Breaking in the arts is a tough job, ever for extremely talented artists. Many diamonds are in the rough; such is the same with the photography industry.
New York native and photographer Marvin Newman has been photographing since the 1940's, and is credited to be one of the first people to shoot Big Apple in full color. Only now has he made his own, first monograph, at the age of 89. Famed as well for his sports photography, Newman has always been conscious of motion, movement, rhythm, color and context. His own investigations with color keep him experimental.
Here are some of his early photographic works of his New York home and environment.
Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his student time at New York University in the late 1970's. Back then, he started to capture New York, the city's beautiful diversity of people, reflections and unique coincidental moments on rolls and rolls of analogue film.
The 1940's was mostly identified as a decade of turmoil due to the Second World War, but daily life continues on in America. Here's what they've been up to during those years, photographed by a certain amateur photographer named Charles Weever Cushman.
With the aim to understand the growing urban landscape of the 70's, photographer Gordon Matta-Clark was set on studying architectural trends in New York through photography. The famous Anarchitecture series is now on display in Paris.
Lomographer Reza Ahmadi has always been interested in documenting the world through visual arts. As an alternate to drawing and painting, he picked up photography as a hobby which gradually grew into a passion that follows him from one city to another. Get to know our featured Community newcomer from Indonesia.
In the heydays of the 20th century, photographers Gérard Ifert, William Klein, and Wojciech Zamecznik invented a new sort and dimension of photography in the 50's and 60's. Taking lessons from abstract art, photography became capable of modernist, graphic surrealism with the camera.
Santa Nastro is the editor in chief of Artribune, an Italian magazine which talks about every art form, from theatre to architecture. She works in the field of contemporary arts for 15 years and she has also a background in experimental photography. Meet our new TEN AND ONE AWARDS judge!
Krzystyna Caldarone of Vintage Girl Studios shares with us her love for 1940's and 50's style. From clothing to hair and composition, Vintage Girl Studio is 100% authentic vintage. Working with the Lomo'Instant Wide we got to see a modern twist on vintage photo classics.