Since the beginning of the century, there have been sharp-eyed and tender-hearted photographers, photographers whose aim is not to decorate the walls of museums for their own personal satisfaction, but rather to show through the use of that developer of truth which is film, how man can be a menace to mankind, to children, how [...]
On the bus this morning I was thinking about the importance of light in my photography. Much of the work I have done lately is focused in one geographic location – an older school building on the south side of Chicago. I’m pretty lucky really. It has windows in most rooms so it gets some [...]
From Berenice Abbott:
Let us first say what photography is not. A photograph is not a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance. It is not just a pretty picture, not an exercise in contortionist techniques and sheer print quality. It is or should be a significant document, a penetrating statement, which can be described in [...]
If you are interested in purchasing a signed copy of David Burnett’s book, “44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World” send me an email or leave a comment and I’ll pass along the purchasing details. My son-in-law Ryan and daughter Mia setup a speaking engagement for him at Yale and were able to [...]
Go have a look at this photo by Rebecca Norris Webb.
It was chosen as the cover of their book about Cuba, Violet Isle. This is a photographic gift that comes from spending time with your subject. From walking and wondering for miles. From being committed.
The light brushes across the feathers. The color of the bird [...]
Of course, there are the 5% of the books that are so meticulously conceived that the photographs, essays, design, paper, slipcover, etc have all been carefully orchestrated together into a real art object, a collaborative effect that is greater than the sum of its parts. This is truly sublime and wonderful when this occurs, and [...]
Have you ever dreamed of riding in the Tour de France? Of zipping along flats and climbing alpine roads with Lance Armstrong at your side?
Ok, I have dreamed of going to the Tour de France as a spectator, but let’s be honest here. I weigh 195 pounds, ride a pink steel bike and live [...]
From Doc Searls: The Revolution will not be intermediated
Nothing with real real value is dead, so long as it can be found on the Web and there are links to it. Humans are the ones with hands. Not intermediaries. Not AOL, or TechCrunch, or HuffPo, or Google or the New York Freaking Times. The Net [...]
12 beers of Christmas, Beer Bistro, Chicago (cell phone)
Leica M6, Kodak Tri-x