Monthly Archives: April 2010

eloquent emptiness

By Pamela Condell

CorkAP member Pamela Condell sent me some scans of her work for the portfolio section of the site. I’ll post some of it soon. In the meantime, you can view some more on her blog by clicking here.  Pamela’s current work is primarily based on an eloquent emptiness; site-specific landscapes which are tied to human presence.

– Rory

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Peter Gowland dies at 93

Jayne Mansfield by Peter Gowland

Peter Gowland, who used camera, sunshine and imagination to portray ravishing women at a time when the pinup girl was a nearly ubiquitous fixture of American life, died on March 17 in Los Angeles. He was 93.

The cause was complications from a fall, his wife, Alice, said.

Mr. Gowland’s photographs appeared on more than 1,000 magazine covers, including those of Playboy, Rolling Stone and Modern Photography. In 1954, The New York Times called Mr. Gowland “America’s No. 1 Pin-up Photographer.”

Read on at the New York Times by clicking here

– Rory

I never liked photography

Robert Mapplethorpe

I never liked photography. Not for the sake of photography. I like the object. I like the photographs when you hold them in your hand. – Robert Mapplethorpe

I wonder what Mapplethorpe would have thought of the lack of the object in modern photography? What percentage of the zillions of digital photographs people take today make it to the stage of a finished print? Tiny I would think. Less than 1%? But I guess that’s a good thing really. If a photograph is good enough, and the photographer likes it enough, a print might be made. The percentage of b+w negatives that made it to finished prints must be pretty tiny too. The days of dropping off your colour film to the chemist and getting back 35 shite photos and one kinda half decent one are pretty much gone, and that’s probably a good thing

– Rory


Brian’s site

By Brian Dunne

CorkAP member Brian Dunne has been posting some of his images to his site – http://brdunne.blogspot.com/

– Rory