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Portrait photography - initial explorations

This Gesture&Meaning-induced exploration into Portrait photography is fascinating, so far. I thought it was the genre I understood the best and the one that is, in some ways, the most straightforward but I am finding this is not so. 1,184 more words

Alex Majoli

It's important to take bad pictures...

It’s important to take bad pictures.
It’s the bad ones that have to do with
what you’ve never done before.
They can make you recognise something…

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“Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.
Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence…

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Landscape Before Photography

In his introduction to the original 1949 edition of Landscape into Art, Kenneth Clark argues that landscape art is a modern form.

“People who have given the matter no thought are apt to assume that the appreciation of natural beauty and the painting of landscape is a normal and enduring part of our spiritual activity.

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Part 1 - Beauty And The Sublime

Three views of a secret

To the uninitiated,  street photography (SP) might seem a hap hazard activity pursued by camera toting odd balls looking to sneak shots of random strangers. While there is certainly no prohibition on odd balls using cameras, the serious street photographer is likely up to something much more structured and possibly even quite profound. 1,297 more words

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Photography: Perspectives

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotiv.— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Candid street photography is when the subject is not posing, and usually not even aware that their picture is being taken.

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DIANE ARBUS: early & unseen works shown in the Met Breuer exhibition, 2016

Jack Dracula at a bar, New London, Conn. 1961

Fire Eater at a carnival, Palisades Park, N.J. 1957

Lady on a bus, N.Y.C. 1957

Kid in a hooded jacket aiming a gun, N.Y.C. 904 more words