Filed under rephotography

David Hockney

Probably an obvious artist to jump to, Hockney makes collages out of his photographs, which I think are amazing and well put together. The main theme behind them is discussing the way the human vision works. It fits in with Cubism. Here is Hockney’s site … http://www.hockneypictures.com/home.php

Young Me, Now Me

Photographs of the young them and the now them, in a similar position, very much like the Like Mom, Like Dad photographs … http://www.zefrank.com/youngmenowme/

Like Mom, Like Dad

This is quite simply a site that has photographs of peoples mums and dads from when they were younger, with a picture of their child retaking an image of themselves in the same position … http://www.zefrank.com/lmld/

Dear Photograph

This is a site that shows a collection of photographs within photographs. The photographer holds up a photograph in the same position and place and then retakes the image. This could be an idea for my project, but I don’t think I would properly pursue it as a final idea seeing as so many others have tried it. I’d like to come out with something as original as possible. Here’s the site … http://dearphotograph.com/

Nicholas Nixon

He has created a lovely series of his wife with her three sisters, named The Brown Sisters. Each year he retakes a photo of the four women, like a family photograph. I think it’s a beautiful series and I can imagine the sisters looking back at the images and feeling nostalgic of not only the day it was taken, but also of how they felt at each age and what was going on in their lives every time. Here is a link to the Fraenkel Gallery that has the whole collection of images … http://www.fraenkelgallery.com/index.php#mi=&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=1&a=23&at=1 Also here’s a site with information about his project … http://www.nga.gov/press/exh/219/index.htm

Simon Norfolk

Norfolk is a documentary photographer; one of his main passions seems to be war photography. The last ten years has been spent looking at the term “battlefield.” My main interest is in his collaboration with John Burke’s photographs of Afghanistan in the nineteenth century. Norfolk returned to Afghanistan in 2010 to rephotograph the war scene. He updated the photographs Burke originally took by showing the modern day war. I think they are beautiful images, even in such a sad scene. He has his own site http://www.simonnorfolk.com/ and a linked site to the Norfolk + burke … http://www.simonnorfolk.com/burkenorfolk/

John Divola

Divola has done many projects throughout the last 40 years, most of which revolve around the landscape in some form or another. Series’ that have caught my attention are the Zuma series that works with an abandoned house, Divola records the changes that happen over time within the building, both natural and human alterations.

Another is his Isolated Houses series, which is exactly what the title states, a series of isolated houses out in the desert. His websites is http://divola.com/

Third View

So I’ve begun my research paper for University and the first artist I have been writing about is Mark Klett and his team doing the Third View project. Overall it is a rephotography project, which simply put is retaking photographs of the same space. This could be years, days, hours, even minutes later than the previous image was shot.

Klett was originally part of a the second view project as well, which started from a large selection of photographs taken in the 19th century for a geographic survey. Now onto their third view, it’s become quite a project. The images are from the same view, but the change within them is what makes them interesting. The website is … http://thirdview.org/3v/home/index.html