Stevie Nicks : 24k Gold At the Morrison Hotel Gallery

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Stevie Nicks/Morrison Hotel Gallery

“For every love affair, there are pictures” Stevie Nicks

What do rock goddesses do when they leave the stage? Take Polaroids, it seems.

Stevie Nicks may be on tour now, but her photography is stationary on display at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at 116 Prince Street for the month of October

When viral meant sickness, and the interwebs were far off, Stevie Nicks was exploring photography, while on the road with the biggest rock band in the world at the time, between 1975 and 1987.

This was the time when private photos were private, no negs could be found, no digital images hacked. One image was the original, and the only way you would see it, was if the owner wanted you to.

In this new exhibit, you see some amazingly high res scans of Polaroids made by Stevie Nicks, blown up to massive dimensions. Nash Editions took care of the printing.
Self portraits, sure, and the known persona of the artist gets presented and stretched here. The images illustrate a creative mind that after giving a performance to thousand, comes back to a hotel room and continues to create in a different medium.

Photography can be a solitary endeavor, and perhaps after the intensity of the group/audience dynamic, the relative quiet of a singular exploration gave her a different release. The immediacy and singularity of the Polaroid image, that one of a kind imagery with instant gratification, appear here as a testament to the always on, visual mind.
The fact that she kept shoe boxes full of these images, underscores her connection and feeling of importance of these photographs.

Honestly, though: how many photographers out there have thrown away images?

Whenever I see a series of self portraits, I look for a revelation, a glimpse into the truth of the subject. We can all find our most flattering angle, Ms. Nicks has many, but what have you told me different?
Along with photographs depicting an almost monochromatic zen to the series, there are 3 images in particular, that show the subject at her most stripped down, vulnerable self. You’ll have to see them yourselves at the gallery.
Make no mistake, this is not a metaphor for any lack of strength.

This is why this exhibit is important for her fans, and as a photographic glimpse of a time period.
You get the artist after what could be big performance or event, creating new stories, plus the sprinkle of a different reality. Unfettered, simple, self portraits. These images give you an insight you may never see.

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As the show opened, Mick Fleetwood, joined her as she walked from photo to photo, describing private notes to him as his tall frame bent down to her voice, almost on her toes. It was a very sweet scene.

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Stevie Nicks/Morrison Hotel Gallery

STEVIE NICKS ON HER SELF PORTRAIT POLAROIDS

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I wanted to learn how to become a photographer and since I don’t sleep at night, I started thinking, who am I going to ask to stay up all night and then do a show the next night? I’m not going to get Christine (McVie) to be my model. She’s going to say, ‘Are you crazy? I’m going to the bar. Bye.’ Then I thought, well, why not use a plant and I moved on from there.

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Danny Clinch : Morrison Hotel Gallery gets behind the music

Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 3.06.40 PMBruce Springsten ©Danny Clinch, shown at The Morrison Hotel Gallery

Make no mistake, getting a great shot of musicians consistently from the pits, takes anticipation, skill, speed, tech knowledge, and location.
When the rest of us leave the pit after the 3 songs we’re allowed to shoot, that’s when Danny Clinch comes in to shoot.
His years of high quality work, and relationships have earned him the right.

The story is not about the performance photography, however. It’s about the portraits.


Danny Clinch is able to build a rapport, a comfort zone, and dialogue with the famous who rock our worlds.
As you can see by the photograph of Bruce Springsteen above, there is an ease apparent in the image and a personal revelation from Springsteen, that only comes from trust. Yep, trust of the person behind the lens, who may be mere inches away.

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His new book, “Still Moving”, with a companion exhibition at The Morrison Hotel Gallery, gathers the intimate portraits and pre/post performance photographs of the best musicians of our time.

Bruce Springsteen has written the forward, and the pages of praise and respect from the Boss, will give you some insight on how Danny Clinch has gotten access to the inner workings of musicians lives.
With over 200 images, full bleed, you get the sense that he is friends with all of these people.
Imagine your good friend that you hang out with all the time, is an amazing photographer and has documented personal moments in your life. He shows that here x 200 friends!

Today at The Morrison Hotel Gallery, Mr. Clinch signed a ton of books from fans and engaged them all. It was easy to see how his gentle, personal approach with everyone,this is a photographer who loves what he does, and does what he loves.
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I’ll admit I do have one complaint:
One of my constant issues with photobooks, is when great images are split between 2 pages and vital parts are put into the gutter.Either make the image smaller or the book bigger.

One of my favorite images of his, is the shot of Bob Dylan in the Ambassador Hotel in LA.
As he tells it, an assistant was sent out to get some newspapers so Dylan had some “business” (action or prop) to deal with for the photo. Dylan chose the Spanish newspaper.
It was split in 2 in the book.
Here is the full image-

bob-dylan-by-danny-clinchBob Dylan © Danny Clinch

If you are a music fan, an aspiring rock photographer, portrait photographer, or just like a good photo book, you will be buying this book. AND if you are in NYC, visit the gallery and see some of Danny Clinch books, plus some incredibly well priced original prints. Books/Prints and more from other shooters, as well. Shop now for the holidays.
Seriously.

