Astrid Kirchherr: a stylish outsider who saw beauty in the Beatles

The photographer, who died last week, perceived something unique in the band she met in Hamburg in 1960, and the results changed pop for ever Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr dies aged 81Obituary by Spencer Leigh As the various obituaries that marked her passing testify, Astrid Kirchherr’s fate was to be forever associated with the Beatles, a group she met almost by accident and whose image she remade so audaciously. It was Kirchherr’s boyfriend, Klaus Voormann, who insisted that she and their friend, Jürgen Vollmer, came with him to the spectacularly seedy Kaiserkeller in Hamburg’s red-light district on an October evening in 1960. The previous night Voormann, a jazz fan who had never attended a rock’n’roll gig before, had been mesmerised …

The big picture: at home with Mr and Mrs Picasso

Given near-unlimited access, David Douglas Duncan captures Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso relaxing at their house in Cannes in 1957 David Douglas Duncan, who died in 2018 aged 102, came to think of himself as the luckiest photographer alive. In February 1956 he travelled from his home in the United States to Cannes in the hope of photographing the world’s most famous artist, Pablo Picasso. Duncan had been a distinguished photojournalist with the US marines in the Korean war; his fellow photographer, Robert Capa, had suggested to him during that conflict that somebody should knock on Picasso’s door and persuade him to let them take pictures of him as he worked. Duncan did just that. Continue reading… Original Article : HERE

Karen Knorr’s best photograph: repose in a gentlemens club

Theres a frisson of postcoital tenderness. But homosexuality was very much taboo in these circles I took this shot in Brookss, a gentlemens club in London, in 1982 during the Falklands war. Margaret Thatchers government had been looking relatively weak. The Falklands offered her an opportunity to cement her position, and war bought her a second term. To photograph sink the General Belgrano, an Argentinian cruiser. His words captured something of the time the sabre-rattling of a certain class of people. I grew up in relative affluence in Puerto Rico, and didnt understand or care for the intricacies of British class hierarchies. I didnt know what a gentlemens club was until I came to London to study. What did people …

Japanese Photographer Lost His Fujifilm Ambassador Status Because Of His Offensive Shooting Style

Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki lost his status as a Fujifilm ambassador and a promotional video featuring him using the new X100V street photography camera got taken down (though you can still find it in some corners of YouTube). Tokyo photographer Tatsuo Suzuki lost his status as a Fujifilm ambassador due to his “intrusive” shooting style Image credits: No.J工場 Image credits: No.J工場 Image credits: No.J工場 Image credits: No.J工場 Image credits: No.J工場 However, some people believed that Fujifilm should’ve stood behind their X-Photographers member. Especially since they were the ones who decided to publish the video with Suzuki in the first place. Here are what some of Suzuki’s photos look like Image credits: No.J工場 Image credits: No.J工場 Image credits: No.J工場 Image credits: …

I Documented One Of The Most Dangerous Cities In America: My Hometown (28 Pics)

reply Let me say, I’ve always had a complicated relationship with my hometown. It is a relationship filled with years of memories with family and friends. It was also a relationship where the good was mostly shadowed by traumatic events in my life while growing up in Memphis. Events that would long be etched into our history together and would keep me at arm’s length. Visits with those family and friends became less regular, and when I was present in body, I was absent in mind. I stopped paying attention to the city, the emotions as distant as the body. I no longer cared about who would run for Mayor, what would become of old buildings, or the state of …

Little town of Bethlehem a travel photo essay

Palestinians increasingly see tourism as a way to tell their story, and a trip to Bethlehem and East Jerusalem offers an evocative insight into the hopes and fears of the West Bank community Smells of spices and coffee waft from shop doorways in Bethlehems market. Outside limestone buildings, sellers perch under parasols with stacks of sweet mamoul biscuits and buckets of bright-pink pickled cauliflower, orange loquat fruits and green sour cherries. Im being shown around by Fadi Kattan, a French Palestinian chef and hotel owner, and Nadine Baboun, co-founder of Farayek, which runs food tours of Bethlehem and East Jerusalem. Kattan tells me that the market, inaugurated in 1929, is a showcase of the best Palestinian food produce. Much of …

‘I go to sleep to gunshots, it doesnt stop me’: the art collective backing young black artists

