viernes, 30 de enero de 2009

sábado, 24 de enero de 2009

"The Park" by Kohei Yoshiyuki

"During the 1970s Kohei Yoshiyuki was a young commercial photographer in Tokyo. One night when he walked through Chuo Park in Shinjuku he noticed a couple on the ground, and then spectators lurking in the bushes who watched the scene. “I had my camera, but it was dark,” he told Nobuyoshi Araki in a 1979 interview. Researching the technology in the era before infrared flash units, he found that Kodak made infrared flashbulbs.

Mr. Yoshiyuki returned to the park, and also to Yoyogi, and Aoyama parks. Through the ’70s he photographed heterosexual and homosexual couples engaged in sexual activity and the peeping toms who stalked them. .

“Before taking those pictures, I visited the parks for about six months without shooting them, I just went there to become a friend of the voyeurs. To photograph the voyeurs, I needed to be considered one of them. I behaved like I had the same interest as the voyeurs, but I was equipped with a small camera. My intention was to capture what happened in the parks, so I was not a real ‘voyeur’ like them. But I think, in a way, the act of taking photographs itself is voyeuristic somehow. So I may be a voyeur, because I am a photographer. The couples were not aware of the voyeurs in most cases,” he wrote. “The voyeurs try to look at the couple from a distance in the beginning, then slowly approach toward the couple behind the bushes, and from the blind spots of the couple they try to come as close as possible, and finally peep from a very close distance. But sometimes there are the voyeurs who try to touch the woman, and gradually escalating — then trouble would happen.”

The photographs have been exhibited first in 1979, at Komai Gallery in Tokyo. For that show the pictures were blown up to life size, the gallery lights were turned off, and each visitor was given a flashlight. Mr. Yoshiyuki wanted to reconstruct the darkness of the park. The oversize prints were destroyed after the show, and the series was originally published in 1980 as a book. Last year Mr. Yoshiyuki made new editions of the prints in several sizes, which have brought renewed interest in his work.

Kohei Yoshiyuki was born in 1946 in Japan, where he currently lives and works."

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A reedition of Kohei Yoshiyuki's book -The Park has been published in 2007
by Hatje Cantz and Yossi Milo Gallery
Hardcover, 128 pages, English, 2007
Text by Vince Aletti and Yossi Milo
Interview with Artist by Nobuyoshi Araki.

viernes, 23 de enero de 2009

Futura Colección 014_Bob Mizer

"Joe D'allesandro", 1967 (Bob Mizer)

lunes, 19 de enero de 2009

Nueva fotografía en Kink Shop / New photo in Kink Shop

"Scott Matthew"
Paco y Manolo, 2008
24 x 30 cm, edición de 30 ejemplares

martes, 13 de enero de 2009

Colección 002_Ryan Pfluger

Pack de fotos de Ryan Pfluger:
"Ed Westwick"
"Gus Van Sant"
"Jose Gonzalez"
"Aaron Yoo"
"Owen Pallett"
"James Ransome"
"Patrick Wolf"
"Panda Bear"

Copias 10/25
Formato 5x7 inch.

viernes, 9 de enero de 2009

martes, 6 de enero de 2009

Fashion Magazine_Lise Sarfati & Martin Parr

"Every issue of the Fashion Magazine is entirely produced by a single photographer, including fashion series and advertisements. In this new issue, Lise Sarfati returned to Austin, Texas, to photograph in their natural context the young women she had worked with on her earlier projects, in particular 'The New Life', in 2003. The girls have changed, they are a little older, and some about to emerge from adolescence.

In 'Austin, Texas - Fashion Magazine', Lise Sarfati explores territories of childhood, adolescence and adult womanhood, and seeks to record possible becomings. Explorations of identity that are encouraged by the clothing, which is both incidental and essential: on the one hand, the clothes seem to have been chosen for each model, on the other, they are secondary to the staging of the photo and the role played by the girls.
Sheathed in new clothes, the girls are no longer completely themselves; they've not just slipped into a different outfit, but a different skin."

""Fashion Magazine by Martin Parr" is a collector's item published by Magnum Photos. For this particular Fashion Magazine, Martin Parr did all of the fashion shoots as well as the illustrations for the magazine section and for the advertisements.
Almost half of the photographs are brand new and produced especially for this publication. Under the editorial direction of Laurence Benaïm (editor in chief of Stiletto magazine) and of Martin Bethenod (director of the FIAC art fair), prestigious personalities were invited to comment on these images: Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Victoire de Castellane, and Tamsin Blanchard (just to mention a few) were willing to pay tribute to this atypical artist by sharing their views on his pictures."

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