Cindy Sherman is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits.
Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills” (1977-80) is a series of 69 black and white photographs of the artist herself enacting various generic female film characters from 1950s, and 60s Hollywood, film nior and European art-house films. Her aim is not to recreate the scenes but to re-examine women’s stereotypical roles in history and contemporary society.
All images Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures. © Cindy Sherman
Sandy Skoglund is an American photographer and installation artist. She creates surrealist images by building elaborate sets, furnishing them with carefully selected colored furniture and other objects, a process of which takes her months to complete. Finally, she photographs the set, complete with actors. The works are characterized by an overwhelming amount of one object and either bright, contrasting colors or a monochromatic color scheme.
REVENGE OF THE GOLDFISH 1981 Copyright Sandy Skoglund
All images copyright of the artist: http://www.sandyskoglund.com/
William Eggleston is an American photographer and one of the most influential photographers of the latter half of the 20th century, widely credited with pioneering fine art color photography in his iconic depictions of the American South. Eggleston’s initial style was influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Walker Evans.
Photographs: © Eggleston Artistic Trust
To see more Eggleston’s work, visit: http://www.egglestontrust.com/
“Monette & Mady” by Swedish photographer Maja Daniels is a photo series about the Parisian identical twin sisters. They have lived their entire lives side by side. The two sisiters are not only dress identically, have acted, modeled and performed together for most of their lives.
“I LIKE IT WHEN ONE IS NOT CERTAIN WHAT ONE SEES.” – SAUL LEITER
Saul Leiter was an American artist and early pioneer of colour photography. With distinctive imagery suffused with painterly qualities.
All images © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
André Kertész was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and pioneer of the photo essay. He also made a major contribution to lyrical street photography.
Kertész was influenced by Constructivism and Surrealism, but his own style was an entirely personal blend of emotion and observation.