Fotógrafo de la semana/Photographer of the week - Annie Leibo

Ayer no me dio tiempo a escribir y me dio mucha rabia, rompí mi propósito de mantener mi rutina. Hoy lo retomo y con la gran Annie Leibovitz, una de mis fotógrafas favoritas.

Todos sabéis quién es y probablemente sabréis de ella más que yo pero como curiosidad os cuento que es la fotógrafa mejor pagada del mundo (el fotógrafo mejor pagado creo que es Steven Meisel). También fue la última en retratar a John Lennon antes de que fuera asesinado en 1980. Ese mismo día realizó una sesión de fotos con John Lennon para la revista Rolling Stone. El insistió en retratarse con Yoko por lo que Annie le pidió que se quitara la ropa y se tumbara junto a su mujer en el suelo. Tras ver la primera Polaroid quedaron entusiasmados "Has captado nuestra relación tal cuál es. Prométeme que será la portada." Cinco horas después John Lennon moría de cinco disparos.  (Me he permitido la libertad de traducirlo del inglés, espero que no esté muy mal). 

Yesterday I didn't have time to write any post and I feel a little sad because I broke my following a routine rule. Today I come back with my posts and I do it with a great woman, Annie Leibovitz, one of my favourite photographers.

I guess you all know her and perhaps more than me but I want to tell you some curiosities about her. She is the best paid female photographer (the best paid male photographer is Steven Meisel). She was the last person to professionally photograph John Lennon before he died. On December 1980, she had a photo shoot with John Lennon for Rolling Stone. Lennon insisted that he must be photographed with Yoko Ono. So she asked him to remove his clothes and curl up on the floor, next to Yoko. After looking at the first Polaroid John said "You've captured our relationship exactly. Promise me it'll be on the cover". He was shot and killed five hours later.

 

 

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Fotógrafo de la semana/Photographer of the week

Hoy os quería hablar de Patrick Demarchelier.  Ayer, ojeando el vogue de este mes, vi el nuevo anuncio de Dior y me encantó la foto. No sé si por la foto, por las modelos, la ropa o los zapatos, que me volvieron loca, pero el caso es que no dudé en elegirlo como mi fotógrafo para hoy.  Demarchelier nació en Francia en 1941 y vive en Nueva York desde 1975. Ha con importantes revistas como Vogue, Rolling Stone, Glamour, Life, Newsweek y Elle entre otras. Como curiosidad fue el fotógrafo oficial de la princesa Diana.

Today I want to talk about Patrick Demarchelier. Yesterday, I was flipping through this month edition of Vogue Germany and I came across the new Dior add. I loved it, perhaps because of the dresses, the models, the photography or, more probably, because of the shoes (I adore them) but the point is that I decided he was going to be my photographer for this week.

Demarchelier was born in France in 1941 and he lives in New York since 1975. He has worked for magazines like Vogue, Rolling Stone, Glamour, Life, Newsweek or Elle among others. As a curiosity, he was the official photographer of Princess Diana.

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Fotografo de la semana/Photographer of the week - Antonio Mora

Loca con las fotos de Antonio Mora, hablan por sí solas! Podría perderme en su mundo un buen rato, estaría horas mirando cada una de sus fotos. Son pura delicadeza e inspiración!

Crazy about Antonio Mora photographs! I could be watching each of them for hours and get lost on their own world. Pure inspiration!!!

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Fotógrafo de la semana - Peter Lindbergh

El fotógrafo de esta semana es Peter Lindbergh, un grande de la fotografía y uno de los más influyentes. Nacido en Lissa (Alemania) en 1944, estudió pintura siendo un gran admirador de van Gogh. Se trasladó a Düsseldorf en 1971 y comenzó a dedicarse a la fotografía. En 1973 abrió su propio estudio. Me interesa mucho su trabajo porque abrió una nueva forma de realismo redefiniendo los estándares de belleza con imágenes atemporales. Liberó a las modelos de la presión de la edad con su aproximación humanista y su idealización de la mujer, dando más importancia al alma y a la personalidad. Cambió los estándares de la fotografía del momento llenos de retoques excesivos, considerando que había algo más allá de la edad que hacía interesante a una persona. "Debería ser responsabilidad de los fotógrafos de hoy el liberar a la mujer, y a todo el mundo, del terror de la juventud y la perfección." Su visión presentaba a la mujer en su estado más puro, en "toda su honestidad". Me encanta esa idea, la idea de la exaltar la naturalidad, por eso me gusta tanto este fotógrafo.

Su trabajo es parte de colecciones permanentes en museos de Bellas Artes de todo el mundo y ha expuesto en prestigiosos museos y galerías.

Today I want to talk about Peter Lindbergh one of the most influential contemporary photographers. Born in Lissa (Germany) in 1944 he studied painting and was influenced by van Gogh's work. After moving to Düsseldorf in 1971, he turned his attention to photography and he opened his own studio in 1973. He introduced a form of new realism by redefining the standards of beauty with timeless images. His humanist approach and idealisation of women sets him apart from the other photographers as he privileges the soul and the personality. He changed drastically the standards of the fashion photography in times of excessive retouching considering that there is something else that makes a person interesting, beyond their age. « This should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.» His singular vision, presents them in their pure state, « in all honesty ».

His work is part of many permanent collections of Fine Arts Museums around the world and has also been presented in prestigious Museums and galleries.

CREATIVITY

Creativity is the basis of self-expression. Why are some people supposedly more creative than others, and why can’t others open themselves up enough to be able to express who they are?

Creation is the birth of something, and something cannot come from nothing. When someone creates something: a painting, a poem, a photograph, the creativity comes from an idea, from a feeling, from emotion, or from a combination of ideas, feelings and emotions that are somehow ‘reborn’ from all our experiences and perspectives.

Creativity is the desire to express ourselves. To formulate these expressions, we have to draw from our reservoir of experience, dreams, desires and experimentation and mix together what was, what is, and what could be… I don’t think you can learn it, it is rather something that evolves. Your perception of everything in your life fills up this reservoir.

Some people are drawn to create and express themselves, others are drawn to reflect, to analyze. But in the end, they all could be creative if they had the desire to explore the way in which they are integrated in the world of their experiences. Because creativity is really a rebirth, a true tone we feel for ourselves and for our world. Then our work becomes a real part of who we are. Maybe all this is a question of how deep we are willing to go…

by Peter Lindbergh
with Lily, New York, June 1996