Posts Tagged ‘leica camera’

Artist of the moment…….Photographer Ralph Gibson

 

 

Ralph Gibson is an American photographer. Gibson is renown for his work with the figure and use of shadows. Ralph Gibson was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1939.

Gibson served in the United States military. Gibson would go on to study photography at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Below a brief interview with Ralph Gibson:

Gibson uses the Leica brand camera.

Below a link to the artist’s website:

http://www.ralphgibson.com/

The artist is part of the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum and Museum of Modern Art.

Gibson has won many awards for his work including fellowships from the Guggenheim and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gibson also created his own publishing company and has published many books of his photography work.

In this clip a brief montage of works by Ralph Gibson:

Price range information: Most works priced between $1,000 and $10,000.

Gibson has a remarkable sense of design when it comes to seeing the abstract shapes and cast shadows of the female form. Another photographer who has uses the female form for subject matter is Ruth Bernhard.

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Artist of the moment……..Lenny Kravitz

 

 

Lenny Kravitz is a American rock and roll legend who also enjoys the medium of photography. Kravitz recently had a book of his photography published. He also showed his works in a gallery setting for the first time.

In this clip we head to Los Angeles, California to view a show dealing with the photographs of Lenny Kravitz:

The artist also worked with Leica camera helping to develop “the Correspondent” camera. Its a very limited camera edition with only 125 of the cameras available for sale.

Kravitz has a very unique view point on photography since he is constantly photographed by fans and celebrity photographers. The title of his book of photography is called flash.

Price range: The book can be found for around $40 on Amazon.

Always great to see a star in one medium try their chance on a new and entirely different medium.

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