Robert Heinecken: A MOMA retrospective of a unique vision

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Currently on exhibit at MOMA, is a full span of the work of Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, artist and teacher. Provocative, and sometimes sexually charged, this exhibit may be an adult experience. While writing this, I sat in the gallery and watched as families with young children had to make some detours. Robert Heinecken called himself […]

ToiletPaper Magazine – When an artist creates without words

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

I spend a lot of time as an art rat. Galleries, museums, sites, pop-up stores, small press runs. You never know what you may see. Many times it’s a bit of the same struggle of vision. Don’t get me wrong: I love classic imagery. The masters have much to say, to show us, and help […]

Sony World Photography Awards : Winners announced!

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

It’s always a great time of year when the Sony World Photography Awards are presented. Put down the gear, and for a moment, revel in some of the fine images being feted this year. Along with a sample photo of from the winners, I’ve included a short descriptor from the photographer. I hope next year, […]

Morrison Hotel Gallery : All you Need Is Love..and $700.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

50 years ago, Beatlemania hit the US shores like a tsunami. From the first playing of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” on the local radio stations, to the epic performances on the Ed Sullivan Show, no other music group changed the way we did so many things. Not Elvis, Not Sinatra. And the fascination […]

This is not an empty shell

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

( This article was first posted in 2008. Updated,it still feels the same.) Not like “This is not a pipe” (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) the famous painting by Rene Magritte, below Nothing like that. Well, maybe a little borrowed concept for the sake of this post. Instead it’s a bit of memory that has […]

MOMA’s New Chief Curator of Photography Freshens Tradition

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

MOMA is long known for having a love affair with photography, and maintaining one of the most sophisticated palettes, while evolving and promoting the new talent. And now,Quentin Bajac, MOMA’s new chief curator of photography, has a chance to show a fresh vision in curation in one of the temples of photography. A World of […]

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide: Part #3 -What’s on the Bookshelf?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Let’s look at what the photo book world brought out this year. We’re going to go a little light, here, and throw in some classics. Between the covers First of all, a book I just picked up is the Holy Bible. Not what you’re thinking. This beautiful tome, sold out in the UK before it […]

The Places to Shop: Where do you buy all of this stuff???

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

OK, I’m gonna take a short breath, and talk for a moment about the places to shop. Before I go into the gear stores, lets talk about the places that celebrate the still image on a regular basis. Like ICP (International Center of Photography) . With a triple threat, AAA, exhibition hanging on the walls at […]

Hot App, Coming Through! PhotoPlus Expo is Fast Approaching!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

For years we have been attending the best photographic trade fair in the world: PHOTOPLUS EXPO! If you want to see the latest gear, put your hands on it, and shoot away. Come Here. If you want to hear form the masters in the business. Come Here If you want to hang with your fellow photogs […]

Time to update Lightroom! More Cam Support & a new Smoothness Tool

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Adobe also released Lightroom 5.2, the first major update to the newer version of the image editing and cataloging software. There was no Lightroom 5.1 because of timing complications involving the release of Lightroom and Photoshop, which share the same engine for processing raw-format photos. Lightroom 5.2 adds a new editing tool, a slider called […]

Bits & Bobs : fast photographic look around

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

ok, lots piling up on the hard drive but things deserve a mention: SodaCase: ever want to custom design a phone case with a photo? I did. and took a photo from the Rain Room Exhibit @MOMA, cropped and resized it, and Sodacase delivered a beautiful iPhone 5 case, WITH a matching microfiber cleaning cloth. […]

Nikon Hangout on Facebook: So? What’s the big deal?

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Facebook. Heard of it? OK, as it get’s older, and more useful as well as additive, the photo community has been there since the beginning. Heck, we are happy to have almost 9,000 likes, and growing. Now some of the destinations ask you to throw up your images and wait for comments, Kinda like putting […]

The best continue to migrate: British Journal of Photography goes digital

Friday, July 5th, 2013

It didn’t just happen yesterday. No doubt the decision came after much discussion. This is an over 155 year photographic magazine. There is noting like holding a hard copy magazine or book in your hand. To see the layers of ink when the page is held at a certain angle, and the intense clarity when […]

Some more treasure from the Saul Leiter Archive

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

He broke onto the scene briefly n 1955 when he was included in an exhibit at MOMA. Then for about 40 years, the name Saul Leiter was fairly obscure from the photography world. In recent years that has taken a 180º turn. I first saw his work at Paris-Photo, a few years back at the […]

Howard Greenberg Gallery explores 1963

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

I don’t usually take a press release verbatim. I don’t usually tout an exhibit before I’ve seen it. When there is a show like this at the Howard Greenberg Gallery, I do both. Mr. Greenberg’s sensitivities are right in line with many of my own in the world of photography. With most of his exhibits […]

Not your regular party photo booth: Martin Parr shoots your portrait @Aperture

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Aperture has been creating some very cool events in the past year,(Daido recreates Xerox book) and this one is huge. One of our favorite photographers, Martin Parr, is having an exhibition of work at Aperture Gallery in NYC. The opening day, from 9AM to 6PM, Mr. Parr will be shooting portraits of the attendees against […]

AIPAD at the Armory : Classic imagery hung with respect

Friday, April 5th, 2013

I’ll be honest: been trying to get to this AIPAD show for years. Knowing the general tone behind it is the collecting of the finest of vintage photography, it’s an enriching experience to see almost 80 galleries display in an elegant setting such as the Armory. There was a sprinkling of new media and contemporary […]

It’s Finally Done! Jill Greenberg’s End Times has been put out in book form.

Friday, March 29th, 2013

We first saw these images of babies crying at a tucked away gallery in LA. The collection, entitled End Times, is finally available in hardcover. Very controversial, as critics claimed that photographer Jill Greenberg made these babies cry for the photos. Sorry to disappoint the naysayers, but I have actually seen the boxes and boxes […]

Our favorite curator emerges refreshed : Aperture’s New Look

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

It has been a stalwart in my photographic life. The masters celebrated, the true heirs to the throne, the risk takers, the visionaries. Aperture magazine has always been there it seems, with the finest quality printing, Succinct,scholarly, yet accessible articles, and some of the finest books we are lucky enough to have in our community […]

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Pt. 2 – Socks & Slacks?

