Looking at the work of other photographers (tutor’s suggestions)

In this post I will research the photographer my tutor suggested to explore (all links accessed on 19/03/16)

Jem Southam

A first link I found http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/l/landscape-photography-jem-southam/

I like that the photos are not retouched. Possibly shot in film looking at the day taken. I like the simplicity of them. My favourite is Photo 7. I like the composition, the placement of the house in the top left and the kind of implied line of objects in the middle, guiding the eye finally in the left corner where the house is.

Another link https://www.artsy.net/artist/jem-southam

Also some nice seaside photos.

Paul Graham

http://paulgrahamarchive.com/index.html

Technically I do not think that the photos are the best. So I tried to understand why he is an important photographer. In his site I found more interesting the “Troubled land”.

In another link http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/paul-graham-photographs-1981-2006/

It is mentioned also that this one of his important works. There is something interesting in this series. The feeling the photos give. Shot in films, far from the contemporary fully retouched photos.

Richard Mosse

https://www.artsy.net/artist/richard-mosse/works They give me a weird feeling. I want to understand why the red is dominant in his photos (possibly has to do with the film he was using). Interesting combination of documentary and landscape.

Then when I keep looking in this http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/19536/1/richard-mosse-the-enclave

It is mentioned that it was shoot infrared. The choice of the film is really effective, giving an not so realistic feeling. Makes us think why. It would not be so effective if he was shooting with normal film.

 

Bernd and Hilla Becher

http://www.moma.org/collection/artists/8095

Or it is better and more effective an image google search for “bernd and hilla becher”

I have seen their work before. The combination of similar photos in one image is really effective. Browsing in the images online in the google results makes it stronger and more clear how characteristic it was their work.

 Lewis Baltz

I like the simplicity of his work. http://www.galeriezander.com/en/artist/lewis_baltz/works

It is an inspiration. Something I want to explore further and possibly make it part of my work. If I will work in something similar, I might make the photos black and white. Sometimes in projects like this I think it works better.

Dan Holdsworth

http://www.danholdsworth.com/works/

To be honest, not my cup of tea. One photo I liked is http://www.danholdsworth.com/works/california/1/

I like the use of colour and light. I like the white tones in it.

Paul Seawright

I like his work

My favourite is http://www.paulseawright.com/volunteer/

A concept I would like to explore in similar conditions. I also really like some photos at http://www.paulseawright.com/things-left-unsaid

 

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