Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ink and Anton.

This is an homage to/study of one of Anton Corbijn's photos. I tried to bring something of my own to it as well. Corbijn is pretty much amazing. Actually speaking of amazing photographers, I found this lately- Vivian Maier. Her work has a really interesting story- A man in Chicago was doing research for a book he was making about his suburb and decided to buy a box a negatives from an auction selling repossesed goods. The box had about 30thousand never before seen negatives (he later bought another 2 boxes totalling over 100 000 exposures.) The shots belonged to Vivian Maier, a nanny who had been taking photos for for the last 60 years. She never shared her work with anybody and died in 2008. Maier is quickly becoming recognised as one of the most important street photographers in the 20th century. Her work had a profound effect on me.
(PS this is a new sketchbook because I lost the last one shortly after making my last post. Im glad I took some photos for the blog!)


Ben Leon said...

how did you looose your sketch book mate?? that is no good, love the drawings but.

Amanda said...

Nice! But man, I feel like I've lost a limb when I lose a sketchbook :(

Leath said...

I looove these ink drawings man.
Especially like the way you used the space in this one. Pro.

Sarasarasarato said...

Ink suits you man! Love the energy in this sketch and its composition. That Vivian Maier blog is amazing, too. Makes you wonder how many geniuses have died in obscurity without the benefit of chance-discovery, but then I guess so long as your work exists, someone will discover it.

Cheers for the comments on my crab too, by the way. Super helpful. <3