1. Erimo Cape, 1976
    Nayoro, 1977
    Nayoro, 1976
    Wakkanai, 1978
    Kanazawa, 1978
    Koen-dori district of Tokyo, 1982
    Shikotan Peninsula, 1977
    Sendagaya district of Tokyo, 1984
    Sarufutsu, 1978

    arpeggia:

    Masahisa Fukase - The Solitude of Ravens, 1970s-1980s

    Click on each image for more details.

    "Masahisa Fukase was born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1934. In 1952 he enrolled in the Photography Department of Nihon University in Tokyo. After graduation in 1956 he was hired at Dai-Ichi Advertising Company, where he began working as a commercial photographer while he pursued his artistic career. Two solo exhibitions followed in quick succession. 1974 marked several important events in Fukase’s life. He established a photography school called The Workshop with his colleagues Shomei Tomatsu, Eiko Hosoe, Noriaki Yokosuka, Daido Moriyama and Nobuyoshi Araki. The same year, his work was included in the exhibition New Japanese Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, curated by John Szarkowski and Shoji Yamagishi. Despite these professional accomplishments, his unstable marriage of the past ten years had begun to dissolve; he returned to his birthplace of Hokkaido seeking solace. At this time, Fukase began to photograph the black birds that would become emblematic of his finest work. Sadly, on June 20, 1992 a severe accident prematurely ended Fukase’s artistic career. Although he was among a generation of young Japanese artists struggling with the constraints of their society, Fukase strayed from the cultural concerns and nihilistic expressionism of his colleagues, focusing instead on a deeply personal meditation on human existence. The somber beauty of his raven photographs reflect his lonely, troubled life and reveal his appreciation of the defiant isolation of these creatures.” [Robert Mann Gallery]

    Image source: Robert Mann Gallery, Photo Tractatus

     

  2. 01000110010101010100001101001011:

    Experimental Relationship by Yijun Liao

    Couple’s Gender-Bending Photo Series Challenges Our View Of Traditional Relationships

    'Experimental Relationship' flips the image of masculine power on its head, turning the woman into the purveyor of control through poses, gestures and interactions between two parts of a couple, all caught on film. In the photos, Moro (Liao’s boyfriend) can be seen as the submissive party — directed, managed and laid bare (quite literally) by Liao.

    With captions like “You don’t have to be a boy to be my boyfriend” and the seemingly facetious “Relationships work best when each partner knows their proper place,” Liao disrupts our gendered expectations and creates a beautiful examination of passion and sexual connection along the way.”

    (Source: taiyoutohoshi)

     

  3. Issei Suda Ota, Gunma Prefecture, from the series "Fushi Kaden" 1975 vintage silver print ©Issei Suda, courtesy Galerie Priska
    Issei Suda Nishinomiya, Akita Prefecture, from the series "Fûshi Kaden" 1976 vintage silver print
    Issei Suda Hanagasa-matsuri, Obanazawa, Yamagata, from the series "Fushi Kaden" 1976 vintage silver print ©Issei Suda, courtesy Galerie Priska
    Issei Suda Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura Prefecture, from the series "Fûshi Kaden" 1976 vintage silver print ©Issei Suda, courtesy Galerie Priska
    Issei Suda Iga-Ueno, Mie Prefecture, from the series "Fushi Kaden", 1977 ©Issei Suda, courtesy Galerie Priska Pasquer
    Issei Suda Ogano, Chichbu, Saitama Prefecture, from the series "Fûshi Kaden" 1976 vintage silver print ©Issei Suda, courtesy Galerie Priska
    Issei Suda Senso-ji, Taito-ku, Tokyo, from the series Human Memory, 1982 vintage silver print ©Issei Suda, courtesy Galerie Priska
    Issei Suda Obanazawa, Yamagata Prefcture, from the series "Fushi Kaden" 1976 vintage silver print ©Issei Suda, courtesy Galerie Priska
    Issei Suda Ota, Gunma Prefecture, from the series "Fûshi Kaden" 1975 vintage silver print ©Issei Suda, courtesy Galerie Priska
    Issei Suda Senso-ji, Taito-ku, Tokyo, from the series "Human Memory", 1982 vintage silver print ©Issei Suda, courtesy Galerie Priska

    galerie-priska-pasquer:

    Issei Suda - The Transition of the Flower of Acting Style
    Exhibition at Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne

    May 18 – June 29, 2013 

    Galerie Priska Pasquer is pleased to present the second exhibition featuring the works of Japanese photo artist Issei Suda. The photographs on display are from Issei Suda’s key work “Fushi Kaden”, which was published in 1978. The exhibition will feature large-scale vintage prints, unique specimens in this form. The “Fushi Kaden” works are accompanied by photographs from the “Human Memory” series published in 1980.

    The exhibition title “The Transmission of the Flower or Acting Style” is a direct translation of the words “Fushi Kaden”.

     

  4. mpdrolet:

    Ladakh, India

    Emmanuel Smague

     

  5. Izis  (Izraëlis Bidermanas)
    223 rue Saint-Martin, 1946 26, citè Pileux

    (Source: tytusjaneta)

     

  6. chagalov:

    Wanda Wulz, Io + Gatto (Selbstporträt), 1932

    Her self-portrait ‘Io + Gatto’ (Me + Cat), where she superimposes a photo of her cat Pippo on top of an image of herself, is one of the most famous double exposures in art history. In 1932, Wulz presented the photograph in the ‘Mostra Fotografica Futurista’ in Trieste, where it was hailed as the highlight of the exhibition.

    photo and note from Westlicht

     

  7. Shrine Window #1, 2011
    Shrine Portrait, Jizou #1, 2011

    arpeggia:

    Akiko Takizawa - Goshogawara, 2011

     

  8. bremser:

    Andreas Feininger, The Diamond Cutter, 1955

    (Source: ccp.uair.arizona.edu)

     

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  10. midcenturymodernfreak:

    1956 Untitled | Shady Grove, Alabama | The Gordon Parks Foundation - Via

     

  11. likeafieldmouse:

    Irving Penn

    1. Three Tulips (Red Shine, Black Parrot, Gudoshnik) (1967)

    2. Cigarette No. 52, New York (1972)

    3. Daisy with Water Drops, New York (1968-69)

    4. Old Man (Dahomey) (1967)

    5. Iceland Poppy/ Papaver nudicale (B), New York (2006)

    6. Lion (1986)

    7. Rose, Colour Wonder, London (1970)

    8. Moroccan Running Children (Rabat) (1951)

    9. Dandelion/Taraxacum officinale, New York, (c. 1973)

     

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  13. liquidnight:

    Alfred-Nicolas Normand

    Arches et fontaine du pont des Belles-Fontaines à Juvisy-sur-Orge

    Essonne, France, 1889

    [From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux]

     

  14. gallowhill:

    Joseph Beuys - Difesa della natura, 1981

     

  15. greeneyes55:

    Shadows of the Moment 1978 

    Photo: Krass Clement 

    (via greeneyes55-deactivated20140920)