Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Man Ray

I got so happy when I found a photo book with Man Ray's art on a flea market last sunday. He is one of my favorite artists and I almost get goose bumps looking at his pieces. It atracts me so much his way of capturing sadness, eroticism, mysticism and oriental influences.

Man Ray was born as Emmanuel Radinzky in Pennsylania 1890 but lived most of his life in France where he worked as a modernist artist and became a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements.
At the age of 27 he started to take pictures of his own art and from there on he got in to experimenting with different lights and subjects. He got most famous for his Avant Garde photography and as a fashion and portrait photographer.
Man Ray died in Paris 1976.

My lovely book, so happy :)
Self portarait of Man Ray himself.

(all pictures, exept the one of my book, borrowed from Google)

1 comment:

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