Photography is the story I fail to put into words

While browsing through the internet I regularly come across on very interesting articles about photography and visual culture. Here is to share a new selection of handpicked articles, links and tweets. Enjoy!

„Photography is the story I fail to put into words.“
(Destin Sparks)

Ezra Stoller’s Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright (Gallery)
This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of architect Frank Lloyd Wright—his radical designs are currently being celebrated at the Museum of Modern Art, and his buildings, as seen by architectural photographer Ezra Stoller, are the subject of a show at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City.

Long-Exposure Photos of Carnival Rides Over the Decades
Since the early 1970s, photographer Roger Vail has been visiting carnivals and documenting the amusement rides through long exposure photos, which turn them from beastly metal machines into beautiful light shapes.

Wimbledon 2017: tennis in infrared
Tom Jenkins, Guardian sports photographer, explains how he took his extraordinary shots of players at Wimbledon. ‘I had seen images taken by some landscape photographers with infrared and had seen how it rendered colours, especially greens, in a unique fashion. Knowing Wimbledon was a sea of different greens, from the grass to the clubhouse covered in ivy, I though it might be interesting to see what might happen. I also wanted to show a place that is so familiar to all of us, in a very different, almost surreal way.’

Photographer Peter Lindbergh’s Pro Tip For Taking Selfies Will Almost Certainly Not Surprise You
Quote: „I think that selfies are actually pretty much the stupidest thing that there is at all.“

In memory – David Newell-Smith: the art of the newspaper photographer photographing the 60s and 70s
He was a master of his craft. Look at the iconic Twiggy photo or Jean Luc Goddard together with the Rolling Stones and many more.

The spirit of steeltown: Elliott Erwitt’s lost shots of Pittsburgh
Years before he found fame as a Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt was commissioned to document the city of Pittsburgh. Many of the images he took as a 22-year-old lay forgotten for decades, but have now been compiled in a book.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse was visible in a part of the USA from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North America, along with some parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. In the gallery, you can see the close-up images of the Sun during the transition of the Moon.

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women
This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation.

In Memory – Sam Shepard, Actor and Pulitzer-Winning Playwright, Is Dead at 73
He was one of the most important and influential writers of his generation, specialized in capturing the darker sides of American family life.

Unseen David Bowie
In 1967, a wide-eyed 20-year-old posed for the cover of his debut album. It failed to chart and Gerald Fearnley’s photoshoot with David Bowie remained hidden – until now.

Colorized Photos Breathe New Life into Famous Faces from Russian History
Translator and amateur colorist Olga Shirnina, also known as Klimbim, has an incredible talent for transforming historical black and white photographs into color images. She often works to breath new life into vintage photographs that show Russian history, from portraits of the imperial Romanov family to women in the Red Army on the front lines of World War II.

Zum Tode von Jeanne Moreau
„Je suis lucide! Verstehen Sie? Ich sehe klar, mein Lieber … ich sehe sehr klar!“
Ein wunderbares Interview aus der SZ.

Jeanne Moreau, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, 2003 photographed by legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh on Instagram: and this film scene:

Related. All previous montly web filets 2017. Just click…

Think up ideas for stories, go out and shoot them

You don’t take a photograph, you make it

Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.

The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer

The camera sees more than the eye, do why don´t make use of it?

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them

The Painter Constructs, The Photographer Discloses

(Photo Credit: Unsplash/

5 Kommentare zu „Photography is the story I fail to put into words

  1. Thank you for that embarrasing article and for lots of informations, too. Dein mick.

    1. Danke mick. So ganz weiß ich nicht ob es Lob oder Kritik ist. Mit „embarrassing“, ist eigentlich gemeint: peinlich, verwirrend, befremdlich, blamabel usw. im negativen Sinne. Trotzdem hab dank für die Zeit den Artikel zu kommentieren.

      1. ist nicht so gut. Ich hatte gedacht wäre die passende Phrase um auszudrücken, das du mich zum Staunen gebracht hast. Denn das hast du. Früher war es mal so, da war eine deutsche Übersetzung des Textes dabei. Das fehlte mir, darum mein Ausflug ins Englische. Verzeih mir, das war mein Fehler. Soll nicht wieder vorkommen. mick.

      2. Kein Problem mick. Danke für das Lob und deine Worte. Du kannst immer gern in Deutsch schreiben. Ich weiß um die Sprachproblematik. Doch versuche ich fast alle Blog-Beiträge zweisprachig (Deutsch/Englisch) zu halten. Zitate lasse ich gern im Original stehen. Bei den monatlichen Leseempfehlungen, die sich fast immer auf ausländische Artikel beziehen, schaffe ich es nicht, diese zweisprachig zu gestalten, wofür ich um Verständnis bitte. Da sich die Links, Tweets, Videos usw. auf Artikel beziehen die wiederum viele Fotografien enthalten, denke ich, dass die Fotografie eine universelle Sprache ist und keiner Übersetzung bedarf.
        Es freut mich, dass nun alles klar ist, alle sprachlichen Hindernisse überwunden sind und sage gern Dankeschön mick.

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