Tickle Your Fancy #39 – #NSFW

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Welcome back to our thirty ninth post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between three to five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section Tickle Your Fancyis an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

This week we look at some incredible photographs by Peter Macdiarmid of locations in France and England matching archived images taken before, during and after the D-day landings – really incredible. This month also represents the 60th anniversary of the first civilian nuclear power plant, we view a selection of images – quite a spectacle. When Tomas van Houtryve sent up a drone to photograph US public spaces, it captured a series of haunting images from a unique perspective, very interesting! British photographer Jane Hilton’s exhibition at the Schilt Gallery in Amsterdam celebrates her love of the American West. Two bodies of work are being shown together for the first time. ‘Dead Eagle Trail’, Hilton’s first monograph, documents the struggle of the cowboy to preserve his way of life. Her later series ‘Precious’ consists of intimate images of working girls taken at eleven legal brothels in Nevada – we show you a selection of images. Fabulous read from American Photomag – ‘Long before Facebook, Sheila Metzner, 75, began creating vast crisscrossing networks of friends, coworkers who turn into friends, and family members. With a big personality and a penchant for travel, she has built a global network fortified by wide-ranging assignments that keep her on the move. “It’s amazing how many lines cross through one another—and they increase as you get older,” says Metzner, who met Ralph Lauren after writing him a fan letter and has been shooting his ad campaigns on and off for decades. “Photog­raphy is my whole life…’

I hope you enjoy these articles and images this weekend.

 

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

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June 1944: German prisoners are guarded by British soldiers from the 2nd Army on Juno Beach. 8 May 2014: A view of the beach in Bernières-sur-Mer in Normandy today. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings. The Allied invasion to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during the second world war took place on 6 June 1944. Operation Overlord was the largest seaborne invasion in military history, with more than 156,000 Allied troops storming the beaches of France.

Having personally visited many of the Normandy beaches, this is even more meaningful.

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Sixty Years of Nuclear Energy – In Pictures

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Inside the Thorp nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield Nuclear Power Station, in Cumbria, England, in 1993. Photograph by Peter Marlow/Magnum.

This June will mark the sixtieth anniversary of the first civilian nuclear-power plant, built in the Soviet city of Obninsk, in 1954. Several countries have recently started to phase out the production of nuclear plants due to the number of accidents, most notably the Three Mile Island meltdown, in the United States; the Chernobyl disaster, in the U.S.S.R.; and the Fukushima nuclear disaster, in Japan. Nonetheless, the size and complexity of the plants remains a spectacle. Above is a selection of photographs of the world’s nuclear-power plants, inside and out, from the Magnum archive.

View all the images here

Drones: an eye in the sky

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Baseball practice in Montgomery County, Maryland. Photograph: Tomas van Houtryve

When photographer Tomas van Houtryve shows people his picture of a yoga class mid-pose in a San Francisco public park, half see people practicing yoga, the other half see people praying. It is this reaction to what drones capture that worries him.

“Imagine if all we knew about the way people in Pakistan lead their lives were derived from images of the tops of their heads, taken from 15,000ft (4,500 metres) in the air. It’s bound to be full of uncertainty. Is this the best way to fight a war?”

Read more here

Cowboys and Call Girls: Jane Hilton on the American West

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Image – ©Jane Hilton

British photographer Jane Hilton’s exhibition at the Schilt Gallery in Amsterdam celebrates her love of the American West. Two bodies of work are being shown together for the first time. ‘Dead Eagle Trail’, Hilton’s first monograph, documents the struggle of the cowboy to preserve his way of life. Her later series ‘Precious’ consists of intimate images of working girls taken at eleven legal brothels in Nevada.

View more here

Legends in the Field: Sheila Metzner

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© Sheila Metzner “The Passion of Rome,” shot for Fendi, 1986

Long before Facebook, Sheila Metzner, 75, began creating vast crisscrossing networks of friends, coworkers who turn into friends, and family members. With a big personality and a penchant for travel, she has built a global network fortified by wide-ranging assignments that keep her on the move. “It’s amazing how many lines cross through one another—and they increase as you get older,” says Metzner, who met Ralph Lauren after writing him a fan letter and has been shooting his ad campaigns on and off for decades. “Photog­raphy is my whole life…

Read more here

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1 thought on “Tickle Your Fancy #39 – #NSFW

  1. D landing is an excellent collection of images of before and after. The comments at the end of the article are very emotionally of relatives who were there. Bravo Joanne for sharing this.

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