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SUMMARY:

The main reasons why I have selected these specific photographs was due to their depiction of movement, abstractness (ambiguity of form – we can interpret what the image really says) and/or light/dark contrasts.

  • movement created by blurring lines or repeated lines
  • images with strong dark and white contrasts as well as darker backgrounds are most powerful – thus impact the viewer on a more internal and personal level
  • a combination of the mentioned qualities adds a certain rawness and sensuality to the images – once again become more personal – more human – humanised/personified images
  • in some of the images where ambiguity is celebrated – abstract worlds have been created within one image
  • and although I strive not to depict a lot of detail – as influenced by night painting and drawing – the strong and powerful contrast between white and black perfectly depicts the finest and most minute details – information doesn’t get lost – or less information gets lost and we still perceive the most significant details – e.g. the way we can detect dust particles – with our eyes – when they are contrasted by a dark background
  • passage of time indicated and demonstrated by lengthy and blurry lines
  • grainy quality of the photo – adds rawness and introduces imperfection – well suited to represent memory – to me it hides rapid action behind its nature – and physicality behind its creation

“CELEBRATIONS” – Book

“An exhibition of original photographs”

[White, M., Green, J. and Freed, L. (1974). Celebrations. Millerton, N.Y.: Aperture.]

PHOTOGRAPHERS LIST:

  • Dick Bartlett
  • Jack Stuler
  • Allen Page (?)
  • Max Waldman
  • Donald Blumberg (?)
  • Gyorgy Kepes
  • Micheal Becotte
  • Peter de Lory
  • Randy Taylor (?)
  • Thomas P. Fiorelli (?)
  • Walter Phillips
  • Richard L.Smith

PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY:

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DICK BARTLETT
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JACK STULER
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ALLEN PAGE
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MAX WALDMAN
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DONALD BLUMBERG
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GYORGY KEPES
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MICHAEL BECOTTE
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PETER DE LORY
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RANDY TAYLOR
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THOMAS P. FIORELLI
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WALTER PHILLIPS
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RICHARD L. SMITH

“MIRRORS & WINDOWS” – book by John Szarkowski

[Szarkowski, J. (1978). Mirrors and windows. Boston: New York Graphic Society.]

LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHERS:

  • Walter Chappel
  • Paul Caponigro
  • Todd Walker (?)
  • Robert Rauscheuberg (?)
  • Ray K. Metzker

PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY:

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WALTER CHAPPEL ‘Number 10’ (1958)
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WALTER CHAPPEL ‘Untitled’ (1959)
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PAUL CAPONIGRO ‘Untitled’ (1957)
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PAUL CAPONIGRO ‘Fungus, Ipswich, Massachusetts’ (1962)
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TODD WALKER ‘Untitled’ (1970), Monoprint
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ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG ‘Unit (Buffalo’) (1969)
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RAY K. METZKER ‘Untitled’ (1966)
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RAY K. METZKER ‘Untitled’ (1964)

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