Welcome back to our forty seventh 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 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…
Pioneers of Color – Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, William Eggleston
Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, and William Eggleston, widely acknowledged as the early masters of color photography. Their pioneering use of color in the 1970s was a bold departure from the long established tradition of black and white photography, which had dominated the medium from its inception, and laid the foundations for contemporary photography today.
Joel Meyerowitz – Los Angeles Airport, California, 1974
John Byrne: ‘I put a bag full of Your Cheatin’ Heart drafts on the scales – 12 and a half stone it was!’
Writer and artist John Byrne on the play that made his career, his relationship with Tilda Swinton, and his obsession with typewriters.
John Byrne, 75, is an award-winning writer and artist whose career has spanned more than 50 years, with works ranging from plays – The Slab Boys – and TV series – the Bafta-award-winning Tutti Frutti and the BBC series Your Cheatin’ Heart, which has recently been released on DVD – to book illustrations, record covers and oil paintings. He was in a relationship for almost 14 years with the actress Tilda Swinton, with whom he has twins – Honor and Xavier – born in 1997. He also has two adult children from a previous relationship. He lives with his partner, Jeanine Davies, a theatre-lighting designer, and their pet rabbit in Edinburgh.
The Broccoli Tree
For the past two years, Patrik Svedberg has been photographing a single Swedish tree and posting the results to Instagram.
The tree is the protagonist, but rather a passive one, letting the plot unfold around it. Each photo contains a story of its own. It’s all in the details and very often with a humorous twist. Just “beautiful” would bore me to death.
‘The Great Picture’ is the Largest Seamless Print photograph ever
Not too long ago, six photographer artists, namely Mark Chamberlain, Jacques Garnier, Jerry Burchfield, Rob Johnson, Douglas McCulloh, and Clayton Spada along with a few hundred assistants constructed the world’s biggest camera obscura, or pinhole camera in building #115, an abandoned F/A-18 fighter jet hangar in Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Southern California. They transformed the hangar into a gigantic pinhole camera by darkening and sealing the inside from external light.
A pinhole less than a quarter-inch in diameter was placed in the middle between the metal hangar doors to act as the camera’s aperture. This immense pinhole camera was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest camera-obscura.