“An iPhone in Congo”: Photo essay by TIME photographer Michael Christopher Brown

“Like many photojournalists, I’ve been shooting with my iPhone for  a while. Using a mobile phone allows me to be somewhat invisible  as a professional photographer; people see me as just  another person in the crowd. Invisibility is particularly  useful in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo,  where a potpourri of armedContinue reading ““An iPhone in Congo”: Photo essay by TIME photographer Michael Christopher Brown”

Can Watercolor Paints Replace a Darkroom?

My going “digital” was like Dylan going electric. The journey from analouge to digital also required me to embrace color and trash many rolls of film. My darkroom soon thereafter was disassembled and put in storage. But I missed the process… the stuff… Trading it in for the instant gratification of Digital Photograhy was unenriching.Continue reading “Can Watercolor Paints Replace a Darkroom?”

When you are not seeing pictures; stop, look, and listen.

I have been needing inspiration for photography as of lately so I decided to seek it from songwriters: DURITZ, ADAM/BRYSON, DAVID/MALLEY, MATTHEW/BOWMAN, STEVE Step out the front door like a ghost  Into the fog where no one notices  The contrast of white on white.  And in between the moon and you  The angels get a betterContinue reading “When you are not seeing pictures; stop, look, and listen.”

Portrait of Vivian Maier, Street Photographer

Vivian Maier: eccentric amateur street photographer or maverick? Vivian Maier – Her Discovered Work  Created in dedication to the photographer Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 1950s – 1990s. Vivian’s work was discovered at an auction here in Chicago where she resided most of her life. Her discovered work includes over 100,000 mostly mediumContinue reading “Portrait of Vivian Maier, Street Photographer”

Definitions of Weed

  1.  unwanted plant: a plant, especially a wild plant, growing where it is not wanted 2. unwanted plants: weeds in general ( often used before a noun ) “weed control” 3. plant growing in water: a plant that grows in water, especially seaweed   VERB  1. weed·ed – past and past participle 2. weed·ing – present participle 3. weedsContinue reading “Definitions of Weed”

JR: Inside Out!

The May/June American Photo Magazine  reported on JR, a guerilla street artist/self proclaimed “photograffeur”. JR enlarged his photos to huge proportions and created large scale installations by illegally pasting them onto buildings in: LA, Paris, Israel, Palestine, and the slums of India, Africa, and Brazil.  He especially gained noteriety during the riots in Paris and also by getting arrested in Shanghai.Continue reading “JR: Inside Out!”