When I’m asked to do a Portfolio Review, I always start telling that I’m demanding, honest and will be straightforward. I ask if they’re ok with that, and will do a critique showing the bad things, focusing on how they can be improved. An honest critique from an expert is the only way you can evolve and grow up, learning. If you’re paying me expecting that I’ll be your grandmother or lover telling how amazing is your work, forget it. That means that you’re paying me to raise your ego, not that you’re open to learn. If you’re not prepared to have your work criticized: don’t ask. Save your money to buy an ice-cream to your lover. If you really want to know what’s wrong with your photographs and how can you improve it, great! Let’s do a Portfolio Review then. But do never expect me to be gentle or aware of your ego. I will look at your work, not at your ego. I don’t want you to be happy; I want you to be able to do your best. So you can be happy with the results.
If you don’t know Phases, you should: it’s a great Photography Magazine.
And they just featured my “12 Coffee Trees”.
photographs by Alexis Vasilikos, Christian Vogt, Jeff Bark, Josef Koudelka, Frank-Rheinboldt, Lukas Holas, Maurizio Cattelan, Oleg Kulik, Ray Bidegain, Claire Laude, Walter Rosenblum, Tanya Traboulsi, Katharine Cooper, Wolfgang Tillmans and Yurie Nagashima.
Photographer Gonzalo Bénard’s ongoing ‘Totem’ series features richly detailed black and white photographs which explore the idea of coming back to one’s roots in an effort to “listen and learn with our own nature.”
Sacred Nudity on 2HeadS
Nudity and Religion have been always hand by hand, not since Adam & Eve, or Michael Angelo, or the Greek Classic Gods, but you can go even further with Hindu temples, or the Shamanism.
2HeadS is searching for photographs showing your culture, your religion, your faith, connected with human skin. A Sacred Nudity.
Did you ever pray naked? Do you think it affects the prayers? Or it will make a better connection with the Gods? How are your naked Rituals?
Submit your Naked Altar to the Gods. It’s time for a Ritual on 2HeadS!
Inspired in the murals of the classic cultures, the Hybrids are the Gods.
And they dance. Because as Nietzsche, “I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.”
I never understood the pictures that people take of their own open bleeding wounds, otherwise I would be shooting my legs after this massive fall today carrying 4 big wooden panels (and all the photographic gear!) through the windy-slippery-wet fields to start a new series of photography.
Legs and arms are swollen and bleeding, but the camera-tripod-lenses are ok: I made myself mattress to them. Anyway, it was just a 2 meters fall on the rocks with the wooden panels falling over.
So I didn’t cry: I’m a grown up boy.
photographs by Andres Serrano, Diane Arbus, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Doisneau, Randal Levenson, Gonzalo Benard, Larry Clark, Henri Cartier-bresson, Slava Mogutin, Suzanne Opton, Mathieu Laverdiere, Lorraine Gilbert, Valerie Burton, Marion Bordier, Eve Fowler, Jules de Niverville, Whitney Lewis-Smith, Lynne Anderson, Pedro Izstin, Tony Fouhse, Maks Wellington, Michal Opalski, Peter Sramek, Ulysses Castellanos, Devin Elijah, Joao Canziani, Remi Theriault, Osheen Harruthoonyan, Drasko Bogdanovic, Michelle Wilson, Geoff Brown, David Barbour, Dina Goldstein, Inked Kenny, Angelina McCormick, Sarah Schorlemer, Clive Cretney, Bruce Eves, Marion Bordier, Karla Griffin and Jordan Schwab, Inked Kenny, Joshua Jensen-Nagle, David J. Romero, Benjy Russel, Cristobal Traslavina & Anonymous Prints.
White Noise, by Alt-Er