Relics of the Future is a documentary featuring internationally renowned photographer Toni Hafkenscheid, as he explores the hidden stories behind iconic architectural images once considered “Visions of the Future” from the 1960′s.
Wolfgang Tillmans is a German photographer and artist who lives and works in London and Berlin. Motivated by aesthetic and political concerns and interested in formulations of reality and truth claims, his work took the shape of portraiture, still-life, landscape and abstract photography that directly addresses the photographic process and its components.
Remember when Madonna didn’t just copy the style of the month? Alright, never mind. But then, do you remember when we told you about Sir Mix-A-Lot having a Graflex camera in his ’92 video for “Baby Got Back”? Well, Madonna actually did that back in 1985.
I don’t know if the clip is just a bit of the motion picture repeated or a part made exclusively for the video, but the camera is a beast none the less.
The Queen of Pop also has a bunch of cameras in this one, but that only last for about 30 seconds. Then the music starts.
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The fact that I’m both a father as well as an analog enthusiast is part of the reason that this video for “You Make Me Smile” actually makes me smile.
In it Aloe Blacc plays the part of a struggling photographer surrounding himself with cameras and sporting both the Speed Graphic (Remember Sir Mix-a-Lot?) as well as a Konica S.
The Konica S, introduced in 1959, was the first semi-automatic rangefinder by Konica.
It had an exposure meter and––in Blacc’s case––an 45/2.8 Hexar lens. Other variants had the 48/2 or 48/1.8 Hexanon.
By the way, the video is directed by photographer Eric Coleman, but that’s a whole different story.
A year previous to the Dear Obama project, Marcus Bleasdale had a book published about the situation in DRC called ‘Rape of a Nation’ (2009).
The amazing pictures tell a grim story of dictatorship, enslavement, rape, and murder.
A different way of raising awareness about the crisis in DRC saw the light of day in July last year, when a bunch of producers led by Damon Albarn travelled to Congo. The purpose was to make an album in 5 days working with local artists.
‘Kinshasa One Two’ was released in October and all profits go to Oxfam‘s work in DRC. Among other things, the campaign to increase phone coverage in the most isolated regions, in order for people there to warn each other of attacks or call for help.
More here: Marcus Bleasdale
You know how one thing leads to another on the internet. A Google search takes you to a site that links to something else, and bada-boom bada-bing you’ve spent hours on YouTube or Camerapedia.
Well, yesterday a Todd Hido podcast led me to the name Willy Ronis, and I wondered, “why have I never heard of this guy before?”
It turns out that Ronis (1910–2009) was a French photographer, born to Ukranian/Lithuanian refugees, who grew up in Paris and later became the first French photographer to work for Life Magazine.
The following is a six-piece selfportrait (according to the title) followed by what has to be one of the last interviews of Ronis.
The last clip unfortunately doesn’t have English subtitles, but is still worth a watch. Profitez!
Willy Ronis – Autoportrait d’un photographe (A Photographer’s Selfportrait)
Interview by Peter Burchett (ca. 2009).
2005 AFP interview. Ronis speaks of his pictures, Le nu provençal (Provençal Nude) and La péniche aux enfants (The Children’s Barge).