mute monday: greatness

greatest photographer of odd people

*added monday a.m.: i adore diane arbus, but, the truth is, i wanted to post the homage to August Sander but the embed was disabled. if you love photography, you must go here its so perfect, it made me cry.



Blogger Anonymous Boxer said...


Several years ago I saw an exhibit at the San Fran. MOMA of Diane Arbus photographs and it was AMAZING. She is truly one of the greatest. Her use of lighting and subject matter is strange and yet.... they ALL feel like family. Happy MM!

10:33 PM  
Blogger The Java Junkie said...

Excellent! Arbus was truly great!
Happy MM!

3:43 AM  
Blogger NYD said...

Good choice. This was one of the first times that I wanted a You tube clip to be longer.

4:22 AM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Bravo! Oh my god, though, I saw the same exhibit at SFMOMA as A. Boxer! This was an awesome choice...

5:30 AM  
Blogger The Troll said...

Clap Clap Clap. I need to look up Diane Arbus. Happy Mute Monday. You forgot to say "I'm UP!".

5:51 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Bravo Pup! Fun "great"

Happy MM!

6:23 AM  
Blogger iamnot said...

There's an interesting choice!

Happy MM oh great artist friend.

6:26 AM  
Blogger moi said...

Arbus is one of the few photographers whose images can make my skin crawl. In both the good and bad sense of the word. There's no one like her.

7:23 AM  
Blogger having my cake said...

Oh, werent they great! Ive heard her name before. And there's another great French photographer whose work includes a lot of similar black and white footage of people. Henri someone?

7:27 AM  
Blogger she said...

cake: henri cartier-bresson

moi: mary ellen mark? maybe

iamnot: probably wont be running into anything like this unless you go to a carnival or something. and if a carnival do come to your town, please go and shoot.

aunty: nice touch me including uncle wasnt it? grrrrrrrherhahaha jus kiddin

troll: or go to a carnival. same thing.

thursdaynext: we did not get this show. but i saw an exhibit at a gallery in LA. they were paired with an exhibit of glaciers. it was quite a contrast.

nyd: i try and keep em all under three. i found this video of those weirdo masked mexican wrestlers but it was too long, so good though.

javajunkie: she was. and thank you

anonymous boxer: YOUR family in particular. grrrrrherhahaha jus kiddin

all: i really wanted to do August Sander. but it wont allow an embed. there is a person on youtube with all these great photographer homages. check it out:


7:36 AM  
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7:36 AM  
Blogger Pink said...

Hi Honey -- come back over - I shot some snapshots of those Tinga Tinga paintings for you.

Binder clipped to the lamp - we are high tech over here.


9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fantastic humanity,
wonderful photographer!

and sander,
the work is solid... philosophy is brilliant(!) he really was an artist

thanks for these


9:57 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Wonderful! Nicole Kidman was doing a movie based on Arbus' life. Did that ever come out? If so, it never came here to the winter water wonderland.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

oh-oh...watch it--Uncle might be miffed wif' ya! (let's us keep it a secret...and lemme tell ya Sizzle is down--maybe for the count)

11:22 AM  
Blogger she said...

/t: i found a little dada film i liked; im going to try and post it...it failed the first try. as to sander -i was so struck by the images...just saturated with a love of humanity - and understanding the essential role of the artist -not a separated part of the whole but the glue - you know what i mean? so glad you watched it.

pink: i loved them! and thanks so much for showing the to me and us.

bunny: it was called "fur". i havent seen it, but my friend plays the soundtrack at her studio events sometimes. its cool.

aunty: uh-oh. i will petition st francis presently.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

August Sander: Oh honey, that was gorgeous. What love he had for his world--until the NAzi's crushed it.

Well, dare Aunty say it? Iffin' we dona stand up to Islam, we will be in Sander's shoes soon. We'll be cataloging a dying world.

Thanky fer the link.

1:56 PM  
Blogger she said...

aunty: that's what i mean. you have to believe what we are is worth standing for. im always (although less so with the repetition of charges) shocked that you, we, are dogged out for standing against the one thing that is sure to kill the individual.

seeing the catalog of humanity in sanders work, and then knowing the nazis destroyed much of it since it did not reflect their very limited vision of aryan perfection reminded me of the very narrow view of humanity as defined by islam; and the challenges ahead for free speech in every sense of application of that right.

