Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Other Bits

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

I’ve gone into some specific categories, and now after roaming the stores and web, can bring you some other choices that may add to the gifting of the season. Plus, here is an interesting site that has done the research on when the prime shopping days are for this month Mini Easel with photo postcards […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 Part 1: The Best of the Photo Books, Plus!

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Let’s step back from the gear for a moment, and look at what those tools can do:
Today, I’d like to recommend some of the best books I’ve seen this year for gifting.It should give a range for those on your list. Or your own wish list!

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 3: The Beauty of the PhotoBook!

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The list of items you can wrap now moves into a more classical vein. A book! You may learn from them, be inspired, be moved, motivated, or just enjoy the images that you share without being logged on. I’m a voracious collector of books, and have just one pet peeve: when images are split between […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

How do you eat photography?

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

You know what we mean: consume, enjoy, pour over, be moved by, share, emulate, covet, peruse, get influenced through, get angry because of, fall in love, be inspired, communicate with. All of those things. We’re not taking about navel gazing about our own images. C’mon, we all have a love/hate relationship with our personal photos, […]

HO-HO-Holiday Shopping Guide 2011 for the photographer on your list

Monday, November 14th, 2011

OK, maybe the holiday gift is for you. Do you have folks asking you want you may like for the holidays? Maybe there are some things on this list that will give you and them some ideas. We’ve looked at a ton of new goods this year and have tried to sift through em’ 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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