Wednesday, 17 February 2010

If in doubt throw it out....

After the talk by Laura Pannack I went onto the young photographers united site to see what other photographers were on the site. I found Julian Ward, who at first I wasn't really impressed by, his pictures were good but there was nothing that really stood out to me. This was until I saw the the series 'If in doubt throw it out'.

I like the simplicity of the images and the texture created by the rust. These were different to the rest of his work and stood out to me.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

New York

Miroslav Tichy...... In New York I went to the ICP and saw the exhibition on Tichy. At first I was really unimpressed with the exhibition. I thought the images were just a bit pervy and weird. But as I kept on look at them i started to really like them.

I loved the idea that Tichy used homemade camera's and developed all his own images on homemade enlargers. All the images were 'imperfect' in some way but to me this made them even more interesting as they had a depgth and texture. I loved how the paper was often ripped or dirty.

Alot of his images were also framed by home drawn frames. I thought this was really interesting and this added to the home made and'imperfect' feel. I enjoyed reading about the his work through the exhibition and I felt that I understood alot more about his work after reading.

I enjoyed his work so much that I bought his book.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

We are animals

I heard about Ryan Mcginley a few months ago in a lecture and thought his work was really interesting. I've recently found his advertising campaign for wrangler, 'We are animals' and I like how different it is. I think its interesting that in a lot of the time images like the one below he doesn't even show the wrangler product but its more of an atmosphere that he is selling.
I think the images are eye catching and different and defiantly get the wrangler name remember because they are unusual and have sense of mystery.