Joel Meyerovitz


There is some street photography that I love. But I am not sure why. Many look banal and uncomposed at first glance and makes me think that even I could take that snap. However, none of my photo’s seem to have the quality that photographs by the likes of Joel Meyerovitz or Stephen Shore or Gary Winogrand can convey.

Joel Meyerovitz

 

More beautiful banality by Stephen Shore

Completely beautiful but I don’t know why!

Gary Winogrand

I guess what I need to do is take my camera everywhere with me and snap and snap in order to train my eye.

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There’s more to photography than sexy men – allegedly!


Another of my interests, apart from movies and naked men, is contemporary art photography so every now and then I would like to post a few images of some of my favourite snappers.

Today I want to highlight some of the work of Gregory Crewdson who makes startling, disturbing, elaborately staged and vaguely sinister images.

His ability at capturing human beings lost in their interior worlds made him the perfect candidate to make the promotional photographs for ‘Six Feet Under’
 
 
Which just happens to be one of our favourite TV shows!
What amazes me, however, is that these amazing images require lighting crews, set designers, props men and assorted helpers. Crewdson doesn’t even press the shutter on the camera!!
If this is contemporary art photography, and many galleries would absolutely say it is, can it really be called a work by Gregory Crewdson? Or is it, in fact, the workshop of Gregory Crewdson as it would have been in the early Renaissance? You decide – and post your views!