Centennial… images for 100 years.
Thank you for your charming way to give us this world Mr. Penn,
At the Met until July 30th.
“I have a new concept. I call it the “prose portrait.” A prose portrait doesn’t necessarily show you what someone looks like; it’s not a line-for-line reproduction of a face. A prose portrait tells you what the nature of the person is about. When I photographed Magritte, the portrait was made in the nature of Magritte. When I photographed Warhol, the portrait was in the character, the mystery—if there is one—of Warhol. You can’t capture someone, per se. How could you? The subject probably doesn’t even know who he (or she) is. So, for me, a prose portrait is about a person, rather than of a person.”
Peter Beard, 22.1.1938, Single of the Day
Nature is as magic as a Beard’s shot.
And the end of the game is unlimited…Happy Birthday Mister Beard!
to know more: http://peterbeard.com/
Instacabile lavoratore: ogni mattina in giro a fotografare, ogni pomeriggio a stampare.
Eppure solo sei foto all’anno, non di più, avevano il suo benestare.
Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, Usa, fino a gennaio 2017,
San Diego Museum of Art, Usa, fino a marzo 2017
La storia “borderline” di un fotografo eccezionale.
The eccentric photographer known as Disfarmer (1884-1959) seemed to be a man determined to shroud himself in mystery. Born Mike Meyers, the sixth of seven children in a German immigrant family, Disfarmer rejected the Arkansas farming world and the family in which he was raised. He even claimed at one point in his life that a tornado had lifted him up from places unknown and deposited him into the Meyers family.
In time Mike expressed his discontent with his family and farming by changing his name to Disfarmer. In modern German “meier” means dairy farmer, and since he thought of himself as neither a “Meyer” nor a “farmer,” Mike Meyer became “dis”- farmer.
Per info: http://www.disfarmer.com/