Photography

18 August 2009

The glamour of ageing

The glamour of ageing

the picture department

Christian Sinibaldi’s portraits in the Guardian’s Eyewitness
Above: portrait of Margaret (Peggy) Smith from the exhibition ‘I Can See Into Your Eyes’ by photographer Christian Sinibaldi, featured in today’s Guardian Eyewitness spread.

12 August 2009

Pin-sharp picture-editing

Pin-sharp picture-editing

john l. walters

The September Issue goes behind the scenes at US Vogue
British magazine editors (and other BSME members) crowded into a smart West End viewing theatre last night for a preview of R. G. Cutler’s documentary (frockumentary?) about the making of US Vogue’s biggest issue, writes John L. Walters.

11 August 2009

The pleasures of browsing

The pleasures of browsing

rick poynor

An exclusive, Web-only Critique by Rick Poynor for the Eye site and blog
In Australia, Rick Poynor plays ‘hotel inspector’ to explore a bookshop that understands its books and readers: Sydney’s Published Art.

30 July 2009

In the house

In the house

the picture department

At home with Marian Bantjes, subject of Eye 72’s Reputations interview
The summer issue, Eye 72, includes a Reputations interview with Marian Bantjes, with a portrait by photographer Andrew Querner (see opening spread, bottom). Here are some pictures that Andrew took of Marian’s studio, along with her captions.

30 July 2009

Straight to no. 1

Straight to no. 1

john o’reilly

‘A great stock image is like a three-minute pop song’ @JustAddStock
A great commercial stock image is like a three-minute pop song: the best have a simple repetitive emotional intelligence.

29 July 2009

Just Add Stock

Just Add Stock

Get your entries in for Eye’s new awards before the deadline of 31 July
Just Add Stock is Eye magazine’s awards project for print or online designs that use stock imagery. Anyone can take part, and it’s free to enter. The awards are for commissioned design work (made since Jan 08) that uses photographs, illustrations and/or film clips from any image library worldwide. There are nine categories: click on the link to download an entry form while there’s still time before the deadline of 31 July 09.

28 July 2009

Phil Wolstenholme’s fractal visions

Phil Wolstenholme’s fractal visions

david thompson

From china tea sets to hyper-real South Yorkshire landscapes
Blank Screen Syndrome, writes David Thompson, is an exhibition/retrospective of work by Phil Wolstenholme, whose computer-generated images and animations have been used by, among others, Warp Records, Gavin Bryars and The Designers Republic (See Reputations, Eye 71). Of these early album sleeves and promotional images, Warp’s Artificial Intelligence compilations are perhaps the most familiar.

27 July 2009

Frontline’s big, bold newsprint

Frontline’s big, bold newsprint

john l. walters

A quality, quarterly broadsheet made by moonlighting journalists
Sitting next to a self-absorbed Telegraph reader on the train last week I was reminded of the public transport of fifteen or twenty years ago, similarly packed and stuffy, but full of broadsheet readers of every political stripe.

17 July 2009

Out of the box

Out of the box

the post room

Another mysterious package from the wacky world of design
Sometime, stuff turns up at the Eye office that nobody knows what to do with. Such as this mysterious package. Seems a shame to open it, really. When we have a moment, we’ll let you know what’s in it.

16 July 2009

Pictures for rent

Pictures for rent

the back issue department

Spreads from Abbott Miller’s article about stock photography in Eye 14
In this article from Eye no. 14, Autumn 1994, designer J. Abbott Miller discusses the use of stock photography, ‘which makes up a kind of corporate vernacular that informs almost all levels of graphic design’. You can read an extract from ‘Pictures for rent’ on the Eye website.
 
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