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Frederick H. Evans

about him

Frederick H. Evans was a British photographer1853 – 1943  he was most known for his architectural subjects. He is best known for his images of English and French cathedrals. Evans began his career as a bookseller, but retired from that to become a full-time photographer in 1898, when he adopted the platinotype technique for his photography. He explored these stone monuments with a particular interest in spirituality and symbolism. Evans was a member of the Linked Ring, an association of photographers formed in England in 1892 to promote photography as a fine art.

why did he do photography?

Seeking respite from the health problems that he seems to have struggled with all his life, he traveled often to the Lake District in the north of England. The fresh air, stunning landscape, and breathtaking views were a tonic for mind and body. Numerous trips to local woodland areas in Surrey resulted in photographs of majestic trees that recalled the soaring columns of cathedrals

In 1911 Evans was commissioned byCountry Life magazine to document the abbey for the upcoming coronation of King George V. He did not record the actual ceremony, which took place June 22, but he was able to photograph the interior in the spring and again in late summer, after the event. I

 

how is his work relevant to my project?

why do i like his work?

 

Daniel Hewitt

About Hewitt

British born photographer, his career started in academic world studying philosophy, architecture and law. The interest in architectural design and aesthetics can be seen as still holding his interest in his photography work.

Why do I like his work?

I like his work because if the way that he manages to capture the sculptural shapes, light and shadow created by building structures, with his photographs are stripped to the minimum, flat grey pale skies, objects that are not part of the buildings excluded from the frame so that you focus on the buildings, the surroundings are empty spaces.   He captures the patterns, textures of the walls, windows, balconies and beams of buildings, the geometric shapes, shadows and reflections, this makes the viewer focus on the building subject, the abstract shapes they sometimes create. You are not be distracted by any other elements such as people or nature. The photograph of the South Bank theatre the angle he has taken makes the building look like a large ship coming straight at you.

The overall emptiness of living people adds to the mystery, it is as if there has been a disaster and mankind has been eradicated and only the buildings remain.

I also like his work because Hewitt takes many photographs in B&W which gives a timeless quality. The use of B&W also helps to remove any potential distractions that colour would introduce in the picture.

How is his work relevant to my project?

I believe that his work relates to my project of transport because I can use some of his techniques and ideas in my own work when photographing buildings associated with transport like stations, shelters or garages. The use of B&W making the picture look enduring and drawing in the eye helping the viewer to contemplate their own stories they see when looking at the photographs.

The urban cityscape contains buildings, in the city space many buildings are designed to have striking or impressive shapes. I need to try and ensure I capture the impression of these shapes within my photographs. Hewitt has a documentary style of photography, elements of this recording the facts is a style of approach I want to include in my photographs. I can try and use some of his framing techniques making sure that my pictures are not overfilled and complicated with distracting elements that could take your attention from the main focus.

 

http://creativepool.com/danielhewitt/projects

http://danielhewitt.com/

http://www.photofusion.org/member-daniel-hewitt/

Rut Blees Luxemburg

About Blees Luxemburg

Rut Blees Luxemburg was born in 1967 she is a German photographer. Blees Luxemburg studied photography at the London College of Communication, she then studied at the University of Westminster in London. Luxemburg is most known for taking photos of urban landscapes at night using a large format camera taking long exposures, exposing the film for several minutes at a time. The only light she uses in her pictures are from the street lights and the surrounding buildings.

What do I like about here work?

I like her work because of the way she captures strong and unnatural lighting within photographs creating an element of mystery within the photographss. I also like her work because of the different unique and interesting angles such as looking directly down from the tops of buildings, creating unusual perspective and views, making effective pictures that draw you in to find out more.

I particularly like the photograph of Cockfosters tube station caught in a reflection of a puddle. The quality of light and clarity of the reflection.

How is she relevant to my project?

I believe that Blees Luxemburg relates to my project because of the subject matter, the streets of London, she has managed to capture many aspects of transport. The quality of light that she has captured. I would like to try and emulate the colours. In her photographs the greens of fluorescent street lights and glow form the lamps is evident when photographing using colour film or digital camera that has not been balanced for strip lighting. Photographs of neglected places such as old underpasses, stair ways and passages which are commonly associated with transport.

Blees Luxemburg was commissioned by Transport for London in 2007 to produce a series of photographs Piccadilly’s Peccadilloes to celebrate 100 years of the Piccadilly line. The images in the series include details of the front of twelve London Underground stations on the Piccadilly line

References and web sites with interviews and more examples of Luxemburg’s work

https://www.theguardian.com/society/gallery/2009/mar/09/rut-blees-luxemburg-photography

http://www.mintmagazine.co.uk/art/an-interview-with-photographer-rut-blees-luxemburg/

http://www.photoforager.com/archives/rut-blees-luxemburg

https://art.tfl.gov.uk/projects/piccadillys-peccadilloes/

http://www.rutbleesluxemburg.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rut_Blees_Luxemburg

https://www.rca.ac.uk/more/staff/rut-blees-luxemburg/

 

photographers to investigate

Photographers to investigate, view their works and consider if they are an inflence in my FMP.

Simona Panzironi

I use only ambient light, with a large-format camera and an exposure of about 10 minutes. So once I’d set up the tripod, the camera did all the work of recording the scene.

Daniel Hewitt

Rut Blees Luxemburg

Albert Lévy

Albert Levy was a French photographer active in Europe and the United States. Most active in the 1880s and 1890s, he was a pioneer of architectural photography. Wikipedia
how dose he relate to my work?
 Frederick H. Evans
Died: June 24, 1943, London