Photography

9 December 2010

Lavina

Lavina

jane cheng

Alpine avalanches: adrenaline, artifice and abstraction by Yann Gross
Lavina [Avalanches], by Swiss photographer Yann Gross, falls neatly between genres: part document, part pun, part landscape, and part abstraction, this series of alpine avalanches churns up dualism after dualism, writes Jane Cheng.

2 December 2010

Horse play

Horse play

john ridpath

Eadweard Muybridge’s miscellaneous acts of captured motion
In ‘Adventures in Motion Graphics’ in Eye 77, we explored how time-based picture taking (in forms such as slideshows, film, ‘motos’ and long portraits) were transforming traditional photography, writes John Ridpath. But one practitioner was already blurring the boundary between still and moving images more than a hundred years ago.

11 November 2010

Newport student snapshot

Newport student snapshot

john ridpath

Eye catches up with three photographic art graduates
For my Eye 77 education piece, ‘Out of the darkroom’, I spoke to course leaders and students at Newport’s presitigious photography department, writes John Ridpath.

28 October 2010

Penguins with attitude

Penguins with attitude

john l. walters

Illustrative wrecks and rescues at the publisher’s New York office.
Despite its celebratory title and retro cover design, Penguin 75 is actually a book about contemporary book design, writes John L. Walters. Its editor, Paul Buckley – otherwise known as ‘VP Executive Creative Director’ at Penguin’s New York office – has chosen 75 wildly different book cover projects from the past decade (listed alphabetically by title), and presented them together with alternate covers and sketches, alongside short commentaries by the authors, art directors, editors, illustrators and photographers.

22 October 2010

Catch them before they vanish

Catch them before they vanish

alison bakker

Taking a close look at Ken Garland’s little photo books
After the success of his previous set of books, writes Alison Bakker, Ken Garland (see Reputations in Eye 66) has released three more: A close look at landscape sequences, A close look at street graphics of Brighton and A close look at the buddy bears of Berlin. Although he didn’t plan it this way, Garland seems to be making a photographic record of things that are transitory.

7 October 2010

Who (didn’t) let the dogs out?

Who (didn’t) let the dogs out?

martin usborne

Photographs capturing the silence and longing of dogs trapped in cars
I was once left in a car at a young age. I don't know when or where or for how long, possibly at the age of four, perhaps outside Tesco’s, probably for fifteen minutes only, writes Martin Usborne.

21 September 2010

Streets ahead

Streets ahead

simon esterson

Vevey’s ‘Images’ festival celebrates photography in and out of the gallery
During September, the Swiss town of Vevey has been host to ‘Images’, its second festival of photography, writes Simon Esterson. The exhibitions spread throughout the small town, not only inhabiting an old supermarket as the main venue, but also spilling out into the streets, taking over Vevey’s squares, advertising hordings and the sides of buildings for giant billboard-sized images.

31 August 2010

Escaping Modernism

Escaping Modernism

wayne ford

Edward Weston’s flight from photographic theory
The early twentieth century saw photography dominated by the influence of painting, with the then popular pictorial style drawing its reference points from the impressionist artists of the period, writes Wayne Ford. It was in this style, like many of his generation, that the great photographer Edward Weston (1886-1958) began to work.

22 August 2010

Signs of The Times

Signs of The Times

john l. walters

The enduring appeal of bizarre road signs and notices, from then and now
My mother, Margaret, always delighted in funny street signs when we went on road trips, often reading out loud the notices that caught her eye, writes John L. Walters.

19 August 2010

Barbara Wojirsch: Eyes and ears

Barbara Wojirsch: Eyes and ears

the music department

A rare glimpse of the art and craft behind ECM’s visual identity
Adrian Shaughnessy’s article ‘One man brand’ in Eye 76, the Music design special issue, is about the graphic design and identity of Manfred Eicher’s music label ECM. (Spreads below – full article on the Eye website.)
 
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