Gianni Berengo Gardin is one of the most prominent Italian photographers of the post-war era. This book is the most complete retrospective of his work to date, with 250 images presented in eleven sections, each of them introduced by brief texts elaborating on his career and celebrating his acutely humane eye. Featuring three interviews with Berengo Gardin himself, conducted specially for this collection, this is a compelling story of a life in photography.
Presenting an alternative to the formal, corporate-style poses of yesteryear, this book offers a modern, vibrant approach that aims to capture a moment in the lifestyle of the person or persons in the picture. Clear, concise text discusses the essential technical aspects of photography from choosing a camera and equipment to an appreciation of exposure, aperture, metering, shutter speed, depth of field and white balance settings, in addition to how natural light, color and movement affect a photograph. A guide to posing helps to ensure dynamic and arresting images. Along with advice on setting up a small studio at home, choice of backgrounds and using artificial light, there are hints and tips on pre-shoot preparations such as make-up, hair styling and suitable clothing for the subject of the portrait. Post-production techniques include skin retouching and color correction, plus a guide to printing options and presentation.
Tracing the modern photographic portrait over the past 150 years, this book reveals the many ways photographers have investigated, represented, interpreted, and subverted the human face and, consequently, the human spirit. 240 illustrations, 90 in color.
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Author: Maurizio Galimberti, Giuliana Scimé, Mariateresa Cerretelli, Franco Fontana, Luciano Bobba
Publisher: Damiani Editore
Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti works exclusively in Polariod. His mosaics of square, white-bordered frames have captured personalities including Andres Serrano, Wim Wenders, Monica Bellucci and Sting, among many others, piece by piece. When he doesn't scratch designs onto the developing pictures with a stick or even a toothbrush, preemptively disrupting any sense that his work directly reflects the real, he takes hundreds of shots of the same subject and eventually assembles up to 140 in a single finished grid. His patrons have included Conde Nast, Rizzoli and "Time," and, in advertising, Cartier, Rolex, Nokia, Fiat and Veuve Cliquot. This personal portfolio of the city of New York is full of clean-edged skyscrapers and bridges, limitless streets, multicolored signs, vivid people and limpid skies. Galimberti's Big Apple is thoroughly deconstructed and reconstructed, and the resulting unreal city corresponds perfectly with the soul of New York.
First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Letizia Argenteri
Publisher: Yale University Press
A charismatic stage and screen actress; a model whose beauty inspired some of the most arresting images of the 20th century; a visionary photographer; a revolutionary with deep commitments to communism; a woman whose life, loves and death were controversial; Tina Modotti (1896-1942) was all of these. Her life was one of almost unimaginable glamour, scandal and turmoil.
Train Your Gaze
Author: Roswell Angier
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
"Combining the theoretical with the practical and technical, Train Your Gaze explores different aspects of picture-making process and addresses issues of content, paying attention to history, theory, and formal analysis along the way. Each chapter is accompanied by a practical assignment, designed to help you explore and produce a range of different styles in your own work.The text has been updated throughout to take into account advances in creative work and technology over the last six years. In addition, this second edition includes a very substantial revision of Chapter 12, 'Digital Personae' - including a discussion of the role of social media in the practice of portraiture. There are also new assignments at the end of each chapter, and expanded captions throughout to contextualize the images"--
Author: Roswell Angier, Kelly Wise
Publisher: Northeastern Univ Pr
Photographs show family celebrations, religious rituals, the homeless, couples, children, bodybuilders, parades, street scenes, and shops in each section of Boston
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Verso Books
A terrifying series of short poems by one of the world’s leading playwrights, set to images of World War II In this singular book written during World War Two, Bertolt Brecht presents a devastating visual and lyrical attack on war under modern capitalism. He takes photographs from newspapers and popular magazines, and adds short lapidary verses to each in a unique attempt to understand the truth of war using mass media. Pictures of catastrophic bombings, propaganda portraits of leading Nazis, scenes of unbearable tragedy on the battlefield — all these images contribute to an anthology of horror, from which Brecht’s perceptions are distilled in poems that are razor-sharp, angry and direct. The result is an outstanding literary memorial to World War Two and one of the most spontaneous, revealing and moving of Brecht’s works.
Author: Michal Chelbin, Leah Ollman
In her sympathetic pictures of performers and wrestlers from small towns in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, England, and Israel, Michal Chelbin offers a glimpse into worlds both strange and familiar. The settings, costumes, and even some of the subjects themselves may seem exotic, but her portraits look beyond that to capture a transcendent sense of individual character. Chelbins most frequent subjects are children and adolescents, yet her work encompasses a mix of generations. As Leah Ollman notes, The atmosphere falls somewhere between public and private. Theres a slight titillation of having personal access to performers who, typically, are experienced only remotely. Most immediate, though, are the visual contrasts between young and old, large and small, innocence and experience. The palette is intense, and intensely appealing, with a distinctive use of saturated pinks, blues, and greens. Chelbins black-and-white images, which are intermingled throughout the book, have an almost Pictorialist richness. Though her influences are evidentmost notably August Sander and Diane Arbusthe compelling photographs in Strangely Familiar, Chelbins first monograph, have a unique visual and emotional impact.
On the edge of the city a crumbling apartment block is a heaving anthill of thwarted ambitions and clashing egos. Through the janitor, Tommaso, we get to know the blind photographer, Bartolomeo, who is murdered while walking with Tommaso.
Author: Tacita Dean, Nicholas Cullinan
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Includes contributions by over sixty artists, directors, cinematographers, photographers and other professionals on analogue media.
DIVAn exploration of the theoretical and political consequences of the post-Enlightenment “self” and of the concept of self-referentiality./div
The Lumière Galaxy
Author: Francesco Casetti
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Francesco Casetti believes new media technologies are producing an exciting new era in cinema aesthetics. Whether we experience film in the theater, on our hand-held devices, in galleries and museums, onboard and in flight, or up in the clouds in the bits we download, cinema continues to alter our habits and excite our imaginations. Casetti travels from the remote corners of film history and theory to the most surprising sites on the internet and in our cities to prove the ongoing relevance of cinema. He does away with traditional notions of canon, repetition, apparatus, and spectatorship in favor of new keywords, including expansion, relocation, assemblage, and performance. The result is an innovative understanding of cinema's place in our lives and culture, along with a critical sea-change in the study of the art. The more the nature of cinema transforms, the more it discovers its own identity, and Casetti helps readers realize the galaxy of possibilities embedded in the medium.