May 22, 2015
Not the usual stuff Scoptophilia shows but tonight I'm feeling inclined toward this oniric vintage imagery, a little bit outdated, or more exactly old-fashioned (if you're in Puvis de Chavannes, you must love the 10th one), with models too much in the normative mould for me, but it would be so good cover sleeves for seventies psychedelic stuff I can't help to like it a lot. I won't write any semantic shit about it since I only find it pleasant to see, pure scoptophilia actually. So in the right place to be posted. Her site here.
May 17, 2015
May 10, 2015
Born in 1894 and deceased in 1968, Lucien Lorelle is quite a figure in French photography, but strangely forgotten, the notoriety being mainly for those who shot scenes of everyday life more than artistic material or nudes. He was friend with several from the surrealist movement, deeply modified the art of the portrait (giving birth to the Harcourt style), wrote books about photography and did some ad campains. Here a selection of his work across ages (not too difficult to see those from the 30's and those from the 60's). Not a potent idiosyncrasy in these images but a real attempt to mix light effects with nude female bodies. Some of them possess a real sensuality, notably the most naturalistic ones. Here some more about him.
May 5, 2015
Another post, 3 and a half years after the first one (god, I'm getting old at a fast pace), this time for some polaroids she did (more here). She seems to go on since she prepares a book and will have her own exhibition in Paris next October. A very singular work, not really in these polas (name of the series), but I love more and more this particular texture of polaroids (real or fake ones), specially in black and white. Moreover, I should post more new material from photographers I posted about some years ago. But sometimes their recent work doesn't please me or sometimes there's no any sign from them. That's not the case for Féebrile (a pun on fairy and feverish that in France sounds a little bit similar). Previous post here.