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Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt, born 1904, Germany Is widely a recognized as one of the masters of 20th Centrury photography. His work was wide and varied documenting life in Great Britain. 648 more words

Research & Reflection

寧靜致遠 Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna的照片有傳統山水畫的意境,也有一種安靜的力量。喧囂擾攘的香港,正需要這種寧靜的洗滌。

宗教、簡潔、安靜是解讀Michael Kenna的幾個關鍵詞。自少他便渴望成為天主教神父,十歲開始在神學院度過七年時光,那裡有條不紊的生活及日復一日的祈禱、冥想習慣或多或少影響了他看待事物的心態。直到現在,他仍然喜歡參觀教堂、神社和廟宇,在家中燒香、點蠟燭,這種慢節奏、從容的心態,也貫徹在他的攝影創作過程中。

他的照片多以慢快門曝光完成,創作一張照片需時數分鐘甚至幾小時,我們或許會想到上網來打發時間,他卻寧願看著天空光線和雲朵的變化、水的流動甚至容許思緒四處遊走,滿足於安靜、觀察與等候。 在宗教傾向的影響下,Michael Kenna以一種敬重、欣賞的心態去接近每一處風景,嘗試去捕捉景色不能預知的一面。

他喜歡畫面中那種不可預測性,眼前的星星流水浮雲,所有的移動軌跡都被記錄在菲林裡,他並不急於知道影像的結果。事實上他仍樂於在傳統黑房裡沖洗照片,感受顯影那刻的驚喜。他坦言自己對複製眼前的事物沒有興趣,這也是他選擇以慢快門拍攝的一個原因。 長時間的曝光軟柔化了影像,令其變成另一個世界。這與同樣用慢快門拍攝風景的ANSEL ADAMS可謂截然不同,Michael Kenna不追求細節與寬容度,反而注重畫面的平靜和詩意。

大嶼山與大澳

多年來他一直以這樣的手法來過濾現實,以移動的雲和流動的水為背景,像滅聲器一樣過濾了畫面的喧囂、噪音。有時他會以俳句來形容自己的攝影風格,言簡意賅而又充滿想像力,在他眼中,攝影也是如此,不用記錄下所有事情,反倒是利用霧、雨、雪等元素,作為觀眾想像力的催化劑。

Michael Kenna早期深受 34 more words

PhotogStory

Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt (born Hermann Wilhelm Brandt; 2 May 1904 – 20 December 1983), was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to England, where he became known for his images of British society for such magazine as Lilliput and Picture Post, later his distorted nudes, portraits of famous artists and landscapes. 21 more words

Photography

The Tiger In The Smoke

The Tiger In The Smoke –
Art and Culture in Post-War Britain
By Lynda Nead
Yale University Press – £35.00

Six years of war had drained the colour from Britain. 1,014 more words

Art & Photography

| Famous Quotation #191 |

«Photography is still a very new medium and everything must be tried and dared.
Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. It’s the result it counts no matter how it’s achieved.» — Bill Brandt
Photography

Submerged Trailer, Salton Sea, 1983 by Richard Misrach

As a co-founder of the Prix Pictet, awarded since 2008 for images on the theme of sustainability, I have thought a lot about environmental photography. I know that Richard Misrach takes his place in a long line of predecessors, from Carleton Watkins through Ansel Adams and the New Topographics. 436 more words

Photography

on photographing nudes

“When I began to photograph nudes, I let myself be guided by this camera, and instead of photographing what I saw, I photographed what the camera was seeing. 20 more words

On Photography