Having just been avidly reading about Lithuanian photographer Rimaldis Viksraitis in my colleague Charles Taylor's magazine, Hot Shoe
, the next day I was happy to see a few prints by him at AIPAD
. Viksraitis won the Discovery Award at Les Rencontres D'Arles
last year, and Martin Parr presented the body of work "Grimaces of the Weary Village" at the festival, calling the images "slightly insane and wonderfully surreal". I say fascinating.Grimaces of the Weary Village © Rimaldis Viksraitis
This has always been a really popular Putland image. Michael photographed the women in Kensington, London, for New Musical News and it was quite unusual to get such an assortment of musicians together. Referring to this photo, Pauline Black recently hosted a half hour segment on BBC Radio 4 and talked to Viv Albertine and Poly Styrene about what it was like to be a woman on the punk and rock scenes and what impact strong women in rock have had.Chrissie Hynde, Debbie Harry, Viv Albertine, Siouxsie Sioux, Poly Styrene and Pauline Black, 1980 © Michael Putland
Mrs Karsh told me today that despite 45 years believing otherwise, she has learned that Chairman Khrushchev's coat is made from lynx. And thus another chance to run this photo presents itself!Nikita Khrushchev, 1963 © Yousuf Karsh
This landed in my inbox from Niels and I really enjoyed the colours on an otherwise dull day - perhaps not what one might expect from a shoot at a tyre factory. It's always good to see what Niels is up to so subscribe to his Photo of the Month newsletter
. I'm getting spell-check underlines, it must be tire in American. Sometimes, no matter how long you've been here, you just forget.
Tyre factory, Bogota, Colombia © Niels Van Iperen
The artist reception at Aperture Foundation tonight, March 11, is for Australian photographer Michael Corridore
whose show "Angry Black Snake" is opening. Corridore photographs public events in such a manner as to make the viewer question what they are seeing - drag race or apocalypse?
More on Michael Corridore from aCurator soon; in the meantime see his work online at Aperture
or visit the show and then buy a limited edition print
.Untitled, 2006 from Angry Black Snake © Michael Corridore, courtesy Aperture Foundation
Sleuth of the week is Mike O'Shea
who found this blog and guessed it was mine. I worked with Mike at ZOOZOOM
magazine when he shot several features
as well as a large number of live shows during fashion week. He worked like a trooper at Bryant Park amongst the madness that is the runway photographer pool, but his quiet studio portrait and location work is a more appropriate reflection of the man.
In 1995 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck the city of Kobe and its vicinity. Ryuji Miyamoto
's photographs show Kobe as it was just after the earthquake - buildings suspended in time before being demolished are visibly straining, buckled and warped. On view from March 9th, 2010 at Amador Gallery
in New York's midtown.
Ryuji Miyamoto - Mitsui Trust and Banking Building, San-no-miya, Chou-ku 1995. Gelatin Silver Print, courtesy of Amador Gallery
A girlfriend of mine sent me a text message that read "Hissy fit from boss then apology. I feel like Tina Turner, not in a sexy leggy way"
I am this happy to announce my working relationship with St Louis, Missouri photographer Mark Katzman
. If I have to label him, Mark is an advertising and lifestyle photographer with a huge love of photography and its processes. Constantly working on commercial and personal work, his website includes not just his Jack Daniel's ads and editorial commissions but also a lovely selection of his wet plate collodion images. Go for a quick look, stay for half an hour!
Opening March 18th is a new exhibition by Eric Ogden. Eric has put together "a collection of new and selected work from my career (personal & assignment work) that is unified by one vision." He goes on to say "I have been for years recreating... a mythical version of my youth. As years pass, fact increasingly blends with fiction, memories and personal myths turn in on themselves, and you ask yourself: is the truth what events you can recall, or the feelings you have about something, even if it never happened?"
Eric's nostalgic photographs will be at Hous Projects
through May 8th.