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Photography is the story I fail to put into words

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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.

THESE ARE NASA’S MIND-BLOWING PHOTOS OF 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE
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: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPvbkaAAeEx/ 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

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The Painter Constructs, The Photographer Discloses

Unsplash
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!

“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”
(Susan Sontag)

THE LENS OF FAN HO
The spirit of old Hong Kong lives on in these black-and-white images by master photographer Fan Ho
Fan Ho’s haunting black-and-white photos chronicling old Hong Kong show how much the city has changed since the 1950s. Ho documented the street life of Hong Kong throughout his career as a photographer, offering a glimpse of the lives of city-dwellers with his moody images that were carefully composed with the use of light, shadow, and the contours of architecture.

A hot summer night in London
Midsummer, heavy heat, and London is beside itself: couples kiss by tube station steps, accordion players linger on street corners, the city is alive with the coatless, bare-legged and bewildered. Across the air comes the sound of last orders, police sirens, blurry conversation, while the backstreets stand quiet, lost in the scent of jasmine and dust.
On a midsummer night, after the hottest June day since 1976, photographer Sarah Lee travelled across London with writer Laura Barton to capture the capital’s mood.

The Photojournalist Using His Camera to Level the Score
Wonderful black and white photo set. Over his almost 60-year career photographer Neil Libbert has shot everything from the Brixton Riots to George Best, a young Helen Mirren, the folk working at a DHSS Benefit Office, and children playing on the streets of Harlem in the 1960s.

The Mammoth Pirates
In Russia’s Arctic north, a new kind of gold rush is under way. This is a fascinating photo reportage and natural history writing at its best. Really worth to read.

Why we should learn German by John le Carré
You’ve probably heard the Mark Twain gag: “Some German words are so long they have a perspective.” You can make up crazy adjectives like “my-recently-by-my-parents-thrown- out-of- the-window PlayStation”.

Dennis Stock’s Jazz Street
Dennis Stock evokes the improvisational spirit of the American Jazz scene in the late 1950s.
“I had a passion for jazz. I had listened and attended many jazz sessions from a child on. So I went out for three years and explored the world of musicians all across the United States and had a wonderful time. It was joyful. Just marvelous.”
Have a look on Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Earl Hines, Ella Fitzgerald and many others more.

1000 GESTALTEN / G 20 Hamburg Summit from 1000 GESTALTEN on Vimeo.

The art of taking the perfect Glastonbury photo (Picture Essay)
From stars and politicians on stage to capturing some of the festival’s more unusual characters, Guardian photographer David Levene explains the art of taking the perfect Glastonbury photo.

Gorgeous goats
Meet Ben, Bella, Sherlock and Sydney – the elegant goats turned into portraits by Kevin Horan. As the American photographer explains, he just treated them ‘like customers in a small-town photo studio’.

Chicago’s South Side
The everyday lives of the African-American community in Chicago’s South Side captured by Wayne Miller in a historic photoessay.

How Gandhi’s last day was photographed
In January 1948, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson took the last photos of Gandhi before the Indian leader’s assassination.

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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

(Photo Credit: Unsplash/ https://unsplash.com/)