Sunday, March 15, 2009

Michal Chelbin - Photographer








Just a heads up really to point you towards the website of the photographer Michal Chelbin which I've been enjoying of late. There are a number of series on the website (the navigation of which could be a little easier) both in b/w and colour. Often, it's possible to say that a photographer's work in colour or in b/w is the most succesful but this chap seems to have a real feel for both and does very different things with the two media.

There are a number of b/w series on the website which are almost documentary portraits but which aim to capture something about everyday life. However, there is always something slightly 'off' or slightly wierd about these pictures that makes them a little disturbing to look through.
The colour series are much more impressionistic, often taking direct inspiration from classic paintings.

2 comments:

Baron Como said...

You may already be aware of this, but she has a book, "Strangely Familiar", currently in print.

Anonymous said...

It would appear that 'this chap' is a 35yr. old Israeli woman with the good sense to bail out of that G-d forsaken venture. Her work is haunting and reminiscent of Sally Mann and Jock Sturges... and maybe haring back to Lewis Carroll too. Thanks!

 
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