John Baldessari

Here are a few favorites from John Baldessari, a conceptual artist/photo West Coast person. The Wrong has to do with violating Kodak's photographic rule ( notice the palm tree coming out of the person's head )


Kohei Yoshiyuki

Kohei constructed a rather discreet flash to photograph Japanese peeping toms in the early 70's. He used infrared film to make images under low light conditions. The resulting images are strange and disturbing. These photographs are not staged and they are made in public parks where lovers go to be alone and perhaps to be a part of this strange process of performance.


Jeff Wall

More staged narrative stuff from the father of the genre: Jeff Wall

A Sudden Gust of Wind ( After Hokusai)


After Invisible Man

054/01 Class Pic


Phillip-Lorca diCorcia

The Staged Narrative
More on Phillip-Lorca diCorcia

Los Angeles

Mary and babe, 1982
Marylin; 28 years old; Las Vegas, Nevada; $30, 1990-1992


052/02 Class Pic 2nd take


The Strobist

Great blog for help and suggestions on using portable flash. Thanks David Reuter for the info
Go to http://strobist.blogspot.com/


Chippewa's Abandoned Amusement Park

The Color class went to the abandoned amusement park in Chippewa Lake and below are some images taken by David Reuter.

Spotlight on Look

Check out Yujean Park's blog @ look.ofeverydaylife.org/

Birthday Girls

Happy Birthday Helen,Cara,Lauren & Hevi

Nic Nicosia

He, along with people such as Jeff Wall and DiCorcia, began the "staged " genre way back. His images are humorous and full of angst at the same time. Using a large format camera , he staged his photos to look like documentary pictures. Click on the pics to see the larger versions

Yeondoo Jung's images are based on the artist's daughter's drawings.Great collaborative project and the scale of the project is impressive


Panasonic LX3

We just got 4 in the equipment check out room. It is very nice to shoot with ( 10 mega pixels and a leica lens )

Super Model picture with reflector

Before ( without reflector)

052-01 Class Pic

)52-02 Class Pic


Gregory's Website

Gregory Wikstrom, in the color photography class has completed his website!
If you have some free time, check out the work of your classmate.


Manfrotto Light Tripods are here

We just got 4 or 5 of these. Very light and easy to operate, work great with 35mm or medium format camera

Spotlight on Under Stolen Star

Check out Under Stolen Stars
Awesome blog



Daughter of Art History is an elaborate deception; a fake art-history in which Rembrandt, Jesus Christ, Van Gogh, the Mona Lisa, Frida Kahlo, and Cindy Sherman have all been hijacked and replaced. Where once the viewer’s gaze met the eyes of a reclining female nude, a European master painter, or a Western religious icon, that gaze is now returned by the hauntingly photo-realistic eyes of a Japanese man.

Since the early eighties, Yasumasa Morimura has been invading the established canon of Western art—offering both wry commentary and loving tribute—by replacing the figures and faces of its well-known masterpieces with his own. After painstakingly recreating the surroundings of some of art-history’s most iconic paintings, like a chameleon, Morimura assumes their subjects’ identities through elaborate makeup and costume, and inserts himself into the scene. To view the resulting photographs is an uncanny experience.

Daughter of Art History begins with a foreword by renowned art historian Donald Kuspit who describes Morimura's art as "a kind of Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk, in which painting, sculpture, and photography form a seamless conceptual whole. His photographs may be mock masterpieces, but they are nonetheless masterpieces, for they show mastery of three mediums usually regarded as irreconcilable."

Morimura has shown extensively in international solo exhibitions, and his work is in the collections of the Yokohama Museum of Art; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth; The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

From the-artists.org

Mona Lisa

Daughter of Art History

Boy 3



FAVA 2009 Photography Show

Hi Pipo,
I wanted to give you the dates for the 2009 Photography Show at FAVA:

March 1 through April 10, 2009
(Drop-off: February 17-22)

Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Ralph Eugene Meatyard's death in 1972, a week away from his 47th birthday, came at the height of the "photo boom," a period of growth and ferment in photography in the United States which paralleled the political and social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. It was a time of ambition, not reflection, a time for writing resumés, not thoughtful and inclusive histories; in the contest of reputation, dying in 1972 meant leaving the race early. It was left to friends and colleagues to complete an Aperture monograph on Meatyard and carry through with the publication of The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater (1974) which he had laid out and sequenced before his death. He was from Normal, Illinois.

While he lived Meatyard's work was shown and collected by major museums, published in important art magazines, and regarded by his peers as among the most original and disturbing imagery ever created with a camera. He exhibited with such well-known and diverse photographers as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Minor White, Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, and Eikoh Hosoe. But by the late 1970s, his photographs seemed consigned to appear mainly in exhibitions of "southern" art. In the last decade, however, thanks in part to European critics (who since at least the time of De Tocqueville have forged insights into American culture), Meatyard's work has reemerged, and the depth of its genius and its contributions to photography have begun to be understood and appreciated. In a sense Meatyard suffered a fate common to artists who are very much of but also very far ahead of their time. Everything about his life and his art ran counter to the usual and expected patterns. He was an optician, happily married, a father of three, president of the Parent-Teacher Association, and coach of a boy's baseball team. He lived in Lexington, Kentucky, far from the urban centers most associated with serious art. His images had nothing to do with the gritty "street photography" of the east coast or the romantic view camera realism of the west coast. His best known images were populated with dolls and masks, with family, friends and neighbors pictured in abandoned buildings or in ordinary suburban backyards.


More images from Eastman House
Master of Photography

Ralph Eugene Meatyard 'The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater'

 Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Lucybelle Crater & her bearded brother-in-law Lucybelle Crater

Lucybelle with her bearded brother-in-law

 Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Lucybelle Crater & bi-polar friend, Lucybelle Crater

Lucybelle w/ Bi-polar friend

 Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Lucybelle Crater & fatherly friend, Lucybelle Crater

Lucybelle Crater and fatherly friend