Friday, 29 May 2009

Time was a fool

Robert frank, En route to Del Rio, 1956

...' Time was a fool with a banjo.
I kept running. Her long hair fell accross my face.'

Bukowski, South of No North


Still from Ingmar Bergman's Persona

La Piscine

By Guy Bourdin


Rebecca by Paul Strand

Saint cloud

Eugene Atget


Claude Debussy


Jaques Henri Lartigue
Renee Perle in hat 1930-3

Son prenom c'est Bonnie

Bonnie Parker, 1933


Walker Evans
From the series Labour Anonymous,
studies of pedestrians in Detroit, Michigan
Fortune magazine 1946

Texans on 5th

Louis Stettner, Texans on Fifth Avenue - 1975


Diane Arbus, Self Portrait


Often forgotten, and unknown the fashion photographer of 1920s Berlin, Yva and her singular vision would go on to influence the likes of Guy Bourdin, Ellen Von Unwerth, and of course her apprentice Helmut Newton.

Her real name was Else Neulander, she was of Jewish origin. Born in 1900 and the youngest of nine children, she became fatherless from the age of 12, her mother left to support and fend for the family by becomin a milliner. Most likely this instilled an ambitious nature in the young Yva, and after some photographic training her work was shown in a touring exhibition entitled
'Foto: Modernity in Central Europe 1918-1945'.

In 1925 she bagan to work alongside the artist Heinz Hajek-Halke and would go on to incorporate his paintings in her photographs, as in the double exposure/ self-portrait above.

Yva had a talent for blurring the boundaries of photography. Sadly enough her archives were lost and only single images in public musuems/ collections remain.

Thursday, 28 May 2009


Linda McCartney Self Portrait

En route

William Eggleston

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Ave A

James Jowers, Ave. A, 1967

Leave me A lone

Paul Rand cover design 1957

Proile through

Profile through Door, by Ralph Gibson

Captive mind

Cover Design: Paul Rand


Robert Altman
Harlow ~ The Cockettes - 1970


Blue Bridge- Paris, Ralph Gibson

M Casati

Man Ray, Marquise Casati 1922


Vali Myers (left) Rudi Rappold (right)


Thiele's Photo Room
contrtionsit, 1880


Modigliani sketch
Anna Akhmatova 1884-1920

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Bitter Tears

Still from 'The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant'
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Frederick Ruysch's Anatomical Curiosities

Sous le sable II

Edward Weston, Nude on sand, Oceano 1936

Sous le sable

Edward Weston, Nude on sand, Oceano

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Friday, 22 May 2009


By Ralph Gibson

In Memory

Miroslav Tichy has a knack for conjuring images then spell nothing but memory. Finding fame at a later stage of his life, better late than never as they say.
Tichy achieves these results through a rather extraordinary approach, he basically builds the camera himself out of odds and ends. The printed images often dog eared and subject to the elements from teas stains of a mug to other spots of imperfection thanks to their unkempt existence. Effects which cannot help but add to their nostalgic charm.

The subjects women, women, and, more women. Often without their noticing, a rather voyeuristic aim at catching them unawares sunbathing on a lazy summers day in some park. The blur that his DIY cameras usually create again adds such mood and evokes the sun streaked beauty of days gone by.

St Annie

Robert Altman,
St Annie, Lower East Side


Egon Schiele,
Nu, Assis 1910


By Larry Clark


Garry Winogrand, Women are beautiful

Closed doors

Joel Brodsky, The Doors, New York City 1967

July 11

André Kertész, "July 11, 1981"

St Marks

James Jowers, St Marks, NY 1967

Holy Mountain

Still from Alejandro Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain


Rebecca Horn

Destruction of

Kiki Smith, The Fourth Day: Destruction of Birds

Winter of Artifice

'To imagine was far more terrible then reality, because it took place in a void, it was untestable. There were no hands with which to strike or defend oneself in that inner chamber of ghostly tortures. But in living the realisation summoned energies, forces, courage, arms and legs, to fight with so that war almost became joy. To fight a real sorrow, a real loss, a real insult, a real disillusion, a real treachery was infinitely less difficult than to spend a night without sleep struggling with ghosts. The imagination is far better at inventing tortures than life because the imagination is a demon within us, and it knows where to strike us where it hurts. It knows the vulnerable spot, and life does not, and lovers do not because seldom do they have the imagination equal to the task.'

Anais Nin


By Julia Margaret Cameron

Down the

Images by John Tenniel, Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Of Alice

Alice, by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

La Main de Madame Hugo

Auguste Vacquerre, La Main de Madame Hugo, 1853/4

Ring it off the wall

Andy Warhol

Bernadette pour SB

Jean-loup Sieff ,Bernadette laffont 1959