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Sure, the holiday seems to be the best time for gifts, and we all love opening the box, wondering what treasure could be inside, shaking it beforehand, gauging the weight, hoping for the new DSLR, happy with the new camera bag. But sometimes it’s just socks and slacks. Yeah, you can use them, and they […]

Annenberg Space for Photography opens 10th Exhibit! “No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World”

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

We’d like to start this notice with a huge round of applause for Wallis Annenberg, who created this amazing space, dedicated to the power of the still image. Nestled behind the entertainment powerhouse agency CAA, in Century City, California, this facility is now opening it’s 10th exhibit to the public. It’s now and has always […]

Chuck Close : a consistency of vision, told in a variety of mediums

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The massive Polaroid portraits of Chuck Close were always a trademark in the artists’ early days. One of the few artists invited to shot with the unique, immense, format camera (20×24), his signature tight, facial portraits were a perfect fit for the medium. His paintings continued in his exploration of the detail of the photographic […]

Unique. One of a Kind. Old School by a new master. Michael Shindler and Photobooth SF

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

The biggest cry from the intelligentsia collectors of photography with the advent of digital photography, was the fact that the images could be replicated an infinite amount of times. Of course we all know that, honestly, no artist wants to make unlimited copies of a piece, and even the level of inks in a cartridge […]

Taryn Simon: The smartest photographer in the room?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

When you first enter the gallery, the massive framed collections of single person portraits, brings you closer. To see, read, understand, get smacked in the emotional gut. Taryn Simon has premiered her new opus, 4 years in the making, at MOMA.Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII On the initial viewing, […]

Getty Museum Acquires Fashion Photographs by Hiro

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The Getty Museum is on a fashion tear. Coming on the heels of the Herb Ritts exhibit (til Aug 26) , and recent Irving Penn retrospectives, this addition of the modern master Hiro, continues to enhance their reputation in the photographic fashion arena. Now let’s see if they will ever do a general fashion photography […]

Wet, Metal, Photos – yeah, we’re talking about Tintypes @PhotoboothSF

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Billing themselves as “The world’s only Tintype and Polaroid portrait studio” Photobooth SF came onto our radar via the interwebs, and a couple of our chief spotters, Kate and Tito, who scan daily for cool stuff. For you. For us. We watched this video: …and we were hooked. Luckily, ever year we go to the […]

Record Exec/Photographer brings a personal view “For The Dance Of The Light”

Monday, May 14th, 2012

When an artist picks up a new medium, there is a freshness to the vision, as a usually revived communicative passion, is reignited. And then there are those that have a creative vision, which is funneled through others, who eventually create with their own eyes. Nancy Berry enjoyed a successful career in the music industry […]

Weekly Giveaway: Exactitudes – The Unique Qualities of Sameness

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

“I am he, as you are he, as you are me, and we are all together” © Lennon-McCartney – I Am The Walrus The more we try to differentiate ourselves from one another, the more it seems we fit into a group identity. We first encountered this work, Exactitudes, years back at Paris-Photo, in an […]

Weekly Giveaway: Francesca Woodman exhibits at the Guggenheim, over 30 years after her death

Monday, April 9th, 2012

We first were made aware of photographer Francesca Woodman about 6 years ago. Her photographs were of scenarios where you were not quite sure what you were looking at, which only made you look more. Her innate sense of surrealism was haunting, as figures sometimes flatten or blend with light and architectural shapes. The tragic […]

A main dish of Herb Ritts, with a rich & satisfying side of Portraits of Reknown

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Ahhh, the Getty! They have stepped up their photographic game once again, with this brilliantly curated exhibit of Herb Ritts: LA Style photography and motion work. This fashion photography master of the last part of the century, gets a full examination from his first portrait, to his magnum opus, fine art images. Curator Paul Martineau, […]

We’re giving away a free photo book: Radical Camera – No Joke

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

We know that April 1st has brought all kinds of pranks online, from home nuclear devices , to tales of celebrity deaths. Even Lomography got into with the announcement of the LomoKino HD version (yeah, they’re all about film and analog so HD never crosses their lips) We’re on the up and up. For years […]

Photoshop brings CS6 Beta free to your desktop!!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

“I feel the need, the need for speed” Maverick and Goose: Top Gun These huge beautiful files we’re all making are taxing the system, and we need some processing relief. Who can aid us in this plight? Of course as no surprise, it’s Adobe. Now releasing the Photoshop CS6 Beta to the public! So have […]

Photo’s so good, you’ll want to steal em’: Wyatt Neumann’s “DEEDS ARE GREATER THAN WORDS”

Monday, January 30th, 2012

One of favorite new photographers tells a tale of the US, with a Hunter S. Thompson ferocity, and a deep rooted love of the inhabitants. Wyatt Neumann lives the life he captures, and, while tempered in recent years with the birth of his children, the intensity continues to flow through his photography. Sometimes it’s the […]

Using the tools available:Digital Darkroom at the Annenberg

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

(some images in this article are presented in 3D. If you have Red/Blue anaglyph glasses, please have them ready) Since the beginning, the human condition has been the focus of the Annenberg Space for Photography. And whether you knew it or not, even if the images exhibited were shot on film or not, there was […]

Final week to see Beauty CULTure @ Annenberg Space for Photography

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

In it’s short time in LA, The Annenberg Space of Photography, is about to come to the end of it’s most popular exhibit, yet. Here is a great place to take those visiting turkey eating friends and relatives. And when you get tired of the mobs at Century City shopping mall, come across the street […]

A new look at the BauHaus Photographic Legacy: Lyonel Feininger at the Getty

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

The BauHaus Design School, although open for a relatively short time, 1919-1933, was a swirling collection of artists and designers whose influences are still strongly felt today. Of course, you are familiar with the photographic work of László Moholy-Nagy. As a professor at the BauHaus, his work influenced more that just the students. Lyonel Feininger, […]

Rock /Celebrity Photographer Hanauer branches out into Botanical subjects

Monday, October 17th, 2011

OK, maybe the branches out was an easy mark, but it’s true. Known for years as one of the best music/celebrity/sport portrait photographers around, Mark Hanauer has found another part of his photographic passion: flowers. From the series Personal Nature © Mark Hanauer We spoke with him as his first fine art exhibit was about […]

Best spots to take a shot: Can you improve on the original?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

If you’ve ever been to London, a trip to Abbey Road Studios is no doubt in the cards. You may stand at that famous street in front where the 4 Beatles walked across to create the cover of the Abbey Road album. Of course you and your mates/family will recreate that shot hopefully standing in […]

The iPad gets into a fine art gallery: Howard Greenberg leads the way!

