Tag Archive | "Photographer"

As Follow-up: Heather Elder Get’s A Return Letter From an Art Producer

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Dear Rep. - An open letter from an art producer. Another read worth seeing over at Heather Elder's Blog. It's the answer to her open letter to Art Buyers.

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Heather Elder’s Open Letter to Art Buyers

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Dear Art Buyers, We have been working together for over 15 years now, have grown professionally together and have become good friends.

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Why Do You Take Photographs?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Why Do You Take Photographs?

Call it our passion but if you’re anything like me, it’s mostly taken for granted until discovering a void. If I'm selling my value and forget my "WHY", then my cause is lost. Here's me starting with "WHY".

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Stephen Shore interview video from Phaidon.com

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Video interview of Stephen Shore - photographer

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“Sometimes You Just Have to Get Butt-Naked” – Keith Carter

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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“Sometimes You Just Have to Get Butt-Naked” – Keith Carter

I visited the National Portrait Gallery and rediscovered Keith Carter – a photographer I’ve long admired. I saw his portrait of American Playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote in which the Carter limited focus using forward lens tilts. I had forgotten him. I saw it and mumbled, “there it is”.

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Moments of Interaction, Emotion and Intimacy – Doug Menuez

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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Moments of Interaction, Emotion and Intimacy – Doug Menuez

We’ve been dealt a line of crap so many times we don’t believe as much of what we see and less of what we hear. What started as a 70’s T-shirt, “question authority”, has morphed into a societal mantra, “question reality.”

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Photography and Quantum Physics Need “The Ideal Observer”

Friday, June 18, 2010

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Photography and Quantum Physics Need “The Ideal Observer”

Many cultures fear loss of soul through photographs. In brutally frankness, photographers characteristically pinch intimacy and trigger vulnerability that only close examination bares. Anyone retouching a high resolution image can tell you they risk knowing way too much about their subject.

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Influenced by Weegee the Famous – Who?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Influenced by Weegee the Famous – Who?

I've been influenced by Usher Fellig (aka Weegee the Famous). I had no idea. But I’m in good company from Diane Arbus to Cindy Sherman, and the rest of us. It’s hard to peel away the nostalgia from his photos from mid 20th century NYC, but as I try the feeling of intensity remains; as though one held a candle under humanity fluid and let it reduce.

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Heightening or Cheating the Creative Encounter

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Heightening or Cheating the Creative Encounter

Artistic creativity is an act of intimacy or not; it’s genuine art or it's artifact. Learn to manipulate tools and their crafty mechanisms so they become secondary or not.

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Mapplethorpe isn’t famous for flower pictures

Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Mapplethorpe isn’t famous for flower pictures

It’s not hard to find the uniqueness of Mapplethorpe’s work whether it’s a flower, a penis or a portrait. R.M. civilized the shock of sex, violence and race - localized our fears, lust and hopes with ambiguous well crafted works. He succeeded in such a powerful way that it’s spawned countless derivatives.

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