PHOTOGRAPHY Professional automobile photographer is more important than ever, between the ever-increasing used-car market, the growing availability of carsharing, and new online car sales marketplaces, people just aren’t buying vehicles the way they used to.
PHOTOGRAPHY Phil Vance has transformed portraiture into a deeper art.
This is how he transforms the image by making it speak, even dream, while advocating an absence of temporality.
In focussing on the concept before representation, he deepens the meaning of the image to the point of making it irrational.
He painted “what high-school kids paint: the steel mills, somebody’s backyard, that sort of thing.
I once did a piece called ‘New York’ and it was of Times Square.PHOTOGRAPHY The Spanish photographer Guzman De Cespedes, who specialises in street and landscape photography, manages to bring to life even the darkest places devoid of human presence.He sometimes adds people into the shots to give life to these neglected places.Looking at these works, we can wonder how you can tell a story while at the same time disrupting the codes of representation and language.By the association of two artistic forms, does the image become more powerful and its message more impactful?‘In a way, I’ve always been at war with what the still photograph did,” says Duane Michals from a wicker chair in the basement office of his New York town house.At 81, he has been fighting that war for a long time—since 1958, when he took a borrowed camera to Russia as a tourist and fell in love with photography, bringing back images that began his commercial and fine-art career.He chooses to use this medium as a tool for expression so that, when faced with it, we ask ourselves questions we would not otherwise envisage.In a similar way to the intellectual humour of Henri Magritte, Michals allows you to see what is not visible, placing himself as the image's narrator.He offers an intimate “window” on a reality related by actors developing their own story.The characters which Michals showcases through black and white portraits synthetically evoke classicism as much as current visual culture.