December 24th, 2009
December 23rd, 2009
In Joshua Tree National Park © Ansel Adams/The Trustees of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company
America’s preeminent landscape photographer known primarily for his stunning large-format black and white images, Ansel Adams explored color photography shortly after the invention of Kodachrome film in the mid-1930s. From nearly 3,500 images made, only a small fraction were used in the first edition of Ansel Adams in Color originally published in 1993. The newly revised and expanded edition published this year by Little, Brown and Company includes 20 unpublished photographs.
December 22nd, 2009
All photos © Hironori Akutagawa
The art book publishing arm of Amsterdam-based communications agency KesselsKramer recently released the eighth volume in its found photography series, In Almost Every Picture, edited by Erik Kessels. The softcover book features a selection from of the hundreds of low resolution digital images professional photographer Hironori Akutagawa took of his pet rabbit Oolong between 1999 and 2003. In most of the images Oolong balances an object on his head. Akutagawa and Oolong’s collaboration turned into one of the most popular early photoblogs, seen by millions before Oolong’s death in 2003. (more…)
December 21st, 2009
© All Photographs by Massimo Cristaldi. Simulacra – 8
Simulacra was recently featured in the Italian magazine Gente Di Fotografia, in an article written by Alan Rapp. He says, “Massimo Cristaldi’s Simulacra depicts small-scale Southern Italian religious edifices in nocturnal composure. Photographed from an impersonal middle distance, these ensconced and freestanding roadside shrines stand humble, sentinel. The religious icons within them are largely unseen, their very existence called into question by the effects of the long-exposure Cristaldi employs even their own interior glow precludes their visibility. In this average street-side context, the physical and supersensible signifiers are conflated. Physical cars may recede into the sort of light-streaked oblivion generated by a slow shutter at night; the stationary but seemingly remote shrines themselves over-expose to create an indeterminate burst of light.” To continue reading Alan Rapp’s article click here.
December 18th, 2009
© Chris Jordan
These photographs of albatross chicks were made on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.
To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world’s most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent. View more from Chris Jordan’s series here.
© Michael Courvoisier.
Man Buying a Christmas Tree West 88th St and Broadway, New York 2008.
Michael Courvoisier is Brooklyn based photographer. From humble beginnings as a Native American foot trail Broadway has evolved into arguably the most iconic avenues in the world. Daily life unfolds on this great stretch of winding road. Pedestrians, cars, bicycles, and anything imaginable, pass one another within mere inches, never making contact. With the chaos of the city around people seem to remain in their own world and realities. These photographs explore simple moments on a finite stretch of road with infinite possibilities. View more of Michael’s work here.