goers – On the Beach Week Day 1

photographer Tadao Cern  
Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern made some funny portraits of sunbathers on a beach he used to go to when he was a child, for a series called Comfort Zone. Unaware of the photographer’s presence because of the hats or fabrics shielding their faces from the sun, the subjects are captured in the throes of relaxation, but not really in those of glamour…

Keep up with Tadao’s work on Facebook and Instagram.

An 89 Year Old's Magical Photos of Old San Francisco by Jennifer Maerz

Photographer Fred Lyon was born in San Francisco in 1924, and he calls himself a "third or fourth generation native." He grew up around the Peninsula, and got into photography in high school – "because cameras were cool and I thought it would be a good way to get girls," he told me. "Guess how that turned out."

Zofia Rydet, Józefa Hennelowa - OBECNOŚĆ

Tworzony od końca lat 1970. Zapis socjologiczny Zofii Rydet nie doczekał się dotąd publikacji książkowej. Obecność jest ciekawym wyimkiem z jednego z najważniejszych polskich cykli fotograficznych.
Pochodzące z liczącego tysiące negatywów cyklu fotografie Rydet opublikowane w Obecności fascynują ilością detali i wejściem w intymny świat mieszkańców polskich wsi, miast i miasteczek. Zdjęcia wnętrz chłopskich chat sąsiadują z ujęciami mieszkań inteligenckich. 

How to Make Negatives from Instant Fujifilm FP-100C – Michael Ash Smith

Shooting on instant film is great but what if you could produce a negative from it….. With just some household supplies you can make beautiful negatives from the Fujifilm FP-100C peel apart film by simply bleaching them. Michael Ash Smith a fantastic commercial, wedding, portrait, and lifestyle photographer situated out of Barto, PA was able to share with us how this process is done: 


In Kodak’s Hometown, Memory and History By JAMES ESTRIN

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, a husband and wife photography team, documented Rochester after Eastman Kodak’s bankruptcy in their new book, “Memory City,” published by Radius Books. Previously they published “Violet Isle,” a volume on modern-day Cuba. Ms. Norris Webb’s book “My Dakota” was featured on Lens in  2012, while Mr. Webb’s book “The Suffering of Light” was featured on Lens in 2011. He is a member of Magnum Photos. Their conversation with James Estrin has been edited.

środa, 21 maja 2014

Amazing New York City: interview with Ron Gessel

Photography by Ron Gessel
New York - the city of my dreams. Well, it was… After moving to London I eventually realized that I am not so passionate about big cities. I still love them, though. And I am still dreaming of visiting the Big Apple. That’s why I am very critical about the photographers who shoot street life of this city: there are so many great photographs, it’s hard to find any better anymore. I mean, what else can you come up with that is different? Well, Ron Gessel succeeded in surprising me. The art director from the Netherlands (oh, I loved their Eurovision song this year… just something to be remembered) who studied Graphic Design, had a very interesting idea of how to represent this city. Of course, he’s not the first photographer to capture real life, but I liked the coloring; the moments he caught in the busy street and how he brilliantly mixed portraits with architecture of the city. You could easily call Ron a frequent traveler. He’s visited the USA (of course…), China, Japan, Malaysia… Ooh, the countries that I would one day like to visit as well. Finally, without wasting any more of your precious time, I would like you to read our interview with the person, who uniquely amazed me with New York’s photographs, - Ron Gessel.