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cogito, ergo some dude (dyao), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 02:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://www.jimarnold.org/downloads/winogrand/flash/

I must have watched this three or four times when I first found it - audio is a little screwy, you'll have to turn it up

cogito, ergo some dude (dyao), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 02:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think these may be the youtube versions of the above:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl4f-QFCUek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zk1nkZ3-kE

pretty fascinating to watch him work on the street. I wonder if you can still get away with that nowadays, now that everybody is hyperaware of pictures/new media in general

cogito, ergo some dude (dyao), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 02:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

bruce gilden works very differently on the street:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9rgxZ4_paA

cogito, ergo some dude (dyao), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 03:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

joel meyerowitz shows us how to photograph like a creepy old voyeur:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qjym5uliDw

cogito, ergo some dude (dyao), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 03:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
two weeks pass...

this site is full of good info about street photography and photography in general:

http://www.johnbrownlow.com/phb/home.html

retarded candle burning at both ends (dyao), Monday, 17 May 2010 13:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

No good photography docs on Netflix Instant. :(

recommended DVDs:
The True Meaning of Pictures (Shelby Lee Adams in Appalachia)
Sally Mann: What Remains
William Eggleston in the Real World

a cross between lily allen and fetal alcohol syndrome (milo z), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 20:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Just back from the Sally Mann show at the Photographers' Gallery (5min walk from where I work - why am I not in there every day?). Kinda obviously, it's Immediate Family that I love, but I was kinda startled by my own reaction at seeing those huge silver gelatin prints in the flesh. Real heart-in-the-mouth stuff.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 21 July 2010 13:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

"If I could be said to have any kind of aesthetic, it’s sort of a magpie aesthetic- I just go and I pick up whatever is around. If you think about it, the children were there, so I took pictures of my children. It’s not that I’m interested in children that much or photographing them- it’s just that they were there..."

be told and get high on coconut (gbx), Friday, 23 July 2010 23:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_RTnd3Smy8

belongs in WS thread too

dyao, Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is also cool

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/26/captured-america-in-color-from-1939-1943/

dyao, Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://denverpost.slideshowpro.com/albums/001/496/album-125171/cache/color013.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50.sJPG?1280349527

being awkward at dances...never goes out of style

dyao, Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

I saw that exhibition when it came to the Amon Carter Museum here - the images are even richer in person. I've had the book for a couple of years but it's still shrinkwrapped. :(

a cross between lily allen and fetal alcohol syndrome (milo z), Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

the library of congress has a flickr feed!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/

dyao, Monday, 9 August 2010 12:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

my new favorite photographer based purely on the strength of one photo

http://mocp.org/collections/permanent/uploads/FaurerEL2003_20.jpg

http://www.mocp.org/collections/permanent/faurer_louis.php

also putting this quote here in case it ever disappears from the internet

My eyes search for people who are grateful for life, people who forgive and whose doubts have been removed, who understand the truth, whose enduring spirit is bathed by such piercing white light as to provide their present and future with hope.
— Louis Faurer, October 2, 1979

subtle like the g in 'goole' (dayo), Friday, 17 September 2010 04:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

also, a transcript of a winogrand Q&A at MIT

http://2point8.whileseated.org/2010/08/22/winograndpapageorge-mit-transcription/

subtle like the g in 'goole' (dayo), Friday, 17 September 2010 04:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://www.sevensevennine.com/?p=1220

two amazing photogs in this post

dayo, Sunday, 10 October 2010 02:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuXcm35m50Y

this dude is a shredder

dayo, Saturday, 25 December 2010 14:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

http://vimeo.com/18048548

dayo, Sunday, 23 January 2011 03:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjmiU18UvK0

this guy is cracking me up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOr5MHlJQUA

dayo, Sunday, 6 February 2011 12:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

(skip to 1:40 in the first vid)

dayo, Sunday, 6 February 2011 12:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

I noticed that there's a reissue of his photographs out lately.

