Posts Tagged: Robert Mapplethorpe

The Lessons of Mapplethorpe

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It might be ill-advised to reduce an artist’s life and work to a single observation, the magic key that unlocks everything, but in the case of Robert Mapplethorpe there is a pronounced duality—in the themes and subjects depicted in his “icy”, graphically stylized black-and-white photographs; in the dark-angel personae he cultivated; and in the controversies all of these facets wittingly or unwittingly sparked during his short lifetime.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved #4: Chris Frantz’s Pocket Camera

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What I want/need/love most are the tools that allow me to document what I see and experience, at home and in my travels, now and in the future. ...more