|Ten Seconds in Oil and Water by Caleb Charland|
Sunday, August 29, 2010
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
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
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
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.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
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
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.
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.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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Monday, August 9, 2010
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.