Category: Spotlight

Diane Arbus

Don’t Look Away: Diane Arbus

Some call her a photographer of freaks, some called her an artist, and still others call her a photographic genius who was ahead of her time. Although her career was cut short by the...

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Peeling Back The Veneer: Robert Frank

The Americans. The book most would say forever changed the photography world. The 50’s were an idealistic time. We had won WWII, many people in the country were prospering and on there way to...

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A Legacy of Light: Yousuf Karsh

The story behind his iconic portrait of Winston Churchill has become the stuff of photographic legend. Yousuf Karsh was asked to take a quick portrait of the Prime Minister after a speech. Churchill was in...

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Perfectly Banal: William Eggleston

Despite his often mundane subject matter, he is simply not your ordinary photographer. His first one-man exhibit at the MoMA in 1976 was both heralded as being genius and was criticized as being the...

Photographer Spotlight - Herb Ritts

Elemental Beauty: Herb Ritts

I am not a big fan of nude photography. Not because I’m too conservative or find it exploitative, but because most of the nude photographs I’ve seen are not art. Often, they are taken...

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In Touch With Fragility: Richard Avedon

“All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.” – Richard Avedon Though he is known mostly for his minimalistic portraits; intense and often brooding subjects surrounded by white, it was the world...

Chris Crisman

Spotlight – Chris Crisman

If you looked up the word serendipity, the definition you would see perfectly describes the way in which this Photographer Spotlight came about. After posting our Photographer Spotlight on John Keatley, Nikki and I...

Jill Greenberg

Photographer Spotlight – Jill Greenberg

Social and political commentary has long been reserved for artists and musicians, rather than fine art photographers. Aside from photojournalists, perhaps, whose whose very work exists as commentary, of sorts, fine art photographers, by...

Tim Hetherington

Under Fire: Tim Hetherington

The name Tim Hetherington has been heard quite often recently and, unfortunately, it is not because of his photographs or his Oscar-nominated documentary, Restrepo. Tim Hetherington was killed April 20, 2011 while covering the Libyan...

Dan Winters

The Grace Of Nuance: Dan Winters

Some people might say that Dan Winters has an amazing photographic style, that you can tell at first glance if he took a particular photograph. His signature lighting style, the red and green tones he...

Annie Leibovitz

Leibovitz. Leibovitz. Leibovitz.

The documentary film about her life begins with celebrities simply saying her last name one after another. Leibovitz. Leibovitz. Leibovitz. Not only is her last name as unique as the photographs she creates, Annie...

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Photographer Spotlight – John Keatley

We were first introduced to the work of photographer John Keatley by our friend Kevin Knight. We were talking about some of our favorite current photographers and Keatley was pretty much at the top...