Tag Archives: Bill Brandt

The History of the Shadow Self Portrait

Whilst looking for inspirational photographers who have used shadow self portraits I came across an interesting statement on the Lens Culture blog (1) regarding the work of Giacomo Brunelli in which the author suggests that the use of the shadow in self portraits is nearly … Continue reading

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Auto Focus: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography by Susan Bright

Susan Bright’s book (1) should be the ideal starting point for a study of self-portrait and in many ways it is but I find the artists’ work that Bright has selected to be generally rather uninspiring. As one would expect … Continue reading

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The Influence of Surrealism on British Street Photography

What is Surrealism? There are a multitude of definitions of Surrealism but they generally net down to using imagery from the subconscious mind and dreamscape to express an authentic self and thereby visualise a truer reality, the Surreal. This expression of … Continue reading

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