Another series by this incredibly great French photograph, Antoine d'Agata (most pictures of this series are self-portraits). I feel these pictures so deeply in my mind tonight, it's like if it was the reconstruction of my anguish, anger, disgust and torment. Art can talk terribly more to the soul than any human living in our environment. A site for Antoine d'Agata here. PS. The tilte is mine.
Born in Ukrainia in 1945, Anton Solomoukha lives in France since 1978 and is a famous photographer. He's done a lot of series, all with something of photopainting in it, meaning that classic painting in strongly involved in his pictures. Here, one of the most pornographic, not because we can see sexes penetrating each others, but because the situations are those of pornography and prostitution. Sad I couldn't find better definition images. More on him here.
All parents take pictures of their children. And every child is photogenic. But strangely, very few are the pictures reaching any artistic level and offering more than the anecdotical value of the domestic cliche. So, when a photographer succeeds in reaching such a level, it's the sign it's a great artist. We can name Sally Mann of course, and some others I posted on this blog (Anastasia Chernyavsky, Jesse Burke, Betsy Schneider, Jessica Devic, Sundew, Gary Isaacs, see on the side to click on the link). Most of them are women. Not a coincidence I think but here is not the place to analyse why. Here's another one, Elinor Carucci, an American who makes of some very average, natural and intimate scenes some moving images. The truth of the flesh is potently reproduced. She deserves to be admired. Here her site. There's much more to see than on the series I post although they are my faves, those with her children.
Born in 1979 in Washington DC, Sarah Small is a great photograph, one of the rares to instillate in her picture an exhilarating imagery of human life, crude with the effects of wounds or age, funny in its scenography, and a counterpoison to one natural tendancy toward despair and dereliction. She captures some attitudes, looks and smiles that I doubted could be catched by the eye of a camera. Go here to see more since I only selected my faves, but you may appreciate some others more than these. She also do living tableaux during which she took some of these pictures and you can see the videos on her site too. One more artist to add to our pantheon. Sarah's maybe small in name, but tall in talent.