Posts Tagged ‘photographs’

Quote of the Day

September 28, 2009



If you greatly admire many of

Edward Weston’s photographs

– as I do – and if you find them

aesthetically majestic, recognize

their substantial influence and

their high status in contemporary

criticism, you may turn to the

photographer’s writings in an

effort to discover his intentions,



his philosophies, perhaps even his secrets.

Expect complexity.


Estelle Jussim

(1927 – 2004)

Art Historian, Communications Theorist


This link gives you a little more info on Estelle,

 as well as listing a few of the books she’d written:



For a full list of books, try a search engine such as



Quote of the Day

September 25, 2009




I hope that my photographs bring to the reader what my work brings to me: questions, more questions and a fascination with history. A grower of taro roots in French Polynesia put it this way: “What you want to know nobody knows. What you want to see cannot be seen. It is gone. But please send me your magazine. Maybe your words will tell it, maybe be your pictures will show it.




Gordon Gahan

 (1945 -1984)

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

September 22, 2009



There are as many photographs possible from a single negative as the artist can imagine. I can never bear to finish with a negative, to say, ‘This is it.’ Tomorrow I can come and make new pictures from that negative. This is the thing I love most of all: the making of the final picture. No one else can do that for me, nor do I ever completely satisfy myself.


Nell Dorr

(1895 – 1988)

American Photographer

Smithsonian Archives of American Art

September 21, 2009

Smithsonian Archives of American Art




Since 1954, the Archives has collected roughly 16 million letters,

photographs, diaries, oral history interviews, sketches, scrapbooks,

business records, and other documents that support the study of

the history of the visual arts in America.


Click on the link to view what is available online:


Museau Picasso de Barcelona — Fauvist Photo Contest

September 18, 2009

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The Museu Picasso de Barcelona is holding a competition to celebrate

the current exhibition from the artist Kees Van Dongen, who is

considered one of the key proponents of fauvism.

And, they are inviting you to contribute your own fauvist photographs

via Flickr.


Click on the link for full details: #mce_temp_url#



Photos may be left as shot or colour manipulated with Photoshop

or other similar programs for this contest.

Quote of the Day

August 18, 2009




The landscapes that appear in

my photographs are about

ideas about the land through

time; they are, for me,

landscapes of mind…

as mysterious and as full

of unknown forces as

[they have been] through




Carl Chiarenza

(1935 –    )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

August 12, 2009




A good print is really essential. I want to take strong documentary photographs that are as good technically as any of the best technical photographs, and as creative as any of the best fine-art photographs. [That is doubly important because] I don’t want to just be a photo essayist; I’m more interested in single images…. ones that I feel are good enough to stand on their own. 



Mary Ellen Mark

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

July 30, 2009



It is light that reveals, light that obscures, light that communicates. It is light I “listen” to. The light late in the day has a distinct quality, as it fades toward the darkness of evening. After sunset there is a gentle leaving of the light, the air begins to still, and a quiet descends. I see magic in the quiet light of dusk. I feel quiet, yet intense energy in the natural elements of our habitat. A sense of magic prevails. A sense of mystery. It is a time for contemplation, for listening – a time for making photographs.


John Sexton

(1953 –    )

American Photographer

Travelin’ Man Update

July 23, 2009


© Skyhorse Publishing

© Skyhorse Publishing










It’s here… Where the Hell is Matt??? [the book]

Matt Harding’s groundbreaking, moving, hilarious video has been viewed on the Internet over 70 million times. Named Time magazine’s #1 viral video of 2008, it is a genuine worldwide sensation. Some viewers laugh. Some viewers cry. Almost every viewer has sent it on to friends and family. Only in the 21st century could a videogame designer quit his job to travel and become famous on every continent of the planet — just for dancing badly.


Now everyone who has wondered why Harding set out on his travels, how he developed his hard-to-describe but easy-to-recognize dance style, and what the locals thought of his need to dance can indulge their curiosity in his first book, Where the Hell is Matt?: Dancing Badly Around the World. A remarkable travelogue featuring over 250 photographs taken in locations near and far, including Tanzania, Bolivia, Rwanda, South Korea, Norway, Morocco, Australia, Japan, and Kyrgyzstan, Harding’s book takes the reader on a dancing, traveling adventure that only he has experienced, including:


  • Being arrested for just dancing badly in Athens
  • What it’s like to try and dance in zero gravity during parabolic flight
  • How he joined a chorus of Bollywood dancers outside Mumbai
  • The feeling of dancing under the wary eyes of communist soldiers in North Korea
  • The chill of dancing in an indoor ski resort in Dubai
  • Why he thinks llamas built the Incan city of Machu Pichu
  • Dancing in the shadow of the giant heads of Easter Island
  • What it’s like to be famous for being nothing more than a very bad dancer


For the millions who have come to know and love Harding for his video, Where the Hell is Matt? Dancing Badly Around the World will be a special treat. 

Please note: multiple booksellers offer this book. I bought my copies through Barnes & Noble. If you order there by July 27th  you can receive 20% off by utilizing the following coupon code: P3N9L8M


Now, on to the video, which will be a repeat for those who saw it on this site in March, but it’s one of those things that is still enjoyable when viewed again:



Quote of the Day

July 21, 2009



The ultimate wisdom of the

photographic image is to say,

“There is the surface. Now

think – or rather feel, intuit –

what is beyond it, what the

reality must be like if it looks

that way.” Photographs,

which cannot themselves

explain anything, are

inexhaustible invitations to

deduction, speculation, and


fantasy… The very muteness of what is, hypothetically,

comprehensible in photographs is what constitutes

their attraction and provocativeness.


Susan Sontag

(1933 – 2004)

American author, playwright, art critic, film & theatre director


The following is a link where you can learn more about 

Susan Sontag: #mce_temp_url#