Francis Giacobetti, Francis Bacon portraits & last interview

Looking up some quotes from Bacon, I came across the following interesting and inspiring words:

“The feeling of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desperation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility.” (Francis Bacon) I think this is so true, and have always maintained that to create a piece of art, a piece of the artist must of necessity suffer, perhaps even die. I never photograph on a full stomach – hunger hones the quest for creating images, actually helps me to see better. Continue reading “Francis Giacobetti, Francis Bacon portraits & last interview”

Antoine d’Agata

Another photographer who is supposed to continue the Sultan/Goldin legacy is Antoine d’Agata. I found his work on the Magnum website, which really surprised me, since his images don’t appear to adhere to the photo cooperative’s guiding principles. Continue reading “Antoine d’Agata”