Tag: a salute to the masters

  • A Salute to the Masters: A Tribute to Elliott Erwitt

    written by sirio174 on 2014-01-27 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: A Tribute to Elliott Erwitt

    In this article, I pay homage to a street photographer who has a rich sense of irony and humor: Elliott Erwitt. In addition to his professional work, he has always reserved for himself some free time to take pictures for personal projects with the style of an amateur photographer. Read more after the jump!

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Como by Bike (A Tribute to Mario De Biasi)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-04-04 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Como by Bike (A Tribute to Mario De Biasi)

    This article is a tribute to the Italian photojournalist Mario de Biasi and his wonderful book "Five Continents by Bike," a pretty series of street photographs showing people riding bicycles from all five continents. He is considered one of the masters of 20th century Italian photojournalism.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Ducks (A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-11-01 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Ducks (A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson)

    This article is dedicated to arguably one of the most famous street photographers in the world, Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). On this occasion, I felt obliged to write a tribute to this great artist whom I consider the "Mozart of Photography." His photos are inimitable, and to try to reproduce his innate sense of composition, harmony, and choice of the right moment is but an illusion. So I chose an unusual way to pay tribute, the only way possible for me. Take a look!

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Where do the children play? (A Tribute to Helen Levitt)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-02-18 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Where do the children play? (A Tribute to Helen Levitt)

    In an urban environment becoming increasingly less suitable for young people, with only few green spaces available and car traffic that never stops, I want to dedicate this article to children and their games. I also remember and pay tribute to the photographer who was able to represent them better than everyone else: Helen Levitt.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Unconscious Roads (A Tribute to Thomas Struth)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-02-10 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Unconscious Roads (A Tribute to Thomas Struth)

    In the mid-1970s, German artist Thomas Struth took a series of photos of the deserted streets Dusseldorf, using a 35mm SLR camera, without any digital manipulation. Here's my tribute to this great photographer who belong to the school of the New-Topographics.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: The New Suburbs (A Tribute to Robert Adams)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-01-20 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: The New Suburbs (A Tribute to Robert Adams)

    In this article, I'll show you some images taken in the suburbs of my city showing the man-altered landscape of a highly populated region in the north of Italy. In these photos I'll show the territory changed by man in every mode, where the human figure does not appear as the main subject. This is a tribute to Robert Adams and his masterpiece "The New West."

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Street Photography in Ischia and Procida (A Tribute to Bruno Barbey)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-08-30 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Street Photography in Ischia and Procida (A Tribute to Bruno Barbey)

    The French photographer Bruno Barbey took a series of photos in Southern Italy in the '60s, many of these in the city of Naples. In this tribute to a great master of social and street photography, I'll show you a series of photos that I took in the islands of Ischia and Procida located a few kilometers from this wonderful city. Read more after the jump!

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Uncertain Moments (A Tribute to Robert Frank)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-01-13 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Uncertain Moments (A Tribute to Robert Frank)

    "You got eyes." This was the message that Jack Kerouac, the undisputed master of the beat generation (and author of the book "On the Road") wrote in his introduction for the book of Robert Frank, the masterpiece entitled "The Americans." This book has revolutionized the way we do photography, and represents a milestone in the history of the reportage. Here, I dedicate my personal tribute to this great photographer.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: The Mediterranean Sea (A Tribute to Édouard Boubat)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-05-16 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: The Mediterranean Sea (A Tribute to Édouard Boubat)

    This article is a tribute to an important street photographer, Edouard Boubat. His pictures are characterized by great poetic touch, strong social sensitivity, and utmost respect for people and places. Inspired by a book which contains Boubat's photos taken in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, I pay homage by showcasing some of my photos taken within the same geographic area.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Skateboarding in Como (A Tribute to Bill Eppridge)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-05-09 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Skateboarding in Como (A Tribute to Bill Eppridge)

    This article is written as a tribute to a great American photojournalist in occasion of the 50th anniversary of his reportage on LIFE Magazine about the skateboarding fever that had infected so many American boys in the '60s. A joyful fever, in the streets as in the public parks.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Barkers (A Tribute to Jack Delano)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-05-02 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Barkers (A Tribute to Jack Delano)

