Robert Capa in Color

Photojournalist Robert Capa has been always considered as a giant of black-and-white photo reportage. Unlike his fellow Magnum colleague, Henri Cartier-Bresson who despised color, he used it on regular basis in the post-war period until 1954. At his time, color was seen as not only less powerful than black-and-white but also as complicated process since it took a lot of time and effort to develop … Continue reading Robert Capa in Color

“Leap Into The Blue”

Jean-Paul Bourdier studied at the Beaux Arts School in Versailles and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been teaching architecture in Senegal and in many US universities and is now a Professor of Architecture and Photography at the University of California, Berkeley. “Leap Into The Blue” is a photography book by Bourdier with 240 photographs featuring the interplay between body and earth. The … Continue reading “Leap Into The Blue”

Worker and supervisor at a car factory, Moscow, 1954

A worker and female supervisor, Moscow, 1954. The distance between the two of them is too close. The worker has his hands not hanging loose, but slightly raised as though preparing to make a move. Meanwhile, the supervisor has that one hand at the collar of her dress like she’s trying to slightly spread it more and draw attention to her chest. The scene just … Continue reading Worker and supervisor at a car factory, Moscow, 1954

Heinrich Kühn

Heinrich Kühn is regarded one of the forefathers of fine art photography, the movement that helped photography to establish itself as an art on its own. His photographs closely resemble impressionist paintings, with their frequent use of soft lighting and focus. Kühn was part of the pictorialist photographic movement. Kühn mainly used the gum bichromate technique, applied in several layers, and thus allowing for previously unseen color tonalities. In 1911, Kühn invented the Gummigravüre technique, a … Continue reading Heinrich Kühn

Rossy de Palma by Ruven Afanador

Rossy De Palma was born September 16, 1964. She was discovered in 1986 by Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer Pedro Almodóvar at a café in Madrid. She appeared in several of his films: La ley del deseo (1987), Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988), Átame! (1989), Los abrazos rotos (2009), and two of which earned her two Goya nominations for performances in Kika (1993) and La flor de mi secreto (1995). Continue reading Rossy de Palma by Ruven Afanador

Xyza Cruz Bacani Photography

Xyza Cruz Bacani (born 1987) is a Filipino photographer that has been a recipient of the 2015 Human Rights Fellowship by the Magnum Foundation. She’s been capturing stunning images on the bustling streets of Hong Kong, where she works as a domestic helper for almost 10 years now. Her photography series documenting a women’s shelter for abused domestic workers landed her the fellowship award to … Continue reading Xyza Cruz Bacani Photography

Lotta van Droom Photography

Irish photographer Lotta van Droom dwells in her Dreamworld, where her imaginative and creative mind explores the darkness of the human psyche. The selected pieces featured below capture the dark, surreal scenes cloaked with mystery, melancholy, and sensual beauty. Each one is artistically composed to evoke the lurking darkness within you. And if you slowly scroll down and immerse yourself with these disturbing yet beautiful images — I … Continue reading Lotta van Droom Photography

Shoji Ueda Photography

Shoji Ueda (1913–2000) was a Japanese photographer who has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Sage Paris and at the Maison Européene de la Photographie. Many works by the artist have been sold at auction. Ueda was born in Hoki-cho, Saihaku County, and took up a camera at 13 years old. Later, while running a local photography museum, he began taking photos of landscapes in the San’in region. … Continue reading Shoji Ueda Photography

Make Art That Matters: Interview with Alexia Sinclair

Ghosts haunt an ancient mansion on a frozen lake in Sweden. Courtly ladies of high society luxuriate in ethereal fields of flowers. Beautiful monarchs rule with different styles as varied as the colors of the rainbow. Some lead with grace, others with armies, and some with the blood of young virgins.  All are brought to life by the vision and photography of Alexia Sinclair. Alexia is … Continue reading Make Art That Matters: Interview with Alexia Sinclair