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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)/www.vogue.co.uk/
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)