    This is tribute to the Farm Security Administration photographer, Jack Delano, and his photographic series dedicated to barkers. For this article, I chose a series of photos I took this year at the traditional Easter Fair in my city, Como, using a classic rangefinder camera loaded with a roll of black and white film.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Stairs (A Tribute to Alexander Rodchenko)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-03-17 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Stairs (A Tribute to Alexander Rodchenko)

    This article is a tribute to the great Russian photographer, sculptor, graphic designer, and painter Alexander Rodchenko. He was a pioneer in the search for unusual perspectives, with extreme view from above or from below, and with an innovative use of the diagonals and tilted views in his dynamic compositions. For this article, I was inspired by his most famous photo, a woman climbing a staircase, taken in 1930, which is reminiscent of the famous Odessa stair of the film "Battleship Potemkin" by Sergei Eisenstein.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Sunbathers (A Tribute to Ernst Haas)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-02-24 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Sunbathers (A Tribute to Ernst Haas)

    This is an article about a great Austrian photojournalist who was also a pioneer and an innovator in color photography. In this article, I pay tribute to one of his most popular black and white photos, taken in Wien (Vienna) just after the end of World War II, and showing some sunbathing girls on a piece of greenery, set against the destroyed city on the background. Read more after the jump.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Unstuck Posters (A Tribute to Aaron Siskind)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-12-13 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Unstuck Posters (A Tribute to Aaron Siskind)

    After writing a series of articles dedicated to arguably some of the greatest street photographers, this time I wrote one dedicated to the American abstract expressionist artist Aaron Siskind - a master of immortalizing details of nature, body parts and architecture, as well as walls and objects found in the streets - and his series of photographs of unstuck posters.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: HDTV Shots (A Tribute to Harry Gruyaert)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-08-09 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: HDTV Shots (A Tribute to Harry Gruyaert)

    In 1972, the Belgian photographer Harry Gruyaert did a very interesting pop art experiment using a broken color television, producing a very interesting series of blurry and color-altered images. This was a very interesting pre-Lomography experiment worthy of a tribute. Take a look after the jump!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Homes for Italians (A Tribute to Dan Graham)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-03-31 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Homes for Italians (A Tribute to Dan Graham)

    In 1966, American artist Dan Graham published an article about typical one-family homes in ordinary American suburbs built after World War II. He used a cheap Kodak Instamatic camera, with a deliberately amateur approach. In this article, I wrote a tribute to him with a series of photos taken in the suburbs of my city, Como, using my pretty Diana Mini camera. Read more after the jump!

  • A Salute to the Masters: On the Walls (A Tribute to Brassaï)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-03-10 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: On the Walls (A Tribute to Brassaï)

    This is a homage to another important street and social photographer who captured the essence of the life in Paris. As a multi-faceted and versatile artist, he was involved in street photography, urban details, and experiments in pictorialism. In this article, I pay tribute to this great artist and one of his most important books: "Graffiti." Read more after the jump!

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Readers (A Tribute to André Kertész)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-03-06 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Readers (A Tribute to André Kertész)

    This article is dedicated to one of the master of the modern photography: Andrè Kertész, who in 1971 published a book about the pleasure of reading. Following the idea of this master, I took a series of photos dedicated to people reading in public places. Take a look after the jump!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Their Bodies were Buried in Peace (A Tribute to Michael Williamson)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-07-19 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Their Bodies were Buried in Peace (A Tribute to Michael Williamson)

    This article is a tribute to Michael Williamson, who documented the living conditions of the sharecroppers of the cotton plantations of Alabama 50 years after the famous report by Walker Evans and James Agee. Williamson worked with the writer Dale Maharidge between 1986 and 1988. Read more after the jump!

