Cloudscape (photography)

Cloudscape photography is photography of clouds or sky.

An early cloudscape photographer, Belgian photographer Léonard Misonne (1870-1943), was noted for his black and white photographs of heavy skies and dark clouds. [ [http://www.artnet.com/artist/679993/leonard-misonne.html Artnet.com] ]

In the early to middle 20th century, American photographer Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) created a series of photographs of clouds, called "equivalents" (1925-1931). According to an essay on the series at the Phillips Collection website, "A symbolist aesthetic underlies these images, which became increasingly abstract equivalents of his own experiences, thoughts, and emotions." [ [http://www.phillipscollection.org/american_art/artwork/Stieglitz-Equivalent_Series1.htm Phillips Collection] ] More recently, photographers such as Ralph Steiner, Robert Davies, and Tzeli Hadjidimitriou have been noted for producing such images.

ee also

* Landscape
* Cloudscape (art)
* Aerial landscape art
* Photography

References

*Davies, Robert; Christopher Bucklow; Lisbon (Portugal). Arquivo Fotográfico Municipal. (Lisboa, Portugal : Câmara Municipal, Cultura : Arquivo fotográfico, 1997) ISBN 972-97226-2-5 [Worldcat subject headings include "Davies, Robert" and "Photography of clouds"]
*Steiner, Ralph. Smith College. Museum of Art. (Albuquerque, N.M. : Distributed by the University of New Mexico Press, ©1985) ISBN 0-9615132-0-9 [Photography of clouds]
*Time fading into clouds | O χρόνος χάθηκε στα σύννεφα. Texts from: N. Vatopoulos, N. Chronas, Tz. Hadjidimitriou, Metaichmio, 2003, ISBN 9603756342

External links

* [http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/ Official Home Page of Cloud Appreciation Society]
* [http://blindspot.com/artists/index.php?id=davies_robert Image of a cloudscape photo by Robert Davies, entitled "Antimony"] , featured in "Blindspot" magazine.


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