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Monday, 7 February 2011 00:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

that Mark Cohen video reminds me of Bruce Gilden (who appears to be more of a dick, though):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRBARi09je8

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Monday, 14 February 2011 07:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Hiroshi Sugimoto has a section in the third season of Art21, episode "Memory," if you've got Netflix streaming.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Thursday, 3 March 2011 15:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I like this dude's philosophy

http://www.aphotostudent.com/2010/02/08/a-conversation-with-jason-eskenazi/

and the suggest banned tweeted on (dayo), Wednesday, 25 May 2011 00:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

real dope

http://www.flickr.com/photos/liverpool1975/

british sb power (dayo), Friday, 10 June 2011 01:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Those are great!

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Friday, 10 June 2011 02:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.amber-online.com/exhibitions/writing-in-the-sand/exhibits/whitley-bay-sept-78

the whole series is great but this one in particular made me laff

british sb power (dayo), Monday, 20 June 2011 17:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

finally making my way through jason eskenazi's book and it's pretty staggering

dude is all time

dayo, Monday, 8 August 2011 13:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow that guy has one unnavigable website. Seems the easiest way to see a bunch of his pictures is to see the Times profle/gallery: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/07/showcase-15/

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Friday, 12 August 2011 03:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh wait, looking at his website though, he does have a thing "Double Zero" which is cool. First photo on the roll. It's better than my idea of compiling my "garbage shots" of windows, feet, and desks. The ones when you've just loaded the film. And his treatment is, uh, "Wagnerian."

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Friday, 12 August 2011 03:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Don McCullin & Eugene Richards from latest PDN
http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Heroes-and-Mentors-Do-3210.shtml

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Saturday, 13 August 2011 07:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

not famous but

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vouchey/sets/72157625828492479/

the colors here are just gorgeous. they don't make film like this anymore do they

dayo, Saturday, 3 September 2011 23:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

I mean, that's kodachrome right?

dayo, Saturday, 3 September 2011 23:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

There's a bit of a redcast to it (blues are a little purplish), so I would assume so.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Sunday, 4 September 2011 22:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.akaaka.com/publishing/books/eric-china.html

some samples at the bottom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K32E2qmg6tE

kind of boring but you can see some great shots interspersed with the video starting around the 9:00 mark

dayo, Saturday, 10 September 2011 13:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/focusing-on-prison-photography/

powerful stuff, #6 just kills me.

Whiney G. Blutfarten (dayo), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

my favorite part about that set is all the people in the comments who are like "I grew up there! I know that guy!"

Whiney G. Blutfarten (dayo), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.diegolevy.com/index.php?/project/sangre/

i don't know whether my response to this guy is just conditioned by having found him while looking at examples of the website he uses, rather than expecting his photos, but man they're really powerful, & so well framed. the set directly linked is fairly brutal throughout (i haven't seen the others), so, warning if anyone is of a sensitive disposition re: crime scene photos etc.

347.239.9791 stench hotline (schlump), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 14:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_8/s_w42_1a35331u.jpg

those kodachrome blacks - look at how disembodied the hand is

Whiney G. Blutfarten (dayo), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 10:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Those are all available on the Library of Congress website in v. v. large TIFFs. Not the sharpest scans and often dirty, but you can make v. good 8x10s and pretty good 16x20s out of them.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

those are great

forced to change display name (gbx), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.gregoryhalpern.com/harvard.html

Whiney G. Blutfarten (dayo), Thursday, 22 September 2011 23:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

photography by inclusion and addition (they have never heard of addition by subtraction, or when they do, the results are very geometric and abstract and similarly competent but glossed over)

Not exactly sure what you mean. Have you got any examples to illustrate your point?

the twinning of the expressions on the dog and women's face

Oh, I understood that's what they like about it. It's not that I find it 'uninteresting'. It's arresting in a way but I just find it objectionable. To me there's an aggressive attitude to it.

