January 31, 2013

Hommage to László Moholy-Nagy

Yesterday I luckily shot this really big bokeh: an hommage to Moholy-Nagy.

These are some of his photograms.

Fixer's manifesto

Sugru is an ordinary product: a fixing rubber. But these guys are trying to change the ordinary mentality of throwing away stuff. Rather... fix it!

It's a big challenge and deserves time and effort. At the end it's about being creative.

This is their manifesto. Share it, spread the word, own it.

January 29, 2013

On being yourself

This morning, as I was attending a course, I started observing the girls in the room. All of them gave me the impression of suffering: their look was so "perfect" or wanna be perfect, that it was boring. It seemed to as if I could almost feel a big social/familiar pressure upon their shoulders and against their chests. "You must look cute". "You must impress". "You have to get the best guy". Whatever.

Except for the girl sitting next to me. She gave the impression of not giving a damn about anything. She was only tired and her mind seemed to be focusing on it. She was in that sense the only one cool. No boots (Mexican girls have no idea about how to wear them, go to Germany!), rather really nice silver sneakers, torn jeans, which were way too big, but stylish. Who the heck is she? She didn't give a shit for me or anybody else.

Later she said something in poor Spanish and with a terrible accent. A French.

Some societies, like this one here, are a burden for being yourself.

Free me!

January 25, 2013

Some female values

These pictures are displayed on the shelves of my bedroom for good reasons.

Norman Parkinson

Bettina Rheims

Lady Gaga

Head books: Henry Clarke, García Márquez



January 24, 2013

Today 29 years ago

The first Mac presentation. 


Posted from my microwave-fridge-hairdresser-iPad.

January 21, 2013

René Burri, René Burri

René Burri copying himself...

Brasilia (1960)

Mexico City (1969)

January 19, 2013

Takashi Murakami

I'm not a fan of Takeshi Murakami, I rather despise the conceit of Art's Triumviratus, i.e. Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Murakami plus their Caesar Larry Gagosian.

There was this Murakami exhibition when I visited Versailles, and it was boring and predictable, not at all worth those millions.

Still, the current exhibition in Hong Kong, Flowers and Skulls, has at least this nice acrylic. Death and life.

Optical distortions: Lartigue, Doisneau

January 14, 2013

Francisco Rosa

People say, this is the most beautiful street in Mexico City: Francisco Rosa (even in winter).

January 13, 2013

Arms: Robert Mapplethorpe, Jesus Henry Christ


Preis: 1 Billion Mark für ein Brot
29. November 1923

January 11, 2013


Arnold Newman, Stravinsky

I was very impressed earlier this week when I saw this picture for the first time. It looks rather like a painting, its geometry is just perfect. The round belly of the piano is the perfect counterpoint for both triangles, piano's and arm's.

Ralph Gibson

 Ralph Gibson

André Kertész

 Anick Messier

 Eugene de Salignac

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Anne Leibovitz

Henri Cartier-Bresson

 Helmut Newton

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Richard Avedon

Robert Longo

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

 Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Man Ray

 Man Ray

Man Ray

Anselm Adams