Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

Tate Modern Turns Ten

March 31, 2010

Tate Modern turns 10 on 12 May 2010, 

 and, to celebrate, Tate Modern invites

 you to contribute the ten best images

 you’ve taken of Tate Modern and in

 Turbine Hall.

 As part of their 10th birthday 

 celebrations, the folks there are also

 planning a short film that tells the

 story of Tate Modern.

 Some  images posted to the Flickr 

 group before April 16th 2010 may

 be selected to be included in the

Tate Modern is 10 film. 

Go to the following link for full details: #mce_temp_url#


Bodhran & Tin Whistle – Salmon’s Leap

March 17, 2010

A video featuring pictures of the Irish countryside and music

by Celia and Marc of the Irish duo Salmon’s Leap — 

[A bodhran is a hand-held goatskin drum used in traditional

Irish music. The tin whistle (also called the tinwhistle,

whistle, penny whistle, Irish whistle, feadóg, or feadóg stain)

is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument.]

Photographer Burt Uzzle

January 2, 2010

Click on the

following link

to view some

of the work

from today’s 

Quote of the Day


Burt Uzzle:


Quote of the Day

January 2, 2010

You see fleeting perfection of form merging with a significant substance, and you make a clicking noise only a hair’s breadth away. You have then judged something, reported something, ostensibly truthfully… And when you made a clicking noise you said something eloquently if you are skilled.

Burk Uzzle

(1938 –    )

American Photographer

Burk is the guy who took a bunch of Woodstock pics.

From Boing Boing:

“Burk Uzzle shot the festival from the vantage point of a participant. In one particularly telling photograph, a sea of humanity as dense as a carpet of wildflowers in a meadow spills over a hillside; in another, a young hippie couple standing in a tender embrace under a grandmother’s quilt became the icon of a generation. Rather than document the music, Uzzle chose to focus on details of living, existence, and enjoyment over that three day period. In so doing, he captured the spirit of the festival and ultimately an era.”


And here’s the story behind one well-known Woodstock photo:


Quote of the Day

December 17, 2009

Photographs of people are

often frozen motion –

the moment made eternal.

In nature photography,

the opposite applies …

eternity is frozen and made

into a moment. We are

granted a glimpse of eternity itself.

Gudmundur Andri Thorsson
(1957 –    )

Icelandic author, editor and critic

Quote of the Day

December 7, 2009

Human gesture and expression are the essence of photography. It’s not about lights or fast lenses and fast film. It’s the ability to capture a moment in time. To capture the spirit of someone in that magic box is wonderful. It’s what I fell in love with as a kid. 

John Shearer

American Photographer

Note: I’ve found sites for two different John Shearers – either may or may not belong to the Quote of the Day Photographer mentioned above. Both, however, appear to have singers and musicians as their subjects:



Photographer Marc Riboud

December 1, 2009













Click on the following link to view some of the work

from today’s Quote of the Day Photographer,

Marc Riboud:



[I remember well pic number 0003.]


The bio page shows a photo of the photographer

with Jackie Kennedy. More celebrity photos can

be found under the Personnalités tab.



Quote of the Day

December 1, 2009




Photography cannot

change the world,

but it can show the

world, especially when

it changes.





Marc Riboud

(1923-    )

French Photographer

Photographer David Plowden

November 30, 2009













Click on the following link to view some of the work

from today’s Quote of the Day Photographer,

David Plowden:


Bio here: #mce_temp_url#


[Pick a topic to view in the tabs section.

Below, I’ve started you out in the link for trains]:



Quote of the Day

November 30, 2009


I have been beset with a sense 

of urgency to record those parts 

of our heritage which seem to be

receding as quickly as the view

from the rear of a speeding train.

I fear that we are eradicating

the evidence of our past

accomplishments so quickly

that in time we may well lose

the sense of who we are.


David Plowden

(1932-     )

American Photographer