Sexual Dependency

Nan Goldin’s famed series ‘The Ballad of Sexual Dependency’ is showing at MOMA. There a few selected images from the book on the gallery walls but when you step into the darkness of an additional room you see a series of Goldin’s images appearing one after the other to an imaginative soundtrack that goes from …

Cathedral of the Pines

Gregory Crewdson has been creating film stills of the lives of ordinary American suburbanites for many years. His latest effort ‘ Cathedral of the Pines’ continues his themes of loss, loneliness and alienation in wide screen. But with more foliage. Beautifully composed, these eerie and unsettling images are what I imagine David Lynch might come …

Miami

After a savage winter storm and a marked drop in temperature many New Yorkers will be wishing they were somewhere warmer. So here are some images of Miami from Magnum photographer, Constantine Manos.    

Kane Hulse

The minimalist shots of Napoli and Havana courtesy of Kane Hulse, concentrate on the architectural shapes and pastel colors that shape the two crumbling but vibrant cities. Like Eggleston, he finds interest and beauty in the apparently mundane and has the uncanny ability to make you see the familiar through new eyes.Like Richard Misrach he …

American Colour

  Tony Ray Jones is a photographer famous for his black and white work. Yet like many great practioneers he was also not bad at color either. His work from 1962-65 has been collected in the book ’American Color’. The shots are mainly taken in New York and remind me of Saul Leiter’s early color …

Capa in Color

One of the world’s most famous photojournalists, Robert Capa founded the Magnum photo agency and made his name with hard-hitting black and white images featuring subjects as diverse as D-Day and Pablo Picasso. However, Capa had a hidden side. It turns out he was also a dab hand at color photography as well. ICP blows …

Ernst Haas

Ernst Haas is considered one of the pioneers of color photography in the 20th century. Indeed 14 years before William Eggleston he was the first color photographer to be shown at MoMA. His Kodachrome images often use color to create rather abstract structures more akin to a modern artist than a photographer. This combined with …