Sunday, 4 July 2010

Ron Van Dongen

It is that time of year again when my photography students have to come up with an idea to peg a 3000 word essay on. I try not to guide with too heavy a hand but I have my weaknesses and maybe they creep through. This year appears to be coming up with a bumper crop of faves including
  • Street Photography and the Privacy Laws,
  • Using Toys to Create a Narrative (love that one)
  • Voyeurism and Friends,
  • The Relevance of Pinhole Photography in 21st Century, and then....
  • Flowers...mmm not very radical is it? In the end I pinned her down to
  • Studio Light V Natural Light, which is a start. So of course we have the usual suspects Mapplethorpe, Bourke White, Penn, then I remembered Van Dongen from years back and found these beautiful images on the Michael Hoppen Gallery website.

Sometimes it is the simplest things that give the most pleasure.

1 comment:

La Belette Rouge said...

Tell the student who is writing "Using Toys to Create a Narrative" about Sandplay:
also, tell your student I want to read his/her paper.