Homework #10 (last one!): What do Rock Stars eat behind stage?

Henry Hargreaves, Rihanna’s backstage request for “hard-boiled eggs, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, at any time through out the day” from petapixel.com

Henry Hargreaves, Rihanna’s backstage request for “hard-boiled eggs, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, at any time through out the day” from petapixel.com

After last month’s “egg photos” for your  presentations, I thought you would like to share your thoughts on these still life photographs of unusual requests made by musicians when they go on tour. When musicians perform at major concerts, their contracts include riders that outline what they need to have backstage. These riders often feature requests for food such as Lady Gaga’s request for a “small plate of cheese (nonsmelly, nonsweaty), on ice.” The photographer Henry Hargreaves with the help of a stylist produced photographs in the style of Flemish still life painting, a genre that emerged in seventeenth-century Netherlands. The photographs are stylish and give viewers a peek into the personalities (and quirks!) of different musicians. Read the article on Hargreaves’ Band Riders photo series and share what you think of his pictures.

Read about Henry Hargreaves “Band Riders” photo series here.

You can see the entire “Band Riders” series on the photographer’s website (he has also photographed ‘deep-fried’ gadgets like iPads).

Please submit your posts by Monday, December 21st (Day of the Final Exam!). 

Homework #9


Robert Frank’s photographs can come off as bleak but in my opinion they are artistic.Frank took photos of what he taught showed how the world is. Whether it was dealing with race and political values it showed us the exact expression upon ones face in that moment.Franks photographs were not staged and it was capturing everyday , and that it was makes it artistic to me.His photos are not the everyday photographs you notice for photographers take , so that makes him different and artistic in his own way.

homework #9

I think Robert Frank’s photographs are artistic yet simple. The idea of him capturing photographs from his view doesn’t surprise me. The way most photographs are taken are based on how the photographer wants you to view it. His photos have an artistic theme because he’s telling a story throughout each photo but its not straight forward. He gives details where you have to look deeper to find out what the issue is or what he’s trying to say. He took a lot of pictures of African Americans. I was surprised that this was his first encounter with segregation. A good point was pointed out on how African Americans weren’t good enough to sit next to but good enough to watch their children. It didn’t make sense. Robert Frank captured photographs of ordinary people doing everyday things so that’s what makes it simple.

Homework #9 Robert Frank

After viewing Robert frank photo during the video that was shown it was clear to me that there were some artistic views in his eyes that he have seen however it didn’t amazed me. For a man who is Jewish from Switzerland he has never seen anything like this when he got to America seeing separation though color of race  amazed him only seeing the same color race in Switzerland during his time. The picture he have taken were normal photos to me that any one would of taken. What I do find fascinating is the meaning and purpose on why Robert frank would take these photos of blacks and whites who are separated from society where it shows a sign of confusion not for the people who are looking at his photograph but for the people who are in it where there was one photo of a black woman holding a white baby girl which showed to me and also to Robert frank what he wanted his viewers to know were if they trust a black woman with there baby then it doesn’t make sense for them not to sit next to each other on the same bus or restaurant and also school. This was the confusion that got to me which I found fascinating for him to go deeper in to the meaning of separation though color in America.

Homework # 9

Robert Frank photographs are artistic in my point of view. The photos are very simple but what makes them artistic is the way they all have a deeper meaning to themselves. Robert Frank gave us a view of what America was like in the 1950s, an America that citizens of the nation weren’t ready to believe was there’s. He took many photos of segregation and showed a lot of unseen point of views. Robert frank did a great job showing his work in a way that made someone have to expand his mind in order to understand it. He made his art beautiful but only if you understand what his art really is.

hw # 9 Robert Frank


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hw #9

“The Americans “by Robert Frank is regarded as one of the most influential photographic project of the 20th century.It consisted of 83 black photographs from his journey which showed a different America.When I first saw work from “The Americans “ I could make no sense of it. It wasn not artistic at all. It showed view of American society. How American people used to see themselves in their country. Frank’s subjects weren’t necessarily living the American dream of the 1950s: They were factory workers, black passengers in the trains. Making a bold attempt to indicate the direction in which America is heading in the second half of the 1950s, Frank goes beyond the traditional canons of photographic documentation. On the pages of the album draws a portrait of two-faced photographer of the American public. Economic growth, consumerism and higher demographic, which in America became the foundations for the shallow optimism of the Decade of the 1950s, have been compiled with images of past bitter face of America. Rising social tensions, the collapse of authority figures and national symbols, as well as departure from the Christian values-this turned out to be the fate of America in the 1960s, in which Frank tried to warn people.In my opinion it is not really artistic. However, I like them. We can see how much America changed since that time. Franks’ photographs photograph’s has inspired a lot of photographers across all genres.

HW # 9

Robert Frank photographs are not artistic in my eyes. The photos are very simple even thought they have a deeper meaning to them. All of his photos have a story and a reason why he took the photo. He does capture many moments in history like segregation. Many of the photos are Americans going on about there life and between it all, Frank was able to capture many great photos of  segregation.  After watching the video of unseen photos of Robert Frank and flipping through his book in class I can get a sense  of what America was like in the 1950s. Robert Frank did a great job on the book even though most of the photos are very simple and seems like not much thought was out into it before taking the photo.

hw #8

Before I read article „ Robert Capa: In Love and War” I was confused if  the photo being staged or real. His argumentsconvicted me that this photograph is not staged.In my opinion it was not staged but However , I think Robert Capa knew the decisive moment. . I find the arguments convincing that this photograph is not fake.First of all , The way the character in the picture is seen falling makes sense as if he was getting shot in the back. His pose looks like he got shotThe only problem that makes me a little suspicious is the background in this picture, which look very calm. It doesn’t look like war background From the beginning  the photo of a soldier’s death aroused controversy. This photo shows the heroic, but the tragic death. This photo became the biggest symbol of the local war. it mad Robert Capa very famous photographer
“Falling soldier” is one of the most famous war photographs.