Sebastião Salgado : Genesis come to ICP

“I am not an artist. I’m a photographer”
Sebastião Salgado 9/21/2014

11. Salgado_ In the Upper Xingu region of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, a group of Waura Indians fish in the Puilanga Lake near their village
Sebastião Salgado, In the Upper Xingu region Brazil. 2005. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images.

The 8 year project, Genesis, has finally come to NYC at ICP in all of it’s huge print glory.
Curated by his wife and constant companion, Lelia Wanick Salgado, she had this to say summing up the exhibit:

“Genesis is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before
modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being,” said Lélia Wanick
Salgado. “It is testimony that our planet still harbors vast and remote regions where nature reigns in silent
and pristine majesty.”

What you will see in the 200+s exhibit is some of the most awe inspiring black and white images. The size of the prints alone are spectacular, reminiscent of his show at ICP years ago of his Workers series.
Actually the limited edition book of this show is a whopping hardcover, 2 vols. with book stand, 18.4 x 27.6 in., 704 pages.
Not sure who has that room, but you can see a sample at the ICP.

The prints on the wall demand your studied attention, though. There is a hyper contrast that bolts from the frame, and delights the eye.

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Sebastião Salgado, Marine iguana. Galápagos. Ecuador. 2004. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images.

There is a serious message behind all of his work. The climate change that has occurred on this planet since he has begun shooting in 1970 has been dramtic. While there was 6% of the rain forest left then, there is less than .5% now.
The indigenous people are losing their homes and their culture.

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Not only does he proclaim not to be an artist, he is also not an activist.
An activist gets people to…well..ACT!
These are photographs and are there to show the beauty of nature and the detail of the people. It is not a call to action.
But make no mistake; the passion Mr. Salgado brings to his life’s work is brilliantly intense, and if you can hear him discuss the images, does make you think about the climate change, and what is going away.

Although he and his wife have taken land that they own in Brazil and planted over 2 million trees in an effort to slow down the demise of the rainforest.
He acknowledges that photography being a fairly young medium, may be gone in 20 years. And the thought seems to be a question:
What will we be left with?

ICP_7186He spends weeks, months becoming friends with his subjects and doing the things they do: When they fish, he fishes, when they hunt, he hunts.
Then he is photographing his friends.

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Sebastião Salgado, Teureum, sikeirei and leader of the Mentawai clan. This shaman is preparing a filter for sago, with the leaves of this same sago tree. Siberut Island. West Sumatra. Indonesia. 2008. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images.

This eight year project cannot be explained in one article but deserve the time to be seen. Whether you can make it to an exhibit, or purchase one of the smaller editions of the book.

3. Salgado_Chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica) on icebergs located between Zavodovski and Visokoi islandsSebastião Salgado, Chinstrap penguins on icebergs located between Zavodovski and Visokoi islands. South Sandwich Islands. 2009. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images.

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You can catch it now at International Center of Photography, New York, NY, USA
September 19, 2014–January 11, 2015
They also have signed copies of his book for sale.Hurry, though. Just saw a short stack today. 9/21
and you can see the exhibit in the future at:

CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain
October 9, 2014–February 1, 2015
Sejong Art Center, Seoul, Korea
December 15, 2014–March 20, 2015
2015
A Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
April–July 2015
CaixaForum, Palma, Spain
February 25–May 31, 2015
Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
April 10–August 18, 2015
Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
April–June 2015
CaixaForum, Zaragosa, Spain
June 18–October 12, 2015
Forti di Bard, Aosta, Italy
May 9–September 30, 2015
Kunst Foyer, Munich, Germany
October 2015–January 2016
Burgos, Spain
November 12, 2015–January 10, 2016
2016
CaixaForum, Lleida, Spain
February 4–May 1, 2016
CaixaForum, Tarragona, Spain
May 31–August 14, 2016
CaixaForum, Girona, Spain
September 14, 2016–January 10, 2017

ThinkTank Photo has a new Production Manager to carry your gear

Not a person, but a sweet new bag in a workable size.
Sure they make our favorite camera bags. From the City walker, which is my daily bag, to the Airport International for every travel photo assignment, they just know how to make the best.
Why?
How about because pro shooters own the company and know exactly what we are looking for. High quality, extra features we all want,and as i just found out, washable, as while sitting in an edit suite, the garlic chicken fell all over my City Walker. Some dishwashing liquid and a good air dry, and all was good.
But I digress.

Think Tank Photo just released the Production Manager 40, a professional-strength, high-capacity rolling gear case designed to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment, including room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands. It features a spacious gusseted front pocket that fits reflectors, umbrellas, cables and more. You can roll into your next production fully equipped and secure with added features like the integrated cable and lock, lockable zippers, and wide set wheels that minimize tipping. It also has reinforced honeycomb panels wrapped in ballistic nylon with full-length exterior slide rails for protection in transport.
And don’t forget that by using this link you receive free gear with your orders from Think Tank.

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Canon announces 7D Mark II

overview_productCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.
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Current Exhibitions

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  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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