Laurence Demaison - Le masque de Maman, 2003

Laurence Demaison - Le masque de Maman, 2003

Kon Michiko - Lingerie of Udo, 1995, Japan_"Still Lifes"
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Metroactive Arts | Michiko Kon
Photo Gallery International - Michiko KON
Michiko Kon:Still Lifes::jason scott gessner
Louis Faurer - Rat Race, 1949

Louis Faurer - Rat Race, 1949

Floris M. Neussus - Untitled Körperfotogram, 60’s

Born in Lennep, Germany, in 1937, Neususs has dedicated his whole career to extending the practice, study and teaching of the photogram_alongside his work as an artist, he is known as an influential writer and teacher on camera-less photography_Neususs brought renewed ambition to the photogram process, in both scale and visual treatment, with the Körperfotogramms (or whole-body photograms) that he first exhibited in the 1960s_since that time, he has consistently explored the photogram’s numerous technical, conceptual and visual possibilities_

Shadow Catchers,13 October 2010 - 20 February 2011, will present the work of five international contemporary artists - Floris Neusüss, Pierre Cordier, Susan Derges, Garry Fabian Miller and Adam Fuss - who work without a camera_

Camera-less photographs were popular with botanical illustrators in the 1840s and ’50s but the process was really taken up in a big way in the 1920s by artists connected with European avant garde art movements such as Da Da, Surrealism, including Christian Schad, Man Ray and Curtis Moffat_a way of exploring new concepts of light, time and space_

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/8051406/Floris-Neususs-Interview.html

http://beelinetree.blogspot.com/2010/12/floris-neussus-untitled-korperfotogramm.html

http://www.designweek.co.uk/home/blog/from-the-shadows/3019035.article

In Limbo - Stop Motion Film, 2011 by Sofia Koubli


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Music for Piano, Flute, Violin and Violoncello by Sofia Koubli_
Photography by Petros Koublis_
Video by Fotis Tsakos_

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"Since then, the girl wanders perpetually, as awake and walking while asleep. From year to year becomes finest, and despite the efforts of the curious, who flock from all over the world to see her, nobody ever was able to wake her up

Andreas Embirikos, Writings or Personal Mythology - 1960

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Sofia Koubli-Music/Sound Design on Vimeo

Sofia Koubli | Free Music, Tour Dates, Photos, Videos

Petros Koublis [official]

Petros Koublis PHOTOGRAPHIC

Fotis Tsakos on Vimeo

Fotis Tsakos Visuals

Photographer Ben Ali Ong: “By shooting 35mm black and white film and layering negatives together during the scanning stage, as well as the use of surface scratching and inscriptions to the negative, I try evoke a dream like detachment of an earlier age”_

Ben Ali Ong is quickly making a name for himself on the Australian art scene. Born in Singapore in 1982, the Sydney-based artist has  exhibited widely with recent solo shows at Tim Olsen Gallery, the Queensland Centre for Photography and the Powerhouse Museum in Brisbane_

"Throughout my work I have been primarily interested in the suggestive possibilities between images, and the narrative I can create by juxtaposing the interior and exterior world beside each other. Portraits next to landscape, for example, and the tension between these two environments"_

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http://www.timolsengallery.com/pages/artists_details.php?artist_id=312

http://goneatdusk.com/project/ben-ali-ong/

Brassaï - Ciel Postiche, 1935 (Minotaure)_

Brassaï - Ciel Postiche, 1935 (Minotaure)_

Alexander Rodchenko_he was one of the most versatile artists in the Russia of the twenties and thirties_in 1914 he moved to Moscow and attended the Stroganov School of the Arts_there Rodchenko met Kasimir Malevich and Vladimir Tatlin, and during the years that followed he evolved into one of the leading artists of the Russian avant-garde_he worked as a sculptor, painter, and graphic artist, designed posters for movie theaters, businesses and factories, and designed book covers and furniture_in 1921 his triptych Pure Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue was a masterpiece of absolute painting_

