Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I'm so biased

toward straight photography that here I find myself needing good examples of artists who work with photoshop/manipulation to add layers of image & meaning, but I'm drawing a blank. All I can think of right now is Stephen Marc, Jason Salavon, and Chris Jordan's newer work. Come on, help me out... this is for class tonight.

Speaking of Chris Jordan, have you seen this?




update: thanks already for the tips... these are great. of course, how could i forget gursky & jeff wall? two more whose work i can think of, but i'm drawing a blank on: the guy from chicago who strips the text from the world (i'll look through brian's links). the other is the guy with the new england prep school summer camp orgy scenes. hmmm... my description is lacking, but if you've seen it, you know what i mean. oh, and i just remembered two that i do love to show: kelli connell and peter freitag's "examples for communication."

11 comments:

starlen said...

Considering the examples you pointed out, these might not be the direction you want to take it, but there's always Jeff Wall and Charlie White.

Joerg Colberg said...

Andreas Gursky.

Nicholas Calcott said...

Damnit, they beat me to it. well, besides Wall and Gursky, there's also Miwa Yanagi, who started off doing straight Cindy Sherman-esque photos and has now moved on to something entirely different...

Todd W. said...

Don't you dare foist Chris Jordan on young impressionable minds!

Jeff Wall was a good suggestion from starlen. What about Loretta Lux or Beate G├╝tschow?

Any reason to limit to Photoshop manipulation? If not, how about John Heartfield?

Brian Widdis said...

I've been thinking about posting about this very topic, but as I'm also pretty biased toward straight photography, I haven't quite gotten around to it. Anyway, here are a couple projects that I've run across recently:

Curtis Mann's Scrapings and Combustions. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the project on his site, but I had some samples on my blog a few months ago.

http://brianwiddis.blogspot.com/2007/09/scrapings-and-combustions.html

And Lens Culture had a recent feature on Ludmila Steckelberg's project "The Absence of Colors".

http://www.lensculture.com/webloglc/mt_files/archives/2007/12/removing-the-dead-from-photos.html

I like both of these because they are print/object based and also because their power lies in subtracting elements rather than adding or compositing.

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Anonymous said...

Matt Siber & Anthony Goicolea are perhaps the artists you were thinking of.

shawn said...

oh yes, you got 'em both. thanks.

Blake Andrews said...

I like the current show at Blue Sky by Joseph Vitone. Single moments stitched together into multi-moment panoramics.

dR said...

Jill Greenberg - Loretta Lux...

Federico said...

this is probably late, but desiree dolron is a good example of both approaches in a single photographer: the documentary straight one (i recommend her cuba series); and a more fine artsy one as in the mysterious series called x-teriors (where she recreates vermeer's light by means of digital manipulation).

http://www.desireedolron.com/