Began exhibiting objects and drawings, with the Surrealists. She studied art at the National Higher School of Decorative Arts, attending André Lhote’s painting courses. Becoming the wife of André Breton, as well as the subject of her husband’s poems, she separated from him to marry an American sculptor and painter. Born in Saint-Mandé on a day in November 1910, JAQUELINE …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 »
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 »
WHERE THEY INVENTED CRICKET, TO HAVE IDEA OF ETERNITY – From Arbroath to Dalston, following the creative vein of four special people.
Traveling where you too will say, “I’m leaving because the weather is too good”. Born on a March day, 1865 in Sunderland, she was the daughter of a Presbyterian minister from Scotland. She is seen as a forerunner of a Scottish renaissance in inter-war poetry. Her prose writings were mainly in standard English. MARION ANGUS was a Scottish poet who …Read More »
CONSTANT INNOVATION, REBELLIOUS FEMININITY AND SKILL – Christopher Kane: From a graduate collection to a luxury fashion label.
A unique talent, inspired by the abstract and the personal, the sleek and the subversive. Fashion is like eating, you should not stick to the same menu. As Edith Head she had say, “You can have anything you want in life, if you dress for it.” Of course, you need to remember clothes mean nothing, until someone lives in them, …Read More »
THE FAMILY PRODUCT OF CLERICAL AND SOCIAL REFORMER MEN – Marion Angus: Broaden horizons through reading, even when traveling abroad.
Even when her wit was mordant, she had a capacious and most generous heart. Sunderland is a city at the mouth of the River Wear. There are 77 commemorative blue plaques spread out across the city, which mark buildings, places of interest or influential people. Creating something is a powerful form of self-expression, and it can influence other people. The …Read More »
SINGING WITH A BEAUTY STYLE, UNCOMPROMISINGLY – Isobel Campbell: Creating bittersweet and ironic song writing.
A dream that’s in your head, suddenly become something that’s on tape Unusual ways to spark song writing creativity? It would be interesting to learn more about what “creativity” really is. Even if you had a good idea to start from, also a song can born from whatever came to your mind, during that time. You need waiting to write …Read More »