Between 1922 and 1924 Rodchenko turned increasingly to photomontages as related to poster art and book design_especially famous were his illustrations of Vladimir Mayakovsky's poetry Pro eto (About This)_in his montages Rodchenko tried to create a visual image of Mayakovski’s verses, thereby creating a unique connection between photomontage and constructivistic form_as he did in his other, earlier montages, Rodchenko used existing photographic originals in Proeto i.e. not photographs he produced himself_

Only in 1924, when he was less and less able to find suitable picture material for his montages, did Rodchenko reach for the camera, at last recognizing photography as the artistic medium of his era. Because pictures can be taken with a camera from every position, photography, in Rodchenko’s opinion, corresponded to the active eye of man_he wanted to liberate photography from conventions and from the standard belly-button perspective and thus he evolved into a distinct pioneer of photographic Constructivism_in 1928 he wrote in his manifesto-like text Ways of Contemporary Photography: “In order to educate man to a new longing, everyday familiar objects must be shown to him with totally unexpected perspectives and in unexpected situations. New objects should be depicted from different sides in order to provide a complete impression of the object”_

Increasingly Rodchenko’s photography was dominated by the artistic element of the line_he liked to integrate elements such as grids, stairs, or overhead wires in his photographic compositions, converting them into abstract constructivistic line structures_Stairs of 1930 and Girl with Leica of 1934 are undoubtedly among the most famous photographs of this kind_in 1930 Rodchenko became a founding member of the “October” group, the most important organization for photographic and cinematographic art of that time_

Masters of Photography: Alexander Rodchenko

Man Ray - Mujer de cabello largo, 1929

Man Ray - Mujer de cabello largo, 1929

Idris Khan' s multi-layered photos_

Idris Khan | Artists | Victoria Miro

Alvin CoburnVortographs

[1917, Courtesy of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film]

http://www.masters-of-photography.com/C/coburn/coburn.html

Maurice Tabard - Composition (Nude, Montage with Gloves), 1929

Maurice Tabard [1897-1984]:French avant-garde photographer_he experimented with a number of techniques, including solarization, multiple exposure (composite photographs, and photomontage, producing surrealist portraits, and futuristic still lifes_he became associated with Man Ray, René Magritte and Phillipe Soupault_Tabard’s work was included in numerous exhibitions, including Modern European Photography at the Julian Levy Gallery, New York (1932), Photographic Surrealism at the New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (1979), and L’Amour Fou: Photography and Surrealism at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington (1985)..

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André Kertész - Paris, Door Distortion, 1984

André Kertész [1894-1985]: he taught himself how to use a camera and, as part of the Austro-Hungarian army in World War I, had his first photos published_after the war he emigrated to Paris in 1925 and became acquainted with members of the Dada movement_he created portraits of (among others) the painters Mondrian and Chagall, the writer Colette, and film-maker Sergei Eisenstein_in 1933 Kertész was commissioned for the famous series, Distortion, about 200 photographs of Najinskaya Verackhatz and Nadia Kasine, two models portrayed nude and in various poses, with their reflections caught in a combination of distortion mirrors, similar to a carnival’s house of mirrors 

I am an amateur and I intend to stay that way for the rest of my life.” André Kertész

Tina Modotti - Telegraph Wires, Mexico, 1925
Most  of Tina Modotti’s work that is known to the photography world was done  in Mexico in the years 1923 through 1926, when she lived and worked with Edward Weston. She apparently continued to work after 1926, at least until 1930, also as an actress, model and revolutionary political activist when she was deported from Mexico for Communist activity.
Masters of Photography: Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti - Telegraph Wires, Mexico, 1925

Most of Tina Modotti’s work that is known to the photography world was done in Mexico in the years 1923 through 1926, when she lived and worked with Edward Weston. She apparently continued to work after 1926, at least until 1930, also as an actress, model and revolutionary political activist when she was deported from Mexico for Communist activity.

Masters of Photography: Tina Modotti