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Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson (born September 26, 1962) is an American photographer who is best known for elaborately staged scenes of American homes and neighborhoods.

Crewdson was born in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. He attended John Dewey High School, graduating early.

As a teenager, he was part of a punk rock group called The Speedies that hit the New York scene in selling out shows all over town. Their hit song „Let Me Take Your Photo” proved to be prophetic to what Crewdson would become later in life. In 2005, Hewlett Packard used the song in advertisements to promote its digital cameras.

In the mid 1980s, Crewdson studied photography at SUNY Purchase, near Port Chester, NY. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence, Cooper Union, Vassar College, and Yale University where he has been on the faculty since 1993. He is now a professor at the Yale University School of Art. In 2012, he was the subject of the feature documentary film Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters.

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Maurizio Galimberti. Paesaggio Italia

16 February – 12 May 2013

Maurizio Galimberti at Palazzo Franchetti, Venice. One of the greatest authors of italian photography who works only in Polaroid. From Milan to Sicily, the exhibit showcases Galimberti’s research on mosaic but also on manipulation and the Dadaist disrespect of his ready-mades. 30 years of work.

See gallery of photos!

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Nicole Kidman by Steven Meisel

Nicole Kidman shot by Steven Meisel replicating classic painter John Singer Sargent’s work for „Vogue” US June 1999.

Steven Meisel is fashion’s pre-eminent image-maker—prolific and innovative —visualizing the trends of every fashion season since the 1980s. Along with his ability to cast the faces and characters that come to represent the look of fashion, Meisel has a prodigious talent for scripting story lines that reference and reflect culture. For well over a decade, he has created every cover and lead editorial story for each issue of Italian Vogue. There may be no other photographer-magazine relationship in any other field of such long-lasting commitment and innovation.

Like all truly great image-makers in fashion’s pantheon, Meisel not only depicts fashion, he defines it, and gives it cultural resonance. His influences and inspirations are varied, culled from design, architecture, art, cinema, and literature. Meisel has also portrayed our leading actresses and entertainers, defining the relationships between celebrity and fashion in the process. Most notably, Meisel collaborated with Madonna to create their notorious book Sex (1992).

As the primary photographer for American and Italian  Vogue, Steven Meisel’s continued interpretations lead and influence our understanding of contemporary fashion. Each season, he has also created some of fashion’s most memorable campaigns for Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Mulberry, Lanvin, and Versace.

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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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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

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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