VBS.TV webisodes about Fine Art Photographers and their work
Picture Perfect is a web series about the work of fine art photographers at their studios and their travels around the world. I have been particularly interested in following these episodes because they show more than just the process of making im
ages, they show the work process by photographers and how they go about in their daily lives.
Most of these photographers have a peculiar behavior and lifestyle that can be recognized and compared between them, and I would venture to say they are quite similar in how they are, and that they embody the way of living as independent artists in our era: the self management, self production and self distribution of work, all very dependent and linked by the internet and the opening of the world through it, and always looking for making the art pieces profitable.
Have you ever pictured yourself in the future as a famous photographer? are you an upcoming photographer and you don't know what to expect from the outcome of your work or your career? Well I definitely recommend you following these series.
Wether you like robots, isolated and exotic regions of the
world, subcultures, fictional stories, or you'd like to capture world events that mark our history on earth; photography has gained the reputation to be the most important medium
to observe, interpret and register the world history today. Its role is very important to our daily lives, and the role of photographers today has evolved to be part historians, story tellers, social commentators, certain regard and so on .If you want to know more about the role of photographers and photography today, I recommend you reading these 2 articles by J.M. Colberg: 1) What's next? 2) If everybody can be a photographer…
Here are the four episodes that have been released so far, all of them are quite good, enjoy!
Picture Perfect travels to Tokyo, Japan where we meet up with Canadian photographer Donald Weber to discuss his ongoing documentation of life in Chernobyl, his interest in power roles, and his photographic practice.
In the third episode of Picture Perfect, Vice meets up with Dutch photographer Rob Hornstra in Utrecht, the Netherlands. There, we discuss his advocacy for slow journalism and the genesis of his ongoing Sochi Project.
PP visits Stefan Ruiz at his studio in Brooklyn, New York where we talk about hoarding, portraiture, and his career as one of the best photographers around. We then go on assignment with him to Monterrey where an urban subculture of “Cholombianos” are so inspired by the Colombian culture that passes through town, that they’ll do anything to mimic it.
In this fourth episode, Picture Perfect visits Vincent Fournier at his studio in Paris, France where we talk about his unique process and distinct style that merges fantasy with reality in photographs of rockets, otherworldly landscapes, research facilities, and cosmonauts. We then travel with Fournier to the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida prior to the last space shuttle launch.