Wink

By |2016-10-22T09:42:30+10:00June 25th, 2008|Categories: blogging, photography blogs|Tags: , , |

Magnolia Road, by Tyler E Nixon, of Wink Photoblog. I haven't been keeping much of an eye on the photoblog world lately, as I've been focussed on other things, but I came across this site today, and I recognised it immediately. Ahh, I thought, I remember this site. Bookmark it this time, so it doesn't get away! I spent some time looking through the archives and I have to say I'm so impressed by the work there. Now I look at his about page, and it seems Tyler, the perons in question, is no stranger to acclaim. Take this for example: Awarded “Photoblog of the Year” at the 2007 Photoblog Awards. OK, how on earth have I neglected this site before now? As I said, I obviously haven't been paying attention to the blogosphere lately. In any case, if you are as wayward and unobservant as I have been lately, [...]

Erwin Olaf

By |2016-10-22T09:42:34+10:00June 7th, 2007|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , |

If you don't know this photographer, go and have a look at his web site. Erwin Olaf is a Dutch photographer & film maker, who produces brilliant, top-end advertising work for his living, and does equally spectacular art photography as his personal work. I went to one of his touring exhibitions last year entitled Elegance and Perversity, and this man and his work just boggled my mind. Never before have I seen the technical, conceptual and aesthetic triumvirate come together in such a sophisticated, modern and challenging way. Admittedly, the man's work is not for everyone. But that said, he has two types of personal work and the more restrained and subtle side of his work, as exemplified by the series Hope for example, is most assuredly open to most who are lovers of fine art photography, no matter what their social or sexual attitudes. But there is also a [...]