Its long past time to give credit to young black and brown artists says Amanda King, whose art collective Shooting Without Bullets is breaking down barriers A black-and-white photograph shows two young men in the door frame of an abandoned storefront. PRIVATE CLUB is written on the boarded-up door. NO Weapons, Drugs, Purses it says. The photograph, taken by Lai Lai Bonner, 19, spread quickly. It was featured in the local paper, The Plain Dealer, sold at a gallery in the Cleveland Print Room, a local art studio, and currently sits in an exhibition at the Grasselli Library at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. The exhibit is close to East Cleveland where the photo was taken, but it …

People Are Posting Their Decade Transformations And Here Are 30 Of The Best Ones

The Here are some posts we liked—scroll down and have a look. Then share your thoughts, what you think of this trend, and how things have changed for you this decade in the comments below! #2 #3 But there’s no need to roast your former self, especially if you were a literal child in 2009. Learning to dress yourself isn’t a “glow up”, that’s just growing up. And nobody likes their fashion choices from 10 years ago. Don’t be so hard on yourself! See Also on Bored Panda #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 See Also on Bored Panda reply Original Article : HERE ;

Woman Shares Her Crazily Eventful And Spicy Life Story On Humans Of New York And It Goes Viral

It starts out as typical HONY fare, with the speaker, a flamboyantly dressed older black woman, telling of being kicked out and arrested as a teenager. But within a couple of sentences, the story dives into wild territory with her sharing how her costume design skills got her jobs dressing adult entertainers and made her friends in New York’s drag scene. She likely entered these circles at a time when humansofny Image credits: humansofny We doubt Tanqueray is up for the book deal that followers are calling for, since she says she “can’t afford the lawyers” to print everything she knows, but even if this is the last we hear from her, it’s a fascinating glimpse into the legendary trash …

Photographer Pat Martin: Mom was not an easy subject

The American winner of the 2019 Taylor Wessing portrait prize tells the story behind his extraordinary portraits of his troubled mother In 2015, while standing in front of a series of portraits by the American photographer Larry Sultan in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pat Martin suddenly found himself in tears. For weeks my friends had been telling me, You have to see the Sultan retrospective, youll love it, he recalls. And I did, but it triggered me. It was the first time I cried from seeing photographs that werent personal to me. The portraits in question were of Sultans elderly parents, whom he had photographed throughout the 1980s when they were living in a retirement community in …

Former Yugoslavia’s brutalist beauty a photo essay

Socialist Yugoslavia reconstructed a land destroyed by fighting with concrete to show the power of a state between eastern and western power Genex Tower is unmissable on the highway from Belgrade airport to the centre of the city. Its two soaring blocks, connected by an aerial bridge and topped with a long-closed rotating restaurant resembling a space capsule, are such an unusual sight, the 1977-build tower has become a magnet for tourists despite years of neglect. The tower is one of the most significant examples of brutalism an architectural style popular in the 1950s and 1960s, based on crude, block-like forms cast from concrete. Serbia. Brutalism was popular throughout the eastern bloc but the former Yugoslavia made it its own …

The big picture: Tony Ray-Jones goes in search of Englishness

The precocious photographer died young but his work was a major influence on the likes of Martin Parr Tony Ray-Jones took this picture at the Windsor horse show in 1967. He was 25, and engaged in an all-consuming personal project to capture the essence of the English way of life before it becomes more Americanised. A precocious talent, Ray-Jones had won a scholarship from the London School of Printing to study at Yale School of Art when he was 19. He befriended the freewheeling young stars of American photography, Joel Meyerowitz, was mentored by Martin Parr, then a student at Manchester Polytechnic, who was enthralled and excited by Ray-Joness perfectly realised comedies of English manners and took inspiration from them …

My 30 Pics Of Girls In Dresses Which I Captured While Traveling In The Most Magical Places

For example, in a project with fluttering fabrics, I recently spotted an Asian flavor. For example, in many Chinese or Japanese tales, there are girls with fabrics fluttering in the wind. The simplest example, probably, is the Japanese anime of our childhood – Sailor Moon. Tales of Miyazaki. If you’re interested, you can find my previous posts here and here. Instagram | 4 reply #2 3 reply #4 0 reply #6 3 reply #8 #10 3 reply 0 reply 0 reply -6 1 reply 0 reply #17 #18 reply 0 reply 0 reply #21 See Also on Bored Panda -1 reply #24 2 reply #26 0 reply #28 #30 See Also on Bored Panda

