Lifelong Learning – Cyborg Photography Project

My Lifelong Learning Experience “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” ―Socrates Looking at the title of this blog post, one could understandably be confused to think that what would follow would mainly consist of inspirational quotes, and false ideals towards my ‘lifelong learning’ experience. I however, have had…

Hollywood Cinema Dossier : Cult Cinema & Ed Wood Jr.

Cult Cinema & Ed Wood Jr.              What is Cult Cinema? Genre and cinema are one with each other as film genres are generally used as the way in which we can classify a film. Once a film is classified under specific genre it is quite easy to expect certain nuances, I.e. When watching a…

Ipy Girl- Tad Wakamatsu (Jörg Colberg)

Ipy Girl by Tad Wakamatsu is a photo book from the late 1960’s depicting Wakamatsu’s journey across America as almost a memoir of sorts. Containing images of nudes, bikers and hippies this book gives us an insight into Wakamatsu’s journey as he traveled. Noise and energy is ever so present in these images as Wakamatsu…

The Genius of Photography – “We are family “

Nan Goldin –  “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” was a body of work by Nan Goldin which featured photographs of her life as she grew up, partied and did drugs with the people in her life in which she described as her “tribe”. One can view Goldin’s photography as almost a confessional as she photographs…

Good Mother and Father – Sacha Maric (Jörg Colberg)

Good Mother and Father is a self-published photo book released in 2012 by Sacha Maric containing images of a personal nature that reveal Maric’s stances on parenthood, relationships, death and sex. What stood out to me the most about this book was not just the images set out amongst the pages but was the way…

She Dances on Jackson – Vanessa Winship (Jörg Colberg)

She Dances on Jackson by Vanessa Winship is a simplistic, almost conservative photo book that transpired from a series of road trips across America. Like many photographers before her Winship used America as a platform to travel and take photographs of her journey. One could almost compare her photography with that of Walker Evans with…

Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) was an American photographer best known for his portrayal of American life and its issues through street photography. Winogrand  photographed the everyday life and cacophony of the streets of America, the people in them and the way they behaved. His work is seen as today as incredibly influential as he captured candid…

Robert Frank – The American’s

Robert Frank is an American photographer and filmmaker, commonly known for his revealing photographic book The Americans. In 1955, Frank secured the Guggenheim grant to fund his various road trips across America in order to reveal the American life, dream and nature. Frank traveled across America, snapshotting images that through the ordinary eye would be…

Taryn Simon

Biography Taryn Simon is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in photography, text, sculpture and performance. Born in 1975 in New York City Simon followed in the footsteps of her father and grandmother who both worked with image and text as she began to explore artistically through many different art forms. Before fully discovering her talents…