Monday, November 30, 2009

Suburb Your Enthusiasm

A clutch of pictures from my recent thanksgiving visit to the northern territories.







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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving

I think these three pictures sum up the holiday nicely.



Luleen Wallace, Governor of Alabama, 1967




William Eggleston, Memphis, 1972



Pierre-Louis Pierson, Comtesse at table, 1867

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's the The Bomb




"The National Collection of Aerial Photography has made an archive of images taken during World War Two available on the web.

Images of major events during the war such as the Normandy landings and Operation Market Garden - the failed attempt to secure vital bridges over the Rhine immortalised in the film A Bridge Too Far - taken from the air can be seen in the collection.

Other images taken from other theatres can also be seen, including a shot of Ban Kai in Thailand, the location of the Tamarkan Prisoner of War camp on the banks of the Kwai river. "

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunset Park After Sunset

A few from the weekend.





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Friday, November 20, 2009

The PR Job

"The Public Relations executive wants to hire a photographer, but the terms are less than attractive." I just had to post one more of these.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Steamy

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Working In The Print Media Industry Today

I ran across this recently on the You Tube. The language may be a bit salty but anyone who's been toiling away the last few years in the salt mines of the editorial photography world knows how spot on accurate this is!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ellsworth Kelly

It's always a nice surprise to find your self literally and physically stopped in your tracks when traipsing through a gallery full of art. It doesn't happen often and so I was unexpectedly surprised by this recently when I ran across a nice liitle clump of paintings by Ellsworth Kelly. Why? I don't know. Don't care. I was just glad for the experience.





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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Robert Frank Interview On NPR



If you haven't heard it yet it's worth a listen.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day

Learning the techniques of hand to hand combat. From the Time/Life image collection.



Myron Davis, 1942




Dmitri Kessel, 1942



John Florea, 1943



John Florea, 1943

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rocket In Your Pocket

There's a fun Nasa App, free, that is now available for the iPhone. The video clips are especially cool. If you should find yourself sitting around, bored and thinking, "I'd really like to see a short clip of a big ass rocket blasting off right now!", you can.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

A Few From the Weekend





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Friday, November 6, 2009

New York Romance

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mr. Lee, Chef Friedlander Makes Supper

Lee Friedelander's photographs? = Great!

Lee Friedlander photographing? = Sort of interesting, I guess.

Lee Friedlander's culinary concoctions? = Fascinating!!

See below

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Taking Johnny For a Walk

Google and Life teamed up awhile back to put much of Life Magazine's photography archive available on the webernet. HERE. There's a lot of fun and curious stuff floating around in that collection. I really love these pictures of Johnny Cash by Michael Rougier. They are way technically flawed but the casual and loose style, along with the color and focus problems all seem to add up to something that feels fun, organic and legit.






All of the above photographs are by Michael Rougier, via the Time/Life Collection

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fall Riot

It's very easy to be seduced by the riot that is fall. The outside world changes swiftly and with great drama. And what photographer would want to miss photographing such a lovely riot, even at the risk of adding to photography's great glut of autumnal cliches?








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Monday, November 2, 2009

Fell






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