Thursday, February 24, 2011

heres that mexican photographer again,

Manuel Álvarez Bravo. He is pretty sweet at taking interesting vantage points. I'm beginning to think I am a fan of his. In this one, it makes you think of the fruit in a whole different way.

Bill Brandt is a master of using vantage points through his photos. He often has body parts in interesting angles, and distorted nude figures through his photography. In this piece it appears as if it is taken from a womens point of view. The good use of lighting on the legs make it an intriguing picture.
This is a piece by Lee Friedlander. His usal subject matter is "social landscapes" which include local stores and street signs. In this picture he places the camera on the ground among a group of people sitting by a city. The picture makes you feel like you are part of the crowd.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Manuel Alvarez Bravo was a mexican photoghrapher in the early 20th century. I found this picture very intriguing due to the dark shadows along his side. the picture seems to be encompassed by darkness making it that more interesting.

Walker Evan's is another photographer I am somewhat familiar with. I like this photo because it captures what i imagine a simple american life would be like. It captures a time once past. It captures farm life and has a very charming quality to it.

Richard Avedon is one of the few photographers I am actually aware of. He was an important and key figure in photography and his photo's speak for themselves. I like this photo particulary mainly due to the subject matter. The model is attractive and has a sexual tension to it but does not exploit her or is explicit. The portrait composition is simple yet effective. The grey background and the lighting of the model create an interesting picture.