Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

Revolutionary Branding

April 21, 2009

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I remember the first time I saw that famous photograph of Che Guevara.  It was in the liner of notes of a Rage Against the Machine album.  I was 15 or so and had no idea who he was, what he had done, why he was famous, but I immediately liked him.  There’s just something about that photo that makes you idolize–and idealize–him without knowing anything about what he stood for, what he meant.   I’m older now and I know better, but sometimes when I see that image there’s a part of me that still feels a little bit of that old romantic revolutionary spirit, that tingle –especially when it’s giggly down a runway on Giselle’s rear end.

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In Che’s Afterlife, Micheal Casey “traces how Korda’s photograph became one of the most widely disseminated images in the world, how Che went from being a symbol of resistance to the capitalist system to one of the most marketable and marketed brands around the globe, how the guerrilla fighter became a logo as recognizable as the Nike swoosh or McDonald’s golden arches.”

(from NYT)

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two wheels all summer.

April 20, 2009

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Photo: Onexposure

aaron ruell photography

April 14, 2009

picture-20aaron ruell does some wonderful things with a camera. he also played kipland ronald dynamite in a very well known independent film.

This Pretty Much Sums It Up

February 11, 2009

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cavalli by thierry le goues

January 29, 2009

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Fashion photography at it’s very best Thierry Le Goues.

polaroid calendar

January 29, 2009

polaroid-calendar Photo: Mark Brubaker

Bout to do this. Who got polaroid film left?

sandman

January 29, 2009

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julia fullerton-batten

January 12, 2009

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No need to write much in this post. Go here and see for yourself.

ralph goings

January 8, 2009

An American Photo Realist Painter

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I have always been fond of  the aethstetic in classic diners and no not fucking waffle house or tee jay’s or whatever. In any case, Ralph Goings is a realist painter who has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Japan. He is credited with being “one of the original members of the Hyper-Realist or Photo-Realist group of the late 1960’s…”

exactitudes dudes

January 6, 2009

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Exactitudes spawned 14 years ago when Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek noticed that the city youth were expressing their mass nonconformity by wearing nearly identical outfits. (The name is a mash-up of exact and attitude.) The project grew exponentially from there, now you get to see how cool and different you look when you go out with your friends.