above, the first images i saw by magdalena fischer: awkward, half-naked youths; vaguely unsettling but somehow rather amusing (especially the portraits like the left one where the sitter is looking directly into the camera, very seedy i feel).
last week's flickr selections (also by magdalena): i curated several really fun images in which magdalena playfully obscures the faces of the subject.
and then there was the below picture which sort of embodied the idea of decisive moment to me. how strangely that striped shirt fits the girl. maybe it's an optical illusion, but it seems to truncate her in a bizarre way. and the foot of the child on the swing looks sort of misshapen too. she makes me want to stretch out my big toe to imitate her gesture.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
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i can't get over the color palate of maximilian haidacher images. they look just like painting, yet they are they still very much photographs.
part of me feels like i already posted these images. but i can't find them in the archives. maybe they were flickrs? but even if i have, i sort of feel like they deserve a second look.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
i've fallen out of the habit of looking at photographs. well. to some extent that is. i'm always looking at photographs in some sense or another, but of late i haven't intentionally sought them out. although i have been cruising the sites of many commercial and wedding photographers to get a better sense of that side of the industry, but the intent of those pictures are so so different from fine art. i'm still not sure how i feel about them yet. it's a whole new world to me.
i went to yale this weekend to support a friend of mine who graduated from the photo program, and i saw so much good photography. it was so exciting.
so i wanted badly to post some straightforward images. i spent a few hours trolling the internet this evening looking for stong photographs, something i haven't done in quite some time. christina maria oswald's pictures stood out.