Homemade is Best

September 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

Photographer Carl Kleiner shot this amazing pics for IKEA‘s new baking book, called “Hembakat är Bäst” (Homemade is Best).  (via Today and Tomorrow)

Ikea / Styling Evelina Bratell - Mazarin

Ikea / Styling Evelina Bratell - Semlor

Phyllis Galembo

September 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

Phyllis Galembo is an American photographer and author of books on ethnic, cultural, Halloween, masquerade, ritual ceremony and dress from Africa and Caribbean.

Last June, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art showed Galembo’s works alongside Nick Cave’s soundsuits. You can see photos here.


Cross River, Nigeria

Ngar Ball Traditional Masquerade Dance, Cross River, Nigeria, 2004

Cross River, Nigeria

Baby Dance of Etikpe, Cross River, Nigeria, 2004

Cross River, Nigeria
Atiya traditional dance, Nkarasi I, Cross River, Nigeria, 2004

Cartier-Bresson at West Vancouver Museum

July 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

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A rare exhibition of 25 plates of French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson runs at the West Vancouver Museum through August 28. The photographs were selected from the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada and date from the 1930s and 40s. Master of the Instant includes highlights of Cartier-Bresson’s work like the widely recognizable Behind Gare St. Lazare that for me defines his quote about the decisive moment: the puddle-jumper is caught in mid-air while his image is reflected in the water below. His ability to capture a crucial moment has many more examples throughout his extensive body of work.

There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment.

Cartier-Bresson, quoting 17th-century Cardinal de Retz on the preface of his 1952 book The Decisive Moment.

Canadian Artists featured in “Haunted” at the Guggenheim

June 16, 2010 § 1 Comment


Sarah Anne Johnson’s Morning Meeting, 2003 – Photo: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Canadian artists Jeff Wall, Stan Douglas, Luis Jacob and Sarah Anne Johnson are included in Haunted, a large exhibition of video, installation and photographic imagery exploring themes of memory, trauma, and return to the past. The show can be seen at the Guggenheim Museum in New York to September 6. These contemporary obsessions are also shown in works by Marina Abramović, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol among many others.


Sarah Anne Johnson, installation work, Ms. Johnson’s “Chris and Cian”

The Edward Curtis Project Exhibition

January 22, 2010 § 4 Comments

The Edward Curtis Project is a multi-disciplinary work by Métis/Dene playwright Marie Clements and photojournalist Rita Leistner that blends theatre performance with photographic installation, exploring how historical photography and documentation continue to influence contemporary Aboriginal communities. The creators travelled across North America to conduct research, lead community workshops, record interviews and take still photography as a means of building a dialogue between peoples, communities, perspectives, artistic forms and disciplines (…)

The exhibition runs at Presentation House Theatre through March 23.

Last Days to See the Malcolmson Collection

December 18, 2009 § Leave a comment

Man Ray, Ady, c.1930, gelatin silver print

This Sunday, December 20th, is the last day of The Malcomson Collection at Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver. Harry and Ann Malcolmson, from Toronto, have amassed a large collection over the past twenty-five years, going from vintage and historic to contemporary. Several notable photographers can be found among the 110 photographs and objects. Some of the artists included in the show are Tina Modotti, Robert Frank, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Alfred Steiglitz, and our local Scott McFarland.

Artnet’s Faces & Figures Photographs Sale

November 12, 2009 § Leave a comment

Bert Stern – Marilyn Monroe: from The Last Sitting (“I beg of you”)

Artnet will be featuring a special sale of 375 photographs until November 19th. It may be your chance to fetch a Cecil Beaton or a Doisneau for $500. The auction includes portraits of some of the most unforgettable faces of the 20th-21st century by legendary photographers. Bert Stern figures with Marilyn Monroe luminous portraits from the “Last Sitting”.


Yousuf Karsh – Georgia O’Keefe – circa 1956

Fred Lebain – Superimposed New York

November 4, 2009 § 2 Comments

This is totally my thing! Fred Lebain superimposes large printed photos he took of New York on the exact same spots, creating a tromp l’oeil image that he then re-photographs.
Found on designboom

Irving Penn Dies at 92

October 8, 2009 § 2 Comments

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Irving Penn – Girl in Bed, 1949

Irving Penn, American photographer, died yesterday at his home in Manhattan.  He was 92. Known for taking subjects out of context by bringing them to studio and placing them against a simple background composing striking images, Penn worked until quite recently always pushing the boundaries of the traditional concept of beauty. From fashion to still-life, from Aborigine tribesmen to San Francisco hippies, he registered everything with a sensitive and loving eye. “Photographing a cake can be art”, he said once.  Read more on Yahoo news.

Scott McFarland at Vancouver Art Gallery

October 3, 2009 § 1 Comment

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View of Vale of Health, Looking Towards Hampstead, 2007inkjet type print, 27 x 42.5 inches

Starting today, the VAG will be showing 80 photographs produced by Scott McFarland over the past seven years. McFarland’s images are composed from several exposures of the same scene, then digitally stitched together.

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