Spotlight Photography Exhibition – Gallery 5 – Photos by Goff James

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Spotlight Flower Photography Exhibition – Gallery 3 – Photos by Goff James

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Painting – Photography – Poetry – Quotations – Saturday’s Weekly Round-up View – Selected by Goff James

Paintings, Photos and Poems Attribution Goff James,

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Paintings – Photography – Poetry – Quote – Wednesday’s Round-up Read and View – A selection by Goff James

Painting 1 Attribution © Goff James, Self Portrait, 2007

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Photos 1, 2, 3, Attribution Goff James

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Haiku 1 Attribution Goff James, Morning’s Book Opens

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Senryū 1, 2 Attribution Goff James, Following the Path, Scorched Bright by Night’s Fire

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Painting 2 Attribution © Ellen Koment, Land of Shadows, (Date Unstated)

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Spotlight Photography – Without Words – A photo by Goff James

Poem Attribution, Goff James, Without Words 381, 2021

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Photography Plus – Jodie Foster, 1991 – A photo by Matthew Rolston

Hollywood Glamour

Hollywood glamour
Slowly removing the masks
Revealing the truth

Matthew Rolston (1955 -) The American photographer was ‘discovered’ by Andy Warhol, who commissioned portraits for proto-celebrity magazine, Interview, soon followed by assignments for Rolling Stone, from founding editor Jann Wenner, and from Vanity Fair magazine, under editors Tina Brown and later, Graydon Carter.

© Film Magic/Paul Archuleta, Matthew Rolston,

This sparked an extraordinary career, with photographs published in Interview, Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and over 100 covers of Rolling Stone. Rolston’s images are notable for their glamorous lighting and detail-rich sets.

Rolston’s work has helped define the contemporary aesthetics of American portrait photography. His photographs have been exhibited worldwide and are in the permanent collections of LACMA and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. as well as many others.

Bio Reference Attributionhttp://www.faheykleingallery.com/artists/matthew-rolston

Photo 1 Attribution, © Matthew Rolston, Jodie Foster, 1991 (Director II, Los Angeles,
© MRPI (Courtesy Fahey/Klein, Los Angeles).

Source Attribution https://lookonline.com/lifestyle/la-happenings-by-merle-ginsberg/

Senryū Attribution Goff James, Hollywood Glamour

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Photo 2 Attribution © Film Magic/Paul Archuleta, Matthew Rolston, (Date Unstated)

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Spotlight Photography – In the Swing – A photo by Goff James

Photo Attribution, Goff James, In the Swing, 2008

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Spotlight Photography – Without Words – A photo by Goff James

Photo Attribution, Goff James, Without Words 380, 2021

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Photography – Photograms – A Beginner’s Guide – A Blurring of Boundaries 2 – Paul Klee’s Influence – An article by Goff James

Welcome followers and visitors to another update in A Beginner’s Guide to Photography. Today I will be discussing some more ideas with regard to experimenting further with photograms as well as continuing discussing more ideas related to one of my personal favourite artists – Paul Klee.

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Goff James, Fear is a habit, Photogram, 2017

In past articles I have often stated, especially for a beginner, it is good to look at ones own photographs as well as those of other photographers and artists; by doing so, one is able to learn to understand better what photography is all about.

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Goff James, White Line, Photogram, 2017

Here I have taken the photogram and reconstructed elements onto the surface and then rephotographed the image and then experimented further with them in an editing suite.

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Goff James, Box with Two Red Arrows, Photogram, 2017

Paul Klee has had a significant influence on my developing art practice. His ideas subconsciously influence other areas of my own practice including working with the process of creating photograms.

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Paul Klee, Affected Place [Betroffener Ort], 1922,
Ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper; top and bottom strips with watercolor and ink, mounted on cardboard,
Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne

Created in Klee’s early Bauhaus years, this piece shows a scene of ambiguous signs and symbols over a background of modulated purples and oranges.

The various strips of colour hint at a horizon, their horizontal emphasis counteracted only by the boldly painted arrow, which abruptly suggests something as ordinary as a road sign.

Like the many gradations of colour, the arrow generates movement, compelling the viewer’s eye to the centre of the picture.

The influence on Klee of Cubist still lives art by such as those of Picasso and Braque, is clearly apparent: Klee suggests a motif painted from nature while also cancelling it, as though to remind us that this is no window but a kind of abstract sign system.

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Paul Klee, Two Ways,1932
Watercolor on paper, mounted on paper
sheet:313 x 484 mm; mount: 443 x 610 mm)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Estate of Karl Nierendorf
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Paul Klee, Scherzo with Thirteen (Das Scherzo mit der Dreizehn),1922
Oil transfer drawing, watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper on board,
279 x 359 mm, © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS),
New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Whilst Klee was at the Bauhaus, he explored distinctive ways of image–making, including transfer drawings. This work was created by tracing the lines of a pencil drawing through a black-inked surface onto another clean sheet of paper.

The clean sheet received the outline of the drawing in black as well as additional smudges of excess pigment, to which Klee then directly added motifs in watercolour and ink.

It is the the arching and angled arrows, before which whimsical figures appear to dance, indicate motion and spatial depth that I find extremely interesting.

The reference to music, a mainstay in Klee’s life and in his Bauhaus activities, is accentuated by his use of the word “scherzo,” referring to a vigorous and playful composition, in the work’s title.

I like this idea of introducing letters and words into a composition. This is something that one might like to experiment with within ones own photography. There is so much to be learned from ‘playing’ with such ideas.

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Goff James, Circle and Three White Shapes, Photogram, 2017

This is something that I have experimented with in my own photographs and photograms. I continue to develop such ideas with regard to symbolism and pictorial narrative. The following images are the results of my own past endeavours.

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Reference Attribution List

http://www.theartstory.org/artist-klee-paul.htm

https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/paul-klee

https://www.moma.org/collection/works/79456

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I trust that you find some of these ideas useful within the context of your own photography. Don’t be afraid to experiment and allow different ideas to develop as you go along.

Remember what I referred to in previous articles about taking photos and creating photograms; the same applies to considering your own photos, other photographers’ work as well as applying different artist’s ideas too.

Don’t be afraid to experiment.

Experiment! Experiment! Experiment!

Remember there are no right or wrong answers or ways of doing it.

Your photographs are your world.

You can do what you like. 

Don’t worry about the theory and trying to remember everything about how to take or consider how to look at or stage a photograph.

Don’t worry about what you might think is right or wrong in talking about or taking photographs.

 Make mistakes. Laugh. Have funJust enjoy the process.

Happy Photography. 

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Paintings – Photos – Poetry – Sunday’s Round-up Read and View – Selected by Goff James

Painting 1 Attribution © Albert Durer Lucas, Primroses (Detail), 1868

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Poem 1 Attribution, © Robert Herrick (1591-1674) / John Carew (1594-1640), The Primrose

Source Attribution Favourite Flower Poems, National Trust Books

Painting 2 Attribution © Marianne Quinzin, Bloom 07, (Date Unstated)

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Poem 2 Attribution © John Greenleaf Whittier, Flowers in Winter (Excerpt)

Source Attribution https://www.poetry-archive.com/w/flowers_in_winter.html

Photo 1, 2, 3 Attribution © Goff James

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Senryū 1, 2, Attribution, Stepping Out in Style, Love’s Dark Candles Burn

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Painting 3 Attribution © Ernestine Tahedl, Johannes Brahms, Tragic Symphony, (Date Unstated)

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