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Lisa Fonssagrives: The Way You Look Tonight

Some day, when I’m awfully low,   
When the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight. 137 more words


Learning From the best Photographers of the Past.

I had a discussion with a fellow that was looking for help with his photography. He was frustrated with all the books and online publications that seem to be more about the camera, lens, and exposure setting than what I’ll call “one’s mindset” when it comes to making a creative decision about photographing the subject. 492 more words


People Surveys - B&W portraits as a documentary strategy - Zed Nelson, Irving Penn & August Sander

The next exercise has me looking at August Sander, a photographer that I have heard of, and looking more closely at some work by Zed Nelson (new) and Irving Penn (known) and comparing the bodies of work. 1,665 more words

Research & Reflection

Irving Penn, Two Guedras, Morocco, 1971

Blackpaint 578 - Rauschenberg, Johns, John and Schvendel

Rauschenberg at Tate Modern

Have now visited this three times; it is FANTASTIC (sorry to shout).  There is one beautiful room with a huge Combine called “Ace”, which I wrote about last week; see below.   691 more words

Painting, Traditional, Modern And Abstract, Conceptual Art

Studying the Masters - Irving Penn

There is always something to learn in photography. One way to advance your craft is to study other photographers’ photos. Irving Penn was one of the masters of the black and white era of photography. 287 more words