It’ll be clear when looking at the forthcoming images that there is a lot going on in conceptual street/landscape/portrait photographer Morgan Levy’s work. Many of her images will seem caught in an impenetrable stillness.
"Though I often work in picturesque places, the intent isn’t to depict beautiful landscapes. It’s to find and create an image (or the raw material from which to composite an image) that represents or evokes a specific idea or thought. Using landscape to successfully convey ideas is challenging. And I don’t always succeed." This is exactly what I want to learn!
"I’m attracted to ambiguous undertones. If a subject smiles in a photograph, the viewer thinks he or she understands something about this person or this moment. Expressions I’m drawn to are ones where the answer isn’t obvious, where the viewer is left wondering. This is what I mean by a “pregnant pause”: a moment embedded with meaning and significance that is somewhat withheld."
Robert Canis discusses the simple yet effective technique behind his image and the importance of perfection in close-up photography.
I used to check out people's EXIF so that I could learn from the setting. After reading an article, looking for EXIF was not the way to go. Instead, we should know the details of how a photographer works in a particular setting. This article is a perfect example of how we can learn from award winning photographers.
Bill Cunningham, considered by many to be a pioneer of street photography, died on Saturday, but not without leaving an impact on photography today – from working to be invisible to simply letting inspiration come from the streets.
Another master gone. Bill Cunningham focused on fashion on the street photos, yet his approach would definitely work for street photography and photojournalism.
As we look forward to Nicholas Nixon’s upcoming exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery, we are pleased to share the latest photograph in his celebrated series, The Brown Sisters. Nixon began making portraits of his wife and her sisters in 1975, and this is the 41st annual photograph. You can hear the artist speaking about this body …
The 2015 version. I don't know about you. But to me, when I see this series, I feel emotional. Don't miss the video at the end of the paragraph. An interview with Nixon about the Brown Sisters Project.
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Not sure if you have heard about MOOCs (Massive Open Online courses) or not. These are FREE courses offered by reknown universities around the globe. Here's a new course in photography by MoMA. I'm going to take it.
American Photographer Art Wolfe has been making photographs for over 30 years, including work for National Geographic and authoring many books. In this video, Art talks about his beginnings as an amateur, but then explains his approach for finding emotive and meaningful photography.
We all often examine the work of other photographers, professionals, and the best in our field so as to capture and absorb at least a part of their skill, so we can apply it later in our own pictures. Let’s try extending our study of the great works one step farther outwards, to painting. What can painters’ great works offer photographers?
A girl from the required class for English majors at my college has lately been sharing a lot of posts from the website Humans of New York. I was inclined to dismiss it all as dumb clickbait—this was, after all, a girl who'd responded to the novels of J.M. Coetzee by asking about the South African head of the state "Madea," whom she knew Morgan Freeman had played in "Invictus"—but something more pernicious was at work. Turns out the site is actually popular.
Personally, I like HONY. But since my surgery last year, I haven't read anything on FB. This article made some good questions about the project. I also like how the author dissect the skills of HONY. Now, I want to check HONY again.
You may already read this story. Still I found this story very interesting. What happened in the past and how it impacts the present moment. Life is always like that. It happens without notice. Then reminds us at the unexpected ways and moment.
The continuous process of taking pictures of everyday life engenders the documentation of ambiguous ritual. As a result, its original duration and meaning could hardly be restored. In a sequence of images, the captured scene becomes autonomous and looped so it can’t be recognized as part of personal experience of seeing. The strange units that were put together form unexpected interactions with various forms, objects, phenomena. This allows thinking about totality of Seeable, about inability to ignore perception as such.
Change the perspective and then loop all together. An extraordinary approach and project.
This is an excellent documentary of Douglas Miller. Another type of street photographer. His photos are about ordinary people in Laguna. Most importantly, the photos also show the changes of this community in which he has been living for 44 years.
The documentary didn't mention Doug's skills, but from the speed of taking photos and the results, he really got the skills. If I could take photos of people as fast as he does, I would be benefit a lots!
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