Tag Archives: Open eye

Live blog 12/01/2012

12 Jan

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Richard  Simpkin and I.  Richard and Famous at Open Eye  is a collection of 1000 images that have become a unique multi-faceted portrait. A glimpse into highly controlled public images  of recognisable celebrities in which Richard has manipulated the situation to become the star himself. what do you do when you meet the man who’s met a 1000 stars. You get a photo with him of course!

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Live blog 12/01/2012

12 Jan

Painted Photographs from the collection of Martin Parr

These photos offer an interesting and amusing insight into life before Photoshop.  It makes me laugh that Editors seemed to constantly edit  Yoko out of any photos with John Lennon in. I have to say I love the James Dean  publicity shot from the film Giant ! Id buy it if I could

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Sneaky photo shhhhhh

Live blog 12/01/2012

12 Jan

Simone Lueck: The Once and Future Queens
Following an advert on craigslist for interesting older woman to pose as glamorous movie stars Lueck produced this body of work. Each participant did their own hair and makeup and worked closely Lueck on staging the portrait. The resulting photographs are a fun body of work that question self image, body and mortality.

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Live blog 12/01/2012

12 Jan

Right made it to Open Eye gallery!. Note to self get bike and bigger keyboard . Open Eye My Famous Friend competition is association with The Gaurdia. Love it!

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love the PVs here, always a great atmosphere !

Bigger and Better – Mitch Epstein, S. MarkGubb and Chris Steele-Perkins at the new Open Eye Gallery

1 Dec
 A little Review I wrote at the beginning of the month for Art Feast
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, Nevada/Arizona, 2007 ©Mitch Epstein.

Sometimes bigger is better and Mitch Epstein’s inaugural show for the launch of the new Open Eye Gallery only goes to prove that point. American Power examines how energy is produced and used in the American landscape. The project began when Epstein photographed a small town in Ohio that was in the process of being ‘erased’ by the American Electrical Power Company. Residents had been ‘paid a lump sum to leave, never come back and never complain in the media or in court if they became sick from environmental complaints’. Continue reading