2:18 PM  
Blogger moi said...

Geez, I really need to crack open some of my old photography books. I forgot how many wonderful portraitists there were, Sander being one of them. Beautiful, touching work.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Gypsy said...

Wonderful Mute Monday SHE. I always get exposed to a little culture when I come here, something which is sadly lacking in this Gypsy's life.

Lovely to see you on my blog too. Next time you come, could you bring a duster and get a few cobwebs down. Thankyou in advance, tehe.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply stunning! Happy MM!

7:16 PM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

Arbus, I'm very familiar with. Sander not so much, although I have seen his work. This post, however, prompts me to read more about him. I didn't know about his son, for example.

8:24 AM  
Blogger The Troll said...

Travel Troll Poll at the Troll Report today.

9:23 AM  
Blogger foam said...

I love Arbus.
Funny, i had forgotten about Sanders.
Thanks for reintroducing him to me.
His photos are really something else.
I have a few photos from my mother's youth that have survived the war.

10:37 AM  
Blogger VE said...

Early photography is so interesting. People were very serious when getting their photo taken. You rarely see a charismatic photo from that era.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

Special one-off Bogsblog post now up… nope, this is not an April Fools thing!

3:22 PM  
Blogger boneman said...

¡¡¡ʎɐp s,ןooɟ ןıɹdɐ ʎddɐɥ !!!

(uh-oh... guess what /t'n'Foam showed me today?)

Watched the link to Sanders...remembered him as soon as I saw the cook.
Really good stuff. And all the time thinking he wasn't an artist?

But, as for the music over there (at the Sanders' video) that's what I keep telling Auntie she needs to do about thinking about them Muslims....

walk it off
(wachet auf)

9:10 PM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Col August Sander, the chicken guy??

12:15 PM  
Blogger she said...

moi: im loving elliot erwitt too and have been looking at a big book of wegman wiemerieners lately. theres this great video where william corrects man ray's (his star dog) spelling on a test.

gypsy: i have one of those super fancy colorful dollar store parrot dusters. i'll be right over. and thank you! im glad you liked the videos.

kate: thank you! good to see ya

xdell: neither did i. id like to get a book on him and learn more. i wish i could by a print of arbus' twin girls (come and play with us danny) are you still out of town? im glad you stopped by

troll: ill be over

foamy: i would love to see those. youre rich in history and family and i have enjoyed those posts.

ve: what!? i think many in the sanders and arbus portfolios were charismatic! you cant beat a guy tattoed from head to toe!! grrherhahaha

bogshond: i'll be there!

boney: heeeyyyy, how'd you do that?? i loved the cook photo too! maybe the best...i like the portrait of the kids with the dog and the toy horse. wachen auf---that doesnt mean walk it off does it? its beautiful

PhoKid: grrrrrrherhahahahaha maybe his great grandaddy!

6:28 PM  
Blogger boneman said...

good news/bad news

good news is...
you go, type in the top box, hi-lite and copy from the lower box

Bad news, Ol' Steve called the name of the piece out to me midway through te piece. He also told me what it meant. I am claiming poor diet and lost brain cells for not being able to remember.

More good news/bad news...
Good news: It's German, so, it shouldn't be too hard to find someone who speaks German.
Bad news: Ardlair knows German.

(uh oh. Maybe I better skidaddle.)

9:54 PM  
Blogger boneman said...

OK, by now you're used to the weird, aren'tcha?
I mean, dang.

How about this for weird?
Have you got any jokes about dead people?
If you do, or jokes about dead, I dunno, fish, cows, slow moving possums & fast moving cars...
(heck THIS is starting to sound like a joke)...
But, if you could gather up a joke and haul it over to Crash's place.

I'm trying to "cheer" him up.

4:20 PM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

I thought of a good sympathy card, but Hallmark told me to get bent. The inside read "Sorry about your dead grandpa." I thought it was touching.

5:48 PM  
Blogger dianne said...

That was a beautiful homage to August Sander, he really captured the essence of humanity with his photography. I especially like the photo of the boy & girl with their sheep, the expression on its face is fascinating, so pleased to be photographed maybe. The music is 'Wachet Auf' by J S Bach, very moving.

4:06 AM  

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