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  • A Salute to the Masters: The Dreamy World of Izis Bidermanas

    written by sirio174 on 2014-02-05 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: The Dreamy World of Izis Bidermanas

    In this article, I pay tribute to the most poetic photographer of the Paris school: Izis Bidermanas. He belonged to the group of great social French photographers such as Doisneau, Ronis, Brassai, and Cartier-Bresson. With these great masters, he was invited to take part in the 1951 MOMA exhibition entitled "Five French Photographers." Find out more about his dreamy world after the jump!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Paestum (A Tribute to Serge Moulinier)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-05-23 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Paestum (A Tribute to Serge Moulinier)

    This article is dedicated to Serge Moulinier, a largely unknown French photographer who won one of the most important prizes in France with a book on Greek architecture. Strangely, few information can be found on the Internet about this great photographer whose work had also been published in an important essay written by the famous John Szarkowski, former Director of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Football (A Tribute to Lothar Rübelt)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-10-11 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Football (A Tribute to Lothar Rübelt)

    This is a tribute to a great Austrian sports photographer, Lothar Rübelt. In an era with no high speed films available, he was able to immortalize wonderful moments in sports - from diving to gymnastics and football. In creating this tribute, I took a series of photos of an amateur football match using expired black and white film developed using an uncommon chemical. Take a look after the jump!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Un Paese, August 2014 (A Tribute to Paul Strand)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-09-13 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Un Paese, August 2014 (A Tribute to Paul Strand)

    This is a tribute to a founding father of photography, the American photographer Paul Strand. In 1955, he released ​a book about Luzzara, a small town in central Italy, in collaboration with the famous neo-realist screenwriter Cesare Zavattini. To pay homage to this great artist, this summer I personally went to Luzzara to take a series of photos that shows the changes in this little town 60 years after the work of Strand was published.

  • A Salute to the Masters: A Day at the Races (A Tribute to Bernard Cahier)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-07-26 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: A Day at the Races (A Tribute to Bernard Cahier)

    This article is a tribute to the photojournalist Bernard Cahier, the greatest Formula 1 photographer known as the "Cartier-Bresson of Motor Racing" for his great ability in capturing the right moment. Here, I'll feature a series of photos that I took at the Monza Grand Prix with a timeless black and white film! Take a look after the jump!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Crosswalk (A Tribute to Dennis Stock)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-04-21 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Crosswalk (A Tribute to Dennis Stock)

    Exactly 40 years ago in 1974, American photographer Dennis Stock took a series of photos of a crosswalk in Tokyo. For the anniversary of his reportage in Japan, I dedicated to him this article, with a series of photos of one of the most populated crosswalk in my city, Como. Take a look after the jump!

  • Summer in Venice: A Tribute to Gianni Berengo Gardin

    written by sirio174 on 2014-01-06 in #lifestyle
    Summer in Venice: A Tribute to Gianni Berengo Gardin

    In this article, I want to made a tribute to one of my favorite Italian photographers: Gianni Berengo Gardin and his early work, dedicated to the city of Venice. All these photos were taken last summer with my small rangefinder, the Olympus 35 RC.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Judo (A Tribute to Sabine Weiss)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-04-18 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Judo (A Tribute to Sabine Weiss)

    This article is a tribute to the street and humanist photographer Sabine Weiss. Considered a living legend in street photography, she likes to photograph daily lives of people, trying to capture the emotions she recognizes around her. Weiss like to photograph people of all ages but she especially loves to take photos of children, masterfully immortalizing their spontaneous gestures and emotions. For this article, I was inspired by one of her rare sports photos of some children practicing judo. Do you want to know more about this great artist? Well, read on!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Mobile Communications (A Tribute to Raymond Depardon)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-11-22 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Mobile Communications (A Tribute to Raymond Depardon)

    This article is dedicated to the French street photographer Raymond Depardon and his wonderful series depicting people communicating with mobile phones from all over the world. For this tribute, I compiled my own series of photos of people using their mobile phones or tablets in the city of Como. Take a look!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Hands (A Tribute to David Goldblatt)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-11-08 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Hands (A Tribute to David Goldblatt)

    South African photographer David Goldblatt is famous for his reportage during the apartheid. In 1975 he started an original series depicting detailed photographs of body parts which were published in the book, "Particulars." As a tribute to this great artist, I'll show you a series of close-up photographs of hands. Stay tuned!