Witness the perfectionist eye of still life photographer Lester Bookbinder. (Click to enlarge.)
Born in New York City in 1929 Lester trained with the photographer Reuben Samberg before opening his own studio in 1955. (Hiro was one of his early assistants).
In the swinging sixties he moved to London and his regular contributions to British Vogue were to prove highly influential.
Examples of his work are hard to find, but this 1976 composition is from an era long before Photoshop and was created entirely 'in camera.'
If you can find links to his work, please let me know.
Where awkward stock photos finally have a purpose.
Have to wonder what the shooter was thinking when he/she took the time to set this up.
"Yeah, Collies with pastries on their heads. Under-represented. That'll sell."
[click to enlarge]From a Nat Geo doc called, unsurprisingly, “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb."
Peter Chinn, the show’s producer, used a combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics, and tiny cameras to capture the process from conception to birth.The foetus at bottom's a dog in case you're wondering.
Brandon Voges hangs people by their ankles then takes their photograph.
Upside Downy Face is both an intriguing and disturbing take on the formal portrait.
Can't help wondering what the shots would look like if Voges was hung upside down.
Ever wonder who was behind all those glorious set pieces in the World of Interiors magazine?
Their former Senior Stylist Faye
Toogood has hired out her perfect eye to other publications and now contributes regularly to Wallpaper*, Elle Decoration, the
Telegraph and Vogue.
"From location to the studio, the micro to the
macro, an instinctual approach to composition, space, color and
interiors is evident in all of her work."
Can't argue with that pitch.