The relationship between the painter and photographer was that of mutually beneficial and aromantic, becoming one of the most successful artist-couples.
There's the stereotype that no two creatives should share the same bed, as each of their chaos is twice as explosive when together, but the relationship between photographer and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz and artist Georgia O'Keeffe was unique in the sense, they both treated each other as business partners than lovers.
“(The relationship was) a collusion… a system of deals and trade-offs, tacitly agreed to and carried out, for the most part, without the exchange of a word. Preferring avoidance to confrontation on most issues, O’Keeffe was the principal agent of collusion in their union,” -- Biographer Benita Eisler
Regardless of their lack of emotional connection, the two inspired each other, with Stieglitz photographing O'Keeffe in nude, and O'Keeffe abandoning watercolors as Stieglitz deemed it as an amateur medium.
Irish photographer Edward Quinn was a dear friend of Pablo Picasso, one that would last until the renowned painter's death. Their encounter was mutually beneficial and influential, with Quinn becoming the photographer of artists.
The Swiss photographer Jakob Tuggener is one of the most significant industrial photographers in photography history, achieve through his series and book FABRIK, in which he studied the relationship between man and machine.
The mid-20th century was the peak of avant-garde art, where artists and photographers resorted to alternative means to create artworks. The photocopier was one of them, and became a creative tool between the 60's and the 80's
Hans Eijkelboom was an artist of the 70's whose lifetime was concerned over identity. Through his works of art and photography, we joined him of his never-ending searches of faces, people, relationships, similarities of casual passers-by.
The arts have become a mode of therapy to many, and for photographer Jana Ludwig, it's her escapism from the present as she faces the issues of her past, her relationships, deeply-buried feelings and her subconsciousness.
Everything is symbolistic nowadays, even chairs. There is art to where your posterior parks and rests. Here are portraits of chair sitters that study both furniture and subject, and the relationship between.
John Milisenda, a widely published black and white film photographer on the Lower East Side in New York City, sits down with Lomography NYC community member Ranier Turim to discuss the art of photography and one's relationship to a subject.
One of America's greatest photographers was no just a man of the arts, but he was a theoretician and educator that imbued intellectual and spiritual philosophies in photography. His years in Portland, Oregon are among his famous works that proved of his mastery.
Known as one of the most important contemporary artists and photographers today, Wolfgang Tillmans is known for his exploration of the photographic medium's foundations through a diverse body of work and observation.