Posts Tagged ‘American’

Mary Youngblood and Jim Brock

January 27, 2010

A drum and a Native American flute performance that is sure to please. 🙂


Photographer Burt Uzzle

January 2, 2010

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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 26, 2009




The greatest value

of a picture is

when it forces us

to notice what

we never expected

to see.

John W. Tukey

(1915 – 2000)

American Chemist/


Tukey was an pre-computer home-schooled data geek. Check out his bio here:


The following is from Wiki:

“Tukey coined many statistical terms that have become part of common usage, but the two most famous coinages attributed to him were related to computer science.

While working with John von Neumann on early computer designs, Tukey introduced the word “bit” as a contraction of “binary digit”.[2] The term “bit” was first used in an article by Claude Shannon in 1948.

The term “software“, which Paul Niquette claims he coined in 1953, was first used in print by Tukey in a 1958 article in American Mathematical Monthly, and thus some attribute the term to him;[3] incorrectly, according to Niquette’s claim.

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Photographer David Plowden

November 30, 2009













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David Plowden:


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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

Photographer Paul Outerbridge Jr.

November 28, 2009













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Paul Outerbridge Jr.:



Quote of the Day

November 28, 2009



One very important difference

between color and monochromatic

photography is this: in black and white

you suggest; in color you state.

Much can be implied by suggestion,

but statement demands certainty…

absolute certainty.  



Paul Outerbridge Jr.


American Photographer

Quote of the Day

November 25, 2009

These portraits illustrate why

I normally like photographing

landscapes. No two-way 

conversation is necessary.

Once I see what I like the most

about their personality, I point

and shoot. For most portraits,

it is  necessary to talk to

the subject to develop the most 

cursory of relationships prior

to pushing the button to expose

the subject’s personality.


Stephen K. Malshuk

American Photographer

Photographer Stu Jenks

November 15, 2009

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