Polaroid…. during the second half of the 20th century the name was synonymous with innovation in photography, and other domains besides (Who does not, or has not, owned a pair of Polaroid sunglasses?). Moreover, the Polaroid Corporation was innovative in ways beyond the impressive range of their products: realizing that artists would invent new ‘applications’ if encouraged to use Polaroid cameras and films, the company was generous with both. Many photographers accepted Polaroid’s offer, experimenting with varying degrees of success, on the condition that the company received prints in exchange (rights of reproduction, it was made clear, would remain with the photographers).
Polaroid’s great attraction was its instantaneity (though not as truly instant as today’s digital processes), and amateurs and professionals alike took joy in clicking the shutter
Lausanne - Switzerland - 06.03 — 06.06.2010
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Photo: Vincent et Tania for Yazbukey
This is the story. When we fall back into childhood everything comes out, remembrance materializes and takes the rooted shape of symbols equally superficial and important for the future. Yazbukey’s enchanted roundabout has taken in its memory the souvenir of a Paris when her father ambassador took along mother and daughters in the capital of pleasure and luxury. It’s a stopover to Paris, in a fantasy city with the sweetened colors of An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli. A 3D postcard of the life of a little girl with great big souvenirs! And everything is mixed ! Here’s the list: Daddy’s diplomatic pouch, chocolate chunks crunched during a picnic in Vincennes, soap bubbles in the golden bath of a four star hotel, Vogue magazine laid on the pale pink tweed divan, stamps-Ah! Not to forget, letters to send to granny. The wonderful moments when the parents were receiving guests at the Turkish Embassy, the champagne flutes, the cigars brought back from a trip in Cuba, a fashion face, Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel’s 80’s period etc. Clichéd images of a reception of “Monsieur l’Ambassadeur ». An advertisement that entertained the little girls: Ferrero Rocher. In that golden descent towards childhood, real-life truth can merge into a distorted time-line to embellish the elusiveness of a given moment. Never mind. Just like the Plexiglas jewelry which diffuses the fragrances of a past happiness. But the souvenir box is reopened. Yazbukey’s creations haven’t forgotten anything of that life. Stardust memories.
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The Norwegian photographer, who has shot ads for Yves Saint Laurent and Dolce & Gabbana and fashion features for Harper’s Bazaar and W, has paired with the creative studio-clothing label Surface to Air on a line of silk tops, dresses and oversize satchels, printed with three of his works.
Surface to Air X Solve Sundsbo bag, $200 at surface2airparis.com. Other pieces from the collection available at Barneys New York.“We were looking for images that could create surprising pieces,” said Aldric Speer, Surface to Air’s brand designer. Certainly nothing gives punch to an amorphous sac quite like Mr. Sundsbo’s film still of a scarlet macaw in midflight. source : the New york times
A book signing by Patrick Demarchelier at Colette, Paris
Saturay 27 September, from 5-6pm - Colette, 213 rue Saint Honoré, 75001, Paris
Born outside Paris in 1943, Patrick Demarchelier relocated to New York in 1975, where he began his editorial career with Harper’s Bazaar/Hearst Publications. His photographs appear regularly on the covers and in the pages of publications such as Vogue and Vanity Fair, among many others. He was the 2007 recipient of the Eleanor Lambert Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. He lives and works in New York.
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Gregory Crewdson (born September 26, 1962; Brooklyn, NY; lives and works in New York) is an American photographer who is best known for elaborately staged, surreal scenes of American homes and neighborhoods. He have an exhibition in at Luhring Augustine, I saw the pictures in the White cube in london few year ago.
Wendy began her professional career in photography in 2004. It was shortly after she graduated from her degree, in Fashion Photography, and was still assisting several photographers, that she was first commissioned by i-D magazine.
Most recently, and perhaps going back to were her ideas originally were formed, she has started to work on the idea of using these pieces within performance, or perhaps Tableaux Vivant.
Wendy is currently working on her first short film, for the Fashion Film Festival, that will be showcased at the Tate Modern in early May 2008.
‘Made In London’ an exhibition of photographs by Babette Pauthier..! in Paris
Vernissage / opening - the 28th of February. at 7.00 pm at le 66
on 66 Champs Elysees 75008 Paris
Le 66 - new concept store in Paris.
To coincide with London Fashion Week, Sundsbo is launching his inaugural exhibition in London’s Spring Studios. Saturated brings together 12 of Sundsbo’s iconic portraits. The selection of arresting otherworldy images highlights Sundsbo’s technical precision and eye for detail in creating innovative and experimental imagery.
Karen Elson - Numéro magazine
Saturated, by Solve Sundsbo @ Spring Studios, London NW5, from 8 February to 20 March
He was born in 1938 in New York City. Peter Beard kept diaries at an early age. He took his first pictures at twelve and photography quickly evolved into an extension of his diaries, as a way to preserve and remember vacations and favorite things. In 1957 he entered Yale University as a pre-medical student, but perceiving humans as the main disease soon switched to art history, studying under Vincent Scully, Joseph Albers, and Richard Lindner.
In addition to creating original artwork, Beard has befriended and collaborated on projects with many artists including Andy Warhol, Andrew Wyeth, Richard Lindner, Terry Southern, Truman Capote, and Francis Bacon.