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

On our last trip to NYC, we made a stop at one of our favorite buildings in Manhattan: The Fuller Building. Stocked pretty full with some great galleries, a standout for us is the Howard Greenberg Gallery. His sensibility speaks to us in the consistently high grade shows, and yes, we have purchased from them. […]

The Unseen Art of Hadi Salehi – Conversations in 3 parts

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

There have been recent discoveries of photographers work, which during the artists lifetimes, went somewhat unnoticed. Like Vivian Maier, whose vast body of work was uncovered via an estate sale, or the personal work of Saul Leiter, who, although still with us, had found boxes of his old transparencies in recent years, causing a huge […]

Shoot film, post digital: Richard Photo Lab gets you there

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Film is not dead. And it won’t be going away real soon. OK, it may become a more expensive commodity, but it’ll be here. And honestly, I’d like to shoot it now and again. But the labs are disappearing, and those jugs of chemical won’t be living in my house anytime soon. This is a […]

Don’t ask me how much, tell me how many

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Always the big question: what to charge for your photographic expertise? We’d like to thank reader Elvis Castillo, for submitting this article on the subject. Let us know what you think! Gimme… gimme… gimme… There’s a lot of buzz going around right now about how much to charge for your photography. Most of that buzz […]

Moby “Destroyed” – Part 2: The roots and the point

Monday, September 19th, 2011

In the second part of the interview, Moby gives you a bit of his photographic history, the gear, the book, the influences, and the point of it all. Enjoy. Plus, he gives some advice for the young photographers. No, this is not about how to start a business, but becoming a better photographer. The exhibit […]

Moby shares his thoughts on photography in Part 1 – Turns out he’s a film guy at heart!

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

We sat down with Moby right before his exhibit was opening in Los Angeles. We promised to talk only about photography, and he was right up for all of that. First memories, initial subjects matters, and an excellent description of the medium. One smart, talented, dude. The conversation was thick & rich, and for that […]

Moby shares his life on tour: the yin and the yang

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

You know Moby. World renown musician. Sold over 20 million records. (albums? collections?) Did you know he is also a photographer? Not the kinda of photographer rock star, been taking digital snaps for the past coupla years, but a real shooter who started shooting film on a Nikon F at age 11. We had no […]

6 Blind men,an elephant and the House of Lam

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Their is a very old story, originating in India, that tells a tale of 6 blind men put into a room with an elephant, and when they come out, are asked to describe what an elephant is like. The blind man who feels a leg says the elephant is like a pillar; the one who […]

The Big Book of photographs: World Record?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

At the Cannes Lion ad festival, marketing folks from all over the world gather to attend seminars, award the best work, mingle, party, and share. In the midst of all this, CanneAlso Here is the concept: Designed by The Brand Union and Lambie-Nairn, and helped brought to life by Getty Images and Clear Channel, the […]

Lauren Greenfield speaks out on Beauty CULTure

Monday, June 13th, 2011

One of the best documentary photographers and filmmakers working today, Lauren Greenfield has shown us the dichotomy of disparate economic lives in Los Angeles, in Fast Forward, growing up female in Girl Culture, the ravages of dysfunction in Thin, along with a successful body of work in the world of advertising. The current exhibit at […]

The Annenberg Space for Photography brings Beauty CULTure, warts and all, to Los Angeles

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Understanding, and accepting, the ugly side of beauty is a balancing act in society. But how do you define beauty in the first place? Do you admire the beauty of others, or covet it? Has a genetic life bonus given you a different line to stand in through life? Or is it a constant questioning […]

The round Oatmeal box was fine, but Jo Babcock steps it up a notch. Or 5.

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Have you ever made your own pinhole camera? Based on some very sound physics, you may have used a Quaker Oats round container, punched a tiny hole in the side, places a sheet of film in there, and made your own pinhole camera. Yes? No? Well, if you are reading this you probably know what […]

Weekly Giveaway : Diane Arbus-Revelations

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Her work continues to resonate with the world, nearly 40 years after she left it. With her particular view of the world, she celebrated the outcasts, the different ones. We’re never sure which biography to believe, but the path of her life was very clear with her imagery. In the most recent exhibit of her […]

Patrick Hoelck checks into the Polaroid Hotel, and leaves his door slightly ajar.

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Multi talented artist Patrick Hoelck has produced a new book of his work, all consisting of Polaroids, from the SX70 family of formats. Initially raising money to fund the project on Kickstarter, the donations surpassed the necessary dollars to get the project funded. He’s got a lot of fans. Within an opening statement, primarily authored […]

Weekly Giveaway : Elliot Erwitt-Personal Best. If you’re in NYC, you may get it signed.

Monday, April 18th, 2011

The master of the ironic photograph, Elliott Erwitt, will be honored with a major exhibit at the International Center Of Photography. A member of the prestigious Magnum group for many years, he is this years recipient of the ICP Infinity Lifetime Achievement Award. We are proud to have met the man and shot a video […]

Weekly Giveaway :”Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight”

Monday, March 7th, 2011

One of our favorite phrases of all time. Also a line from Shakespeare. And it is from the motto of a beautiful book images of the UK based family holiday spot, Butlins. Told in over 55 large format images, photographer John Hinde, may have been capturing, what he felt, was the essence of the place […]

Chinatown and Cameras: Getting Streetwise with Chris Weeks

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

It started with Dim Sum and two tables filled with photographers, bringing out the hardware and discussing why they were there. One of our favorite event photographers and a master of street photography, Chris Weeks, assembled a couple of his fellow shooters, to teach a select group of photographers the secrets of the street:

The Annenberg and ILCP come together, right now, over you. And the earth.

