sábado, 22 de enero de 2011

Berlinische Galerie

Saturday morning, time to get active. After making a little excursion to Pankow with Ignacio to give away flyers of the veggie dinner, I'm meeting Steven in the Admiralbrücke. The plan is to go to the Berlinische Galerie and then take some shoots with our cameras somewhere around the city. It's nice getting in touch again and doing stuff together.

The current exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie  is Nan Goldin, american photographer born in a jewish family in D.C and grown up in Boston. Some of her topics, gay and transexual scene, hard-drug subculture, sex and nudity have also provocked criticism among the public.One of her most famous work is The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, which depict drug use, violent, aggressive couples and autobiographical moments.

She currently lives between Berlin, Paris and Yale, where she works as a teacher.

Some critics have accused her of making heroin-use appear glamorous, and of pioneering a grunge style that later became popularized by youth fashion magazines.

viernes, 7 de enero de 2011

Peter Lindbergh, C/O Berlin

P E T E R     L I N D B E R G H

„What's so striking about black and white photography is how it really helps a sense of reality to come through.“ – Peter Lindbergh

And here it is. Peter Lindbergh.

Here some pictures taken with the mobile phone, not good but not too bad either.

Fred Herzog, C/O berlin

F R E D    H E R Z O G
Great surprise must admit. Never had heard the name of this photographer before. FRED HERZOG. Born in Stuttgart, he then moved shorty to Toronto, and then to Vancouver where he developed his career during 1950s and 60s.

He mostly used colour revesal film (Kodachome) to capture his works. This limited himself due to the existing popularity in Black and White technique at that time. He decided to capture the streets, gas stations and shops from Vancouver so that afterwards people could see what the city was like in the 60s. But what he loved was capturing people, mostly working class, in its environment and daily life. And in the streets of Vancouver.

His works are full of colour, power and authenticity.

Have a look at his portfolio at the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver:
Fred Herzog- Equinox Gallery, Vancouver