(by Tatiana Lёshkina)
Photo (by Billy Kidd)
Taking It All In (by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg)
I really enjoy the Cinemagraphs by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg. At a first glance you might not even be aware of that something in the picture is moving, while everything else stands still. Though their pictures aim to capture the most delicate parts of life, fleeting moments of time, the beat of a city or the breath of a human. In their Cinemagraphs they come alive and live forever whereas a photo is frozen and a video is a linear description of time and can only be engaged through the act of pressing play. A picture says a thousand words but the Cinemagraph take you there.
Photo by John Gutmann
Jessie in the Wind, 1989 (by Sally Mann)
Featuring the Mann’s daughter Jessie, frequently the subject of her work, peering into the camera with a serious pose, Jessie in the Wind captures several children standing on a dock as they watch the tide roll away.
Kiki Smith, 1993 (by Lina Bertucci)
This portrait of the feminist artist Kiki Smith comes from a series of artist portraits photographer Lina Bertucci began creating in the early nineties. Bertucci shoots Smith sitting in her studio, surrounded by the plaster casts of the abject-looking mannequins that would make her famous. With her wild hair, workman’s boots, and stained overalls, Smith embodies the romantic idea of the working artist. Bertucci also photographed John Currin, Gabriel Orozco, Elizabeth Peyton, Charles Ray, Rudolph Stingel, and countless others. “Almost two decades later,” Bertucci says, “these portraits of artists early in their careers reflect as a kind of microcosm of the pulse of the time.”