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Tony Ray-Jones. Kodachrome. The stories behind Juergen Teller's best shots. The Little Blighter: Björk and son ‘I had the pleasure of visiting Björk and her son in September 1993 in Iceland.
As soon as I saw him, I was fascinated by how similar they looked. Björk was an excellent host, cooked at her home and showed me around. Of course we went to the Blue Lagoon where we made this picture. Elliott Erwitt, Coloring Outside the Lines.
HELMUT NEWTON: “COLOR” ANTOINE D’AGATA. New York City photos by Charles W. Cushman reveal 1940s life in the Big Apple. Photos by Indiana snapper Charles Weever Cushman in 1941 and 1942Expensive colour Kodachrome was used to take impressive collectionMany buildings have since been demolished but some of them still stand By Mark Duell Created: 14:08 GMT, 13 September 2011 It’s been 70 years since an Indiana photographer visited New York City and returned home with an amazing collection of holiday snaps. But Charles Weever Cushman’s pictures are even more impressive today, as they were taken on pricey colour Kodachrome and look far more recent than they actually are.
William Eggleston. Gregory Crewdson. HELEN LEVITT: “COLOR” (1971-1981. Stephen Shore. Some work by Stephen Shore.
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey. Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England for just 9 days until she was driven from the throne and sent to the Tower of London to be executed.
Jane became queen after the death of her cousin, Edward VI in 1553. As a Protestant, Jane was crowned queen in a bid to shore up Protestantism and keep Catholic influence at bay. The plan didn't work. Jane's claim to the crown was much weaker than Edward VI's half sister Mary. Mary, a Catholic, had popular support and soon replaced Jane as queen. Lady Jane Grey was executed at Tower Green on 12 February 1554.
Jeff Wall. The Brink of Oblivion: Inside Nazi-Occupied Poland, 1939-1940. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, a German photographer and ardent Nazi named Hugo Jaeger enjoyed unprecedented access to the Third Reich’s upper echelon, traveling with Adolf Hitler to massive rallies and photographing him at intimate parties and in quieter, private moments.
Rare Color Photos from the Depression Era. These vivid color photos taken during the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white.
Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944. Home : I BARELY REMEMBER _____________ America in Color from 1939-1943. Posted Jul 26, 2010 Share This Gallery inShare324.
Alex Prager. Continuing to look at West Coast photographers….
Alex Prager’s imagery can only be a product of growing up in Los Angeles and being surrounded by a culture of cinematic references and plastic surgery. Joel Meyerowitz Black and White in Color. From his street photography in New York to his soft seascapes on Cape Cod, Joel Meyerowitz’s pioneering work has been crucial to the acceptance of color photography among curators and collectors.
The notion that color was somehow less worthy than black-and-white may seem quaint now, but it was a serious question in the 1960s. He has answered that question — and posed new ones over an impressive half-century career that is the subject of “Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time,” a two-volume monograph published this month by Phaidon. The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains (part I) “Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins?
Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.” —Herman Melville, Billy Budd Spectral Rhythm. Screen Print by Scott Campbell. In Japan, people often refer to traffic lights as being blue in color. Blue and green are similar in hue. Visual: movie poster color schemes, from 1914 to 2012. Software engineer Vijay Pandurangan recently analyzed color data from over 35,000 movie posters, in an attempt to test his theory that most posters have, over time, become darker and bluer.
His findings, represented above, seem to support his theory. Pandurangan began with films made in the year 1914 (displayed at the top of the graphic), and went all the way up to the present day (sans 1924), tallying each poster’s pixel count and brightness levels. The aggregated results suggest that film posters have indeed become darker over the years, though Pandurangan doesn’t have an easy explanation for this trend.
His friend, designer Cheryle Cranbourne, offered this theory: “[The posters] cover a good range of genres. Click here for an interactive version of Pandurangan’s graphic, which includes a more detailed breakdown of each year’s poster portfolio.
Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion. Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who in 1810 published Theory of Colours (public library; public domain), his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colors.
Though the work was dismissed by a large portion of the scientific community, it remained of intense interest to a cohort of prominent philosophers and physicists, including Arthur Schopenhauer, Kurt Gödel, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. One of Goethe’s most radical points was a refutation of Newton’s ideas about the color spectrum, suggesting instead that darkness is an active ingredient rather than the mere passive absence of light. YELLOWThis is the colour nearest the light. It appears on the slightest mitigation of light, whether by semi-transparent mediums or faint reflection from white surfaces. Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos From England and France, 1944. It’s no mystery why images of unremitting violence spring to mind when one hears the deceptively simple term, “D-Day.”
We’ve all seen — in photos, movies, old news reels, and usually in grim black-and-white — what happened on the beaches of Normandy (codenamed Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold and Sword) as the Allies unleashed their historic assault against German defenses on June 6, 1944.