• Shadows on Film

    Fred Herzog

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  • The Color of Genius

    Saul Leiter

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  • Perfectly Banal

    William Eggleston

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  • From the Edges

    Mary Ellen Mark

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Getting In Close: Chuck Close

On last week’s episode of On Taking Pictures, one of things we talked about were the tintype portraits of celebrities attending Sundance by photographer Victoria Will. While we both agreed they were interesting, we also felt that the wet plate process felt like a bit of a gimmick and that the portraits may have been […]

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Going Deep: Zhang Jingna

A few days ago, the Profoto Blog posted a brief interview with wonderful fashion and beauty photographer Zhang Jingna, specifically highlighting her use of their Deep XL White line of umbrellas. While the deep parabolic shape of the umbrellas offer some interesting lighting possibilities (watch this excellent Karl Taylor video on parabolic lighting modifiers), what I found even […]

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Five For Friday #94

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” –  George Bernard Shaw Dutch physicist-artist Arie van ‘t Riet calls these unique images, bioramas.  It all started when a colleague asked him to X-ray a painting. The outcome led him to X-raying different plants and animals just to see […]

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