Best known for his fashion photography, Irving Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats, still lifes and ethnographic photographs from around the world. For his long-term project Worlds in a Small Room he used a portable studio lit with natural light only. This setup allowed him to stage the locals in front of his infamous stained canvas while still close to their daily life.
Artists, scientists, spiritual leaders and economists gathered in Amsterdam in 1990 to explore the emerging paradigm of a holistic world view and the implications for a global economy.
Every belief system has to offer a good story. The more poetic and sensational the more likely to find followers. Paul Gustave Doré‘s way of depicting Christian imagery is a great example.
It’s been a long time since the last post on Moebius. Back then I presented a selection of his black and white work…
Georgia O’Keeffe is mostly known for her large-scale paintings of natural forms and flowers at close range with which she sought to share the beauty she witnessed.
Heinz Edelmann‘s illustrations really made a lasting impression on me as a child. His distinct style seemed all-around and I remember one picture book in particular.
Fractals are a wonderful way of seeing infinity. Their beauty is only secondary after that lesson in perception.
The photographer Jimmy Nelson visited 31 secluded and visually unique tribes around the world. The result is huge — in extend and significance.
Sarah Schönfeld, an artist from Berlin puts different drugs on photographic negatives. The prints look fantastic…
This book is leading you on travels in a mysterious and visionary world.
Minoru Nomata paints fantastical structures and towers, standing isolated in front of a subdued sky. Their purpose is mysterious.
Primitive Technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule.
I don’t wanna spoil it for you. First look at the pictures and wonder what you see. Then read below.
It’s like strolling through an otherworldly dream that feels like home at the same time, breathing the vibrant air of enchantment.
This is as fashion as it gets on DOP. But Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen‘s work is extraordinary and transcends the common.
This book is the best reminder that a computer screen can’t replace the printing quality of a well produced book. The nuances of black are outstanding…
I was told it’s a pity that DOP is such a men’s club. And it’s true, the feminine is underrepresented.…
Wenzel Hablik is a visionary, an utopian architect of the proverbial crystal castles in the clouds.
Robert Beatty’s artworks are exceptionally peculiar and seem impossible to pin down.
Yoga: The Art of Transformation was the first major exhibition that explores the visual history of yoga.
I spent all my schooldays in this kind of architecture. But I was never taught about Anthroposophy. I wish to…