© One of my favorite Vogue covers ever, David Lynch’s ex-girlfriend, Isabella Rossellini, daughter of Ingrid Bergman & Roberto Rossellini on the cover of VOGUE (Paris), October 1989.
© American fashion photographer, Herb Ritts (1952-2002) took many portraits of models, actors and celebrities.
This is a shot of X-superman Christopher Reeve (1952- 2004).
This is what Ritts had to say about it in an interview “I think there’s an almost stoic quality about this picture. The light’s from a skylight in my studio; it’s not artificially lit.I do admire people who, even in a dire situation-like Stephen Hawking, as well-exhibit an indomitable spirit. “
© You may be familiar with Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård (1951- ) through his roles in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” (2011) or “Good Will Hunting” (1997) but there’s more to him than these Hollywood productions.
Check him out in black and white in Erik Skjoldbaerg’s “Insomnia” (1997), photo courtesy of First Run Features.
He also starred in “Breaking the Waves” (1996) by Lars von Trier and most importantly in Norwegian productions which are surely worth a look-over such as ” A Somewhat Gentle Man” (2010) directed by Hans Petter Moland among others. Image below.
© “Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics” is the documentary that got me interested in American comics.
It passionately tells the tale of the founders of DC Comics and all the circumstances which enabled them to create super-heroes. It also exposes the latter’s influence on culture, how they were perceived by the public and the evolution of this wonderful medium.
Shot in 2010 by Mac Carter.
© Leni Riefenstahl ‘s “Triumph of the Will” (1934), the infamous propaganda documentary representing Hitler’s rally in Nueremberg, Germany.
Racks were laid so that her cameramen could get traveling shots of the crowd. When rough cuts weren’t up to par, major party leaders and high-ranking public officials reenacted their speeches in a studio for her.Riefenstahl also used a film crew that was extravagant by the standards of the day. Her crew consisted of 172 people who also worked on aerial photography.
© “Until the Light Takes Us”(2008) is a documentary by Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell featuring many important Norwegian black metal musicians.
It attempts to understand the burning of churches in the country back in the 90s and its connection to Black Metal. Through interviewing and following many of the founding musicians, it investigates some aspects of the music’s aesthetics and political as well as nationalist implications.