iPhone Photography - Creating a Series


Anybody who follows me on social media has been seeing lots of photographs of gardenias. I tried for 30 years to grow gardenias and finally, after moving my plants out into the sun, I am getting blossoms.

This is the first series I have done in quite awhile. I have 46 photographs taken and edited on my iPhone and currently have about another 40 buds. It has gotten me thinking about photographing series. There are some fabulous photographers who have done them. Here are some of my favorites.

The Brown Sisters

Nicholas Nixon started annually photographing his wife Bebe with her three sisters in 1975. And he is still at it. I really love this series. Wish I had started one in the 1960s or 1970s. MOMA exhibited the series called Forty Years of the Brown Sisters. You can see it here...https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1484

The Kitchen Table

in 1990 Carrie Mae Weems did a series that continues to be one of my all time favorites. She photographed what happens at her kitchen table. You can see the series here... http://carriemaeweems.net/galleries/kitchen-table.html

Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte was known for his surrealist paintings, often using as his model a man with a bowler hat. Photographer Duane Michals visited Magritte in Brussels when he was 33 and Magritte was 65. He created a series using the painter's bowler hat called From a Visit to Magritte. You can see it here... https://www.dcmooregallery.com/artists/duane-michals/series/rene-magritte

Riace - We Are Here

Riace is an Italian village that for the most part was abandoned by locals and adopted by migrants. Caroline Gavazzi created a series of three dimensional photographs of Riace's new residents. She printed each subject's fingerprint on plexiglass and placed it over their photographic portrait. You can see more here... https://www.dodho.com/we-are-here-by-caroline-gavazzi/

Warhol Polaroids
Warhol was known for his photographs of famous people. His one of a kind polaroids were taken from 1958 to 1987. You can see an exhibit of this series here... https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/YjdDnFVY29CcK1pKQ4mRf1/andy-warhols-polaroids-the-genius-behind-the-artist

Thomas Finkler

German photographer Thomas Finkler creates what he call minimal landscape photographs, his favorite subject being trees. You can see more of his work on his website here...

Coney Water

Photojournalist Massimo Vitali launched his beach series in the 1990s, a time of political turbulence in Italy. His goal was to photograph beach goers during the tense time in Italy. The Coney Water image alone sold for $37,500 in 2014. Massimo has a blog which you can read here... https://www.massimovitali.com