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Assignment : Richard Avedon

Name: Loren Harssar

Ever since high school I have been interested in the works of Richard Avedon. Richard Avedon was one of the first high end fashion and editorial photographers. He photographed all sorts of famous people, and for all sorts of different famous magazines. His work is very innovative even today, using all sorts of interesting props and animals. I want to try and explore classic fashion photography this semester in this class. The links I chose are a website displaying all of his work and exhibitions and a biography of his life which is very interesting considering he started photographing at age 12. His work has inspired many fashion and editorial photographers today, and I thought I would draw inspiration from him for some of my work this semester. A lot of my work isn’t studio based but I would like to try and experiment and practice this sort of work.

Links:

http://www.biography.com/people/richard-avedon-9193034
www.richardavedon.com

Marilyn Monroe, Actor, New York, May 6, 1957

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Quinn Thurston Animation

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Reading Response #1 Sara Feehan.

Through pages 1-16, I found it interesting for me, because as a Drawing/Painting major, in art history, I’ve always heard about the invention of Photography and how it influenced he Impressionism Period, but I never really learned about the photography itself. I think it’s very true about how these days, everyone is very openminded when it comes to labelling something as art – making it more about the creative thinking/process and what it’s supposed to say. Something else I found kind of interesting about Muybridge’s series of a running horse,is that he that used 24 different cameras to capture the movement, which to me just got me thinking about how we typically use 24 frames a second to have perfect motion when it comes to video.

Pages 81-100, I was a little confused, but it did give me a bit of a foundation, but as the book said, it will make more sense as I try it myself, and use the book as a guide line.

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Found cameras and orphaned pictures

Hi guys! I heard about this site while checking out the PostSecret project and thought I would share it with you! ifoundyourcamera.net is a site where people upload photos from lost cameras, memory cards and film in hopes of returning these lost cameras and pictures to their original owners. It’s a pretty neat idea, check it out! 🙂

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Black & White Portraiture

I came across this post on F-Stoppers this morning, thought I would share. Jack Robinson used to do a lot of portraits for Vogue, these were lost photos that were recently uncovered.

I think the portrait of Tina Turner is my favourite.

Have a good day everyone 🙂

http://fstoppers.com/pics-1960s-celebrity-photos-found-in-a-closet

 

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Photos

So I know Yahoo’s probably not the best place to find photos but I saw this story and I really loved all of these.

 

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/photos/national-geographic-your-shot-slideshow/national-geographic-your-shot-photo-1332967582.html

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Klaus Pichler’s Decaying Food Series Highlighting Global Food Waste

One Third‘ by Klaus Pichler is a creative food series showing a variety of foods from vetetables to exotic delicies in various states of decay

Here’s a link to an interview with Klaus and feature shoot:

http://www.featureshoot.com/2012/03/decaying-food-photographs-highlight-global-food-waste/a

 

 

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For fans of music festivals, Osheaga lineup recently announced.

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The Scanner Photography Project

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Michael Golembewski (http://golembewski.awardspace.com/index.html) builds his own “scanner cameras” to take pictures. More photos in the link. He also explains how he made the cameras and how they work.

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