December 2012 Archives
December 18, 2012
This remarkable series of photographs, Tree, by the South Korean artist Myoung Ho Lee, have delighted art collectors and photography lovers since we first showed them in Lens Culture in 2007. Since then, Myoung Ho Lee has been enjoying a giddy sort of art stardom, including a solo show at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York, and media praise around the world.
As a show of appreciation for Lens Culture, Myoung Ho Lee created a special limited edition series (30 each) of four of his most popular images. These are the exact same quality as those sold in his galleries and at art auctions — but ours are priced to encourage collectors to support Lens Culture. If you buy one (or several) before Christmas, you can enjoy an additional 20 percent discount by using the code: LensCulture2012 on check-out, when you purchase them at our online gallery: Lens Culture Editions.
December 6, 2012
Awkward twisting arms, legs and intertwined torsos...
Sharp shadows leaping over limbs and faces from outside the frame...
Riots of entangled shapes, forms, patterns, intense colors and textures...
Visually delightful and disorienting — Viviane Sassen's fun, personal, quirky and artful approach has injected vibrant new energy and life into fashion photography as well as her equally wonderful tangential personal projects.
A 300-piece mid-career retrospective at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, "Viviane Sassen: In and Out of Fashion", highlights a giddy range of outrageously great photographs and personal outtakes from the scenes of fashion photo shoots.
Lens Culture has a preview of the exhibition, which opens December 15. Be sure to check out the high-resolution slideshow.
More details about the exhibition (in Dutch and English), including a wonderful series of interviews with models, art directors, fashion designers, and other collaborators: Huis Marseille website.
December 5, 2012
Sunburned GSP#576 (Annular Eclipse, Nevada), 2012.
Unique gelatin silver paper negative. 20 x 24 inches.
Chris McCaw’s new (and first) monograph, Sunburn, is perhaps my favorite photobook of 2012. It is generous in size, elegantly designed, beautifully printed — and the images are truly awe-inspiring.
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December 4, 2012
Lens Culture and its international jury of experts announced nine top winners and 27 honorable mentions for the International Exposure Awards 2012: the best in global photography and multimedia. See the full details online at Lens Culture.
The 36 winners represent work from 17 countries. This is the 4th year for the annual Awards competition, and the judges reviewed work submitted by artists in 52 countries. Enjoy!