Before I head home I have to share Sir Ron Simmons with you.
You’re probably not fucking reading this, I know this because of what’s above this text.
I should have put it before his babes with 500 pixels of whitespace under this paragraph to keep your attention off the ladies for as much time as possible.
I don’t know shit about Ron, he’s gotta be killer though.
Cathleen Naundorf, 1968, Germany
“I don’t work the photo over. It’s actually a kind of Polaroid transfer that does it all, but it also requires a certain technique that takes years to learn. The colors found in Polaroid film are reminiscent of painting. I work a lot with shadows; I like somber things. Sometimes, the colors are different from one roll to the next. You can’t control everything. All of this attracts me to this technique. The boarders around each photo come from the original Polaroid. They are each different and none of them are perfect.”
“Seven years ago she visited Jean-Paul Gaultier to ask him to lend one or two dresses to photograph. He was so impressed by the work that he gave her access to his entire collection. Since then she has been shooting for Gaultier, Dior, Lacroix, Chanel, Elle Saab and Valentino. She exclusively works on large format camera’s ( 8×10″) using polaroid films. She is also granted free choice of models, locations and hair and make-up designers. A publication of her haute couture series is scheduled in 2012. Her work has been exhibited at several venues in Europe and the USA. The following images come from her portfolio’s Fashion – B&W, Fashion – Color and Vs- Magazine – 2011.”
I had the oppurtunity to speak with this New York City based photographer last year. Most of his work is editorial, but he pulls off some wonderful exhibits featuring the models when they are out of character. This is his website here. I wish there was more on his site, but he seems to only keep very recent work up there.
He also just shot for the cover of Bullet magazine…
Enjoy the cringe while staring at this image. Jenni Tapanila is a Finnish photographer that is interested in well… click for yourself here. Her work is obsessively violent and makes me quite uncomfortable. Her collections do range from standard portraits to commercial work, but what she is most interested in is glamorously gorey shots of women covered in blood or enduring some kind of blatantly painful occassion. Yikes, I just like that the image here actually makes me press my tongue to the roof of my mouth and cringe. Snaps Jenni at making a visual image have an uncomfortable physical response like that.