Welcome back to our fifty third 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.
Seeing is believing: documentary photography from Francis Bacon to 9/11
“There is a quiet power to Simon Norfolk’s black-and-white study of what looks like an ordinary staircase in a nondescript house. What strikes you first in this photograph – which features in a new exhibition called ? The Image as Question – is how the light plays on each polished surface: the gleaming handrail and pristine skirting board, the gloss-painted wall. It is then you notice that the surface of each stair is not straight but gently curving, worn by the footsteps of those who have walked down them over the years”.
Enlarged contact sheet of two men wrestling, New York, from the studio of Francis Bacon, circa 1975. Photograph: Michael Hoppen Gallery
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‘A Lyricist With a Camera’on New York’s Streets
‘When Louis Faurer encountered memorable silhouettes and faces on New York’s sidewalks, he highlighted the liveliness and sorrow of metropolitan life. He rarely looked up at the skyline: New York’s essence was on its teeming streets, especially in Times Square, which he prowled at night’.
Image Credit – Louis Faurer Estate/Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery
Stolen moments of Tokyo commuters by Michael Wolf
‘I spent 13 years in and around London and spent 5 of those years travelling the trains and tubes of the capital on my daily commute. At times it was a nightmare, but compared to what the commuters of Tokyo have to go through the London Underground is heaven on earth. These pictures are the embodiment of despair and anguish’.
Source: TotallyCoolPix.com – read more here
Image Credit: ©Michael Wolf