Going through all of these photos its funny how needy all these famous people are. The special request like Lady Gaga and her cheese. How needy are these people!? The amazing thing about these photos is how every artist has a different palette. I really enjoy the style in which the photos are taken. With the black background and the food places in fancy china. Its also interesting that all these request are always favored, of course because these people have money!
I’m very surprised about this pictures. The photographer Henry hargreaves have a great style taking picture. I’m very interested how artist request some many thing that are very rare. All the picture that this photographer is so amazing because have something special that get people attention.
The musicians request seems weird and normal at the same time.What really makes it interesting is how he manuiplates the photos to keep the viewers imagining the type of artist these celebrities are.One photo that made me think more was the two bags of corn starch.The way the slit to open it was toward the bottom and some leaked out onto the table, that would make a view visual other things than cornstarch.Another thing that was shocking was the framed picture of Princess Diana.It really just made me wonder if she thinks of herself as a princess before she performs.The only other thing that really surprised me was that you would think singers need water, or some tea with honey or orange juice and those weren’t request at all.I respect that they want real food like juicy backed chicken seasoned instead of a Caesar salad with grill chicken.After a long night of performing one could only hope for something that satisfies there taste buds.
I must say these photos were hilarious. I must also say that i am not the least bit surprised at the outrageous requests from these celebrities. You hear the stories of the rockstar lifestyle, the nights full of alchohol, drugs, and sex but whos to say what really occurs behind closed doors? I was never the type to wish i was rich and famous but i guess the experience, to know what it is like would be nice. However, nonsmelly cheese? Thats probably the best kind! I just can’t see myself being that ridiculous just because of my status. But then again i can’t judge anyone for their lifestyle. I read an article recently of Arethra Franklin attending a broadway show by herself and just her body guards. It was said that she was being obnoxious taking pictures of the show when she even isn’t allowed to. People would complain but when they found out who it was they totally disregarded it because she was Arethra Frankin. And its completely off topic but it makes me wonder how many celebrities get away with things just because of their status. You would think they were normal like we are but they are far from it. I’ll stick to being my regular boring basic self lol .
I find it funny that not one thing requested is healthy. It’s interesting to think of what they ask for to in some way either ease their nerves or just mess with people. It’s a good thing to have something that reminds you of home or to have something to just make you laugh. If I were in the position to make demands it would be varieties of cheeses and cured meats and maybe some crackers.
I think Hargreaves’ photo series is interesting. The pictures definitely are different. It shows you the different interests people have. I’m shocked that celebrities really request these things to have backstage, like its really in contracts and it has to be brought to them the exact way they asked. Some of them are things that shouldn’t even be edible without being mixed in something. “The cornstarch or the I can’t believe it’s not butter”, really??. I would like to know what is it that they’re doing with it. Some of these foods could just be their favorites or comfort foods. I agree with him when he says that the requests show something about their personality that words don’t.
The reading confused me even more. In the beginning I was convinced that the picture was staged because of how the soldier was positioned. It didn’t look that real as if he really got shot. Just the whole positioning of his body and the gun. If you pay attention to the background of the photo it doesn’t look as if it was during a war. I feel as though you would see bodies or rubbish laying around. What stands out to me the most is the fact that Capa thought to capture a great photo he needed to be there. He needed to be in the presence of the war. He risked endangering his life to capture a photo. That alone shows me some proof it might be real. I’m still indecisive on whether to believe if its real or not. Regardless if its staged or real, Capa has a big name in the history of photography.
Firstly, I would like to mention that I am absolutely appalled by some of the requests by musicians, but I do think that Hargreaves pictures were well executed. I think he definitely thought outside of the box by designing his details to create a more over-the-top look. He thought of each detail really carefully and succeeded at the end result. Maybe it is because I love Beyonce, but I thought his idea of tearing pieces of the chicken apart and adding a few cloves of garlic was genius. Even with the Busta Rhymes request, with condom hanging from the glass of guinness was so exaggerated. I also really like the way he put together the request of Rihanna, it was very clean and classy looking. He highlighted the food in the glass by outlining it with shadows in the background, which I thought was very tasteful.
I think Robert Frank’s photos are not really artistic but they were raw and very straight forward. Most of his photos were a lot like the everyday life of pedestrians so his work capturing them were impressive, mainly because they all told a story. I understand that he was trying to expose everything that he was enlightened with, being that he was not an American so therefore to me his work was bleak. I think because he too was trying to understand America and its diversity is what made his pictures so interesting. Nonetheless, Robert did a very good job shedding light on segregation through images and what seems to be the culture shown in each photo.
Robert Frank’s collection of 83 photographs in book titled “The American’s”, is an interesting look at how he personally viewed his country. In his collection, photographs of poverty, racial division, and banal day to day life of Americans were depicted. I do find his photographs to be artistic because there is meaning behind every single picture. I don’t think Frank took these photographs for us to understand why he took them, i think they were meant for his personal understanding of what was going on around him. He wanted to understand the whos, whats, wheres, whens, and hows. Like stated in the clip of the Exhibition by curator Peter Galassi, Frank wanted to understand his people. A perfect example is the photograph of the White-American baby being held by the African-American woman. Frank wanted to understand how could a mother trust this black woman with her child but completely disregard the same black woman in public. Frank photographed pictures of the everyday lives of Americans which seem rather boring. In the photos these people rarely make eye contact nor smile, mainly because they were taken off guard. It was also stated that Americans weren’t content with how they viewed themselves which i think is still a present day issue. We as Americans are too wrapped up in our everyday lives that if and when we are photographed off guard we might even seem a bit unhappy much like the photographs in Franks book.