Category: experimental

Heinz Hajek-Halke, German experimental photographer, 1898–1983. 

He experimented with photographic techniques — among them light montages, double exposures, photo collages and photo montages. One special technique is “combi-photography,” in which Hajek-Halke mounted several negatives for one print. His pictures were innovative and made use of the newly discovered possibilities for manipulating photographs. His work connected the photography of “Neues Sehen” [New Seeing] with the experiments of the group “fotoform” and of “subjective photography” in Germany of the post-war era.

Heinz Hajek-Halke, German experimental photographer, 1898–1983. He experimented with photographic techniques — among them light montages, double exposures, photo collages and photo montages. One special technique is “combi-photography,” in which Hajek-Halke mounted several negatives for one print. His pictures were innovative and made use of the newly discovered possibilities for manipulating photographs. His work connected the photography of “Neues Sehen” [New Seeing] with the experiments of the group “fotoform” and of “subjective photography” in Germany of the post-war era.

Tedi Thurman, Photographie expérimentale (non parue), Vogue US », 1947, by Erwin Blumenfeld

Lily Donaldson by Elizaveta Porodina

Untitled by Ilona D. Veresk on Curiator, the world’s biggest collaborative art collection.

Lily D Moore by Elizaveta Porodina

Lily D Moore by Elizaveta Porodina

Lily D Moore by Elizaveta Porodina

Jean-Michel Basquiat and his band Gray photographed by

Marina D, 1981.

Gray is an experimental noise band formed in 1979 by Jean-Michel Basquiat and

Michael Holman.

Besides Basquiat and Holman, other members of the original group were Nick Taylor, Justin Thyme and Vincent Gallo. Basquiat named the band after Gray’s Anatomy, an important reference source for his paintings.  They performed at the Mudd Club, CBGB’s, and Hurrah’s in New York City. After Basquiat’s passing in 1988, Gray reunited and performed at Basquiat’s Memorial. Gray’s music can be heard on film soundtracks, such as: Basquiat, The Radiant Child, Downtown 81,Blank City and Downtown Calling. In 2011, original members Nick Taylor and Holman

Michael Holman and Nick released the first Gray album, ”Shades of…”