Welcome back to our eleventh post in our new section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of 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 hope you enjoy this weeks’ selections…
Traditional 1940’s PinUp Photos With Models And High Speed Milk Attire
Michael Muller Shark Portraits II
Not only do we see some incredible Great White Shark portraits but we also lose ourselves in a captivating and inspiring interview, fabulous read.
Intimate Photographs Of Girls And Their Rooms
American-Lebanese photographer Rania Matar entered the sanctuaries of girls around the world to produce a series of photographs titled ‘A Girl and Her Room’. ‘”The girls in these photographs willingly opened their doors to an outsider, trusted her, shared their intimacy with her and exposed themselves and their vulnerability. Rania attempted to get to the soul of each girl, to represent each one as truthfully as she could, and, by capturing each individual, to justify their trust in her.” – Susan Minot
Fascinating portfolio of images that has also subsequently been turned into a book. View the full portfolio here.
Tips from a Pro: Brian Harkin Environmental Portrait Photography
A great interview on PopPhoto with Brian Harkin discussing the merits of good environmental portraiture including tips with how to make your models ‘loosen up’. Great read.
Interview with Elaine Mayes, Photographer and Educator
PetaPixel interviews Elaine Mayes, a photographic artist for more than fifty years. She also taught photography at The University of Minnesota, Hampshire College (founding faculty), Pratt Institute, Bard College, ICP and retired as Professor Emerita from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts where she was Chair of the Photography and Imaging Department from 1996 until 2001.
Her work has been exhibited and collected widely, and recent exhibitions include The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Steven Kasher Gallery and The National Academy of Arts and Letters in New York.