This would often produce images that had visual gaps that had to filled in by the viewer. He studied at the Ethical Cultural School under the documentary photographer Lewis Hine. I found it fascinating to hear his and others views of photography and film making at this time. Paul Strand's Own Words About Photography Taken from "Camera Work" (1917) "With your soft focus lens you destroy the solidity of your forms… and the line diffused is no longer a
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. After 1917 Strands work changed and his photography became more abstract. Strands work prior to 1917 included candid street photography of beggars and cab drivers that seemed to be fore runners of the realistic images later to be championed by Henri Cartier Paul Strand A five minute video about Strands transition into film making. >>> Return to the Top Of This Page <<< >>> Return To Famous Photographers from Paul Strand <<< >>>
They are honest, direct, and sometimes informed with the beauty, however unintentional." This five minute video talks about Strands transition into film making. This was a deliberate act on Strands part to force the onlooker into taking their time to contemplate what they were seeing. Famous Photographers Of Urban ScenesPaul Strand "The artist's world is limitless.
He would deliberately throw the ground into dark shadow or screen it out altogether. This was at the root of Strands philosophy of photography. Paul Strands Technique Strand's Photography seems to deliberately conceal co ordinates, in other words his images can sometimes be difficult for the viewer to discern exactly what it is, as it His range of subjects throughout his career was diverse in nature and ranged from portraits, documentary, landscape and architecture, including images of machines and industrial sites.
Highlighting shadows, unusual angles and showing how people relate and interact with the geometry of modern architecture. At the end of his studies, Hine introduced him to Alfred Stieglitz the founder of "Photo Secession" and the publisher of Camera Work magazine. It is well worth watching. Stieglitz later devoted an entire magazine to Paul Strands work and honoured him saying " someone who has actually done something from within".
It is always on his doorstep."Paul Strand Paul Strand was born in New York, USA in 1890 and received his first camera at 12 years of age. All rights reserved.