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Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in PHOTOGRAPHERS

Jeffrey Robb: Photographer, Painter or Sculptor?

Jeffrey Robb: Photographer, Painter or Sculptor?

Jeff Robb’s artwork has no boundaries. Pioneer of contemporary holography, this eclectic artist explores the physical and metaphysical forces of our world and its multiversal reality. Through his moving 3d images, he not only creates objects of beauty but translates into art the awareness that the visible implies the existence of the invisible, one world implies the existence of another world or, maybe, many others. He leads the viewer into a hypnotic transitional state between the unexplored territories of the physical world and the unknown beyond that. Ranging from floating bodies to landscape paintings, his holographic works are unique pieces of art appreciated and exhibited all around the world, part of prestigious collections, such as the Victoria and AlbertMuseum in London and the GettyMuseum in Los Angeles. I was fortunate enough to meet him at his home and spend an hour with him in friendly conversation about his work and some of the concepts behind his creations. Could you describe for us your artistic path, which was the first...

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Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in PHOTO TIPS

Photographic Tips and techniques

Photographic Tips and techniques

Tips and techniques in photography can be important, but what is even more important than that, is the message behind the picture.  A Photographer is like a miner and sometimes the reward for a miner’s hard work and effort can be gold. But for the photographer, that gold is a perfect shot. To achieve it, first of all you need to understand what it is that you want to capture. Equally important is to know your gear well enough to use it without thinking. There is lots of tutorial links in the internet world – here are some of our favourites: Hints & Tips for Composing a Perfect Photo http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/composition-articles/hints-tips-for-composing-a-perfect-photo/ A point of view tutorial http://photography.nationalgeographic.co.uk/photography/photo-tips/creative-point-of-views-richardson/ Photographing people and pets (and many more similar tutorials on the bottom of the page ) http://photography.nationalgeographic.co.uk/photography/photo-tips/people-pets-photos/#/sisters-jumping-california_40420_600x450.jpg Top tips for great pictures _ where do you start? 1. Look your subject in the eye Direct eye contact can be as engaging in a picture as it is in real life. When taking a...

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Posted by on May 30, 2013 in ARTICLES

Famous London Photographers

Famous London Photographers

As well as being a great city in its own right, London is the birthplace of a number of great photographers and in this post we’d like to highlight some of their work. Not all of them chose to create images of London – some preferred to focus on famous faces from Vivien Leigh to the Beatles, Kate Moss and beyond. Whatever their subject matter, all of them bring a uniquely London perspective and style to their work. First off, we’d like highlight the work of Bert Hardy (1913 – 1995) who was feted for his work for Picture Post magazine during the 1940s and 50s, depicting the London Blitz and post-Second World War Britain.  Hardy served in the Army Film and Photographic Unit (AFPU) during the war and participated in the D-Day Landings.  He went on to cover the Korean and Vietnam wars for Picture Post before becoming a highly successful commercial and advertising photographer. You can view a selection of Bert Hardy’s work at: http://www.photographersgallery.com Cecil Beaton...

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Posted by on May 28, 2013 in ARTICLES

An Evening With Sebastião Salgado

An Evening With Sebastião Salgado

Last Monday (20th of May), the internationally renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado came to London for a brief talk about his new project, “Genesis”. The event was hosted by the National History Museum, which will be home for the exhibition until September 8, and gathered around 400 people. Sebastião greeted everybody around 7.30 with a polite attitude and a timid smile. He has a strong accent and apologizes for it – but he did not even need to worry, for the audience was absolutely avid for the stories behind his pictures. After thanking his team, Mirella Ricciardi – a Quenian photographer who has inspired him to start and is there watching him talk – and his wife, Lélia – who has supported his work and helped him all along –, he finally begins talking about his career. Salgado is simple, humble and extremely talented. He explains everything: how he traded his job in Economy for a brand new start in Photography, how his childhood in Brazil has influenced him on...

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Posted by on May 23, 2013 in ARTICLES

John Riddy: Palermo

John Riddy: Palermo

John Riddy, a prominent figure in contemporary British photography, tells timeless tales of contrasts and transfiguration through his pictures taken around the world: light and dark, old and modern, decadent and renewed, natural and urban. His most recent stage has been Palermo, the Sicilian capital, where he has spent three years of roaming and contemplation since 2011. From the marble of the Palazzo delle Poste to the wet asphalt of the Vucciria; from the open sea in Caletta San Erasmo, to the walled-in windows over Panficio Morello; from the grace surrounding the centuries-old trees in Piazza Marina, to the rotten builidings in Via della Loggia. Riddy lays his eyes on the overlooked corners of a gem nestled in the extreme South of Italy and gives them a remote voice that moves and slightly disturbs the viewer. Spaces well-known for their brilliant colours, lively markets and people, are here silenced almost violently by the nostalgic game of black and white and the elimination of the human figure. Palermo takes on the appearance of a static memory, whose beauty is both unpretentious and overwhelming at the same...

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