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Duane Michals, Photographer (Presentation by: Melanie García-2011-Atlantic University College of PR) Duane Michals, Photographer (Presentation by: Melanie García-2011-Atlantic University College of PR) Presentation Transcript

  • DUANE MICHALS Fotógrafo americano Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 1
  •  Duane Michals has a long and accomplished history of transgressing photography’s norms – he has painted over, written on, and arranged photographs into highly personal stories. Evoking the passage of time, Michals’s sequenced imagery, such as Gilles, presents arrested moments in time, an interrupted continuity. These tableaus of text and image make real the invisible reality of relationships, emotions, and fantasies. Michals has also successfully applied his distinctive style to the very public realm of commercial photography.Overview Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 2
  •  Duane Michals was born in 1932 in Pennsylvania. He received a BA degree from the University of Denver in 1953, and since 1958 has worked as a freelance photographer. Michals has worked extensively as a commercial photographer; as an artist he is perhaps best known for his sequenced black-and-white images. Michals’ work is included in numerous international collections; exhibition venues include The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; White Columns, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.Biography Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 3
  • "We are a brilliant and unknown moment, suspended between memory and anticipation, anxious in our uncertainties, and doomed to fade with our consciousness. How can such a mystery be photographed?“ - Duane MichalsDuane Michals Famous Quote Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 4
  •  His role models are  Much of Michals work is vintage. Walt Whitman, René  Michals is known for Magritte, and Balthus. "blurring the He worked as a boundaries between commercial photography and photographer for philosophy" by creating Esquire and visual narratives of Mademoiselle. photography, poetry, In 1968, the Mexican illustrations and text to capture his subjects. government hired him  His most popular image to photograph the is "All Things Mellow In Olympics. The Mind“.Important Facts Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 5
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  • ©PDN Legends Online Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 9
  • Dr. Duanus famous  If there is one thing thatmagic act can be said of photographer Duane Michals, it is this: he is the ultimate original. Original in thought, in beliefs and in the execution of his images, Michals has succeeded in creating a luminous career by ignoring - in fact, defying - the established boundaries of the medium. He has spent a lifetime re-examining and re-inventing the very nature of the still photograph. Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 10
  •  Rather than describe the outward realities that have so long fascinated photographers, Michals has turned the camera and his vision inward- confronting and attempting to describe the intangible landscapes of his own emotions, fears, dreams and desires. Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 11
  •  "People often ask me why IMagritte was the person who came into photography and took away from it not that I was reproducing reality as found on the street, but I was going into another kind of reality," says Michals. "When I came on the scene as a photographer in the early 1960s, to be a photographer meant you could be Ansel Adams or Garry Winogrand or Robert Frank or Bresson, but my whole mental fix, the way I viewed life was really quite different than looking at life." For Michals, that different view was fueled by an insatiable curiosity, that was not limited to people, places or things, but was much broader-- pondering the very nature of existence. Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 12
  •  "Being accepted hasClaes Oldenburg never been an issue. I mean, its so funny because somehow we always feel that people have to work in terms of an audience or in terms of career and all those things and, of course, if youve had the shelf life Ive had, it is a career.“ - Duane Michals Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 13
  •  "How foolish of me toA story about a story believe that it would be that easy. I had confused the appearances of trees and automobiles and people with reality itself, and believed that a photograph of these appearances to be a photograph of it. It is a melancholy truth that I will never be able to photograph it and can only fail. I am a reflection photographing other reflections within a reflection. To photograph reality is to photograph nothing." - Duane Michals Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 14
  •  While most photographersWho am I? concern themselves with describing the physical appearance of the world around them - the people, the places, the things - Duane Michals has devoted a lifetime to describing the invisible and intangible world within his imagination. "In my case, its been an interior dialogue and not an exterior dialogue. The question is: Who am I?," says Michals of his quest. "Thats what this whole evolutionary journey has been about, with no end in sight, and thats why its so exciting because I have to define myself." Too many photographers, says Michals, look no farther than the surface, not only of the things they photograph, but of their own lives and emotions. Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 15
