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Dirk Braeckman

Belgian photographer Dirk Braeckman is famous for his dark, enigmatic images and experimentation with printing techniques, exploring different textures, materials, and exposures. Braeckman shoots only analogue, and always showcases his images unglazed and uncovered.

Dirk Braeckman, Z.Z.-T.T.-17 #2, 2017 © the artist and courtesy of Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

All images © Dirk Braeckman / Courtesy of Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

Josef Breitenbach

Josef Breitenbach (1896 Germany – 1984 New York) was a photographer best known for his sensitive and dynamic portraits of artistic luminaries and for his early use of color as an expressive element in photography.

Breitenbach began taking photographs while working in the family wine merchant business. Proving less than successful at the latter, he opened his first photographic studio in 1932 which was closed one year later, after Hitler took power.
Breitenbach was forced to flee to Paris in 1933 where he opened a new studio. He became friends with Andre Breton, yet never truly joined the Surrealist group of his peers. However, he did show his photographs alongside such luminaries as Man Ray, Cartier-Bresson, and Brassaï. During the six years he lived in Paris, he experimented with many newer photographic techniques, mainly superimpression. Most notably, he was one of the first photographers to produce work in color.

Bruce Davidson – Brooklyn Gang

In 1959, Bruce Davidson, the 25-year-old photographer embedded himself with a gang of teenage New Yorkers across Brooklyn Bridge to create a moving portrait of postwar inner-city youth culture.

 

SHOMEI TOMATSU

Shomei Tomatsu, was one of the leading post-war Japanese photographers one of the most influential photographers of his era. Tomatsu’s expressionistic images portrait the issues of love, pain, fear and other powerful human emotions.

 

 

 

Paint

‘PAINT’, editorial by Willy Vanderperre for the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Fantastic Manfeaturing Luca Lemaire.

All images are from before you kill us all.