03 December 2006

Gruppo F inbox: decay

©Ulla Larsson

Lucius Tarquinius Superbus?

Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (also called Tarquin the Proud or Tarquin II)
was the last of the seven legendary kings of Rome, son of Lucius Tarquinius
Priscus, and son-in-law of Servius Tullius. Tarquin ruled between 535 BC and
510 BC, in the years immediately before the founding of the Roman Republic.

article from wikipedia


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Portraits (Migrant mother)

Destitute pea pickers in California.
Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California.
Lange, Dorothea, photographer.
Migrant mother.
1936 Feb.
see more from the collections at Library of Congress

This is another of my favourite portraits. It is part of the Farm Security

Collections and this particular picture is shown before and after a retouch,
which is interesting to see. "Migrant mother" was also a part of the exhibition
Family of Man. In 1955 Edward Steichen organized that exhibition in New York.
It consisted of 508 photographs from sixty-eight countries. I will return to that
event, but perhaps you remember Steichen from my prior postings. He worked
with Alfred Stieglitz at "291" and with the journal Camera Work.

Mobile Reflections

Mobile cameras are not the best ones, but its quite fun to look at some of the photos afterwards. :)

Gruppo F inbox: a house

photo: Stigbert Jernheim


photopolymer gravure
photo: markus andersson


I am happy to invite you for the exibition of my works and promotion of my book both documenting tradition of Madeiro from small villages in Portuguese mountains, in Beira province. I'd like to thank to co-authors Joao Adolfo Geraldes and Joao Mugeiro, to wonderful people of Proenca a Velha, local authorities and Portuguese Ministry of Culture for giving me such chance.
The exhibition will be shown till 7.01.2007. And the entrance, as far as I know - Anders, it's free :)

Portraits (Georgia)

Georgia[Georgia O'Keeffe], ca. 1920 /
Alfred Stieglitz, photographer.
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 24 x 18 cm.
Miscellaneous photograph collection.
Archives of American Art.

Stieglitz made over 300 portraits of O´Keeffe during a period of twenty years.
Some of them are true masterpieces, like this one. It´s one of my favourite
portraits. - urbano

Yoga Tarkini?

Dear Gilbert. I had a closer look at your picture and was absolutely amazed to find this. I hope you don´t mind that I cropped your picture. But this is absolutely mindblowing. -urbano

Invited guest: Nancy Burson

When I saw the book "Faces" by Nancy Burson in a bookstore in New York in 1993, I instantly bought it. It was so novel, beacause the human being was portrayed by using computer generated images and the results were astonishing. The last section of the book with children having craniofacial deformities, all captured with a Diana camera, really conveyed a strong sense of beauty and dignity. It was all so refreshing and mind-boggling. Still today, I tend to go back to this book and am endlessly inspired both on a spiritual and photographic level. Therefore, I was very pleased and happy to receive Nancy's kind response to my invitation.
- Craniofacial series Picture 1, 2 & 3
Warhead I (55% Reagan, 45% Brezhnev, less than 1% each of Thatcher, Mitterand, and Deng), 1982
Mankind (Oriental, Caucasian, and Black, weighted according to current population statistics), 1983–85
First and Second Beauty Composites (First Composite: Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelley, Sophia Loren, and Marilyn Monroe. Second Composite: Jane Fonda, Jacqueline Bisset, Diane Keaton, Brooke Shields, and Meryl Streep), 1982
Nancy Burson is best known for her pioneering work in morphing technology, which age enhances the human face, enabling law enforcement officials to locate missing children and adults.
Her Human Race Machine, which allows people to view themselves as a different race, was featured on Oprah in 2006. Currently there are Human Race Machines touring the U.S. college and university market, as a diversity tool that provides students with the profound visual experience of being another race.
"There is only one race, the human one. The concept of race is not genetic, but social. There is no gene for race. The Human Race Machine allows us to move beyond differences and arrive at sameness. We are all one."
Some of her recent work: Vibhuti is the sacred ash that's known to fall from the hands of Indian Avatars such as Sai Baba. It's healed millions of people in India and beyond.
Burson's first text-based book, Focus: How Your Energy Can Change the World, was published in 2004, and she has just completed her second book, "Lineage". In addition, she has authored four books of her photography. Some of the books are available at Amazon. Furthermore, there's an interview at the cIndy Center, go ahead and listen to it (or download it first, it's a large file of 16 MB).
© Nancy Burson
Invited by Anders Blomqvist

Invited photographer: Sonja Fagerholm

Photography helps me to explore and remember people and places.
I am graduated in humanistic science with focus on modern history.
Life on a ship has always fascinated me. It´s a lifestyle that leaves
you isolated at sea for weeks or months. As a final project at a photography
school, I decided to document life on a Finnish cargo ship, mv Mistral.
The ship was carrying a cargo of paper and the trip went from Helsinki,
Fredrikshamn and Rauomo in Finland with destination Santander, Spain.
I am showing some of the pictures that were exhibited at the
Åland Maritime Museum from 11 September -11 October 2006.

- Sonja Fagerholm

invited by Ulf Fågelhammar ( I am so glad to see you here!)