Spotlights

In-depth looks at the lives and careers of iconic photographers

A World Sublime: Tim Walker

Magical. Captivating. Eccentric. These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the imaginative work of Tim Walker. Like Gregroy Crewdson, Walker’s photographs are not just made, they are meticulously crafted. From the kernel of an idea in his mind to the building of the sets, he is there every […]

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A Greedy Eye: Mick Rock

The 1970s brought a paradigm shift to the musical landscape of rock and roll. The Summer of Love was over, The Beatles released their final album, and the entire idealistic aesthetic of the 60s had been transformed into a different kind of musical and social energy. The post-psychedelic art-rock scene gave birth to Glam Rock and […]

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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 tragedy of suicide in 1971, Diane Arbus is often placed among the great photographers of the 20th century. She made a […]

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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 living the American Dream. There was a veneer of everything being perfect, but Photographer Robert Frank shocked people when he peeled […]

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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 most hated show of the year. Some see his work as being perfect – the angles, composition, color, everything pushing the […]

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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 of fashion that provided the backdrop that helped make Richard Avedon one of the most celebrated, controversial and sought after photographers […]

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A World of Opportunities: 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 were both looking at the Redux Pictures website, checking out some of the other photographers they represent. She was at her […]

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Manipulator: 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 and large, shoot solely for art’s sake, not necessarily to make a statement on society. Photographer Jill Greenberg, however, seems to […]

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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 civil war. He and photographers Chris Hondros, Michael Christopher Brown and Guy Martin were traveling with rebel fighters when they were […]

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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 uses and the dramatic expressions he gets from his subjects are all part of how he shoots. He would say it […]

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