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Obsessed with Cans

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , on March 15, 2011 by wallkandy

Every now & again I manage to capture something simple in a new light.  These two images are top of my list of favourites at the moment.


Detroit Disassembled

Posted in Photography, Publication with tags , , , , on May 23, 2010 by wallkandy

No longer the Motor City of boom-time industry, the city of Detroit has fallen into an incredible state of dilapidation since the decline of the American auto industry after the Second World War. Today, whole sections of the city resemble a war zone, its once-spectacular architectural grandeur reduced to vacant ruins. In Detroit Disassembled, photographer Andrew Moore records a territory in which the ordinary flow of time-or the forward march of the assembly line-appears to have been thrown spectacularly into reverse. For Moore, who throughout his career has been drawn to all that contradicts or seems to threaten America’s postwar self-image (his previous projects include portraits of Cuba and Soviet Russia), Detroit’s decline affirms the carnivorousness of our earth, as it seeps into and overruns the buildings of a city that once epitomized humankind’s supposed supremacy.

In Detroit Disassembled, Moore locates both dignity and tragedy in the city’s decline, among post apocalyptic landscapes of windowless grand hotels, vast barren factory floors, collapsing churches, offices carpeted in velvety moss and entire blocks reclaimed by prairie grass. Beyond their jaw dropping content, Moore’s photographs inevitably raise the uneasy question of the long-term future of a country in which such extreme degradation can exist unchecked.

  • Hardcover: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Damiani (1 April 2010)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 8862081189
  • ISBN-13: 978-8862081184
  • Buy Detroit Disassembled

Abstract Lens – Flick Pick 1

Posted in Art, Photography with tags , , on April 25, 2010 by wallkandy

Those that know me know that I have a thing for taking pictures of artists paraphernalia & abstract photos of the environment they work in.  It’s not important where the pictures are taken or whose brushes or cans they are.  I like taking pictures that give a different perspective without giving too much away of the subject matter.  Every now and again I grab something that I think stands out from the other 300 photos I took that day.

Every now and again I’ll post my choice images up here.

More next time.

Pure Sixties, Pure Bailey.

Posted in Art, Auctions, Photography, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , , on January 4, 2010 by wallkandy

One to look forward to, David Bailey is one of my favourite photographers.

Blurb from the Bonhams site.

A selling exhibition of David Bailey’s iconic images of the 1960s – the 50th anniversary of a decade that changed our cultural history – will be hosted by Bonhams in New Bond Street.

The ‘Pure Sixties. Pure Bailey.’ exhibition will be on view at Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, from 7th March – 7th April, 2010.

David Bailey’s name is an integral part of the 1960s, that dynamic period which created a melting pot of talent drawn from music, fashion, literature, design and cinema. He captured images which remain a pictorial reminder of all that was best about it – new, edgy, exciting, & beautiful.

In celebrating this anniversary and bringing it to a new audience, Bonhams approached David Bailey to put together an exhibition. The resulting selection of images by the photographer sum up a decade of glamour and hedonism, as well as providing a valuable piece of photographic social history.

The 1960s heralded a time of change and spontaneity, brilliantly captured by Bailey in the photographs he took. Bailey began working at Vogue in July 1960 and was famously quoted as saying: ‘When Vogue offered to pay me to photograph beautiful women all day I thought I was on a dream-boat’. Amongst the many incredible faces he captured for all time were Jean Shrimpton, Penelope Tree, Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch… the list is endless.

As well as the great beauties of the day, Bailey photographed those people who made the headlines: The Rolling Stones, Andy Warhol, Rudolf Nureyev, Cecil Beaton, Michael Caine, The Beatles, David Hockney, Roger Vadim, Kenneth Tynan, The Who & The Krays. Many of the images he shot were very direct, closely cropped portraits.

Bailey has made his own selection of images “My selection for the exhibition is based on 60s icons – – you know, all the usual suspects. ‘Pure Sixties. Pure Bailey. At Bonhams’ is an exciting new direction for Bailey “Bonhams has a wonderfully rich & eclectic mix of sales.” Bailey’s work rate, despite his 72 years, continues at his usual tempo – flat out. He has two shows planned and then an exhibition of his sculpture. He remains as prolific as ever.

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