Dirty Harry otherwise known as Charalampos Kydonakis is a Greek Architect turned street photographer who wants to portray how he sees the world through his photography. I chose to look at his series called Minotaur. I really enjoyed his use of flash and camera movement to create harshly lit interesting compositions. He often has quite a tight composition which he puts down to the fact that he wants to feel the subject. He uses a mixture of single flash and second curtain flash to create his distorted images.
Next I looked at Chris Friel, who uses a combination of long exposures as well as a tilt shift lens to create beautiful painterly compositions that look far from reality. With a history in painting you can see clearly how this comes through in his photographs. He uses selective focus to put one thing in focus, which he feels means he is able to strip back the photo to its bare minimums and focus on a single point. He likes interpretation rather than representation.
I really like Rothco’s use of block colour. I thought that I could use this in my work by using solid colours to influence the emotive of the work.
Famous for his epic landscape paintings I wanted to try and get a similar feel to my photos through intentional camera movement.
Other Artist’s looked at.
http://www.frankgrisdale.com/ – I really enjoyed the painterly feel to his work, I wanted to create a similar look in my photographs.
http://www.susanburnstine.com/portfolios.htm – I liked the ghostly feel to her work which gave the sense of nostalgia.
http://www.nicholas-hughes.net/ – Again I enjoyed the painterly feel with the detail being reduced down
http://www.kurtjackson.com/ – Had a beautiful aesthetic. I wanted to try and get the look of his paintings in my photos.
http://www.howard-hodgkin.com/gallery/ – His paintings had a use of colour that I would like to explore in my Photos.
http://www.ernst-haas.com/index.html – Used long exposure/ intentional camera movement well, I wanted to explore his techniques through my work.