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On the death of the photographer FC Gundlach: fashion photography as art and dialogue

Whether Romy Schneider, fairytale princess Soraya, Zarah Leander or Hildegard Knef – Franz Christian Gundlach, whom everyone just called FC Gundlach, got them all in front of his camera. And not only in posed poses on glamorous film balls, but also in sensitive black and white shots, he managed to capture personal moments of the great stars of the 1950s and 1960s. “Every portrait is a dialogue. When you get together, it’s wonderful,” said the photographer, collector and curator, who died on Friday at the age of 95, once in a dpa interview.
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10 Open Photography Competitions With No Entry Fee

Photography can capture a moment of time like no other art form. The emotions it can convey, the beauty it can present, and the power it has makes it exceptional. That is the reason it interests people so much. Many take it up as a their profession or just as a hobby. A great way to test one’s skill in this art form is to enter a competition.
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Creating a Scene

Strange and Wonderful Stories Animate Contemporary Photography. Much has been written about the truthfulness of photography. Going back to the earliest iteration of the medium, the daguerreotype was said to render a likeness so perfect that it could only be used for scientific purposes. In fact, days after astronomer and physicist François Arago’s announcement of the daguerreotype’s invention in Paris by Louis Daguerre in 1839, critics contended that photography held “a degree of perfection which art can never attain.” The implication being, of course, that photography was a mere mechanical reproduction and could never be considered an art. Humph.

Clusters of Bright Balloons Envelop Photographer Fares Micue in Her Expressive Self-Portraits

In her ongoing series of self-portraits, Spain-based photographer and artist Fares Micue (previously) trades her usual monarchs and lush, leafy botanicals for bright airborne balloons. The perfectly round vessels appear suspended in motion as they encircle Micue’s torso, conceal her face, or lead her up a painted stairway. The amorphous clusters follow the artist’s distinct use of color, adding either a stark contrast to her clothing and the backdrop or blending with the existing architectural palette.
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Check out “Humankind” photography exhibit at Argenta Branch Library

At a time when nearly everyone in Arkansas is thinking pretty seriously about their own mortality in relationship to others, here comes “Humankind,” a free exhibition of 69 photographs at the Argenta Branch Library on life and death. Styled after a 1955 exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, the exhibit ushers in the library’s reopening after a pandemic hiatus, and features works from members of the Blue-Eyed Knocker Photo Club: Adams Pryor, Adrienne Taylor, Brandon Markin, Casey Sanders, Cindy Adams,Darrell Adams, Gail Arnold, James Allen, Jon Hodges, Lily Ryall, Nancy Nolan, Rachel Worthen, Rita Henry, Susan Crisp, Vince Griffin and the group’s mentor, New York photographer Matt Weber, along with writings of three Arkansas-related creative writers John Gibson, Penny Colglazier and Susan Munden Allen.

The Problem of Target Fixation in Landscape Photography

Among the most important concepts learned when beginning to ride a motorcycle is that of target fixation. This attentional phenomenon occurs when an individual becomes so focused upon an observed object (whether it is a target or hazard) that they inadvertently increase their risk of colliding with it. By fixating...

The Road I Call Home by Randy Bacon

For over 35 years I have explored the art of portraiture and I am still mesmerized by photography just like when I got my first camera at 15. It's a love affair that not only endured, but has grown as an essential part of my being. I am more in awe of photography as an art form each day.
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Quinn Kirby of Quinn Kirby Photography: “Always make time to add to your creative compost bin”

Always make time to add to your creative compost bin. I was complaining to my partner one day about how I felt lazy. I was playing video games, watching television, and not much else. Not only did he tell me that what I was doing was important for my health, but it was also helping develop my creativity. He said that everything we consume goes into our compost bin to be recycled into inspiration for our own work, whether we know it or not. It changed how I feel about rest.

In Case You Missed It: My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast Playlist Series

My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast is in between seasons right now, but there are plenty of amazing stories you might still want to catch up on! Whether you are an avid listener of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast or you’re considering giving it a try, this quick guide will help direct you to your new favorite episode!
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Maine Media Workshops + College accepting submissions

Maine Media Workshops + College is currently accepting new submissions for the 2021 The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in photographic portraiture. The prize of $20,000 is awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture. In addition to the winner, the jury...
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How to Design Your Home to Help you Move More, Eat Better, and Sleep Soundly

By Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, wellness design consultant and author of Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness and Happiness. The Danish Twin Study established that only about 20 percent of how long the average person lives is dictated by genes, while about 80 percent is influenced by lifestyle and environment. Most people don’t think about how much their homes and environments impact their longevity, but the right environment can absolutely set you up for success. Here are some tips for creating a home environment that will nudge you to move more, help you eat wisely, and sleep soundly.
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19 Awesome Books on the Long History of Photography

From the 1830s to today, photography has come a long way. We no longer use glass plates to capture negatives, and cameras can take many photos per second. To understand how photography evolved from processes such as the daguerreotype to the iPhone camera, one must read up on the history of the medium. This history is intwined with other developments of the past two centuries—including political turmoil, women's liberation, and the Civil Rights movement. Photography has also developed alongside changing notions of the self and memory, both collective and individual.

Cultural Malaise

Anonymous figures rest on floral pillows. Disembodied feet stand on chairs. Vintage televisions sit against patterned wallpaper; white noise and static buzz on screen. This is the world of Eliza Bourner, a lens-based artist interested in capturing “the cultural malaise of postmodern living; alienation, loneliness and unease.”. Working as photographer,...
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‘The Firebrand’ expands creative outreach to Coweta

Marvin Brown loves creativity – so when he decided to take the plunge and start his own business, “The Firebrand,” his visions became a reality for others in the community. “The Firebrand” is a website design, photography and videography business based out of Wagoner, Marvin’s home-town. He focuses mostly on...
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A Guide to Local Westchester County Photographers

What mama doesn’t love looking at pictures of their family and seeing special memories frozen in time? We’ve partnered with some of Westchester County’s finest photographers to bring you a one-stop resource for your photography needs. Whether you’re looking to have a newborn shoot or need to freshen up the family photo, we’ve got you covered. Each photographer featured has their own unique style and perspective, allowing you to find the perfect fit for you and your family. Please support our sponsors!
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The Art of the Personal Project: Dawoud Bey

The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own. I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before. In this thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: This thread is not affiliated with any company; I’m just featuring projects that I find. Please DO NOT send me your work. I do not take submissions.

How to Create an Engaging Photo Essay (with Examples)

Photography is a medium used to tell stories – sometimes they are told in one picture, sometimes you need a whole series. Those series can be photo essays. If you’ve never done a photo essay before, or you’re simply struggling to find your next project, this article will be of help. I’ll be showing you what a photo essay is and how to go about doing one.