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

You know we are huge fans of the Annenberg Space for Photography, and it’s with good reason: Dedicated to the photographic exploration of the human condition, this architectural gem in the city of angels, continues to illustrate their mission, not just with exhibits and a lecture series, but on-line content that everyone worldwide can enjoy. […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary: and the fair trifecta completes!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The month of January in Los Angeles became a triple art fair extravaganza for the collectors, observers and scene-sters. The last one in the series, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, stayed true to it’s name, and never blended eras. So, with all of the contemporary pieces here, we […]

LA Art Show: How about unseen Cartier-Bresson photographs!

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

It’s a full on month of art fairs in Los Angeles, and after PhotoLA we figured, what else could we see? Plenty. So let’s start with rarely seen and never before printed photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Presented by Peter Fetterman Gallery of Santa Monica, this collection of work has some surprising good work and some […]

Need someone to finance your photo project ? They may be reading this right now.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

This is the big stumbling block for many fine artists and photojournalists who have something to say, but not the dough to finance the project. And usually that means the money to make prints for the exhibit, design and publish the book, and generally the expenses the financial freedom to pursue the project in the […]

Weekly Giveaway: We found some gold to share with you

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

PhotoLA has one more day to go, but we feel like our mining for gold is complete for now. You probably didn’t know it, but we were also looking for some gold to pass on to you, in a real tangible sense. So we went shopping. It’s not that Edward Weston print for $120K. Nor […]

We came, we searched, we found. PhotoLA gold.

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

At first blush, we like to just get an overall vibe of a event. Opening night, we let you know that there were fewer dealers and no breakout stars. But then we knew we had to go digging for gold. And we found some. At the Skotia Gallery out of Santa Fe, we found Kelsy […]

PhotoLA is now on: Search for the buried treasure and win!

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The 20th edition of PhotoLA has opened in Santa Monica with a few changes and lots that is very much the same. We do love the event as it’s one of the only art fairs during the year to concentrate solely on photography in this area. OK, THE only one. Almost 60 dealers from all […]

Weekly Giveaway: Color Me Eggleston

Monday, January 10th, 2011

A little bit of an Elmo like headline, but the work of William Eggleston heralded an acceptance of color photography in the fine art world, like no other body of work before. Currently on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the book we have for our giveaway this week, has been held […]

Clyde Butcher: Fine Art photographer – working wet and walking swamps

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

The Annenberg Space for Photography has a current exhibit entitled ” Extreme Exposure: A Journey to Some of Earth’s Most Dangerous Environments”. You know we are huge fans of this unique photographic experience in Los Angeles, and once you go and see all of the offering we know you will be too. And for those […]

Weekly Giveaway: Ho,Ho,HO! Lomo Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

It’s been one heck of a year everyone, and we’re down to our last 2 official giveaways of the year. This is one huge package from the land of Lomography! As much as we discuss all digital, there is a ton of love for the analog world. We are a bit partial to the Holga. […]

Weekly Giveaway : 3 volumes of Scott Kelby Goodness

Monday, December 13th, 2010

We’re down to our last 3 giveaways for the year, which will culminate in the biggie at the very end: The GoPro HD Helmut Hero! This week we’re giving away one of the faves from the past year, Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Whether this is for you or […]

Weekly Giveaway : Do the Locomotion with Eadweard Muybridge

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

OK, that was a cheap connection between a Motown hit single and the motion study work of Eadweard Muybridge. Love em both, however. Anyway, when the Tate Museum opened their exhibit of Eadweard Muybridge’s work recently, we immediately went to the site and hoped to see some of the great videos that the Tate has […]

Bits & Bobs : A Fast, Mini, Look Around the photo world

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Just some fast notes on photo things we’ve seen in the past week. New product: Joby Gorillamobile. This item takes care of a few of our needs in one handy set-up. First of all, it includes the much needed bumper for our iPhone, insuring better reception. Being a bumper, it keeps the phone pretty slim. […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2010 – Part 2: Between the Covers

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Sure, the gear is cool but it’s about what you create with those tools of the medium. Sometimes they end up in books We love photo books. As so much of our other reading material has gone digital, there is still a great thing about seeing a photo book on paper, in your hands. For […]

Our own little Black Friday Giveaway, and you get to stay home!

Friday, November 26th, 2010

It”s crazy, right? People got up to be at department stores at 3:00 AM to get a few good deals, on some electronics that may be out of date, or in such limited quantities that if you aren’t the first in line , it’s not coming home with you. We’re on our 2nd cuppa coffee […]

Weekly Giveaway: How about a Triple Feature in your house!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Just a little find from a time looooong ago. Whatever the folks are eating in this would probably cost about $50. now. At the end of this article we’ll share the Simpson’s version of this classic mantra. Which brings us to this weeks giveaway: Photographers in the movies! Shooters have been depicted in the movies […]

Bits & Bobs : A fast look around

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Here are just some quick notes on things we’ve seen, as we work on longer form articles on some. Exhibits- In NYC, we finally saw the Mexican Suitcase show, at ICP, with images lost since 1939. While not the famous,iconic images from the photographers, of particular note for us was the layout of contact sheets […]

Bits and Bobs: Some fast takes on the week in photography

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Hmmmm… with so many things coming at us in the photo world, who has time to get a sense of it all? Well, we’ll try to keep you as up to date as possible, with a solid sifting through the info being pumped out at us all. Look, we also check site when we are […]

Weekly Giveaway – Jill Greenberg gets all Simian on ya

Monday, October 4th, 2010

We are huge fans of Jill Greenberg. We really are. From the first time we saw her End Times series of babies in their truly end time photos, she had us. A very controversial portfolio of images, as the babies were crying. Those who weren’t parents thought, perhaps, she made them cry for the photo. […]

Weekly Giveaway – Time to hit the books: Annie Leibowitz style

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Ah yes, summertime becomes a memory and school is back in session. Not for all of us, though. Full time work may be more like it, but that doesn’t mean the learning stops. Ever, it seems. Annie Leibowitz is acknowledged as the world most famous photographer, although this past year, her name has been in […]

The Annenberg Space for Photography is in a sharing mood, and you win!

