Friday, April 17, 2009

Untitled Film Stills



Watched Ovation last night, a channel I'd never seen before with shows on photographers which were great. I saw one on Cindy Sherman and Sally Mann, both photographers I greatly admire, particularly Immediate Family (Sally Mann) and Untitled Film Stills (a haunting collection of B-movie cliches by Cindy Sherman). I'm working on a longer post about it, but I think I need to watch it again. Any photographers you guys particularly admire?

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within." David Duchovny

Cocktail Hour
Drinking memoir suggestion: Complications Atul Gawande

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Friday!

9 comments:

Lana Gramlich said...

Gale Rainwater's stuff blows me away, as do many of my blog-friends. I think the digital age has helped almost anyone be a photographer (at least to SOME degree.) Unhindered by the limitations of a 12, 24 or 36 shot roll of film, we're now all free to take umpteen shots of a subject, ensuring that at least ONE of the damned things will come out right! *L*

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana's nature photos blow me away.

Scott said...

Michelle,

I used to have Ovation until I switched from Dish Network to digital cable. I liked that channel...lots of interesting stuff to see . As far as photographers go, there's a guy named Joshua Hoffine that stes up horrific tableaus involving childhood fears. There's also a Spanish photographer who goes by the name Eccohomo ( I think that's the correct spelling), who's specialty is sort of Goth-erotic , I guess you'd call it.

Hope your Friday is a good one, my dear! Take care!

Dave said...

My tastes in television runs toward Nancy Grace and The Biggest Loser, but, certainly, the greatest photographer ever is Siwer Ohlsson. His seminal work (if you will excuse the expression) in the 70s in such illustrious magazines Oui and Gallery has never been surpassed-- and never will be in this age of crass Internet digital dross.

the walking man said...

Brooks...your living room decor is a bit over the top is it not?

Justin Harris and Mike aka Vandamage are two interesting photographers and profilers of Urban Detroit.

http://smashedambition.blogspot.com/

http://picturesofdetroit.blogspot.com/

Keith Hood said...

Hey Michelle,

I love Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, & W. Eugene Smith. In fact, I'm going to pull my books by them off the shelf and look at them right now.

Keith

Anonymous said...

Mary Ellen Mark.

jodi said...

Hi Angel, don't really have a favorite photog, however, I love the one who took that cool pic of you! xo

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