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  •  "Photographers are always photographing the package," he says. "But they would never think to open up the box. Well, Im interested in the contents, because once you start opening up the box, its like a Chinese box, theres always another box inside - so its limitless." "I am what is being experienced, the universe focused in the eye of the beholder. There is a quality of sensation felt as myself, which like the "I" of the hurricane is a calm center of the storm of awareness..." - Duane Michals Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 17
  • Time is such a funny  "Art is not fashionable.thing Thats why fashion and art are two different things. Fashion can never be art because fashion deals with whim, what is temporary, what changes, what is transient, what is now and not now. Art has to deal with issues that are timeless, that never change.“ - Duane Michals Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 18
  •  Another equally etherealThe illuminated man concept that Michals has tried repeatedly to reveal with his camera is the notion of human spirituality and enlightenment. "I have been interested in spiritual things forever and I always will be," he says. "Im curious about everything. Im curious about physics, Im curious about whos speaking, Im curious about the very nature of my very existence - and that is illumination." Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 19
  •  Michals contention - and the theme of one of his more famous images "The Illuminated Man" - is that while we all possess the power of finding illumination, or an enhanced consciousness, most of us totally ignore it.“The illuminated man” Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 20
  • A man dreaming in the  "And then I did acity variation with a man dreaming in the city, too, which was, again, at night. And I simply did a time exposure. Theres no trick, I mean, theres nothing else to do. Bill Brandt said all good photographs have atmosphere, I love that, and I think that these photographs have their own atmosphere.’’ - Duane Michals Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 21
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  •  A master of honest andJoseph Cornell inventive portraiture, one of Michals favorite subjects are other artists - in this case, the creative but reclusive genius Joseph Cornell, famous for his compartmentalized box creations. Interestingly, like many of Michals (and Hans Nelemans) photos, Cornells boxes strung together tiny bits and fragments of lifes experiences to kindle much broader emotional insights. Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 24
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  •  "Well, photographersPrimavera are always photographing the package. But they would never think to open up the box. Well, Im interested in the contents, because once you start opening up the box, its like a Chinese box, theres always another box inside. So it is limitless. So, my version of reality means I believe in the tears, I believe in the reality of anxiety.“ - Duane Michals Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 26
  •  "I wrote a little essay in myArthur in Venice portrait book called Im much nicer than my face - If you never saw me before and you take one look at this guy, and you think, well, hes an older guy you know nothing about me, and and it would be interesting to hear what you would invent about me - Who is this guy? Im much more interesting than anything you could possibly come up with. Im an extremely interesting person. Youll never see it looking at me.“ - Duane Michals Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 27
  •  "Photographers tend notDe Kooning to photograph what they cant see, which is the very reason one should try to attempt it. Otherwise were going to go on forever just photographing more faces and more rooms and more places. Photography has to transcend description. It has to go beyond description to bring insight into the subject, or reveal the subject, not as it looks, but how does it feel?“ - Duane Michals Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 28
  • Self portrait as if I  "How could it be that onewere dead day I will say goodbye to all of this and miss the lilac spring, the May times whistling on the wing, and the robins kiss? In the summertime, when days and evenings are in rhyme, you will not find me in the grove among the lilies in repose or weeding in the garden path where scented seedlings hold on fast. When autumn falls Ill cast no shadow on the wall or hear the owls haunted hoot high above the rotting root. When all is orange russet red I will not be with you in bed. Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 29
  •  “The day the silent snow descends and lolls to sleep all living friends, I too will slumber in the earth among the seeds and squirrels birth. Who will miss me? Who will care? When I am called and no ones there?” - Duane Michals Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) · 05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 30
  • ¡Gracias! Melanie García Sosa · Técnicas en Fotografía Digital (Sec. 2) ·05/10/2011 Prof. Farrique 31