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

We’re pretty lucky here in Los Angeles to have a beautiful space dedicated to photography, complete with diverse imagery, mainly focusing on the human condition. Annenberg Space for Photography For almost 2 years we have watched this photographic jewel in this city continue to get polished. Many promises were made, and community engagement projects have […]

One of the Jazz Greats is gone: Herman Leonard March 6, 1923 – August 14, 2010

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Photographer Herman Leonard March 6, 1923 – August 14, 2010 © 2010 Jim McHugh We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Herman Leonard yesterday, Saturday, August 14, 2010. Herman was a rare human being, always giving and compassionate. It goes without saying Herman was a great photographer and artist, who loved Jazz music […]

Taryn Simon – Observing hidden and unfamiliar things

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

She has been here for awhile, and we have been totally unfamiliar with her work until recently. Her work explores the things you may not know. As it gets laid out in her book, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, there are things and places that are hidden in plain site, so to […]

Rencontres d’Arles 2010 – A photographers dream recapped

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

There is a dream that every fine art photographer has. To go to the famed city of Arles,France in the summer, and be surrounded by the finest in the world of photography: the finest work, events, talks, people, and celebration of the art. And for the few who travel to have their work critiqued so […]

Weekly Giveaway – Let’s lighten things up a bit, Ok?

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

This summer has seen some incredible exhibits go up, based on the power of the still image, capturing the human condition in war, poverty, over population, revolution, avarice, self indulgence, and more. We humans can be pretty ugly sometimes, and the camera can capture it all, especially in the hands of an artist who has […]

Weekly Giveaway – Ready to hit the trail? Lowepro’s got a bag for that!

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

The good weather is back in North America and that means a lot of you are ready to hit the hiking trail, and get those images that have been hiding from you all winter. This week we have something that should help you out there. The Lowepro CompuPrimus AW.. The CompuPrimus AW is designed for […]

Academy of Art in SF has a bumper crop of solid talent this year

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Every Spring we are lucky to be asked up to the Academy of Art to review the photo depts. students portfolios and give whatever bits of advice we can to help the photographers get to their next level of success. The room is filled with luminaries from the world of photography, who can truly give […]

Weekly Giveaway – A book, to help you make a book, to help you win lots of money

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Does $25,000 USD sound like a good grand prize to you? OK, it all May be a little confusing but here is the breakdown. The good folks at Blurb.com have graciously offered to give 5 of you a free copy of the book: How to Make a Gorgeous Photo Book. Since that is the business […]

The Latest – Lightroom 3: Yeah, you’re gonna want it.

Monday, June 7th, 2010

When you are working with a company whose sole mission is to make your images better, and your work flow more productive, each product revision deserves your close attention and consideration. And Adobe has been very, very busy as of late. Photoshop CS5 has just been released and we’re working on highlights review for you, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Viewbooks gets you on the right path

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

In our continuing efforts to give you some insight on how the world of photography looks through a working professionals eyes, via our Whats’ In The Bag? series of videos, subscribers to the free NEWSLETTER, know that we are trying to put some tools in your hands to help you get into that world yourself. […]

What’s in The Bag? w/ Jim McHugh Pt. 5 – The studio

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

As we come to the last segment in the series with Jim McHugh, he gives us a look around his work environment. Not where he shoots, but where he makes the images. His history, including a photo album from his childhood, old cameras and a lifetime of memorabilia, are filling the nooks and crannies of […]

What’s In The Bag? w/Jim McHugh Part 4 – A little history

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

As we’ve been chatting with Jim McHugh about his process, the gear, and some of the work, it;s probably a good time to get a bit inside his head and also find out where he came from. How do you decide to become a fine art photographer anyway? Is there a certain path you should […]

What’s In The Bag? w/ Jim McHugh Part 3: the Hockney Connection

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

In this segment we begin to explore more of what’s in the life, than what kind of gear is used, although in this crazy photographic world , it all somehow ties together. Jim McHugh has a long standing relationship with David Hockney, as you can see from this early portrait and some of the others […]

Weekly giveaway – Elliott Erwitt and a bit of Flip O Rama

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Yes, you know this classic photographers work. Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt’s body of work puts him in the pantheon of the master of the 20th century This iconic, ironic photographer has been making his comments on the world we live in with the right amount of humor for many years. Heck, he did a book […]

What’s In The Bag? w/ Jim McHugh-Fine Art photographer

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

We’ll take a lightly different turn with the What’s In The Bag? series this time, as we feature Jim McHugh, fine art photographer. Ohm, he started as a magazine shooter, and all of that experience led him to where he happily resides now: firmly ensconced in the world of fine art and galleries. In this […]

Still Time to get your MOPLA on LA!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

April showers bring…well, a ton of photographic activity in Los Angeles. One of the most passionate supporters, collectors, gallery owners, and creator of the LUCiE awards. Mr Hossein Farmani, has created a month long celebration of the photographic arts in Los Angeles, called MOPLA. Executive producer Cat Jimenez and her team, have once again put […]

Weekly Giveaway – Quelle Surprise: Henri Cartier-Bresson / The Modern Century

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Sure, you could see this coming. The way we spoke about the exhibit and the accompanying book, it should come as no surprise. It was a very easy choice picking this book, to offer to you this week. Of course we are talking about Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century , by Peter Galassi. And since […]

Henri Cartier-Bresson At MOMA: On first blush

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

“I prowl the streets all day feeling very strung-up and I’m ready to pounce, determined to trap life, to preserve life in the act of living” Henri Cartier-Bresson If the phrase “The Decisive Moment” means anything to you, then the name Henri Cartier-Bresson probably ranks high in your photographic lexicon. One of the most influential […]

