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Monthly Archives: June 2017

This Week’s Photo – Pepper No. 30 – Edward Weston

This week’s photo is a classic Edward Weston photograph of a pepper that he took sometime in 1930s. To me, this image is all about shape and light. The shape is formed by the lines and curves that start and finish rather mischievously – often starting and finishing in obscurity. The curves that outline the pepper help form the shape of the pepper The light in this picture is also amazing. Illuminated from top right, the quality of the light […]

Connection

Fine art photography, like speaking, is a medium for communication and I think there are two ways to look at this medium. On one side of this medium is the expression of the photographer (what the photographer is saying) and on the other side is communication of that expression from the photographer to the viewer (what the listener is understanding). The success of a photograph, in my humble opinion, should be judged by not only how well the photographer expresses […]

  • This still life photo, of a typical bathroom – nothing special about it.
    This still life photo, of a typical bathroom – nothing special about it.
  • The addition of a known shape (human leg) provides some scale..
    The addition of a known shape (human leg) provides some scale..
  • …and the information that we need to know that it’s a miniature bathroom..
    …and the information that we need to know that it’s a miniature bathroom..
  • …or a photo of a miniature bathroom.. in a fricking book..
    …or a photo of a miniature bathroom.. in a fricking book..
  • …being read by a shadowy figure in a strange tunnel..
    …being read by a shadowy figure in a strange tunnel..
  • Things are Queer 6
  • …who himself is actually just an image on the wall.
    …who himself is actually just an image on the wall.
  • Now this looks familiar.
    Now this looks familiar.
  • Wait.. wtf.
    Wait.. wtf.
  • TWP 2 - Duane MIchals - Things are Queer

This Week’s Photo – Things Are Queer – Duane Michals

This week’s photo is actually a series of nine photographs shot by Duane Michael in 1973. Each photograph is part of a bigger narrative and all the photographs build upon the previous ones in surprising and unexpected ways. Robert Motherwell, 20th-century American painter once said that art is an experience, not an object. Things are Queer by Duane Michals provides the viewer with an experience. There isn’t a lot to write about this image – this one, in my humble […]

Damn The Defiant.

I love looking at photographs. Especially the photographs that connect with me beyond the superficial. These are the images that once I look at them, I can’t stop thinking about them and I keep going back to them time and again. Once such image that I came across very recently was photographed by Bruce Davidson in Alabama during a civil rights protest in 1963. I believe the image is called Damn The Defiant and when you look at it in […]