Photographer Matthew Brandt’s latest project plays with decay and degradation. After having photographed for years various lakes of USA’s West coast with traditional films and utilizing different types of photographic prints, the artist soaked the pictures for days and even months in containers filled with the specific water from the lake that each photo depicts, thus causing spectacular chromatics alternations and showcasing not only the lake’s image, but also a part of its physicality.
For Fall/Winter 2013, Mary Katrantzoutrades her signature hallucinogenic color palette for moody monochromatic hues – and the effect is somehow even more striking. Referencing photographer, painter, art gallery and museum curator Edward Steichen’s iconic imagery, the print-master designer emblazons architecturally stunning silhouettes with eerie landscapes.
“For next winter, I wanted to portray a man’s view of nature, captured, refracted and ultimately distorted by the camera lens, fixed in black-and-white for eternity. The collection finds focus in a stripping-back of colour, revolving around a rainbow of monochrome with colour smoke bombs highlighting the pattern a d shape. Just how Pablo Picasso rinsed his paintings of colour to highlight the formality of structure and his obsessive interest in line and form, I wanted to do the same to show that perception, fabrication, and silhouette are also at the heart of my work. Pattern is conveyed through the intricacy of intarsia knits, embroideries, jacquards and brocades, custom knit, woven and engineered to re-render a landscape across the clothes.” Mary Katrantzou
The most fabulous e-store out there, Moda Operandi, the only place you can preorder looks straight from the catwalk before they are available anywhere else, has the entire Fall collection of Mary Katrantzou available to preorder, until the end of the week.
During my small trip to Brussels, I was very lucky to watch the photography exhibition of top filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, whose early creative efforts as a photojournalist for the New York magazine Look, I was completely unaware of.
I was suprised by his large amount of work and completely captivated by the cinematographic viewpoint of it.
His lens captures a portrait of America after World War II- a central theme in Kubrick’s films. His themes include crime scenes, the life of a showshine man, a university theater troupe, etc.
Beyond his involvement with society and its social and racial tensions, Kubricks’ photographic work displays a precision of composition that goes beyond mere reporting. Capable of constructing a scene, Kubrick sought to transcend the present moment, by definition chaotic and uncontrollable, by lending it form and structure.
The exhibition ends July 1st, 2012, www.fine-arts-museum.be
*Photos that aren’t mine are linked to their sources
More than a woman was the name of the latest project of Shop 112A and Ozon Raw and as i said here, i participated together with seven more bloggers, to the exhibition with a photo of my inspirational woman for 2012, who is no other but Ms. Eleni Psichouli, the multi-talented and creative chef next door, that i also admire for her warmth, optimism and big heart.
Eleni came over Shop the other day to see her portrait, together with some of my closest people
-many beautiful girls spotted, it was Women’s Day afterall