Tag Archive | "Photography"

Why Tell a Story Instead of Taking a Picture?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Why Tell a Story Instead of Taking a Picture?

Don’t you add photos after the story is written? Don’t book covers illustrate the book? My ongoing professional evolution as a photographer is from communicator to storyteller.

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The Noise of New

Friday, September 3, 2010

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That will never happen again. It’s easy to say, “So what” or “Thank God”. But my point is that I use that experience - that experience that will never happen again - ever day whether I’m behind the camera or computer.

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David Clark’s 100 photography key words

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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“Photography in 100 Words” - being one who loves it when we (photographers) talk intelligently about art, I want to shine a light on David Clark’s book.

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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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Did You Make Art Today? – The Swanko Solution

Monday, July 19, 2010

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Did You Make Art Today? – The Swanko Solution

I have a friend who asks at the end of a shoot, “Did you make art today?” “I think so” was my typical response because I’m never sure what I did with my camera that day will be considered art. Thinking back, it’s probably because I’ve assessed too many contact sheets and digital proofs filled with prosaic visual records.

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Looks Like We’re All Going to Return to Film Cameras

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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I’m geeking out on this one. Since everyone is a photographer and nearly everything is a camera, it may do the imagination good to understand where technology is going.

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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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The Vernacular Photograph an Accidental Masterpiece

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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The Vernacular Photograph an Accidental Masterpiece

Like colloquial speech is to literature, vernacular photography is any type that isn’t intended as art. "There are no accidental masterpieces in painting, but there are accidental masterpieces in photography." - Chuck Close

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What’s the Deal With Storytelling?

Monday, April 5, 2010

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What’s the Deal With Storytelling?

Things begin to go awry when I have no point of view; no opinion, no specific observation, nothing to reveal. I spend most of my time trying to uncover the problem, though once established, the rest is hard work that is relatively relaxing. I’ve discovered that most of my restlessness lies in finding the story not telling it.

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