Monday, March 11, 2013

It's Arbus TIME!

Artist of the week: is the lovely Diane Arbus!

Famous black and white photographer, she used 35 mm black and white film to capture her subjects which consisted of bizarre portraits. She loved to take photographs of "outsiders" aka strange stereotyped people or emotions and events. She created silver gelatin prints of her 35 mm film. She had some harsh critics claiming she was just winging it, but I think that's part of the charm. 

I find her pictures stunning. She captures this unusual moment that makes you observe every detail. It's shame she committed suicide in 1971. I think she would have continued to create wonderful photographs. Or maybe she wouldn't have been able to handle this modern world? Either way, I'm glad she used film because it's a permanent way of remembering her. 

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