The Art of Photography

Ted Forbes

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The Art of Photography is the premiere video podcast on iTunes about everything photography related. Episodes are released 3 times a week! Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday you can check out the latest photography shows. Ted Forbes produces episodes on diverse topics such as techniques, composition, philosophy, craft, digital photography, film, darkroom techniques and more. If you are a photographer, this is the show for you. Past episodes and additional content can be found on our website: http://theartofphotography.tv


One Photo Deep Dive :: Rineke Dijkstra

December 2nd, 2014

Episode 49 of 330 episodes

Today we're going to do another one photo deep dive. This is a new show were doing where we take one photography and completely immerse ourselves in the influence, composition and significance of the picture. In this video we're going to have a look at Rineke Dijkstra's "Kolobrzeg, Poland - July 26, 1992". This image is one from her famous "bather" series - a portrait portfolio of adolescent youth shot on various beaches. This is one of the more iconic images of the set. We see clear ties to past masters - namely of the subject "Birth of Venus" from both Eugène Emmanuel Amaury Duval (1862) and the earlier Sandro Botticelli (1482). The picture clearly shows the subject in the Contrapposto stance taken from the past masters. The irony here is that this stance is natural looking in Italian painting, but is not natural at all in real life. Further, the substitution of the teen girl for the voluptuous Venus brinks an awkwardness to the image. I chose this because Dijkstra has a wonderful way of portraying reality in her images. She shows the beauty presented in a intensely personal way that I believe takes us back to the original intention of Venus and the concept of Divine love. ================== This show is sponsored by Audible.com Audible.com is the internet's leading provider of audiobooks with over 150,000 downloadable titles across all types of literature including fiction, nonfiction and periodicals. For a free audio book of your choice, visit http://audiblepodcast.com/aop

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