Irena Giedraitiene

Irena Giedraitiene. Fotografijos

Irena Giedraitiene have had her most famous years in eighties, she received Word Press Photo nomination for ‘Golden eye’.Giedraitiene is famous for her wedding photography, the most famous image is ‘Vestuviu vakara’.

Giedraitieni tries to be herself, his has romantic and positive way to produce images. Intimacy and symbols have stong influence on her photography. With weeding photography she avoids standard poses. Giedraitiene is an old generation photographer, so we can find photomontage in her imagery later in twenty century. Giedraitiene does not belong to certain photography genre, she does what she likes with no thinking that this is not her territory.

The fact that Giedraitiene has been the only one women photographer in those days, make her fighter, she had a task to prove that women can be good photographers too.


Assignment 1 – Exibitions

1.Wolfgan Paley





1968 Born in Remscheid, Bergisches Land, NW (DE)

1990 – 1992

studied photography at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design

Awards 1995 The Böttcherstrasse Prize in Bremen

The ars viva Prize, from the Kulturkreisder Deutschen Wirtschaft


Turner Prize arward (refer to:

He has exhibited extensively worldwide and in the UK.


Central Nervous System

The central nervous system (CNS) is the processing center for the nervous system. It receives information from and sends information to the peripheral nervous system. The two main organs of the CNS are the brain and spinal cord. The brain processes and interprets sensory information sent from the spinal cord. Both the brain and spinal cord are protected by three layers of connective tissue called the meninges.


The idea of this project is that all our moves, speech and thoughts are controlled by central nervous system. This is quite wide subject as CNS controls everything what human being does.

Photographer’s main subject is his close friend Karl. There are many different pieces of human body, each of them presented in a very unique way. I like shooting angles, lighting and perspective of those images. It seems like photographer tried to look for different and interesting composition of very simple things.This reminds me of Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci paintings. Renesanse was an epocha of new findings in the painting.

The later innovators in the field, Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) and Michelangelo (1475–1564), who are known to have undertaken detailed anatomical dissections at various points in their long careers, set a new standard in their portrayals of the human figure (Studies for the Libyan Sibyl, 24.197.2). The patrons commissioning art in this period also came to expect such anatomical mastery.

_Leonardo da Vinci, who is without doubt the most significant artist-anatomist of all time, first undertook a series of detailed studies of the human skull in 1489, borrowing from the architect’s rigorous technique of representing three-dimensional forms in plan, section, elevation, and perspectival view. He thereby invented a new vocabulary for the history of scientific illustration. Leonardo produced his most precisely drawn dissections of the human body in 1510–11, probably working under the direction of the young professor of anatomy, Marcantonio della Torre, from the University of Pavia. None of Leonardo’s discoveries were published in his lifetime. However, his methods of illustrating the dissection of muscles in layers, as well as some of his “plan, section, and elevation” techniques, seem to have become widely disseminated, and were incorporated in the first comprehensively illustrated Renaissance treatise, Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica, published in Basel in 1543 (53.682). Some of Vesalius’ images of partially dissected bodies, set dramatically in a landscape, appear to have been designed by Titian’s pupil, Jan Steven van Calcar (1499?–1546).


2. Corrine May – May the Circle remain unbroken





Corrine May started her carrier by taking pictures of private life of her and her friends and relatives. She was concentrated on post-rave 90 youth and darker side of fashion world. Now is three years since she died. Her husband Mark Szaszy and her best friend Tara St Hill published May’s book and photographs.

The image above is Corrine May sitting on orange sofa.

Mark Szaszy: I remember walking into the living room one day to find Corinne sitting on the sofa in her knickers covered in feathers. Not many words were exchanged, just funny looks and the occasional sneeze. She had a twinkle in her eye as she rubbed her nose and I was just happy to be filled with the joyful wonder of her strange and beautiful ways.

This is the way May wanted to represent herself, also raise an interest in her personality and art works. We all probably agree that this image talks about her personality, she has something in her eyes that attracts viewer, also funny situation adds interest.



This image perfectly speaks about name of the book and exhibition. As this subject called Turbo Ride, never stops, as more and more people are willing to get a ride. This is perfect symbol for a circle.

Mark Szaszy: This photograph reminds me of elephants. I can see them whizzing around, ears flapping with the cool rush of air, all laughing and hooting, spiralling down to a slow grinding halt and unbuckling. Then shakily wandering off for chips and a hotdog. Sorry, I couldn’t resist that! It’s the sort of humour I loved to share with Corinne, who knew not to take things too seriously, especially with fashion.



May the circle remain unbroken is perfect example of documentary work, as May reveal things what happed around her. She definitely had her own photographic voice. I haven’t seen anything like this before, she wasn’t afraid to photograph nude friends and they were very confident around her. All May’s compositions are unique and show her talent in very strange ways.