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Art Photography Now

Art Photography Now

I have just finished reading Art Photography Now by Susan Bright.  Book cover image by Viviane Sassen.  Published by Thames & Hudson.

This book illustrates and discusses the work of the currently generation of established Artists in photography.  Bright has divided her book in to different photographic genres: Portrait, Landscape, Narrative, Object, Fashion, Documentary, City.  With examples of work from Artists who are particularly known for a specific genre for example: Martin Parr – Documentary, Corrine Day – Fashion, Gillian Wearing – Portraiture.

An interesting read and a book to keep on the shelf for reference.  Some styles I had not seen before which I liked for example: Katy Grannan – Portrait; Rochard Misrach Andreas Gursky Dan Holdsworth and Doug Aitken – Landscape; Hannah Starkey, Bill Hensen and Jeff Wall – Narrative; Camille Vivier, Jonathan Villiers – Fashion; Erwin Wurm, Allan Sekula – Document; Naoya Hatakeyama, Richard Wentworth, Paul Graham, Philip-Lorca Dicorcia, Rut Blees Luxemburg.

I like Vivian Sassen’s portraiture style, I like her photo used for the book cover, this photo has the added punctum of the golden hand.

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Tierney Gearon


Photo by Tierney Gearon. This linked image is available to view online: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0041/9522/files/TIERNEY_GEARON_5.jpg?9982

Tierney Gearon has used her family as subjects for her art.  I particularly like the multi-image montages that she has created.  Her career path is similar to Corinne Day in so much as she began as a fashion model and moved in to photography.


Photo by Tierney Gearon. This linked image is available to view online: http://cubeme.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/exposure-exhibition-photographs-tierney-gearon11.jpg


Photo by Tierney Gearon. This linked image is available to view online: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/65/5b/cd/655bcde8fe23c91a2b436a43323b8eab.jpg

It’s a sad small world

One of Corrine’s most famous photos.

An old friend of mine, who was also my best man for my wedding, was once very much in love with a girl whom he met whilst working for an air-courier firm over at Heathrow.  Her name was Corrine Day and they became very close.  Corrine joined a model agency and became an international fashion model, my friend went into sales at which time I met him and he later set up his own business that I joined.  With Corrine’s career their relationship drifted and I later learned that she became a photographer. Her brother joined our company for a short time and he boasted that she had ‘discovered’ Kate Moss, which at the time I took with a large pinch of salt.  In 1999 I had a big falling out with my friend and I left his business and I have not been in contact with him since.

It is only today, in my research as a student photographer on a degree course have I learned all about Corrine Day, whom I never actually got to meet, although I got to know her brother through my friend and boss.  I have just today learned that, yes, she was instrumental in Kate Moses’ discovery and helped launch her career and that Corrine had a successful career herself but sadly passed away in 2010.  I know my friend always kept in touch and I hope that he was able to see her one more time before she died, I know he never quite got over his relationship with her and they always remained good friends; I know he would have felt her loss deeply.