Saturday, December 4, 2010

This is the web log where I share photographers and photographs that I like.

I am changing how I use my web logs. I have too many blogs to keep current so I am consolidating my blogs.
I will no longer update, on a regular basis, any of my other web logs. I will post to these web logs when I update web sites or have specific information that is relevant.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Online Photographer: African Animal Book Reviews: Brandt and Beard

The Online Photographer: African Animal Book Reviews: Brandt and Beard

I have books for both these authors and respect them. Especially Nick Brandt's photography transcends any of the wildlife photography I have seen in Alaska: Animals as individuals not animals as a species or trophy.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Darlene: Shaktoolik Alaska 1967

This is the first negative that I printed. It is a scan of the photograph. I had it hanging on my wall for many years.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

OpEd: The Beautiful Burden | la pura vida

OpEd: The Beautiful Burden | la pura vida

"Instead, I think the art world’s fondness for conceptual photography is just as Graham says: “The art world doesn’t get photography”. Specifically, straight photography. Is it a craft? Is it science? Is it history? Is it art? How do we judge if a documentary image is good or not? Yes indeed it is 2010, yet these questions still linger. Unlike, say, a Crewdson image which is easily pegged as conceptual and perhaps even cinematic, rich with internal art-world references and counter movements and comparisons to Hollywood production and so on, a straight photograph taken from the real world defies easy explanation. What exactly is it? If it is taken by someone like Paul Graham, there is at least a chance it will be understood. He has a reputation and therefore the photo must mean something.

But what if the exact same photograph of reality is made by Joe Flickr? Then what is it? That is a question which will probably never be answered to everyone’s satisfaction. Yet it is the exactly the question which keeps us straight photographers going."

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Paul Graham Archive

Paul Graham Archive
Thoughtful and interesting. It is clear that I have a strong preference for photography that is related to a specific moment in time and that is not primarily conceptual or manipulated into pigments.

Adam Hinton Dharavi, Mumbai, India.

Adam Hinton
Dharavi, Mumbai, India.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Unexpected Instant

The unexpected instant in time is the essence of photography. If we try to eliminate that random instant through stubborn concepts or aggressive manipulation we are removing photography from photography. It is sort of like fishing or wildlife viewing, we can prepare, but ultimately there is a sense of luck that turns our preparation into reality, we have to court and prepare for the instant and be grateful for the result.

A Photo Student › Interview: Frank Horvat with Josef Koudelka

A Photo Student › Interview: Frank Horvat with Josef Koudelka

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Review: Japanese photobooks of the 1960s and ’70s | eyecurious

Review: Japanese photobooks of the 1960s and ’70s | eyecurious

I own this book and look at it on a regular basis. I also watch many Japanese movies from the same period through Flickr. While I was in college I also watched many Japanese movies.

Monday, February 1, 2010

2point8 � Reconsidering Winogrand

2point8 � Reconsidering Winogrand

An amazingly interesting and accurate essay. I feel an affinity to what is being discussed. I understand from my own experience.