Welcome back to our fifty second post in our ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ section. ‘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 Fancy’ is 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.
We really hope you enjoy these articles over the weekend…the last post we mention in this list is about William Eggleston’s Portrait Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, until 23rd October – he’s not known of course for his portraiture – I can’t wait to view…
With The iPhone 7, Apple Changed the Camera Industry Forever…
"Camera companies, like traditional phone manufacturers, dismissed the iPhone as a toy when it launched, in 2007. Nokia thought that the iPhone used inferior technology; the camera makers thought that it took lousy pictures. Neither thought that they had anything to worry about. Of course, neither anticipated the value of having a computer in your pocket, and what the camera folks, especially, didn’t anticipate was that, as the photographer Chase Jarvis puts it, the best camera is the one that’s with you".
‘The Falling Man’ Photographer Talks About His Haunting 9/11 Photo
"In the moments after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Associated Press photojournalist Richard Drew shot a haunting photo of a man falling from the World Trade Center. In the new 4-minute video above by TIME, Drew shares the story behind that famous and controversial photo".
Facebook had no right to edit history
"It was an ordinary, 40-minute flight from Oslo to Trondheim that I spent preparing for a speech I was to give upon landing. But when I turned my phone back on upon arrival, I noticed something very odd, something that had in fact never happened before. A post had been deleted from my Facebook page without any warning. I had shared one of the most iconic images from the Vietnam war – Nick Ut’s photograph of a naked, screaming child running away from napalm bombs, as a statement in the ongoing debate about Facebook’s editing policies".
The Female Gaze: 10 Women Who Changed Fashion Photography As We Know It
"It’s Fashion Week in New York, meaning the city is flush with models wearing the latest styles and (if they’re lucky) being tailed by a skilled photographer. The world of fashion photography has long been a boy’s club, with figures like Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton historically setting the tone. Though somewhat lesser-known outside of the industry, their female counterparts are perhaps even more important for the development of fashion imagery as they challenged simple sexualization in favor of complicating and empowering their subjects. These 10 female photographers from Phaidon’s The Fashion Bookrepresent some of the most important figures in the history of the industry—aspiring fashionistas, take note".
Source: Artspace – Read more here
The Joyful Colors of William Eggleston’s Portraits
I cannot wait to go to this…
"William Eggleston, American master of contemporary colour photography, is not known for his portraits. Hailed for his ability to find ‘beauty in the everyday’, ordering the chaos of the banal into compositionally appetising colour prints, his most famous works focus on the bells and whistles of Deep South Americana: gas stations, cigarette machines, Pepsi bottles. In this new exhibition William Eggleston Portraits, at London’s National Portrait Gallery until 23 October, his attention to people is given its most comprehensive airing yet".
Source: FeatureShoot – Read more here
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