Paris tragics will enjoy this one. Others may enjoy it anyway!
The delightful Bill Cunningham covers the latest trends in groceries gone awry
at this year's Paris Fashion Week.
's work is quite impressive! He already won several other prizes and awards. Today was the Lucas Dolega award
, in Paris. Saeedi is an award winning and internationally recognized Iranian photographer who has photographed Middle East with a focus on the humanitarian aspect for the past two decades. He also takes a special interest in telling the untold stories of social issues and social injustice through his photos. photo 1
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David Lynch is back, and he's showing new fantastic photography at la Maison Européenne de Photographie
: "Small Stories
". (European House of Photography). This, in case you're in Paris, from Jan 15th to March 16th.
But if you're in London, from Jan 17th to March 30th, you can see at The Photographers Gallery
: David Lynch "The Factory Photographs
"; William S. Burroughs "Taking Shots
" and Andy Warhol with his Photographs from 1976 to 1987
Paris 1900-2013 by photos:
Color photographs of Paris from the 1910s side-by-side with photographs of today. Now with swipey magic.
A day before her 32nd birthday, Jill Brzezinski-Conley was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. She's now 35, and her cancer has metastasized to terminal, stage-4. Sue Bryce won Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year in both 2011 and 2012, and last year's prize was a one-person trip to Paris. After hearing her story, Bryce took Brzezinski-Conley with her to the City of Light for a photo shoot and brought along a videographer. The resulting short film: "The Light That Shines
." (Also on Vimeo
. (click the open magazine at the top of the page)
. The video and photos both show a topless Ms. Brzezinski-Conley, and may be nsfw
. [more inside]
A collection of color photography and film footage of Paris and the surrounding area - from the early 20th century! - has been made available on the website
of the Albert-Kahn Museum.
The Beat Hotel
and neighbourhood as seen through the lens of Harold Chapman
Amongst the photos Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Mirtaud the cat.
The Beat Hotel (wiki
) was probably the last Parisian 'Vie de Boheme'.
Paris in Motion
is a beautiful time-lapse stop-motion video by Mayeul Akpovi.
La parenthèse urbaine.
A stop-motion journey around an abandoned Paris railway line (SLV)
A gorgeous series
of still, high-resolution panoramic photographs
of the City of Light
, its landmarks
, including Shakespeare and Company
, by Arnaud Friche
If you wish to travel further afield: stunning, super-wide-format photographs of the Alberta Badlands
, the Great Wall of China
, the floating torii at Miyajima
, Bryce Canyon
, Burning Man
, Burney Falls, BC
and much more
taken by Brad Templeton
, an EFF board member. [more inside]
Paris in 26 gigapixels is a stitching of 2346 single photos showing a very high-resolution panoramic view of the French capital (354159x75570 px). Dive into the image and visit Paris like never before! [more inside]
Photographer Christopher Rauschenberg rephotographed the Paris images Eugène Atget around 100 years later for his book Paris Changing
Atmospheric black and white photos of Paris
and New York
by Brooklyn-born photographer who now lives in France. Some are sexy
, some amusing
, some poignant
A series on Penn station
in the 1950s is especially nice, and a big contrast to the candy colored Mad Men palette. Beware mispelled main url. via.
Photographs of the dancers, actresses, cafe-life figures and prostitutes who were the subjects of Toulouse Lautrec's paintings,
including such luminaries as Sarah Bernhardt
, "La Goulue
" (Louise Weber; remember this
?), and Jane Avril
, who was the model for this last, iconic, Lautrec poster
. View pages of the art matched up with photos, here
, and here
, and go to this page
to rummage around in even more collections that include photos of Lautrec, his friends and family, street and location scenes, and lots of other tidbits. [Spanish language site; NUDITY]
He has cavorted naked with Charlotte Rampling [this is VERY NSFW]
and covered himself in caviar for Marc Jacobs
, but Jürgen Teller
thinks "fashion is a wank".
Teller's first solo show in Paris is entitled "Nurnberg"
, it consists of a sequence of images (annoying Flash site, sorry)
taken at the infamous Zeppelintribune
parade ground, site of Nazi propaganda rallies
, which was designed by Hitler's favourite builder, Albert Speer. Over several months, Teller (.pdf)
has photographed the monument, the podium and the steep, ruthless steps, all of which have been left to decay. Or not. "It wasn't really maintained, but if there was a broken step, or a smashed wall, it would be mysteriously replaced with a new one." Teller's photographs show the delicate weeds, flowers and lichen [NSFW]
that have grown up around the stone blocks. "In Germany, there is a saying about letting the grass grow over things, meaning that events will eventually be forgotten".
Eugene Atget photographed Paris from 1888 until his death in 1927. Christopher Rauschenberg retraced Atget's steps in 1997 and 1998, photographing the same scenes, and documents his project in a gallery at Lens Culture. The gallery includes an audio discussion of the project. [more inside]
The Vertically Inclined Photographer:
Shooting Paris, Rome, the French Riviera and the Loire Valley from a low-flying plane is Patrick Durand's
photographic obsession. It's an interesting flat
alternative to Horst Hamann's
[click on "Gallery" and go to "New Verticals"
] tall vertical New York
. There's something very exciting about looking at familiar sights from an unfamiliar point of view. [Both sites very, perhaps too Flash.