I like the photo of sheep/boy. Again it's subtle rather than shouty. The fact that the sheep's face is not in focus is significant; also that the sheep is looking at the camera but the boy is looking away. Tension/balance.

the sense of menace + study of form

Yes.

dubmill, Sunday, 12 July 2015 14:27 (three years ago) Permalink

rent (who sometimes posts here) told me a story about how he met a photographer and analyzed them solely in terms of 'layers' and how many 'layers' a picture would have, the more the better

like for this one above https://www.flickr.com/photos/hasandocjimc/19407257976/in/pool-onthestreet/ look at everything that's happening in the foreground, the middle, the background, the far background! it could only be improved upon were there a helicopter or plane in the sky in the distance, perhaps exploding into a thousand pieces

, Sunday, 12 July 2015 14:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Link 1: I don't mind this. It's kind of striking in a way but ultimately not really satisfying.
Link 2: Is this what you mean by geometric? I really dislike this photo. The figures are not interesting and I particularly hate the jogger. Also the colour is jarring/not well coordinated.
Link 3: In this case I'd rather the photographer was a bit further away and you could maybe see what the men are actually doing. As it is I find it jumbled and kind of oppressive.
Link 4: The two men cleaning windows have similar poses. Not interesting (at least to me).

dubmill, Sunday, 12 July 2015 14:52 (three years ago) Permalink

those four examples spoke to the maximal tendency

, Sunday, 12 July 2015 14:54 (three years ago) Permalink

look at everything that's happening in the foreground, the middle, the background, the far background!

To me the layering is not really pronounced. While I can see that some things are closer to the camera than others, ultimately that's not how I perceive it and the overall effect is it looks 'flat' to me. I guess they'd probably say that I don't understand what I'm looking at.

dubmill, Sunday, 12 July 2015 15:08 (three years ago) Permalink

some minimal examples

OK, I see what you mean.

dubmill, Sunday, 12 July 2015 15:41 (three years ago) Permalink

look at everything that's happening in the foreground, the middle, the background, the far background! it could only be improved upon were there a helicopter or plane in the sky in the distance, perhaps exploding into a thousand pieces

lol yes (corroborated by comments there)
that 'layering' thing is part of what i meant with alex webb comparison
also the v 'harmonious' distribution, neat geometric organization, of humans (objects) in space

http://www.webbnorriswebb.co/data/photos/1318_1AW_SufferingOfLight_13.jpg

http://actuphoto.com/clients/fichiers/userfiles/images/Capture_decran_20111004_a_12_27_26%281%29.jpg

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/01/07/blogs/20130107-lens-webb-slide-TI5U/20130107-lens-webb-slide-TI5U-superJumbo.jpg

drash, Sunday, 12 July 2015 22:25 (three years ago) Permalink

(those are alex webb)

drash, Sunday, 12 July 2015 22:25 (three years ago) Permalink

every photo needs to look like this cartier-bresson

http://www.americansuburbx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Henri-Cartier-Bresson-2-Custom.jpg

drash, Sunday, 12 July 2015 22:28 (three years ago) Permalink

here's a nice diversion: http://www.walkinginla.com/

chinavision!, Sunday, 12 July 2015 23:26 (three years ago) Permalink

neat geometric organization, of humans (objects)

OK, I get it now. My first thought re. 'geometry' was that it must refer to buildings/spaces, not the actual people in the photo. Stupid of me -- I recognise this style.

I can't say I hate the Alex Webb photos but I don't particularly like them. What is it that makes the Cartier-Bresson better?
'Lighter touch' (something to do with the framing)?
The people are not seen as 'objects' (even though the style is superficially similar)?
Technical aspects (softer, less crisp look)?
'patina of history' (image depicts a world further in the past so is intrinsically more mysterious; also may be associated with momentous events, in this case frequently assumed to refer to the effects of the Spanish Civil War -- but was in fact taken in 1933)?

dubmill, Monday, 13 July 2015 10:29 (three years ago) Permalink

there's a confrontational tension in the HCB, and the frame through the wall

but yeah HCB doesn't generally do it for me

i still agree with frank:

Robert Frank, whose book “The Americans” (1958) treated subjects akin to many in the older photographer’s work, put it harshly but justly: “He traveled all over the goddamned world, and you never felt that he was moved by something that was happening other than the beauty of it, or just the composition.”

