#TBT – As Real As It Gets: Wyatt Neumann

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

First posted this in May, 2009, Wyatt Neumann, photographer, has recently become a cause celebrate for his photographs of his children posted online. A loving, devoted,father, this series has become a polarizing discussion of artist rights. But he’s a good photographer. Have a look at some of his work before the controversy.The Flickr link is […]

BigAcrylic: When Your Walls Need Some Dressing!

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

OK, who prints their images these days? Not many folks, I know. It’s mainly on a screen. But you can’t have naked walls. I can’t anyway. So when I was in an edit suite a month ago, I noticed some very cool images,float mounted on the wall. All acrylic prints. So I did some more […]

Garry Winogrand at the MET : A traveling show gets new home

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

He was one of the most ironic photographers of our time. Prolific,obsessed,and a social commentator with a fast shooting camera. The show currently at the Metropolitan began at SF MOMA a year ago. And it had a significantly different take away flavor. A master of street photography, Garry Winogrand was an observer of the human […]

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, […]

Handy Photo Editing App: Finger Tip Controls and only $2!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

What can you get for $2. today? A music video? A small cuppa coffee? A Lottery ticket? How about a pretty dang robust photo editor for your mobile device? I just got a hold of Handy Photo, and as I’m always on the lookout for cool new photo app, this one hit so many marks […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

War through the eyes of those who witness and report

Monday, April 15th, 2013

© Sal Veder The horror of war has been presented to us in it’s most naked form since the time of Matthew Brady’s images of the Civil War. The advent of the fairly new art of photography, coupled with the endless amount of bloodshed of the North V South war, gave the public one of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who Shot Rock & Roll? Get ready to find out!

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

We hope you’ve been loving the Digital Darkroom exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography. We just saw a lecture there last week that you have to check out when it comes online. Julie Blackmon did an unvarnished, open, and comfortable lecture on her work, which was one of the best talks we’ve seen in […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

A milestone for the Annenberg Space for Photography, and you reap the benefits

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

One of the photographic jewels in Los Angeles is the Annenberg Space for Photography. Funded by the Annenberg Foundation, and led by Wallis Annenberg, this unique edifice is dedicated to the art and power of photography, and remains a free place to visit for all. We have been fans since before they broke ground, and […]

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 […]

Adobe builds a Carousel: Will it get the Gold Ring?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

A little Catcher in the Rye reference, but it relates to this new product from Adobe. The just announced Carousel image management system essentially lets you put ALL of your jpeg images into a subscriber based cloud and lets you access this complete library via multiple means: iPhone, iPad, laptop or desktop. Simple concept, right? […]

Weekly Giveaway : Faces of Ground Zero by Joe McNally and Rudolph Guliani

Monday, August 29th, 2011

You may know Joe McNally from his speedlight adventures on the Strobist, or teaching his methods for getting some great photo journalistic shots. Quite honestly, our first encounter with Mr. McNally’s work was an exhibit at the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles of his massive over life sized, Polaroid portraits of the Faces of Ground […]

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 :”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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PhotoPlus Expo 2010 – Form AND Substance

Monday, November 1st, 2010

It seemed to go quick, but maybe because we were in constant motion. The times we did stop were pretty rich, as the event producers and many manufacturers were putting out some solid photographic training professionals. We are huge supporters of the companies that are as interested in teaching you about photography as they are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Excuse me, my eyes are down HERE! The Nikon D5000 lets you put em’ where you want em’

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Yes, the beauty of an articulated LCD screen is being able to keep your eyes where you want them, and let the camera stretch to get the shot you want. Every time we shoot and event, there is always an opportunity for an over-the-crowd shot to the stage or main subject, like a wedding. Of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A few minutes with Walter Iooss – Legendary Sports Photographer

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Yesterday at the Annenberg Space for Photography, we were given a preview of the new exhibit Sport: Iooss and Leifer. And luckily, the two photographic masters were on hand to chat a little bit about their life and work. © Walter Iooss Michael Phelps, Balitmore, MD, 2004 The first video chat we’ll present is with […]

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 – Irving Penn could be coming to your house!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

We mean of course, in the form of a catalog of the recent show now appearing at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. A short bit ago, we wrote about the exhibit, and felt that it is proof of realization of a promise made to the photo and fine art community, years ago. They are […]

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 […]

This may sound crazy, but……

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

We have found that some of our readers have traveled through the site but many don’t know how deep we go. And we keep trying to hear what you like and deliver. So we created this video, kinda walking into the site and checking the reources. Sure, share it with your friends and fellow photogs. […]

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 […]

Brad Elterman – Like It Was Yesterday

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Back in the 70’s, the hot culture in Los Angeles was full of music, celebrities, parties, and wannabe’s. Wait….whats different? OK, not much. However, photographers get to archive and represent for their time. If they are good, they can tell a story of what it was like “back then”. He calls himself a paparazzo, but […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Wonderful World of Color!

Monday, April 27th, 2009

And we’re talking about some rich color. Tri-Color, Pigment Printing. Known as Carbro prints, these vivid images were made popular by a very few photogs. The expense for each print was a prohibitive $150. per. Of course, that was in the 1920’s. In my college days, studying the various print processes was part of the […]

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 […]

Photographs of Photographers With Their Iconic Photographs: Tim Mantoani -Behind Photographs

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

That is kind of the concept behind this beautifully shot series of 20×24 polaroid photographs. Tim Mantoani has gathered the current biggest names in fine art, photojournalism, commercial, sports, nature, music and everything else, and had them pose with thier most iconic images. Douglas Kirkland posing with the photo of him with his Marilyn Monroe […]

Month of Photography Los Angeles Projects A Solid Run

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Last Saturday night the folks behind the Lucie Awards, the Oscars of Photography, debuted their latest love letter to photography: MOPLA, or Month of Photography in Los Angeles. With 2 galleries exhibiting work, B+ spinning ,and libations flowing long and strong, the celebration got a solid turnout at Bergamot Station, with the crowds maneuvering to […]

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 […]

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, […]

I Know, It’s Only Rock N Roll…..

Friday, July 25th, 2008

but I Like it, Like it, Yes I DO ! [photopress:DSC00625.jpg,full,centered] Jim Marshall has photographed some of the most iconic rock and roll images of our time. From the Beatles at Shea Stadium, Hendrix in his classic stance, Janis Joplin in repose avec bottle, Jim Morrison sucking up a smoke, Johnny Cash flipping you off, […]

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Current Exhibitions

  • The Getty Museum
  • “Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection “
  • July 8–October 19, 2014, The Getty Center
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA 90049
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Whitney Musuem
  • “Edward Hopper and Photography”
  • July 17th – Oct.19th, 2014
  • 945 Madison Ave.
  • New York City, New York 10021
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Annenberg Space For Photography
  • “Country: Portraits of American Sound”
  • May 31st -Sept. 28th, 2014
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
  • Tel: 213.403.3000
  • ICP
  • Sebastio Selgado – Genesis
  • Sept.19, 2014 – Jan 15th,2015
  • 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
  • New York, NY 10036
  • Phone: 212.857.0000
  • Getty Center
  • Convergences: Selected photographs from the Permanent Collection
  • July 8th-Oct.19th, 2014
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Marco Breuer -Zero Base
  • Sept.4th- Nov.1, 2014
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Saul Leiter
  • Sept 18- Oct. 25th, 2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Underwater
  • July 11th-September 15th, 2014
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
  • February 8–October 5, 2014
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Now You See It: Photography and Concealment
  • March 31st-Sept 1, 2014
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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