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  • ContentsA brief history of photographyAgency MagnumFashion photographyHigh-fashion model lookErotic photographyPhotography as a part of installation

  • A brief history of photographyInvented in 1839. (daguerrotype)Photorealism: artists almost lost their jobs (photo.portraits-quicker, cheaper)1920s photography became creative mediaLaslo Moholy-Nagy imports it at Bauhaus (art school, Germany)Effort-experimental and abstract visual expressionPhotomontages creators: Kurt Schwiters, El Lissitzky, Willi Baumeister, Max Ernst

    Man Ray makes photograms and uses solarization

    Henri Cartier-Bresson, Place de l'Europe. Gare Saint Lazare, Paris, 1932 (from the book by Susan Sontag)

  • 1940s and 50s: pure photography and naturalism (Bauhaus)1960s Robert Rauschenberg creates complex combined technicsInterventions: scratching and painting on emulsion; colouring negatives; solarisation; christalisation

    Combined technics and practice of conceptual and post-conceptual age (1970s and 80s)eljko Jerman, interventions on photo paper, 1975 (courtesy of Vlasta Delimar)

  • Agency MagnumHuge influence on contemporary photography:Magnum (US) -Edward Weston (Pepper,1930), Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa, David SeymourDocumentary photo., still nature, portraits, landscapes

    E.Weston,Pepper,1930 (from the book by Susan Sontag On Photography)

  • Fashion photographyRichard Avedon,Irving Penn (tend to atelier or studio ambience)After 1945 in US: Englishmen introduce natural ambience, and gather around Vogue magazine-Helmuth Newton, David Montgomery, David Bailey Richard Avedon: Dovima with elephants, Evening dress by Christian Dior, Paris, 1955

  • High-fashion model lookFashion photograph seeks: transformation, acting ability and photogenie (mental picture as autoerotic capacity)Top models: Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Craford, Claudia SchifferAdvertisment photography very often includes fashion, erotics and humorous aspectsChristian Dior, Flamenco, 2003 (model: Adina Fohlin) Elie Saab, Vogue, 2003 (model: Karolina Kurkova)/

  • The best creators and fashion houses:

    Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurant, Donna Karan, Viviane Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Gucci, Givenchy, Rudolph Valentino,Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Prada itd.

  • Contemporary photography: stresses sexuality as total denudenessNot as Nude any more, it is without emphasised proportions and transcendence, just as nakedness, sex affiliation, it emphasises one`s own sex favorisation Stephan Lupino: COCO, 1989Erotic photography (Sexualy confused person)

  • Croatian "Mapplethorpe", the world famous photographer Stephan Lupino: "Tina & fish" (1995)- is also a "camp", because Tina wears glass bra, two circular aquariums with fish, but without irony, here the woman is simply eroticly feminine and selfsufficient.

    Stefan Lupino: Tina&Fish, 1995.

  • Photography as a part of installationAmbiguity of woman individuum is artisticly presented in Croatian artist Vlasta Delimar`s opus (installation No name", 1993) Personal appearance strenghtens her not only as sexualy conscious artist, but as mother, lover,wife, housewife, saint as well... Installation "No name", 1993( mirror, photography,paint, textile)