Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Joel Meyerowitz

I've blogged about this photographer's work, but I really enojoy viewing his street work especially since I love street photography. His angles and perspective reminds me of winogrand and klein (my two street idols.) This image inspires me and is what i look to do with color street work if I ever do it. I love this horozontal wide angle view of these three characters. There's this tint of blue to the dark shadows that i find intriguing in this photograph. I can also sense a comical situation in this photograph with these men and dog.

Larry Sultan

Larry Sultan does have strong graphic photos in very subtle ways. In this image, I can sense this feeling of somber and sincerity by the body language and subject matter. But It's not like it's a portrait of a person crying or something intense like that. It's just two elderly people sitting next to each other, confronting one another of something serious. The colors are monochromatic and the yellow pops and makes the image more exciting. Also i like the gold wall paper, it adds this elegance and class to these people. 

Doug Dubois

 I've had this photographer in my blog before and he is definitely a souce of inspiration to my work or at least my thought process. I love the book this image came from, it's so plain and muted but the red punctuates and adds this interesting mood and egde to this woman. I love the white leaves against the back ground and red. Gorgeous color scheme and he as well as eggleston brings the feeling of home to his photographs.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


William Eggelston:

The subject in this image is the parking lot it's self, there's much going on it's hard to label one item as the subject. Maybe the lights could be considered the subject matter if I had to choose one, cause your eye is caught by the white centered light. This image would be dark if in black and white and not as interesting, the sky does a lot for me in this photo and it wouldnt be the same in bw.I love the use of color in this photo, the sky has the cotton candy look to it and The "south"sign might be lit up to show the direction of the photo.I like the relationship between the sign and the pink sky, their colors look great together.

The flowers and their graceful growth is the subject in this photo. This image would not nearly be succesful if in black and white. Cause the colors do a lot for this photo, the roses would get lost in the door cause they would both be a greyish hint. I think the flowers are appropriate  they draw your eye and the sky pulls the photo in together. The neutral colors look beautiful next to the saturated red and cotton candy blue clouds.

I love his use of flash, it brings out this excitiment to the photo and the glaze colors are powerful to me. The color and radiator are the subject as far as i know. They compete together but their colors are gorgeous. I can see how one of my favorite photographers is influenced by this photographer. His washed out colors and bright flash is inspirational to me.The color of the vase goes well with thr radiator and they compete a bit but its interesting. I just love the realtionship between the two subjects, the rusted radiator and the delicate flowers. I dont think this photo would at all be successful in blac and white. It would be flat and not as interesting.

Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky is a color landscape photographer which typically would sound unappealing to me, but his work is astounding and different in landscape. He shows from higher views and makes everything look so minature and abundant. Especially people. he makes everyone look like ants and no one sticks out, we're just a part of some pattern or motion. In this particular photo, I love how you dont even focus on the people or apartment, you focus on the shapes and space and color. The colors are very pure and yellow ish. His work makes me appreciate/look at landscapes differently.

oh and this video is awesome : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSeNk5ZE-kw

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jessica Craig Martin

Jessica Craig Martin photographs party and high social club events. She documents the lifestyle and night  time activities these rich people partake in. Which i find really interesting. She usually doesnt focus on one person, she photographs their body movements or something that represents their social status like their expensive heels or purse or dress. In this photo, I enjoy the use of flash, brings this youth and liveliness to the photo. I get a sense that these people are rich and getting their groove on. Something I would interested to photpgraph or emulate.

Anthony Hernandez

Hernandez worked on a series in LA and he focused on the geometry of what was around him and photographed his views and vision of LA. This particular image stands out to me because of his use of symmetry and cool colors.I love the vanishing point and the big reel adds something fresh to the image. In his book "Waiting for Los Angeles" he has much interesting photos and the colors are beautiful. I just cant find good version online (of course)