I did, indeed, go to the two exhibits at the Met...and they actually have a relation to the SF show that PortMoresby has described. Marville, in particular, was working at the beginning of photography, without all the digital devices, or even a light meter, and with media so slow that a photograph of a relatively busy street appears to be empty of traffic—because during the 30 seconds needed to expose that plate no one stayed in front of the camera long enough to register an image! The Paris...
Maybe "monochrome" is a better word for what we think of as black & white photography. An extreme example would be cyanotypes, in shades of blue. Many thanks, PHeymont, for your descriptions of the Met shows, and for reminding me that everything old is new again. The addition of Man Ray's fantastic picture above is perfect. Joyeux Anniversaire, Tour Eiffel.
Speaking again of black&white, the monthly events newsletter from Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts store in Berkeley just arrived. Down at the very bottom was this intiguing notice which I mean to check out in person in 11 days. Mrs. Dalloways is at 2904 College Avenue in Berkeley. mrsdalloways.com "The Watchmaker Series." Beautiful black and white silver gelatin prints on archival quality paper. Ready for 8 x 10 frame. $65. When Craig was asked to fix a case that contained a...
Among my greatest photography influences were Matthew Brady, whose grainy and gritty images of the Civil War made it so very "real" to future generations just learning about it in history books. And of course the great work of Ansel Adams. Far from gritty and grainy. Truly a visionary.
Did you know that the visionary faked 'Moonrise, Hernandez'? Yep. I guess you could say "enhanced". There was no moon. Information courtesy of a friend who worked with AA. Said he was the nicest guy ever.
I enjoy photos of local history. Places that you can visit today with buildings that remain mostly unchanged. This is Lord Street Liverpool around 1890. ....and present day Lord Street - (from a different angle)
I am in no way casting aspersions on the photography but I'm just not seeing the point of the thing. All that effort and resources for piles of dirt with tits. I wonder, if they imagine crowds will flock to see it, did they do market research to establish there would be interest? And if so, what do you suppose they asked doing the survey. I'm dumbfounded.
Since the link in the original post appears to be dead, I'm offering this one for anyone wanting more background on Northumberlandia: http://www.northumberlandia.com/ It's the website of The Land Trust 7 Birchwood One, Dewhurst Road Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 7GB
Very Cool. Last year PHeymont took me to Coney Island and we were lucky enough to see the Carousel that had recently been restored . That craftsmanship alone is worth the trip to Coney Island. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05...ney-island.html?_r=0
Did you know those thousands of tourists in Paris who take photos of the Eiffel Tower illuminated at night and then share these images with their friends on social media are breaking the law? Hard to comprehend, but apparently that's the...
You won't see this at Disney anymore! Photo: Marco Verch / Wikimedia Starting Tuesday, June 30, selfie sticks are out of the picture at Disney's theme parks, world-wide. Out of your picture, and out of your...
We're happy to have the work of many fine photographers featured on the website, including Ian Cook's. Ian is a superb photographer whose work often focuses on Northumberland in England. This gallery features beautiful monochrome images.
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