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Architectural Ballet Photos

19 Jul

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One of my clients is a ballet company, so I am somewhat immersed in the world of ballet, which isn’t a bad thing to be immersed in at all! As a result, I keep tabs on ballet related news and the other day, I came across this and other photos by Kyle Forman, former New York City Ballet corps de ballet dancer, who has turned into a photographer. His photos show various dancers from New York in different architectural settings, which is not the way most photographers photograph them and which makes Forman’s images unique and interesting to look at.

You can see more photos included in a video here, however,  if you’re in Massachusetts, you can see Forman’s exhibit, Bodies/Buildings at Jacob’s Pillow Dance.

(Photo by Kyle Forman via Vanity Fair)

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Paris Views

3 Nov

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When I saw these photos by Gail Albert Halaban, I wanted to see more! I’ve always been fascinated by the ordinary in people’s lives, especially as it pertains to  domestic life. I like to see how people choose to decorate their homes and why they choose the items they do. I also wonder what their lives are  like behind closed doors and who they really are when they’re at home because that’s where our truest selves comes to life.

These photos, though staged by  Halaban and  the subjects in their homes, capture domestic scenes which we are all familiar with. They reminded me of my last visit to Paris and the apartment windows I used to sneak glances into  from across the apartment we stayed in. I wonder if the people across the building from us looked at us, and if they did, what they might’ve  thought we were like. What assumptions, if any, did they make about Nick and me? Could they tell we were Americans who were visiting, or did they think we were also inhabitants of Paris, just like them?

It’s fun to wonder and if you want to see more everyday domestic scenes or purchase the  book,  which includes these and other photos, you can do so here.

(Photos by Gail Albert Halaban via PetaPixel)

Downtown Trash

20 Oct

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Last week I mentioned that I grew up during the 80s. Therefore,  it should come as no surprise that Downtown Trash, the first exhibition at the Waverly Art Gallery in New York City,  focusing on the cultural scene of Downtown New York in the 80s, would appeal to me.

The exhibition features photography by Christopher Makos and collage by Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre, among others. It is described as, “…collectively aimed to break apart the existing boundaries between the isolated atmosphere of high art and popular mass culture by directly undermining the social and political mores surrounding the two establishments.”

The exhibition is on view until December 7. If you live in New York or plan to visit soon, go check it out and then let me know what it was like!

(Image Credit: Madge by Kendrick Daye)

American Cool

31 Mar

blondieelvisIf you live in the Washington D.C. area or plan to travel there soon, check out American Cool  currently on view at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition is described as referring, ” to those who have contributed an original artistic vision to American culture symbolic of a given historical moment.”  Included in the exhibition are photographs of James Dean, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Patti Smith, among others. You can see more photos here.

(Images via The Guardian courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. Debbie Harry, 1978, Robert Maplethorpe. Elvis Presley, 1956, Roger Marshutz)

The Weekend

17 Jan

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What are you up to this weekend?  I have a three-day weekend and am looking forward to sleeping in on at least one of those days. On Sunday, I am going to photo l.a. and  I am  especially excited to attend a panel discussion presented by Joe Zee, Creative Director of Elle and Laurie Trott, Fashion Director of WhoWhatWear. I am also looking forward to spending time out and about and enjoying the nice weather we’ve been having!

Have a lovely weekend!

(Image credit: Jay Mark Johnson, Costantino Sott Acqua 2, Cetona, Italia, 2007)

Mirrored Images

22 May

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(Images from top to bottom: Groningen, Netherlands by Rayon Hoepel, Singapore by WK Cheoh and Amsterdam, Netherlands by Anna Gett via Architizer)

People’s Kitchens

6 May

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By now, those of you who have been following this blog for a while know that I am a big fan of photography as well as a fan of the everyday converted into art. I especially like photography that shows how people live, which is why I liked these kitchen photos by Dutch photographer Erik Klein Wolterink. The photos were taken in Amsterdan and show the kitchens as diverse as the people who they belong to. You can see more here as well as in his book.

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