I’m a huge fan of Italian photographer Guido Mocafico.  I especially like his still life photography that was inspired by Dutch Master paintings of the 17th Century.  Take a look at Mr. Mocafico’s work below along with some of my favorite Dutch paintings that may have served as inspiration.

guido mocafico

Guido Mocafico

Aelbert Jansz van der Schoor - 1660

Aelbert Jansz van der Schoor - 1660

Guido Mocafico

Guido Mocafico

Floris van Dijck - 17th Century

Floris van Dijck - 17th Century

Guido Mocafico

Guido Mocafico

Pieter Claesz - 17th Century

Pieter Claesz - 17th Century

Guido Mocafico

Guido Mocafico

Willem Kalf - 17th Century

Willem Kalf - 17th Century

Guido Mocafico

Guido Mocafico

Alexandre-François Desportes - 17th Century

Alexandre-François Desportes (French) - 17th Century

Guido Mocafico

Guido Mocafico

Alexandre-François Desportes (French) - 17th Century

Alexandre-François Desportes (French) - 17th Century

Guido Mocafico

Guido Mocafico

Maria Oosterwijck - 1669

Maria Oosterwijck - 1669

Guido Mocafico

Guido Mocafico

Hendrik Andrieszen - 17th Century

Hendrik Andrieszen - 17th Century

Photographs by Weegee

February 18, 2009

Mr. Weegee himself, here with two fans.  Image:International Center of Photography, via Getty Images

Mr. Weegee himself, here with two fans. Image: International Center of Photography

I love photographs by Weegee.  Weegee was a photographer during the 1930’s – 1960’s.  Weegee’s work would go on to inspire other photographers such as Diane Arbus.  The name Weegee was given to him by a friend and derived from the popular game Ouija!.  He was given this name because he would often show up at crime scenes to take photographs before the police would even arrive.  Most people are familiar with Mr. Weegee’s crime scene photographs, but my favorites are of other subject matters.  Check out some great ones below.  I found these on Amber-Online.

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Cinderella Ball - 1941

Lovers - 1943 (Shot with Infa-Red film)

Lovers - 1943 (Shot with Infa-Red film)

Simply Add Boiling Water

Simply Add Boiling Water

Crowd at Coney Island - 1940

Crowd at Coney Island - 1940

Two Offenders in the Paddy Wagon

Two Offenders in the Paddy Wagon

Easter Sunday in Harlem - 1940

Easter Sunday in Harlem - 1940

Mending - Coney Island - 1940

Mending - Coney Island - 1940

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The Cannon Act - 1952

The Cannon Act - 1952

U.S. Hotel

U.S. Hotel

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Untitled

This one is my favorite!

This one is my favorite!

Top Hats - 1943

Top Hats - 1943

La Jetee – 1962

February 15, 2009

La Jetee is a Frence black and white short science fiction film by Chris Marker from 1962.  The film is constructed entirely of still images and tells a tale of love during a post nuclear war experiment in time travel.   The short movie in it’s entirety below is dubbed in English; but it’s much better in Frence.

I love this solarized photography series by Richard Avedon of The Beatles for LOOK Magazine which ran in the January 12, 1968 issue.

John Lennon

John Lennon

George Harrison

George Harrison

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

January 12, 1968 issue of LOOK Magazine

January 12, 1968 issue of LOOK Magazine

I’m a huge fan of art photographer Bryan Moore.  His photographs are incredible and always remind of images by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Jacques Henri Lartigue.  I found some amazing photographs on Bryan’s website from a recent trip he took to Cuba along with some of his newest personal work.  Check them out below next to some of the images they remind me of.

 

Bryan Moore - Recent Work 2008

Bryan Moore - Recent Work 2008

 

Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Grand Prix des Automobil-Club de France - 1912

Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Grand Prix des Automobil-Club de France - 1912

 

Bryan Moore - From the "Last Days of Castro" Cuba 2008

Bryan Moore - From the "Last Days of Castro" Cuba 2008

 

Henri Cartier-Bresson - New York City 1947

Henri Cartier-Bresson - New York City 1947

 

Bryan Moore from "The Last Days of Castro" - Cuba 2008

Bryan Moore from "The Last Days of Castro" - Cuba 2008

 

One of Henri Cartier-Bresson's most iconic images - 1947

One of Henri Cartier-Bresson's most iconic images - 1947

Bryan Moore - Recent Work - New York City 2008

Bryan Moore - Recent Work - New York City 2008

 

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Bryan Moore - Recent Work - New York City 2008

Bryan Moore - Recent Work - New York City 2008

 

Henri Cartier-Bresson - 1970

Henri Cartier-Bresson - 1970