Sometimes simple shapes create a big impact, just because they are simple, they express simple colors, they express a simple message. Maybe we have so much noise everyday around us and we can find some shelter in simplicity.
This is an Instagram photo. Sometimes we can also take pictures of stuff around food, like bottles, glasses and so forth ;-)
I don’t know her. I think she was french, based on what I was able to hear from the distance. The city was Barcelona, in winter. I just had a 35mm lens, so I couldn’t get closer, anyway I think it was safer not to get so close. Fortunately, in Europe, despite so many centuries of sexual repression due irrational religious views, it didn’t completely defeat common sense, so we can see girls, freely taking a bath in topless and nobody cares. Her husband was sitting on the sand with their kid. I admire her resistance, in winter, taking a bath…
What I like of this picture is that there is no way to know if it’s in winter or summer. Sometimes it’s just a point of view :)
If you don’t know what to do during the following days, or months, I’d like to recommend you the following proposals:
Don’t worry if you aren’t in Tokyo. You have the opportunity to be delighted with Keizo Kitajima both in New York and Tokyo. It’s an photography exhibition about the work and vision of Kitajima during the 1975 to 1991. He had his debut with “BC Street Okinawa” in 1975, then he got the Kitamura prize for his work “New York” in 1983. You can appreciate his shots and his style of this period. It includes the changing of his style while visiting the collapsed Soviet Union in 1991. You shouldn’t miss this opportunity.
You still have time for “the Joy of Portraits” at the Amador Gallery in NY. (around 23 days left). But you should hurry for the exhibit in Tokyo (around 3 days left!!) at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Don’t get stressed because you have also other opportunities to appreciate good works, or even to share your point of view about art at the ICC Open Space 2009 (plenty of time left to experience it). It’s a free communication space opened to the public. You have the chance to appreciate some representative works of media art created not only by Japanese artists, but also masterpieces of international artists. The exhibition has an adding: a new space dedicated to the “Art & Science”.
If you are in Barcelona, I really recommend you “endemoniados” of Ricardo Cinalli. You can enjoy a very impressive collection of masterpieces: sculptures, paintings and compositions dedicated to the curves of the human body. Enjoy it at Galeria Mito, at the Carrer Rosselló. But if you are more found of photography, I recommend you to enjoy the works of the Fundació Foto Colectalia where you can see a great collection of good photos from different artists.
If you happen to be in Paris, you can also enjoy Rencontres Internationales 2009, from November 30th to December 9th, at the Centre Pompidou, by the Théâtre du Châtelet. You can enjoy some films and visual propositions. This cultural and artistic platform, gives us the opportunity not only to enjoy but also to take part into the new cinema and contemporary art. This event takes also part into the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. Check here for more information