Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography in New York City before the First World War. In 1919, she moved to San Francisco, where she earned her living as a portrait photographer for more than a decade. During the Depression’s early years Lange’s interest in social issues grew and…

Helmut Newton. The Legend

Helmut Newton (1920 – 2004) was a German-Australian fashion photographer. Newton was born in Berlin and being Jewish fled Nazi Germany at the age of 18. After arriving in Singapore he found he was able to remain there, first and briefly as a photographer for the Straits Times and then as a portrait photographer. Newton…

Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau is best known for his street photography, his most famous example being ‘Kiss in front of the Palace of City Hall’ (1950). But he took thousands of photographs striving to capture the pulse of Parisian life. Like his contemporary Brassaï, Doisneau liked nothing better than to walk the streets never knowing what sights he was…

Richard Avedon Photography

The above picture,”Dovima with the Elephants” was taken by Richard Avedon at the Cirque d’hiver, Paris, in August 1955. The dress was the first evening dress designed for Christian Dior by his new assistant, Yves Saint-Laurent. American photographer Richard Avedon was best known for his work in the fashion world and for his minimalist portraits. He worked first as a photographer for the…

Annie Leibovitz: an american master

Born in 1949 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz enrolled in the San Francisco Art Institute intent on studying painting. It was not until she traveled to Japan with her mother the summer after her sophomore year that she discovered her interest in taking photographs. When she returned to San Francisco that fall, she began taking…

Julia Fullerton-Batten Unadorned

Julia Fullerton-Batten is frequently stated by prominent art critics to be one of the leading young fine-art photographers in the UK. She has won many prestigious awards, including the HSBC Fondation pour le Photographie 2007, had several solo exhibitions in London, and participated in exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic. She has a permanent collection…

David La Chapelle Awakened

Awakened from the photographer and filmmaker David La Chapelle. AWAKENED is about the internal light in every human being, no matter their age or shape or gender or sexual orientation or profession or belief system.  We are all swimming in an ocean of Love, and we are not other-than that Love, that Light.  So many religions…

Spencer Tunick

Spencer Tunick stages scenes in which the battle of nature against culture is played out against various backdrops, from civic center to desert sandstorm, man and woman are returned to a preindustrial, pre-everything state of existence. Tunick has traveled the globe to create these still and video images of multiple nude figures in public settings.…

Peter Lindbergh and Milla Jovovich: Haute Couture a new age

A revolutionary Milla Jovovich by Lindbergh shooted for Vogue. “Politically chic. The street-art version is also divine, Milla Jovovich evokes a super sensual silhouette, that of New York, to which Monsieur Dior dedicated his first fragrance that became legendary in time: Miss Dior Le Parfum. A jus balancing between languid sweetness and a decisive couture spirit, in which floral chords…

Brief Encounters: Gregory Crewdson Movie

Crewdson is one of the best photographers of the world. Gregory Crewdson’s work is in many collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, LACounty Museum. A traveling exhibition of his work is now touring museums in Europe. The body of work featured in the film is “Beneaththe Roses,” and…

Erwin Olaf Hotel Rooms

The Erwin Olaf’s “Hotel” collection displays velvet-gloved emotional impact, seedy, melancholic images of disaffected, doll-like, and generally nude women positioned around noirish hotel rooms.   The older I get, the more I start to realize that I’m more influenced by cinema than by photography,” Olaf says. “Although there are big, big beautiful photographs, when you are…

Elliott Erwitt. A Magnum Legend

“It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy. ” Elliott Erwitt Born in Paris in 1928 to Russian parents,…

Eugenio Recuenco Photographer

  Spanish photographer Eugenio Recuenco is revered as one of the best fashion photographers of our time. His work is creative, technically irreproachable and visually stunning. It’s no wonder he is one the most sought after artists by the biggest ad agencies to take the pictures for the campaigns of some of the most widely…

Steve McCurry Faces

Steve McCurry has been a one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name. Sharbat Gula is an Afghan woman who was the subject of this famous photo of Steve McCurry…

Sebastiao Salgado, a Great Master

Sebastião Salgado was born on February 8th, 1944 in Aimorés, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives in Paris. Having studied economics, Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in 1973 in Paris, working with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos until 1994, when he and Lélia Wanick Salgado formed…

Bruno Dayan Photographer

Bruno Dayan was born in London, England and raised in Montreal, Canada. He studied Fine Arts and Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal. In his second year his short film “Vie d’eau” was selected at Cannes Film Festival. Bruno’s photographic career began in Toronto where he shot for the main Canadian fashion magazines. After travelling to…

Robert Capa in Color

  This beautiful book looks at Robert Capa’s color photography, a little-known but important aspect of the great photographer’s work, and includes many never-before-published images. Famed photojournalist and founder of Magnum Photos, Robert Capa was primarily known for his black-and-white images. But after World War II he turned increasingly to color, fulfilling assignments for a…