Weekly Giveaway – A quarterly look at the photographic arts we love : Aperture Magazine

Monday, April 5th, 2010

We do this from time to time. A little swing back to the point of it all. The beauty and power of a still image Sure, we love our tools and we want to learn the best way to use them in order to achieve the creative goals we envision. There will be many more […]

Annenberg Space for Photography Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with Water: Our Thirsty World Exhibit

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Crazy, right? The year has flown by, and this photographic addition to the Los Angeles Landscape, has been serving our community with free lectures, slide shows, seminars and exhibits, all housed in a very cool space in Century City. The Annenberg Space for Photography’s latest show has them teamed up with another powerhouse, National Geographic […]

We Moo’d, Sony’d, ThinkTanked, Fuji’d around a little, Got Hugged by a Gorilla(pod), had a little Delkin, and learned something brand new

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

You can’t ask for more from photo trade show, really. Not only did we get to see some cool new gear, we were made privy to a new product from HP that will protect artists, dealers an collectors. Too cool for school. The day began with Sony announcing a brand new small format camera with […]

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! After 20 years you just keep getting better

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

You know in the world of digital imaging, 20 years is pretty much unheard of. In that time, we’ve seen many major software developers come and go. The dot.com bust, came and went. But the people at Adobe, continue to constantly improve and deliver on what is the standard for our industry. Photoshop. Twenty years […]

Museums VS. Galleries: and the difference is…

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

A few weeks ago we attended a series of photography exhibit openings, with each having a distinctly different flavor. One had the au courant provocative series of large color images, another gallery featured a historical bent, with black and white images of US history. Both of these shows came with a price list, and books […]

An intimate look at history, courtesy of David Hume Kennerly

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

For a photojournalist, the question is never about can they get the access to the get shot. That is the job. They’ll be there. It’s what they do once they get there. In the 60′s and 70′s Southeast Asia was the horrific theater for war, and photojournalists were on the front lines, providing the most […]

Tell us a story, Alex Prager

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Week-end is the final chapter in a trilogy created by Alex Prager, now showing at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, simultaneously showing at the Yancy Richardson Gallery in NYC photographer Alex Prager with her photograph Wendy, 2009 behind her. As in the other photographs in the trilogy, The Big Valley and Polyester, Ms. Prager has […]

St. Valentine’s Day: Just a little bit of emotional pressure

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Well, the most emotionally charged, personal connection filled, holiday is almost here. St. Valentine’s Day. The pressure to express your love for another is never greater than on this day. But what is the right way to do that? These classic candy hearts, with their messages of love, have recently been updated to include “Text […]

A photography book for $400,000. Can I Have 2?

Monday, January 18th, 2010

And the Fair has left the city…..Short and sweet. PhotoLA has left the city til next year. A good time had by all, and some new discoveries made. Like how you can spend $400,000 on a photography book. 21st Editions, long renown for making the highest quality short run, limited edition photography books ( we […]

Weekly Giveaway -” The kid with the camera eye” : Norman Rockwell

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Norman Rockwell has long been considered the quintessential illustrator of American mythology through the first part of the last century. His depiction of everyday characters and commonplace situations, delivered an insight into a mid reality, becoming more than a caricature , yet not quite a documentary style photograph. The use of a slightly more intense […]

Like any good Fair, it brings out the community

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Whether it’s a county fair, state fair, or in this case a photo fair, one of our favorite parts is that the community comes out. Not out of the woodwork, but comes out to share in a common interest. At the county fair there may be funnel cakes, the worlds biggest squash, fried twinkies, and […]

The Fair has come to town! PhotoLA is back for the 19th edition!

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Many years ago, PhotoLA was held at the local auction house, Butterfields & Butterfields, up on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. Opening night was dedicated to raising money for a charitable cause, and photo aficionados from around the city gathered, to see what the dealers from all over the world had brought to town. It almost […]

Oncemany.com: A simple concept made brilliant!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

We are always looking for great ideas from photographers to share with you, and this one just started the new year off right. Taking the concept of a Photo-A-Day for 365 days, photographer Shane Rich not only plussed it but made it a business. 365 Day photography Project feeds Starving Artist And the way he […]

Oh, what a year it was…. Fine….. NEXT!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Say goodbye to 2009. And not a moment to soon. It’s been a wild ride with the new economy firmly in place. With wretched excess getting forcibly kicked to the curb and the rest of the population firmly ensconced in the best new ways to communicate all of that, it has been a full year. […]

Weekly Giveaway – Aperture Magazine: A thing of beauty 4x a year

Monday, December 28th, 2009

As we see the year and decade end, we’d like to plant some new thoughts for 2K10 (will that be the term?) If we continue to look outside of ourselves, and explore the world of photography around us, perhaps our work by the end of next year will have grown. It’s one of our barometers […]

View from the Smogranch with Daniel Milnor – This time, he’s in NYC

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Here is another post from one of our fave photo writers, Daniel Milnor. Not only an incredible photographer, his viewpoint has just the right amount of cynicism to suit us. This time out, he’s in the Big Apple. While we were checking out gear, he was checking the streets. I was in New York and […]

Lucia De Giovanni, Photographer – Her Life Project

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

One thing we will be starting to do here is highlight the work of some of our readers. This article about Lucia De Giovanni came to us and felt like a great place to start. It was written by Linda Rubright, and with her permission, we reprint it here: I write this from the coffee […]

4 Years ago Photoinduced.com went live. Look how we’ve grown. Thank you!

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I woke up on a Jan. 1, 2005 and wrote the first 5 pages of what would become photoinduced.com. There were many more components than you see here, including a broadcast component, and original programing, but the essence is here. Our good friends at the Barbarian group, did the original design of the site and […]

Weekly Giveaway – Who Shot Rock & Roll? It’s all here

Monday, December 7th, 2009

( the answer for the weekly giveaway of 3/24/2010 is : TINA TURNER) Currently at the Brooklyn Museum, this full accounting of the photographic record of Rock & Roll hangs in all it’s glory. But you know how we like to share stuff that the whole group can enjoy. We can tell you about an […]

