My women in Photography
I have to admit that I am fond of women. That is women in Photography. Not all of them but many. I have no knowledge why but I figure it is all my cousins fault. Some twenty years ago or more (I do not care to count so far back) when I was developing my real interest in Photography, she came back from visiting Felini's Italy and brought with here 5 books on photography. One of them has inspired me a bit more than the others. Of course I loved the books on Elliot Erwitt and Henri Cartier-Bresson, but Julia Margaret Cameron was different. She was totally different from any thing else I had seen at that time. Strong contrast to Davids Baily highly Hasselblad pin sharp portraits that where in fashion at that time.
Here images, lacking in technological aspects, showed feelings, romanticism that I had not seen before. There she showed me that the Indians where right. You truly can capture the soul of people with the camera if you put your mind to it.
For a while I was so submerged in the aspects of commercial and advertising photography that I nearly only so that kind of images. That of course brought my attention to Annie Liebovitz, but I quickly got over this and Sindy Sherman, Sally mann, Diane Airbus where amongst those that I was looking at.
Then I started traveling and photographers started travel to Iceland. Sally Mann and Marry Ellen Mark have both visited Iceland( Even though I had to travel to Mexico to meat with here) as well as Ouka Leele (cant remember the spelling sorry).
Participating in an exhibition in Florence Italy I got to learn to know Maria Djelebova and Carrol Coates.
Later on I got to Invite women Photographers to come to Iceland. One of them was Ami Vitale and the other Michele Clement different types of photographers but both remarkable women. I have promised my self that one day I will put up an exhibition of "My women in photography" but for now it has to wait
To day I frequently check out photographers just to see what is going on in the world and follow closely the photographers that form a unofficial group called lightstalkers. Lightstalkers have once again opened up my mind a bit further as there is a group that is not overly fixated on chatting about technology as commercial photographers tend mostly to do. One of the photographers there that is worth mentioning is Sarah Underhill and an other is Erica McDonald
But the one aspiring photographer I am the most proud to present to you to day is my little nice (actually not so little any longer) the daughter of my cousin I mentioned in the beginning of this article. Dalla. Tremendous artistic talents in that on.
So now you have some grate links to explore this weekend. Go enjoy