Archiwum autora: FotoBodega

George Christakos, Athens, Greece

George Christakos about himself: I spent 20 years working as a business executive, in the field of marketing. I had a very successful career following deterministic strategies, forms, and formulas that modern marketing dictates, nevertheless I found the field interesting and creative. Yet, I was feeling an ‚out of the box’ golden boy as my ever-lasting passion had always been photography. For more than 30 years a photo camera was a part of my existence. From the old Leica photo cameras and the dark rooms to the digital age and Nikon, the road was long and very creative. The rationalism, the dominating element of my business life, was being replaced during my spare time, by a more emotional and philosophy oriented approach, thus setting free my imagination and giving me absolute freedom of expression. Of course, in the long run, a clash between these two worlds proved inevitable. My kismet was to drastically revise the way of leading my life: “to choose the mistress over the wife”, to finally leave the business world and be occupied with photography on a full-time basis.

 

 

 

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Christmas inspirations

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

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Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) – master of street photography

„To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life.”
Born in Chanteloup, Seine-et-Marne, Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a strong fascination with painting early on, and particularly with Surrealism. In 1932, after spending a year in the Ivory Coast, he discovered the Leica – his camera of choice thereafter – and began a life-long passion for photography. In 1933 he had his first exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. He later made films with Jean Renoir.Taken prisoner of war in 1940, he escaped on his third attempt in 1943 and subsequently joined an underground organization to assist prisoners and escapees. In 1945 he photographed the liberation of Paris with a group of professional journalists and then filmed the documentary Le Retour (The Return).

In 1947, with Robert Capa, George Rodger, David ‚Chim’ Seymour and William Vandivert, he founded Magnum Photos. After three years spent travelling in the East, in 1952 he returned to Europe, where he published his first book, Images à la Sauvette (published in English as The Decisive Moment).

Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

FRANCE. Paris. Place de l’Europe. Gare Saint Lazare. 1932.

 
Behind Saint Lazare Train Station is one of the most famous street photos of all time. It exemplifies Henri Cartier Bresson’s approach to chasing the decisive moment. The urban myth is that he took the photo through a hole in the fence without sighting it. It’s also one of the only shots that he ever cropped.

Mario Testino: British Royal Portraits

 

 

 

 

Exhibition: 3 October 2012 – 3 February 2013

 

On photo: Prince Harry; Prince Charles; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge by Mario Testino, 2004

 

 

 

 
Photographs of the Royal Family taken between 2003 and 2010, including the engagement photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The eight portraits on display include the official engagement portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge taken in London in 2010. The earliest image on display is of HRH The Prince of Wales from 2003 which was commissioned as an official portrait and another of HRH Prince William, taken in the same year to mark his 21st birthday. The official commission to mark HRH Prince Henry’s 21st birthday will also be on display as well as a portraits of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, commissioned by British Vogue in 2006, and another photograph of this royal couple in their car, taken in 2010, from Testino’s personal work.

 

National Portrait Gallery
2 St.Martin’s Place
London WC2H 0HE
UK

Winter Beauty – Photography by Jetty Kolobaric

“I walk with seasons, that’s basically what I do and I document it, once it went through the layers of my mind, once, twice, forever… I use it all, digital, analogue, paint on negatives, layers of colors, through the viewfinder, whatever, whenever…I enjoy the road to the final image, if there is ever a final image, rather than the endresult itself. And I ramble…a lot…silently behind my desk.”

Jetty Kolobaric

Photographer Jetty Kolobaric lives in The Netherlands, where winters are cold, gray and wet, but not without beauty. By photographing Dutch scenery in black & white, or with sparse color, Jetty captures the wintery bleakness and beauty at once. She uses a variety of techniques to make each picture interesting, presenting the same scene in several lights.  “I use it all,” she says. “Digital, analogue, paint on negatives, layers of colors, through the viewfinder, whatever, whenever…”

To see more of Jetty’s photography, visit her website, blog, or Etsy shop.

 

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1,001 Artists Project in Miami, USA – a collective exhibition of Wojtek Lukowski

Big surprise! Today I recived great message. My portfolio with 40 photos will be presented on Sunday at the Art Takes Miami: 1,001 Artists Project in Miami, USA! The 1,001 artists presented in interactive gallery are from over 86 different countries around the world. They are a small part of the 500,000 members!!!! Works of 1,001 artists will be included in a digital presentation displayed in the Art Takes Miami exhibition booth at SCOPE Art Show. You can see my works on streets of Miami! I’m so happy! And surprised 😉

Scope Art Miami, 1001 Artists Project
Miami, USA
4-9 December 2012


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