The big picture: America as seen by Robert Frank

Geoff Dyer on the influential American photographer who died last Monday aged 94 Its a common urge to want to go back in time and see or hear a once revolutionary, now iconic work of art as it looked or sounded before it was assimilated into the tradition it appeared to assault. In the case of The Americans by Robert Frank (who died last week, aged 94) this is surprisingly simple. All you have to do is look at the pictures. Even now, more than 60 years later, many of the pictures in the most influential photography book of the postwar period remain hard to fathom. Several of them were shot through windows, but prior ideas of framing and focus …

Through Our Eyes pictures taken by young migrants in Greece

Teenage asylum seekers document daily life in a camp on Samos Island This collection of photographs taken by teenage asylum seekers in Samos offers an intimate and powerful portrait of the hardship they face at the islands refugee camp, which was built for 650 people but is home to more than 4,000. The camp is one of five registration centres, or hotspots, for asylum seekers on the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. Original Article : HERE ;

Mark Mawstons best photograph: Yoko Ono’s electrifying power

She came on stage with a black silk bag over her head and walked straight into the mic stand. It didnt ruin anything though. The crowd were in raptures I took this shot of Yoko Ono 14 years ago, in 2005 at bagism a practice she and Lennon engaged in as a way to deindividualise speakers and emphasise their message by wearing a nondescript bag over their heads. So she came out with this black silk bag obscuring her vision, and walked straight into the mic stand. It didnt ruin anything though. The crowd were in raptures. In a split second when I managed to take my eyes off her, I realised that Sean Lennon, her and Johns son, was …

30 Hilariously Unsuccessful Travel Photos

We celebrate amazing travel photography and rightly so, but what about the times when it all goes wrong? Those hilarious occasions when people have traveled across the world and completely failed to share its beauty in a photograph, times when they would’ve found more culture in their local supermarket than that blurry pic of the pyramids. This list of disappointing travel photos is funny for its self-awareness; these people understand the irony of traveling thousands of miles to see something that just happens to be cloaked in fog or undergoing repairs. #2 Traveled Thousands Of Miles To See The Big Ben #3 Not Mount Rushmore, But I Woke Up At 3am And Hiked Up Machu Picchu To Be There At …

5 Queer People on How They Found Their Chosen Families

It's a fairly common tale in the LGBTQ+ community: Queer people move away from home and build new families of their own. They go to cities, find friends and partners, and form a network. Since many queer individuals are rejected (or just simply tolerated) by their families of origin, this new support network is a place where they can shine and be their authentic selves. Anyone who has ever seen an episode of Pose knows this. Yet, with the spread of social media, messages boards, and apps, the ways in which LGBTQ+ folks find each other has changed dramatically. Some still find their chosen family IRL, but others do it by popping up in someone's DMs. To mark the conclusion …

The private Polaroids of a celebrated cinematographer

Robby Mller, who shot for Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch and more, was never without a camera The Polaroids were taken during rare moments of respite from work. On weekends, when he wasnt completely immersed in his day job, Robby Mller would pull out a SX-70, a 600, a Spectra, or whatever model of The day job, for Mller, was as director of photography on some of the most strikingly composed films of the late 20th century. His closest working relationship was with Wim Wenders; he shot 12 of the German directors features including Alice in the Cities, The American Friend and Paris, Texas. He also worked with Jim Jarmusch on Down By Law, Mystery Train and Dead Man, and Lars …

For The Last 10 Years, Ive Been Traveling To Inaccessible Corners Of The World And Photographing Indigenous People (30 Pics)

Alexander Khimushin. I am a traveling photographer born and raised in Sakha (Yakutia) – the coldest region of the world and one of the most isolated regions of Siberia. 10 years ago, I packed a backpack and set out on a journey that continues to this day, traveling alone to the most remote and inaccessible corners of the world. Visiting Indigenous People and learning about their cultures and traditional ways of living has become the most inspiring experience of my life. The last several years I dedicated to The World In Faces photo project that showcases the incredible diversity of our multicultural world through photo portraits and personal stories of Indigenous People. I made it my mission to tell the …