Sunday, December 14, 2008

Image Bank - Claustrophobia Project

Image Bank - Claustrophobia Project

Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton was born in London in 1904. Beaton was always fascinated of the high society, theater, and glamour. Beaton was and English fashion and portrait photographer and an Academy Award Winning stage and costume design for films and theatre. Beaton has worked for Vogue and the French Vogue and he has taken several fashion photos. Beaton has also worked for Vanity Fair and taken pictures of the celebrities in Hollywood. He also often photographed the Royal Family for official publications. Beaton might be one of the best portrait photographers of his era. Beaton died in 1980.
-This picture of Twiggy here is a picture I really, really like. I like Twiggy's expression and I like how Cecil Beaton has managed to capture her look which kind of looks a bit sad and by her expression this picture could perhaps be seen as a "claustrophobic" picture.

Heinz Hajek-Halke

Heinz Hajek-Halke was born in 1898 in Berlin and he is one of the most important German photographers of the 20th century. HajekHalke lived in South Africa till he was thirteen and then moved back to Germany in 1911. In 1915 he started studying painting at Berlin´s Königliche Kunstschule where he made his first experimental art works. He finished his studies after World War I. A bit later he got his first professional job as a poster designer for a film company and later became printer, draftsman and editor. In 1924 he made his first prints and experimented with collage. World War II interrupted his work again and he was not able to work regularly until 1947. After World War II he started teaching graphic design and photography at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) in Berlin. Throuyghout his life Heinz Hajek-Halkde kept on working and experimenting with various arts and photography. He died in Berlin in 1983.
- I like how the picture above was taken so close to the subject and you can basically only see the face and I like how the subject is looking through a lens and he isn't just looking through glasses or something typical like that.

Dieter Appelt

Dieter Appelt was born in 1935 in Germany. In 1954 - 1958 he studeied music at Mendelssohn Bartholdy Akademie in Leipzig. In 1959 - 1960 he moves to West Berlin and studies more music as well as he meets german experimental photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke. He started studying photography and art at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (Academy of Fine Arts), Berlin, along with music. In between 1961 - 1970 he receives his music diploma and keeps experimenting with photography and art. A bit later, in 1971 - 1975 he keeps working on his phototgraphy and art and has his first exhibition at Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1974. Later trhoughout the years he has some breakthroughs with some images and keeps having exhibitions and works with his arts. In 1982 he is appointed Head of the department for film, video and photography at Hochschule für bildende Künste Berlin. Appelt keeps on experimenting with photography and other works and today he lives and works in Berlin.
- Some of the other pictures by Dieter Appelt I found were kind of weird and I'm unsure if I like some of them or not, but when I saw the picture above I really liked it. I think it is different I like how the man is fogging up his face by the use of the mirror.


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