Friday, February 27, 2009
Thanks to my friend Jim for this article from the Telegraph. Photographer Clark Little, often risking his life for these shots from inside a 'tube', a breaking wave, capturing rarely seen views. These stunning images are shot at Waimea Bay in Hawaii. Check out the article HERE, and go HERE to see more images on his web site.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Photographer Richard Miller, now 96 years old has recently, at the urging of photographer friends, licensed images of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe which have not been seen for over a half century. The images and negatives have been stored in boxes for the past five decades. Read more about it HERE. The photographer attended a private event in Beverly Hills showing his photographs of James Dean where Arnold Schwarzenegger was the first person to make a purchase of his work, go HERE to read more about that.
Friday, February 20, 2009
I remember being fascinated working in the darkroom for the first time in high school, and later building my own darkroom with my dad at home. Spending countless hours at a time making pictures was a magical time. Now I still spend a lot of time on the computer making pictures, but its different, I have more control and don't have to deal with chemicals, which is good, but that time in the darkroom made me feel more like a photographer than the computer does, its like its so clean and sterile now. Richard Nicholson is a photographer who has photographed the few remaining professional darkrooms in London on 4x5 film, check it out HERE>. I wish I had a picture of my old darkroom.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Great portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Gardner on February 5, 1865. Click the image and examine the full view size. Check out the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution online exhibit called One Life: The Mask of Lincoln for interesting portraits and information about the man, HERE.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Photographer Anthony Suau shot this photo for Time magazine and won World Press Photo of the year. The photo was part of an assignment depicting the effects of the economy in Cleveland, Ohio. The officer must ensure that residents have moved out of their foreclosed home. See all winners HERE. Ironically the photographer himself seems to be suffering from the effects of the economic crisis, saying the only job he has had in the past two months is an assignment shooting the presidential inauguration, see story at PDN HERE.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Michelle Obama will appear on the March cover of Vogue magazine. She is the second first lady to appear on the cover, the first being Hillary Clinton in 1998. Michelle Obama was photographed in the Hay Adams hotel in January, while the Obamas were living there by photographer Annie Leibovitz. I have to say its a really nice shot, great pose and lighting. Story from the New York Times HERE.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I came across this photo show in New York at St. John's University Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, featuring photography from the FDNY Photo Unit. Images from 1900 through 2009 are featured with the earliest images tracing back to 1869. A selection of 8x10 prints from 4x5 negatives, many shot by the original first photographers that formed the Photo Unit. Read about it HERE, and see some of these images online HERE. Also see a great collection of images shot by the FDNY Photo Unit at their online collection HERE.
Monday, February 9, 2009
After seeing all the photographs and video of flight 1549 shot by regular peoples who just happen to be in the right spot at the right time it is refreshing to see imagery done by a professional photographer. I understand that people shooting with their iphones and such are giving us imagery that we wouldn't normally have and I like that, but it is not good in image quality or creative perspective. You can see the difference in Photographer Stephen Mallon's photographs of the salvage of flight 1549 HERE.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Reuters collection of photographs shot by their photographers is worth taking a look at, it is some of their best photos from the month of January, see HERE. Also the Sacramento Bee is featuring a photo gallery called Daily Life. Shot by Associated Press staff photographers this is a collection of 22 images from the last month, see HERE.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The image of the first lady of our country are from portraits painted after her death showing a grandmother type of older woman we can all relate to, very humbling. But using surviving records and computerized age-regression imagery we are able to generate a portrait of Martha visualizing her in her mid 20's. Michael Deas’s portrait imagining what a young Martha Washington looked like. Deas is a noted realist painter you’ve seen his work without knowing it as he created the current Columbia Pictures logo as well as recent U.S. stamps commemorating movie stars like Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Marilyn Monroe. Check the full Washington post story HERE.