Photo Miami – Let’s Take a Fresh Look at Things

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

In a few weeks, Art Basel will be taking over the scene in Miami, and photography will, once again, get it’s own special fair amongst the many pavilions dotting the South Beach scene. After sales of art have plummeted in this new world economy, every dealer is looking for that bit of upswing that seems […]

Neil Leifer – Legendary Sports Photographer

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Yeah, we know. Looks like a similar title to the last one. Well, when you have 2 masters together in one place, you want to give them equal billing. Tonight there will be a gala opening for the show Sport: Iooss and Leifer at The Annenberg Space for Photography, and it opens to the public […]

Weekly Giveaway – Many Are Called: Walker Evans

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Can’t help it. Every time we go to NYC, the time spent in the subway brings this book, Many Are Called , by Walker Evans, to mind. In a strange way, nothing much seems to have changed, from when this was first photographer in the late 1930′s There are iPods and electronics to keep people […]

A now, a word from our friend at the Smogranch : Daniel Milnor

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

We dig the perspective of our friend Daniel Milnor, from the Smogranch. Here is another offering, he has graciously let us share with you: The Portfolio Review Bruce Davidson looks at work, Palm Springs Photo Festival© Daniel Milnor 2009 Get ready to give confession. Get ready to spill your guts. Get ready for intense pleasure […]

Day 3 PhotoPlus Expo – Less Gear, More Luminaries

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Well, the floor was bit less crowded today, but the seminars, keynote, and booth presentations were pretty well filled. PhotoPlus Expo 2009 was coming to a close. Business still seemed brisk as people were people all of the items they may have been checking out the previous coupla days. We also made some last stops […]

Weekly Giveaway – Thomas Allen puts the pieces together in a whole new way.

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Photographer Thomas Allen prefers to see things just as he likes, not as he finds them. Of course he gets some help from classically illustrated pulp novels. It’s unique process, as he lives far from a city in Michigan, scouring through online book stores to see where the proper visual elements may come from. He […]

The Summer Project – You Have to Plan Early

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Sure, it may say “Summer” and you think you have a lot of time, but this stuff is planned far in advance. The Foley Gallery has this great concept for a Summer exhibition. The deadline is supposed to be o Oct. 15th, but we just spoke with the organizer and they will be able to […]

Weekly Giveaway – In a New York State of Mind: Saul Leiter

Monday, August 31st, 2009

It’s about the summer heat and the winter chill. Photographer Saul Leiter, was able to bring a temperature gauge to his photographs, along with a gritty city feel, that put you there. Whether it was his photographs of a waiter working in the sweltering humidity, or his classic wintry window, that let you experience the […]

“We are stardust, we are golden”

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Sound a little like a line from a song out of the 60′s? Yep, it is. Woodstock it is, my friends, and on this 40th Anniversary of that event, you cannot miss the images or the tributes. Or how about a movie based on the actual event? Taking Woodstock directed by Ang Lee opens this […]

Weekly Giveaway – Keith Carter Documentary by Anthropy Arts

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

This one was actually a surprise entry, as we already had another item ready for you, but the good folks at Anthropy Arts felt one of you should have a free copy of the Keith Carter DVD. We like that. So, we’ve told you a bit about this item and the rest of the series, […]

Anthropy Arts brings you some of the finest photography documentaries

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

We have the pleasure of watching most of the DVD’s made of biographies of photographers. From the 10 min. quickie hits of the Contacts series to the PBS versions of insights into an artists life, such as the Contacts series Our shelves are filled with a few hundred of these, as we collect what may […]

Oscar Winning, Beautiful and a Talented Photographer : Jessica Lange is honored by the George Eastman House

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

When you hear about an actors passions other than what they are famous for, you may sometimes wonder: is it the fame that legitimizes the other endeavors? Or, in the case of Jessica Lange, can you look at her photographs and be fully objective on their merit ? Quite honestly, we feel that there will […]

Weekly Giveaway – 2 Masters, 1 Book

Monday, July 20th, 2009

This has got to be one of our new favorite books. Photographing America: Henri Cartier-Bresson / Walker Evans is on the coffee table and in 2 days, has been opened about 6 times. Actually, that’s a lot in a short time. Now , this is a book we first found in Paris last fall, while […]

Annenberg Space for Photography wins again with 2nd exhibit

Friday, July 10th, 2009

“You have to see things other people don’t want to see. You have to do your job” Colin Crawford, Director of Photography Los Angeles Times And that job has been examined and celebrated in the second exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography, the new photographic jewel in the crown of Los Angeles. A joint […]

Weekly Giveaway – This one is easy – “The Americans” by Robert Frank

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Yesterday I did a pre-walk around Chinatown getting ready for the July 18th Global Photowalk. A little Dim Sum, some conversation, and a bit of GPS photowork. I know, a slow Sunday. While downtown, no visit is complete without a walk around some of the available art. And now at MOCA is an exhibit of […]

Weekly Giveaway – You may leave, but don’t forget.

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Ahhh, the sweet smell of commencement! Caps and gowns, mortar boards and diplomas. Politicians, celebrities, and business men address the graduates with pithy, sometimes inspirational, sometimes trite, and usually a coda to a turning point in your life. Or someone you know. And what about the memories of your years? Is it all encapsulated in […]

Remember that guy Barry that you took photographs of in college? His last name wasn’t Obama, was it?

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Last night at the M+B gallery in Los Angeles a new exhibit opened called BARACK OBAMA: THE FRESHMAN. The photographer, Lisa Jack, a fellow student at Occidental college, photographed our future president at 20. This single roll of film, comprises this show and give a tiny, fleeting, glimpse of the man would make history. © […]

Arts of Privacy – Check The Stacks

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

While attending an event at a local museum, The Hammer, we made sure to get there early to wander around and catch up on the exhibits that we had missed. One in particular struck us, not as much for the art itself, but for the concept. To wit: “The Darker Side of Light: Arts of […]

Sebastiao Salgado : The Genesis Project

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

This man has a special mission and he is completing it with his photography. Perhaps you are familiar with his work as a documentary photographer and his book “Workers”. You may have just come to know him through his most recent work, “Africa” The intensity of the images included in these tomes is matched by […]

As Real As It Gets: Wyatt Neumann

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

We met this guy over cocktails in the south of France and knew from his incredible energy, he had a definite point of view of the world. A very intense one. In the night heat of the June coast of the Riviera, you could easily sense that this photographer/director, was just about to burst out […]

Can You Be Taught To See?

