• 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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Light And Chemistry: Jon Wilkening

Several weeks ago on an episode of On Taking Pictures, Bill and I were having one of our not-so-infrequent discussions about film, after which a listener named Jon Wilkening posted the results of some of his experiments in developing his own color film to the OTP G+ Community. I loved the quality of the images straight […]

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Five For Friday #116

“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” ― Erica Jong Nearly 100 years ago, Arthur Mole and John D. Thomas created a series of forced perspective “living portraits” made by using a megaphone and a long pole with a white flag tied to the […]

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Philippe Halsman Astonish Me! [Review]

Prestel has quickly become one of my favorite publishers of books on photography. Their catalog ranges from large monographs, such as the terrific Capa in Color, to smaller, more eclectic titles like New York Bike Style. Their recent release Philippe Halsman Astonish Me! is another fantastic addition to their library. With the help and support of […]

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A Sporting Life: Philip Haynes [Guest Post]

My first “real” photography assignment was as the sports photographer on my high school yearbook. A knee injury kept me from playing football or wrestling and when I took my first photography course, a whole new world of experiencing (and participating) in sports opened up. My hero then was legendary Sports Illustrated photographer John Iacono. […]

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Five For Friday #115

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William G.T. Shedd Driving from Southern California through the desert to Arizona you’ll pass through a very small town called Ludlow, so small in fact that if you blink you’ll miss it. It lies along Route 66 so there are a few […]

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Made To Be Seen: Joel Schat

From the time I was about seven until I graduated from high school, I spent the bulk of nearly every summer in Arizona. We started out camping at Buckskin State Park along the Colorado River. My dad and stepmother would sleep in the bed of his Ford F100 and I would sleep across the bench […]

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