Sunday, August 29, 2010

Caleb Charland

Ten Seconds in Oil and Water by Caleb Charland

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ann Morgan

Anne Morgan's War: Rebuilding Devastated France, 1917–1924
September 3 through November 21, 2010
Morgan Library and Museum

Lynn Veitzer

Lynn Veitzer, Pandora, 2003

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Edgar Martins

A Metaphysical Survey of British Dwellings by Edgar Martins
The Photographers Gallery, London

"Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable."  - Carl Jung


Ted Wathen & Bob Halliday at Cressman Center for Visual Arts. 
July 23 - September 4, 2010 100 E Main Street Louisville, KY 40202

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shelby Lee Adams

Dillon, Oct. '07, Standing in front of Great Grandfathers Civil War saddle. Mallie, Ky, by Shelby Lee Adams

Goksin Sipahioglu

Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1968  (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism, an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" or "real life reportage" style that has influenced generations of photographers that followed.   

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud, Cakes, 1963

Would someone please print this image on a cake and send me a photo.
Icing Images     (via Melanie Walker)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Olivia Parker

Shell Beans (from Lost Objects Portfolio) by Olivia Parker

Ken Gibson

Photovellas, Brugge #58, Belgium, 2005/6 by Ken Gibson

Friday, August 20, 2010

E. V. Day

Abalone, Raccoon Jaw and Tongue with Mother of Pearl and Resin, 2005 by E. V. Day

Margaret McCann

On The Edge by Margaret McCann

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera, The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City, 1931, fresco in San Francisco Art Institute.

John Cyr

John Cyr

Clare Richardson

Beyond the Forest by Clare Richards
This is the story of a small Transylvanian farming community, where a people believed to be the descendants of the children that were led out of Hamlyn live. Theirs is a landscape redolent of a pre-industrial, pre-enclosure Europe. A silent world that relies on hard work and patience, where the weather and growth set the pace.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Charles Fontayne and William Porter

1848 Daguerreotypes Bring Middle America's Past to Life
see article in August, 2010 issue of WIRED

Beth Dow

Passage, Levens Hall by Beth Dow
Platinum Palladium
18.5x16" Image
Weston Diploma paper
Edition of 25 + 3 A/Ps

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Todd Schorr

acrylic on canvas, 2002
30" x 24"

Monday, August 16, 2010

Herman Leonard

Chet Baker, New York City, 1955

Chateau Thombeau

Meanwhile, Before the Internet........

Vivian Maier - Her Discovered Work

This was created in dedication to the photographer Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 1950s - 1990s. Vivian's work was discovered at an auction here in Chicago where she resided most of her life. Her discovered work includes about 100,000 mostly medium format negatives and a ton of undeveloped rolls of film. Born February 1, 1926 and deceased on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

John Maloof Collection

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Todd Walker

In fact, Walker worked with digital art before anyone even knew what it was. According to the Stephen Cohen Gallery, Todd Walker was experimenting with digital art in the 1960s, writing his own programs and creating revolutionary digital effects with his photos.

Walker was born in Salt Lake City in 1917, and raised in Los Angeles. He established himself as a successful commercial photographer in Southern California in the late 1940s, a career he eventually gave up to pursue his artistic interests. Beginning with solarization and alternative processes in the 1960s, Walker developed a unique and personal visual language, which runs through the last three decades of his work. In 1981 he began using digital processing to extend his photographic technique, and became proficient at computer programming to create the tools he required. Todd Walker died in Tucson, AZ on September 13, 1998, 12 days before his 81st birthday.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Paul Burty Haviland

Florence Peterson in kimono with flowers - Cyanotype - by Paul Burty Haviland c. between 1898 and 1916

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that gives a cyan-blue print. The process was popular in engineering circles well into the 20th century. The simple and low-cost process enabled them to produce large-scale copies of their work, referred to as blueprints.

The English scientist/astronomer Sir John Herschel discovered this procedure in 1842. Even though John Herschel is perhaps the inventor of the cyanotype process, Anna Atkins actually brought this to photography. She created a limited series of cyanotype books that documented ferns and other plant life. By using this process, Anna Atkins is regarded as the first female photographer.

Roberto Calbucci

  • fully hypersonic is elusive, especially since physical changes in the airflow…
  • entropy layer_
  • a particular variation innermost essence_
  • live-action introductions_

ink, pencil, gouache, spray glue, airbrush, on paper.

Joseph O. Holmes

Street photography is my passion -- a wild mix of technical skill and social engineering, with every component changing and evolving second by second. The original AMNH series was shot over a period of six weeks in New York's American Museum of Natural History, and spun my love of street photography into a radically different environment, a sort of off-the-street photography. The project carried me from sunlight into museum darkness, from rapid-fire to a zen-like slow motion, and forced me to rethink the whole process of stalking strangers. These images strip the components of traditional street photo down to the barest cues: silhouettes gazing out over vast, artificial veldts and jungles.

Richard Barnes

Giraffe, Academy Sciences, 2005

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Julee Holcombe

Architects Dream, 2005
Julee Holcombe

Jan Brueghel the Elder

Paradise, c.1620

Julie Heffernan

"Self-Portrait as Booty, 2007"
"These paintings are a hybrid of genres and styles, mixing allegory, portraiture, history painting, and still life, while in title they are all presented as self portraits."
Julie Heffernen

Erik Thor Sandberg

"Alterations, 2010"
Erik Thor Sandberg

Julee Holcombe

"The Buck, 2006"
Julee Holcombe

Anton Solomoukha, Russian Surealist

La Salle de Basquetball, La Bacchanale, 2009
Anton Solomouka

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Max Sauco, Russian Surrealist

Fern Flower, 2008
Max Sauco
Max Sauco-Upstage

Todd Baxter

A crash landing among Tapirs. From photographer Todd Baxter’s
conceptual portfolio.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Eclipse on the Beach

Credit & Copyright: Guillaume Blanchard

Explanation: As the New Moon’s shadow slid across the southern Pacific on July 11, people gathered along the white, sandy Anakena Beach on the north side of Easter Island to watch a total solar eclipse. The experience was captured in this tantalizing composite image, constructed from a sequence of 50 consecutive exposures. At their center is the totally eclipsed Sun surrounded by a shimmering solar corona. From the well chosen viewpoint, palm trees appear in silhouette against a darkened sky and the faint light reflected in the water. Of course, towering above the onlookers, at the boundaries of land, ocean, and sky are Moai, the island’s mysterious monolithic statues.

Ring of Bone

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Pepsi White

Pepsi White: yogurt flavored, like your mom used to make.
Only available in where else? Japan.

Before New York

When Henry Hudson first looked on Manhattan in 1609,
what did he see?

Christian Schad

“Lotte”, 1927


How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies), 2006
Two mannequins, two guns, Dutch, wax printed cotton textile, shoes, leather riding boots, plinth
93 1/2 X 63 X 48 inches

Wayne Chisnall

Nail Box

Lee Friedlander

"I am an eye. I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, I am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see." - Dziga Vertov