, Monday, 13 July 2015 10:47 (three years ago) Permalink

xp i don't dislike webb either; just weary of & feel cold to a pervasive style which seems (at least partly) modeled after him

was being sarcastic about c-b; but do think certain of his photos are in a way archetype for this style

"what makes it better" is interesting q; this strain of c-b leaves me kinda cold too

drash, Monday, 13 July 2015 10:54 (three years ago) Permalink

rf otm
still kinda unfair, feel there's warmth, pathos in some of c-b's work, but mostly-- yeah

drash, Monday, 13 July 2015 10:59 (three years ago) Permalink

was being sarcastic about c-b

Ah, I wondered about that. But I do think it's better (or, at least, I like that one photo much more than the AW ones you posted). Not that I am a huge fan of the style, either.

dubmill, Monday, 13 July 2015 11:04 (three years ago) Permalink

that's a really cool site cv

, Monday, 13 July 2015 11:08 (three years ago) Permalink

there's a strain of thought that identifies the primary mode of photography as melancholy

i was thinking that for me, photography is the sentimentalist's sport

and you understand then why frank was angry at cartier bresson for not feeling a goddamned thing

, Monday, 13 July 2015 11:10 (three years ago) Permalink

melancholy
sentimentalist's sport

yes, for me too

drash, Monday, 13 July 2015 11:22 (three years ago) Permalink

http://www.billjacobsonstudio.com/wp/project/untitled-1999-2001/

, Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:05 (three years ago) Permalink

why ... isn't this the cover of the new order record

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 16:54 (three years ago) Permalink

^really like those

drash, Sunday, 9 August 2015 11:59 (three years ago) Permalink

little bbc documentary about a new zealand photographer in the eggleston/shore mode

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-33674326

recently published in a book marred with an incongruously 'quirky' cover design - i dismissed it at first

http://www.pottonandburton.co.nz/store/hometown-new-zealand

linee, Thursday, 13 August 2015 08:47 (three years ago) Permalink

i like his photos a lot
also reminds me a bit of luigi ghirri

drash, Thursday, 13 August 2015 11:31 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah for sure

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Thursday, 13 August 2015 11:58 (three years ago) Permalink

ha those are great (martin-parr-esque)
actually tbh cruise ship photographer sounds like best worst job ever

drash, Tuesday, 1 September 2015 04:56 (three years ago) Permalink

i work with a guy who was a cruise ship videographer a few years back and he def has some best/worst stories

gr8080, Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:07 (three years ago) Permalink

ha i can imagine (wd love to hear some but realize they may not be yours to tell)

drash, Friday, 4 September 2015 02:51 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

these are great: http://www.janetdelaney.com/south-of-market/

chinavision!, Thursday, 5 November 2015 18:50 (three years ago) Permalink

these are also great! http://www.zevschmitz.com/islandofmanhattan#0

chinavision!, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 22:11 (three years ago) Permalink

i like those, (but) they remind me of the work of asako narahashi, from series 'half awake and half asleep in the water'

http://www.designboom.com/tools/WPro/images/11o/an1.jpg

drash, Sunday, 15 November 2015 21:04 (three years ago) Permalink

oh, nice. I never saw that before.

chinavision!, Thursday, 19 November 2015 21:23 (three years ago) Permalink

those are great

jason waterfalls (gbx), Friday, 20 November 2015 03:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Darcy Padilla took down The Julie Project gallery on her website when her book got published in France, but I found a big part on the World Press site.
http://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2015/long-term-projects/darcy-padilla
read the captions

this one in particular is something else
http://www.worldpressphoto.org/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_main_image/public/archive/2015/stories/LTP/4/nqnk7qdwsh4eu1qlqt5b.jpg?itok=vPllJ0dg

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 20 November 2015 07:38 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.yanming.im/country-of-ambition/

, Wednesday, 30 December 2015 14:25 (two years ago) Permalink

some of those are really exquisite

Capybara (big rat) @ Sea World, San Diego, California, USA (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 30 December 2015 15:29 (two years ago) Permalink

my guess would be southern china

, Wednesday, 30 December 2015 16:17 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

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