Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

The Love that Remains: Brazil through the Eyes of Photographer Olaf Heine

I came across this book which is a collection of pictures of Brazil by the photographer Olaf Heine. Its pictures taken over a span of 4 years. Very sophisticated pictures from the few samples I got to see in the link, would love to see more of the book. What drew me to this is the fact he has used aerial photography, some shots are contrived some spontaneous and shows a surrealistic slice of a country and culture very artistically. Also feature buildings by the famous architect – Oscar Niemeyer
http://www.yatzer.com/brazil-olaf-heine-teNeues

Shruthi Mukund

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6 comments on “The Love that Remains: Brazil through the Eyes of Photographer Olaf Heine

  1. benjamendouglas
    August 26, 2014

    These are STUNNING!

    My favorite Brazilian photographer (with a VERY different aesthetic) is Sebastião Salgado. Check him out.

  2. gormleykimberly
    August 26, 2014

    Shruthi, have you seen the work of Sebastião Salgado? He makes beautiful black and white photographs of Brazil as well. His work on environmentalism and deforestation is particularly great.

  3. shrulala
    August 27, 2014

    I will definitely check him out thanks guys!

  4. lcrowley2014
    August 28, 2014

    Shruthi, forgive me for the tangent but your comments on Heine’s photographs reminded me of another “aerial” city photographer who I read about on NYTimes earlier this summer.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/18/arts/design/sharing-cultural-jewels-via-instagram.html?_r=0
    Dave Krugman made his name on Instagram helping cultural institutions (he started with the Met) build their presence on social media – particularly Instagram. If you’re on Instagram, he’s worth the follow. Right now he’s working with NY1, the news station, and keeps posting funky aerial pictures of Manhattan. The NYTimes article is worth reading too, and undoubtedly intersects with our arts marketing course.

  5. gaochang619
    August 29, 2014

    The third photo “Girl Descending a Ramp” seems like an illusion in my dreams due to its picture composition in sharp contrast. Kind of Mulholland Drive huh? Here is one of my favorite Japanese “Mulholland” photographer, Hiroshi Sugimoto and you can check him out on Art21.

    http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/hiroshi-sugimoto

    I believe photographers who can evoke some deep but blurred images in people’s mind are all gifted. They are wizards.

  6. sarasps85
    September 1, 2014

    What a nice discovery.
    The third photo made me think of Fan Ho´s 5th photo “Approaching Shadow”.

    Another beautiful photography book:

    http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/aug/20/fan-ho-hong-kong-street-photography-in-pictures

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