Spotlights

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

Between Worlds: Jerry Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann is a creator of worlds. For more than 40 years, he has played the role of both artist and engineer in the darkroom. Once a pioneer, now a modern day master, Uelsmann employs as many as seven enlargers to deftly combine negative after negative into a single dramatic image. “I’m a huge believer […]

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Steve McCurry

To Otherwise Pass Unnoticed: Steve McCurry

“A picture can express a universal humanism, or simply reveal a delicate and poignant truth by exposing a slice of life that might otherwise pass unnoticed.” – Steve McCurry I think we’ve waited long enough for this one. I realize there are a lot of articles and interviews and information about this photographer but, in […]

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The Addiction of Photography: Rankin

“There’s a time when people say your work is revolutionary, but you have to keep being revolutionary. I can’t keep shooting pop stars all my life. You have to keep changing, keep pushing yourself, looking for the new, the unusual.” – Rankin Allowing ourselves to be inspired by the work of others is important to […]

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Elliott Erwitt

The Art of Observation: Elliott Erwitt

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…. I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt I read a great blog post by photographer John Loengard recently where he wrote, […]

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George Hurrell

Grand Seigneur: George Hurrell

Movie stars in the 20s, 30s, and 40s were always larger than life to me. They were known by the characters they played and idolized by moviegoers almost as gods. Unlike today where we know the most intimate details of actors’ lives (more than we ever want to know at times); back then, the public […]

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Tranquility and Balance: Steen Doessing

With some photographers’ work you can just glance through and get an appreciation for what it is they do. Others you can sit and stare at for hours and be fascinated by the story they create. Steen Doessing‘s work seems to be in a class by itself.  He doesn’t create stories with his images. What […]

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Ellen von Unwerth

There To Be Enjoyed: Ellen von Unwerth

“Women are not just there to be admired, they are there to be enjoyed.” – Ellen von Unwerth Evocative and erotic is what comes to mind when you first look at Ellen von Unwerth’s photos. Self-assured and uninhibited, she finds the glint in her models’ eyes, the thing that says they are women and sexy and […]

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Rocking The Lens: Bryan Adams

His career has spanned over three decades (so far) in the music world. With songs like “Cuts Like a Knife”, “Straight From the Heart”, and “Summer of ’69”, Bryan Adams has made a huge name for himself in rock and roll. He has sold more than 75 million records, has recently released his eleventh studio album, […]

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Linda McCartney

An Eye For Honesty: Linda McCartney

For this next few Spotlights, we are going to be taking a look at celebrity photographers. Not photographers who photograph celebrities, but rather celebrities who also happen to be photographers. Some you may have heard of, some you may not, but we think you’ll enjoy them all. We’re starting off with Linda McCartney. Most people […]

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Without Excuse: Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham is known as one of the greatest American women photographers. In 1901, she sent away $15 for her first camera which started the longest photographic career in history (75 years). She continued taking pictures until a week before her death in 1976. When she died she had been working in the medium for […]

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Sally Mann

Innocence Lost: Sally Mann

 “If I could be said to have any kind of aesthetic, it’s sort of a magpie aesthetic – I just go and I pick up whatever is around. If you think about it, the children were there, so I took pictures of my children. It’s not that I’m interested in children that much or photographing […]

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Julia Margaret Cameron

A Soft Touch: Julia Margaret Cameron

After doing research into Graciela Iturbide, I started thinking about other women photographers. As a woman, and a photographer, I’ve realized that famous women photographers are few and far between. Of course, there are the obvious ones… Annie Liebowitz, Diane Arbus, Dorothea Lange… But when you are new to photography (as I am) the names […]

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