Capturing people and objects in motion. Initially focused on the daily life of the French bourgeoisie, he became a popularizer of aesthetic innovations in the art world. Born in Courbevoie on a day in June 1894, he was a photographer and painter. Although he is considered a photographer, JACQUES HENRI LARTIGUE always presented himself as a painter. Beginning in 1904, …Read More »
DOCUMENTING POLLUTION, SUFFERING AND WAR – William Eugene Smith: Between shadows and lights, where the photographic soul is born.
When photographing it creates emotional turmoil. With his priceless iconographic heritage, he also donated 3,000 prints, thousands of negatives, 1,600 audio cassettes, 25,000 vinyl records and 8,000 books. When he was 14, the New York Times published his first photo shoot. He was born in the West of the United States, in Wichita (Kansas), in 1918. Encouraged by his mother, …Read More »
THE FATHER OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Henri Cartier-Bresson: The theorization of the photographic act.
Stop a century of events, in photo shoots. In 1931, he had bought a Leica camera, starting a journey in southern France, Spain, Italy and Mexico. By attending the Surrealists, he had begun his creative journey starting from painting, even becoming a pupil of André Lhote. That purist of the art of photography, HENRY CARTIER-BRESSON, was born in Chanteloup (France), …Read More »
PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH EXCEPTIONAL COURAGE AND ENTERPRISE – Steve McCurry: If you wait, people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.
Scrupulous research, long journeys and exhausting expectations. He has covered many areas of conflict, including Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Tibet. His career was launched when he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan, before Russian invasion. After working at a newspaper, he left for India to freelance. Here, he learned to watch …Read More »
THE GREATEST WAR PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE WORLD – Robert Capa: If your photographs are not good enough, you are not close enough.
Achieving powerfull effect, through strong connection for people. For him, the truth was the best image, the best propaganda. There are times when it is not always easy to stand aside, except to record the suffering around. ROBERT CAPA was famous for his recklessness. His reports bear witness to five different war conflicts: the Spanish civil war, the second Sino-Japanese …Read More »
WHEN TIME STANDS STILL INTO A PHOTO – Dorothea Lange: People do not realize it. Life begins to crumble on its edges.
The camera, an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. In 1940, an image was exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art: Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California. At the time, DOROTHEA LANGE was working as a photographer for a Depression-era government agency. She was born in Hoboken (New Jersey, U.S), into a May day, 1895, becoming American documentary …Read More »
PHILIPPE HALSMAN, AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER – When you ask a person to jump.
Developing jumpology, a philosophy of jump photography. For any age and every body. From the moment you walk through the door, here you can find a staff to support you. They are located in 267 Pacific Street, the historic “brownstone Brooklyn.” The “Bar Method New York City – Cobble Hill” is a boutique fitness studio offering you barre classes, for …Read More »
Looking for surreal beauty In the decades preceding Surrealism, the genre had undergone radical transformations as artists broke free from straight landscapes, using non-naturalistic colors and experimental paint applications. Landscapes (images of natural scenery), remained a popular subject at the height of the Surrealist movement. Going to find places where one of the greatest genes of the twentieth century was …Read More »
When creative ideas enhance nature Rent and return a bicycle at any station throughout the day. Freely explore the districts (like Shinjuku and Shibuya), while enjoying the sights Tokyo has to offer on two wheels. https://en.japantravel.com/ When you leave, you will bring four Japanese friends with you. Angela Aki and Keigo Higashino, Toshiyuki Enoki and Agawa Chika will tell you …Read More »
CHINESE LANDSCAPES – Beijing
NOT ONLY GREAT WALL They are all not far from the center of Beijing, 1-2 hours drive away. https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/beijing.htm. Beijing is the best destination to admire the Great Wall of China. The most famous sections of the Great Wall are found in its suburban areas, including Mutianyu, Simatai and the savage Jiankou and Gubeikou. Located in north China, close to …Read More »