Sam Haskins

7 04 2015

Sam Haskins, born Samuel Joseph Haskins (born 11 November 1926, died 26 November 2009), was a British photographer, born and raised in South Africa. He started his photographic career in Johannesburg and moved to London in 1968. Haskins is best known for his contribution to nude photography, in-camera image montage, and his books, the most influential of which were Cowboy Kate (1965) and Haskins Posters (1973). He suffered a stroke on 19 September 2009, the opening day of his exhibition to launch ‘Fashion Etcetera’ at Milk Gallery in New York and died at home in Bowral, Australia, nine weeks later.

 





François-Emile Barraud

7 04 2015

François Barraud (14 November 1899 – 11 September 1934) was a Swisspainter.[1][2]

Barraud was the second eldest of four brothers who all painted or sculpted at various points in their lives.[2] The brothers, François, Aimé, Aurèle and Charles, were largely self-taught artists having been raised as professional plasterers and house painters.[1][2] Barraud attended evening classes at the local art school in 1911 together with his brothers.[1] In 1919, he exhibited his paintings in La Chaux-de-Fonds and participated in the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Basel.[3] Encouraged by the success of the exhibitions he left Switzerland in 1922, and moved to Reims in France where he worked as a house painter for two years.[1][3] He married Marie, a French woman, in 1924.[3][4] Marie subsequently featured as a model in several of his paintings.[3][4] Around 1924 or 1925, Barraud found work in Paris as an artist and craftsman.[4] While living in Paris he studied painting at the École du Louvre.





about a quarter to nine…

7 04 2015

about a quarter to nineby David Halliday

mystery is an odd concept. It could be that something mysterious has no meaning.