Ken Domon

Ken Domon

"I am involved with the social realities of today, at the same time that I am involved with the traditions and classical culture of Nara and Kyoto, and these two involvements are linked by their common search for the point in which they are related to the fate of the people, the anger, the sadness, the joys of the Japanese people."
Ken Domon ( 25 October 1909 – 15 September 1990)

Michelangelo Antonioni

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“The photographer in Blow-Up, who is not a philosopher, wants to see things closer up. But it so happens that, by enlarging too far, the object itself decomposes and disappears. Hence there’s a moment in which we grasp reality, but then the moment passes. This was in part the meaning of Blow-Up.”

 
“We know that under the image revealed there is another which is truer to reality and under this image still another and yet again still another under this last one, right down to the true image of that reality, absolute, mysterious, which no one will ever see or perhaps right down to the decomposition of any image, of any reality.”

GEORGE PLATT LYNES

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During his lifetime, Lynes amassed a substantial body of work involving nude and homoerotic photography. In the 1930s, he began taking nudes of friends, performers and models, including a young Yul Brynner, although these remained private, unknown and unpublished for years.

Katherine Anne Porter, 1947

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Boreas

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Danae and the Shower of Gold

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Acamas and Phyllis

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Jean Cocteau, June 1936

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nude (Bill Harris)

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Lew Christiensen, William Dollar, and Daphne Vane performing Orpheus and Eurydice, 1936LYNES16

Untitled Nude

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Salvador Dalí, 1939

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Helen Bennett with umbrella and mask, c.1938

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from GEORGE PLATT LYNES PHOTOGRAPHS 1931-1955