“Emotion or feeling is really the only thing about pictures I find interesting. Beyond that it is just a trick.” Christopher Anderson
Beautifully intimate, close, tender, revealing, Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson reveals interactions; moments of people with other people, framed within with their chosen landscape, which becomes a kind of extension of them, as they seem to burst within the frame, making so much noise and yet, at the same time, they can be so quiet, gentle, meditative.
There is an interesting photography interview at Urbanautica, with the German photographer Matthias Heiderich, who I have admired for some time now, ever since discovering his work on Behance. I was instantly drawn to the shapes, the form, the minimalism of his work, of the isolated buildings and city found objects he so often captures to create wonderful, geometric harmony in his compositions. The frames are always devoid of people, and we feel this hyper-reality through the snippets of a city abolutely unknown to us, the viewer. There are a large number of series he has shot where colour bursts from the frame; vibrant, rich, intense, with these bright blue skies where not even a cloud is allowed to linger. Colour becomes a celebration as it floods into your perception, dancing across the palette of a rainbow.
“Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, photographer Edward Burtynsky makes a wish: that his images — stunning landscapes that document humanity’s impact on the world — help persuade millions to join a global conversation on sustainability.
2005 TED Prize winner Edward Burtynsky has made it his life’s work to document humanity’s impact on the planet. His riveting photographs, as beautiful as they are horrifying, capture views of the Earth altered by mankind.”
A beautifully inspiring man, the French photographer Klavdij Sluban talks with Lens Culture about his journey of photographing the inside of prisons around the world, from France, Ireland, Salvador, Guatamala and the former Soviet Union, since 1995. Here, he guides juvenile prisoners into the world of photography, letting them go to the very boundaries of creation, where they “are pushed to their own creative extremes”.
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