I wonder what the family photo that astronaut Charlie Duke left on the surface of the moon during Apollo 16 in April 1972 looks like now? It was left in low gravity, no wind, left in plastic… Is it sun bleached white paper? Or is it perfectly preserved? This is a before and after series [...]
Marcia Resnick‘s “Roy Cohn and Steve Rubell” … just cause. p.s. This reminds me that I once took photos in the West Village apartment of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Time to dig through the negatives!
I recently paged through Rizzoli’s “Man Ray / Bazaar Years”. I love photographers that manage to split editorial and fine art careers (Edward Steichen is a current obsession). Dear Career Gods, Sign me up for that split. Love, John I missed MOMA’s “The Original Copy Show” but an Art Blart post contains a large selection [...]
I know you’re a been there done that kinda guy, but holy shit Pete Souza this picture is unbelievable.
Need career advice? I do. (I’m pretty sure Steve Jobs doesn’t read this blog which means everyone else should answer accordingly.) I took advantage of my proximity to the Brooklyn Public Library, checked out some books, and dove right into Charles Churchward’s “Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour” to see what I could learn from Herb. [...]
I love Ruby Washington’s photo in the Saturday’s New York Times Art Section which accompanies and a review of Trajal Harrell‘s “Medium (M)” also known as “(M)imosa.” It’s printed in black + white in the paper, but runs in color on the website. Here’s a cellphone snap of the paper juxtaposed with a color screen [...]
This George Hurrell photo of Gene Tierney is a good answer to a lot of questions about portrait photography. I find it pretty much perfect.
I love watching how other photographers work. Here’s a video of Geoffrey H. Short at work on a series of explosion pictures. I came across his work when he was included in the reGeneration 2 show (the Aperture catalog is available for sale). One of Short’s pictures would look great on a wall across from [...]
There is a John Cohen photo hanging on the door to my local supermarket! It’s a flyer for The Dust Busters, a band that he collaborates with, but finding it amongst the fruits and vegetables was a rather shocking place to see such an esteemed photographer’s work. Here’s a link to Yasha Aginsky‘s 2009 documentary [...]
I’m diggin’ this airplane shot from the Nathan Harger show which opens tomorrow (Dec 9 – Jan 29) at Hasted Kraeutler. The images are high contrast black and white, mostly architectural details, and prove you don’t have to go far from home as it looks like they were shot within a 10 mile radius from [...]