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

As a photography student at Ryerson in Toronto, one of our textbooks was John Szarkowski’s “Looking At Photographs”. C’mon. I know what I see, and how I feel about it. Either I am affected or not. I look at photographs all the time. Right? Au contrere, this arrogant, young, student found out. Grasshopper needed a […]

From Our Friend At The Old SmogRanch

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

He calls them rants, or musings, or a personal perspective. We just dig the voice. Just Hangin w/ Daniel Milnor So I volunteered today, most of the day, over at the somewhat local darkroom. I planned on printing a little, just playing around with split toning, which I THINK I have an idea how to […]

Squeeze As Much As You Can Out Of The Experience

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Actually , you should be doing that with every part of your life, but today lets just talk about the slightly sedate experience of visiting a museum. Oh, sure, you walk around, maybe get a “gut hit” from a few pieces, or recognize work from advertising that promoted the show. A little snack, a visit […]

The Streets Belonged To Her – Helen Levitt: 1913 – 2009

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Helen Levitt, one of the best street shooters we’ll ever see, passed away a couple of weeks ago at the age of 95. And it didn’t seem like she ever stopped shooting in her long life. You’ve no doubt seen some of her work. Perhaps this shot of kids in their Halloween costumes. New York, […]

The Annenberg Space for Photography’s Thursday Night Specials Continue!

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Yes, the hottest new place for photography in LA, Annenberg Space for Photography, just opened on March 27th, with 11 photographers from Los Angeles, featured. It’s free, parking is way cheap ($1.00 for evening events, $3.50 during the day) and not only is there a brilliantly curated standing exhibit, there is a study area with […]

The Annenberg Space For Photography Is Days Away

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

We are very happy that the Annenberg Foundation loves photography. A lot. They have created this unique new space in Los Angeles, the Annnenberg Space for Photography, that has gone way beyond a simple exhibition building. [photopress:annenberg_8.jpg,full,centered] Of course what they have done with 10,000 sq is amazing. What could have become a simple box, […]

New Site Sketches from the Annenberg Space for Photography

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

As we await the opening of this very cool new edition to the landscape of Photography in Los Angeles on March 27th, 2009, they are few things we can show you. However, below are 2 views the artists rendering of the interior space. Check that lens iris ceiling. [photopress:Rendering_of_Digital_Gallery_1_.JPG,full,centered] [photopress:Rendering_of_Digital_Gallery_Opposite_Side.JPG,full,centered] [photopress:MOPLA_logo_home.jpg,full,alignright] Time to book your […]

Willa and David Mamet – Simply Told

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

There is an incredible French restaurant in Santa Monica called “Michaels” Located just off the promenade, this spot has been a classic mainstay in Los Angeles, renown for outstanding culinary delights, with Michael McCarty as your host. We were invited to an exhibit of photographs there, opening tonight. Who knew that this excellent restaurant had […]

The Reigning Master of Celebrity Photography – Annie Leibowitz

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Sure there are others, but Annie Leibowitz is the undisputed, reigning leader in the world of celebrity portraits. From her years shooting the creme de la creme in rock & roll, to her mastery capturing the essence of the most powerful people in the world, she is the best we have right now. And we […]

George Hurrell – Defining Hollywood Glamour

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

[photopress:various_3.jpg,full,centered] Photo Studio Set recreation, using George Hurrell’s original Camera The glamour of the screen actors from the beginning of the cinema in Hollywood, will be remembered not only by their immense bodies of work, but the photographs of George Hurrell. Shooting on an 8×10 view camera, he captured all of the romance of the […]

Weekly Giveaway – An Intimate Knowledge

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

A few weeks ago we spoke to you about photographer Ted Orland, and his first exhibit in Los Angeles. But there is so much more to this man. [photopress:art_fear.gif,thumb,alignright] As a writer and teacher and teacher, he has taken an honest approach to the life of an artist in such books as Art & Fear, […]

And The Dynasty Continues……….

Friday, February 6th, 2009

In the world of photography, we really don’t have a lot of familial passing of the art. However, the Weston family has shown that their 3 generations of photographers have maintained the dedication and fine artistry of the patriarchal master himself, Edward Weston. In this first time exhibition at the Duncan Miller Gallery, Kim Weston, […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Flame of Recognition: Edward Weston

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

The Daybooks of Edward Weston was an inspirational book in my teens, and made me want to hit into the wild with a view camera, lunch and the sweet wait for the right light. It never happened. I grew older and reread the books and realized what they held was not a call to action, […]

Vee Speers – The Birthday Party: Childhood Memories You May Not Have Had

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

One of the most popular galleries at Paris-Photo last month, was the Jackson Gallery of Fine Art. And the biggest draw were the photographs of Vee Speers.Click on the link and take a look at the series. [photopress:Untitled__16.jpg,full,centered]© Vee Speers The beautifully simple, desaturated yet crisp, photographs of children from her Birthday Party series, brought […]

Weekly Giveaway – Annie Leibowitz At Work

Monday, November 17th, 2008

You’ve seen so many of Annie Leibowitz’s photographs in your life, perhaps sometimes without knowing it. Her coverage and depiction of the people of her generation and yours, has created a body of work that speaks to a style of image making she has created all for herself. There have been documentaries, traveling exhibits, and […]

With a Sense of W. Eugene Smith, Andre Hermann’s Images Will Touch You

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

It’s a bold statement to compare someone to W. Eugene Smith. But when Andre Hermann brought his work to the reviewing table at the Academy of Art, and showed his 10 images, I was emotionally sucker punched. It was not just the situation of the subject, Garrett, it was the way his story was told. […]

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