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“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”
“In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it. ” -Susan Sontag
One Hour Photo
“Nobody ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.” – Syd Parrish – A recent trip to the One Hour Photo at Walgreens recently lead me to Re-visit one of my Favorite Movies: One Hour Photo, written and directed by Mark Romanek and starring Robin Williams as Syd Parrish. The film, with itsContinue reading “One Hour Photo”
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!”