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Jen *Rose

born: 1982
I: dig through garbage, eat in the shower, write, dance, pick up random things off of the ground, stare......., play loads of guitar, stare........., drink too much coffee, hate baby carrots, think serendipity rules, think magicians are the coolest, love astrology,... [more]

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“Hi Jen! Thanks for your comments! I have posted bigger 'study' (you are right- the old one was small!) and also a reply on your comment! ”
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“I think I know exactly what you mean in your reply! And I believe it goes like this: sometimes an artist has such a strong need to express and share that this need becomes bigger even of basic (biological) needs, or what you call 'necessary activity'. Does this make sense?”
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Jen *Rose says:
“Curiouser and curiouser!”
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“Being an artist is stopping all activity in order to express.”
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“Hi Jen! Interesting comment... But don't you find 'expressing' a type of activity?”
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posted on 06.08.09

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I love prop photography! It's so satisfying to see a photograph and instantly know what the inspiration was. Clever and clean, Todd Baxter seems to know exactly what it takes to tell a story. I find some of his work a little obvious and maybe even annoying, but I think it still deserves a pat on the back for a job well done.


http://www.baxterphoto.com/

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posted on 06.08.09

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Sometimes it's nice when you can stop the grind and get a good laugh. When I am in the middle of hard work and just need a good break/laugh, I click here: http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/ and you should too.


 

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posted on 06.08.09

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I just found a great new photographer!! His name is Gerald Forster and his work titled "Nocturnal" instantly reminded me of Gregory Crewdson. They both have a very cinematic approach to photography and err...intersting subject matter! If you like sex at night in public places, you will like his series titled "Nocturnal". 


But as much as I like sex, I am a bigger fan of his series titled "Todesschrei", German for 'death cry' or 'death scream'. Each image captures the horror of a person's expression the moment they learn they are to die. And each face has a subtle distortion; maybe an eye is darker than another, or too close togehter, or the jaw is slightly askew.


To me, each photograph reads like a movie. I find myself looking into the reflections of their eyes to find clues about the killer. is it a murder? Is it an accident? Whatever it is, I find myself watching these photographs like I am watching a feature film; and for that, I adore this photographer.


 


I found him on http://synapticstimuli.com but to check out his work go to: http://www.geraldforster.com/

“I love the photo! I think I found my kind of photographer!”
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posted on 05.25.09

Since I may, allow me to introduce, Erwin Olaf. Any artist would feel inadequate looking at his genius. I balance the feeling of inadequacy by reminding myself that he is from the ever open Netherlands, and so his creative mind has in no way been stunted. Slighty offensive, but utterly graceful, his works are technical masterpieces and his subjects are totally taboo. Without further ado, I bring to you, Erwin Olaf.


http://www.erwinolaf.com/index2.html

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Crewdson was born September 26, 1962 in Park Slope New York.  When he was a child, his father took him to see a Diane Arbus exhibition at MoMA. This event is said to have shaped his decision to be a photographer.  As a teenager he was part of a punk group called The Speedies, whose hit song ironically titled, "Let me take your photo" was used in a Hewlett Packard commercial in 2005. In the 1980's Crewdson studied photography at SUNY Purchase, later receiving his MFA from Yale University, where today he is a professor.


A major theme in his work is tension between the familiar and the strange. He credits this to the mysterious nature of his father's career studying psychoanalysis. Crewdson's images are very dreamy and spooky while also graceful.  A single image is composited of a series of photos all taken at different exposures, with different things in focus and with different light sources. His work is very cinematographic in its appearance and production. He works with a large crew and scouts locations as if he were shooting a movie. 


He shoots with a Hasselblad Sinar 8x10 camera, so his field of composition is huge. His technique has been compared to that of the French photographer Gustave Le Gray. His extraordinary perception of ordinary situations creates a mood comparable to the stoic natures of the characters in Edward Hopper's paintings.


 


Beneath the Roses is a body of work consisting of twenty large-scale photographs. Crewdson systematically explores the depths of the of the American mind and the subtle disturbances in the occurances of ordinary life.


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Gregory Crewdson
Untitled, Summer 2003
Digital C-print
(Man in Woods from Beneath the Roses)
64 1/4 X 94 1/4 inches
(163.2 X 239.4 cm)


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Gregory Crewdson
Untitled, Summer 2004
Digital C-print
(backyard romance from Beneath the Roses)
64 1/4 X 94 1/4 inches
(163.2 X 239.4 cm)


 


To view all of Crewdson's work, follow this link:


http://www.luhringaugustine.com/index.php?mode=artists&object_id=66#


 

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