• Perfectly Banal

    William Eggleston

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  • From the Edges

    Mary Ellen Mark

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  • The Color of Genius

    Saul Leiter

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  • Serial Conversationalist

    I AM ENDLESSLY CURIOUS ABOUT THE PROCESS OF CREATIVITY. I PAINT, WRITE, TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS AND HAVE LONG FORM CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE ABOUT WHY THEY DO WHAT THEY DO.

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Jamey Stillings

Five For Friday #33

“You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain Jamey Stillings has an incredible portfolio ranging from expansive landscapes to architecture to wonderful portraits. His conceptual work is my favorite, however. He has this ability to imagine these whimsical worlds which are fascinating to look at.  I have found […]

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On Taking Pictures

On Taking Pictures #30 – “Entrances Confused With Dead Ends”

In this episode of On Taking Pictures, our thoughts on the HBO series ‘Witness’, classic Hollywood portraits, tips for making your composites look more real, and a deep delve into the mind of photographer of the week Joel Meyerowitz. http://www.ontakingpictures.com/podcast/OTP030.mp3  » Download mp3  Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes Witness – LA Times […]

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Lightroom 4 Unmasked

If you are a Lightroom user, especially if you’re a new user, the first title in the new “BIG BOOK” series from Craft & Vision may be just the early Christmas present to yourself you’ve been looking for. Written by Piet Van den Eynde, the celebrated author/photographer behind the titles Making Light and Dodge & Burn, […]

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Capture: Mark Seliger

We are hooked on Reserve Channel’s new Capture series with photographer Mark Seliger. We mentioned one episode a couple of weeks ago on Five For Friday in which Seliger interviews Kevin Bacon and Bob Gruen. The latest episode features one of our favorite actors, Alan Cumming. Known for his roles on television, as well as […]

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SOS - Anastaya Vorobko, 8 years old

Photography Through The Eyes Of Children

It isn’t always the years of experience or the hours upon hours we spend learning the rules of composition and exposure that prepares us to take great images. Yes, that does help, and with education and practice, average photographers can become good, and good photographers can become great. Sometimes, however, it is the complete lack […]

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Buildings Made Of Sky: Peter Wegner

“The space within becomes the reality of the building.” – Frank Lloyd Wright  If you are an artist or a photographer, you are probably familiar with the term “negative space”, which refers to the empty space around the main subject of an image. How you use negative space can have a dramatic effect on the aesthetics […]

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Jehad Nga

Five For Friday #32

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent van Gogh I bookmarked Jehad Nga’s site several years ago and then promptly forgot about it. I came across it today by chance and couldn’t stop looking at his wonderful portraits. His work looks like a Caravaggio painting. The lighting is so dramatic and the […]

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13 Queens: Alex and Felix

Sometimes, when looking at other people’s work, I wonder where in the world their ideas come from. Is it that some people are just gifted with a more curious and imaginative mind than others? This series, called 13 Queens, by photographers/artists Alex and Felix is a fantastic example of that. They have created a body of […]

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