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Sep 4, 2004

Quite a while back, while traveling somewhere in Europe, I picked up a magazine or newspaper, and I saw photos from Andrew Buurman’s Serpentine Swimming Club. I remember I tried finding the photos online afterwards, but I didn’t have any luck. Or maybe I meant to look for them, and I didn’t. In any case, I was delighted to see coincidences [RIP a long time ago - 2009] linking to them the other day.
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Sep 4, 2004

“If you want to begin an adventure, do it, and if you need an excuse take your camera.” - Michael Venning Also see this page
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Sep 1, 2004

Jindrich Streit started photography by documenting life in his home town Sovinec.
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Aug 11, 2004

Check out Cristian Stan’s “Eidolonia” project. I have no idea what it is all about but the photos are quite intriguing.
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Aug 4, 2004

Bernard Faucon, represented by Agence Vu, is a master of staged photography. And everything is done in gorgeous colour.
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Jun 24, 2004

The photography of Ilya Rabinovich shows the places humans live in, mostly without the inhabitants present. Very stark, almost abstract.
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Jun 18, 2004

Norwegian photographer Bjørn Sterri invited me to look at his work. His work comprises lots of very personal photos and I was quite impressed by some of them.
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Jun 13, 2004

With their selected areas in focus, Olivo Barbieri’s photos look like photos of artificial model train worlds.
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Jun 12, 2004

Ramune Pigagaite’s portraits have almost disappeared from the web - shame, I like them.
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May 31, 2004

Isabelle Lousberg’s b/w pinhole photography is quite marvelous (this page has an introduction to the work).
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May 29, 2004

Erick Derac deserves a lot of credit for the immensely creative setup of his photos. There’s an alternative page with a few samples here. I could only find French pages - if you don’t speak French just let the photos speak for themselves.
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May 28, 2004

Silmonia Paris’s photography is quite refreshing. After a while you realize you can’t really expect what the next photo will be.
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May 13, 2004

Edward Dimsdale’s b/w photos exude a feeling of calmness, beauty, and a little melancholy.
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May 13, 2004

Usually, I find it fairly easy to find a representative sample of a photographer’s work. In Adri Berger’s case, it was quite different. His portfolio consists of many different projects, most of them done in different ways. In fact all of his projects are very nice - I even liked the fashion shots!
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May 11, 2004

It is quite amazing to see how when you look at each of Charles Fréger’s portraits more closely you can see how you are looking at individuals - uniforms notwithstanding. And there are lots of portraits to look at.
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May 5, 2004

“I made Wedding Portraits (1997) when I got married, Divorce Portrait (1998) when I got divorced, and I hate sex (1998) when I felt that way. So I wasn’t showing various women’s roles, but living my life and trying to capture something genuine and real about it in the pictures.” - Elina Brotherus
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May 4, 2004

Ukrainian photographer Juri Nesterov has a very nice exhibiton on ZoneZero, portraying war veterans.
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Apr 28, 2004

“In his photographs, Teun Hocks poses himself against painted backdrops, playing an innocent Everyman in an always strange and often funny world.”
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Apr 1, 2004

Hungarian photographer Dezső Szabó’s work is as close to modern art as you can get.
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Mar 31, 2004

Jérôme Brézillon’s portfolio contains a nice selection of subject matters, such as these French landscapes.
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Mar 29, 2004

“I can’t describe reality; at the most, I can try to capture things that seem to be valid, the way I see them.” - Anders Petersen
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Mar 21, 2004

Zed Nelson most recent book (Love Me) covers the way our culture approaches beauty.
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Mar 1, 2004

Richard Caldicott concerns himself with studying colours and forms.
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Feb 17, 2004

Daniel Blaufuks’ Collected Short Stories are very cool.
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Feb 14, 2004

A while back, I was complaining about the overabundance of Cuba photos. Desiree Dolron has plenty of them in her portfolio but they’re well worth the visit - as is her other work.
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Feb 11, 2004

Alexey Titarenko uses long exposures for his photos of Sankt Petersburg.
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Feb 8, 2004

Check out Zosia Zija’s work. Those of you who like slick Flash interfaces will get a kick out of the interface.
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Feb 4, 2004

Check out Peter Marlow’s work.
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Jan 31, 2004

Same question, different solution: Richard Burbridge
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Jan 27, 2004

Hans Gissinger made a book about sausages. Sure, why not?
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Jan 26, 2004

I like Carl de Keyzer’s photojournalistic projects (under “Stories”).
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Dec 19, 2003

Laurent Askienazy has some very good photos in his portfolio.
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Dec 16, 2003

Paolo Roversi is an Italian fashion photographer. I especially like his Nudes.
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Dec 14, 2003

And while we’re at it: Visit Pierre et Gilles’ garish wold!
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Dec 10, 2003

Rankin’s photography looks like the stuff in Dazed and Confused magazine? Well, maybe that’s because Rankin founded that magazine.
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Dec 9, 2003

It’s that time of the year again - at least here in Pittsburgh. Snow. Thomas Flechtner has taken lots of photos that make snow pretty appealing.
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Dec 8, 2003

Poppy Berry’s Ulster Cowboys are quite excellent.
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Dec 4, 2003

Michel Gasarian’s Cellules shows photos on the walls of French prison cells. (thru ashleyb.org)
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Dec 3, 2003

Antoine d’Agata’s photography is as stark as life can be.
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Dec 1, 2003

“This on-going project tries to examine our immediate surroundings and reflects upon the human condition at the beginning of the 21st Century, through looking at the spaces we create and inhabit.” - Patrick Sundqvist
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Dec 1, 2003

Ulf Lundin is doing everything he can to get away from conventional portraits. Interesting.
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Nov 24, 2003

This morning, my wife and I were talking about New Yorker magazine (NYM) which has a portrait shot by Richard Avedon in almost each issue. Even though I am a fan of Avedon’s work his latest NYM portraits have consistently disappointed me. I told my wife NYM should really be a bit more imaginative - doesn’t this all tie in with a glaring lack of general imagination that is becoming more and more obvious? - and hire other portrait photographers, especially emerging talents. And then I stumbled upon Koos Breukel’s work - photos that are on par with Avedon’s.
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Nov 20, 2003

Allan Jenkins produces his photos using an old process called cyanotypes, and then toning his images [with tea!]. Read more about “ancient” photographic processes in this overview.
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Nov 20, 2003

Photos by Sarah Moon
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Nov 20, 2003

Morten Nilsson told me he has just added many more photos tothe “Dancers” section.
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Nov 7, 2003

Due to popular request: Simon Ladefoged’s work.
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Nov 7, 2003

2lazy4, Parisians Camille and François, are maybe trying a little bit too hard to be hip but, nevertheless, their site is very nice. They got some very cool “toy camera” photography in their galleries. I wish in their Sunburst series they had taken care of the light leaks. It’s almost as if people think you need a certain kind of toy-camera credibility so you don’t fix those light leaks and if you do you’re not cool. I think it’s this sort of attitude that makes me not identify myself as a toy-camera photographer even though in fact I am using lots of “toy” cameras. (thru gmtPlus9)
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Oct 28, 2003

Julian Thomas was careless enough to send me email which made me check out his work.
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Oct 24, 2003

I’m not sure what to make of Nicole Tran Ba Vang’s digital manipulations. You be the judge.
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Oct 2, 2003

“The starting point of the series Pantone 721 is teenager’s dissatisfaction with their appearance. [Astrid] Vredegoor asked the teenagers which part of their face they would like to change. She then fulfilled their wished by means of a computer face-lift.”
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