Know the difference

Photography

Charles H. Traub’s Website here.

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All images Untitled, from the series, Still Life in America by Charles H. Traub.

 

The Do’s
-Do something old in a new way
-Do something new in an old way
-Do something new in a new way, Whatever works . . . works
-Do it sharp, if you can’t, call it art
read the rest of Maxims from the Chair (2004), by Charles H. Traub here.

 

shades inbetween

Photography

Visit Alex Boyd’s artist website here. 

Alex Boyd

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Every moment of light and dark is a miracle– Walt Whitman

 

beyond photographic

Art, Photography

Visit Barbara Weissberger’s artist website here.
IMG_8987Barbara Weissberger, rock and red stripes from Collage Formation 2014.

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Barbara Weissberger, double pencil from Collage Formation 2014.

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Barbara Weissberger, silver sail from Collage Formation 2014.

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Barbara Weissberger, Hollywood Stars Show Off their Favorite Pillows from Collage Formation 2014. cfwhitepaper

Barbara Weissberger, white paper from Collage Formation  2012.

stacked and wrapped — harmoniously, improbably, united in their disparity. – Sherrie Flick

A study.

Photography

See more work by J Bennett Fitts here.
IVJ Bennett Fitts, Untitled from 8 photographs of dead palm trees. 

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J Bennett Fitts, Untitled from 8 photographs of dead palm trees. 

If you like this series, you might also like Saguaro Portraits by Mark Klett here. 

Expanded Field

Photography

Kyle Ford’s artist website here.10. 37¡42'54.66"N 119¡40'35.49"W

Kyle Ford, 37°42’54.66″N 119°40’35.49″W from An American Road Trip.

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Kyle Ford, 36°02’52.39″N 112°05’39.00″W from An American Road Trip. 

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Kyle Ford, 36°38’22.55″N 108°49’32.72″W from An American Road Trip.  12. 37¡43'14.00"N 119¡38'54.50"W

Kyle Ford, 37°43’14.00″N 119°38’54.50″W from An American Road Trip.  4432-05.9722N 11048-06.5322W_800

Kyle Ford, 44°32’05.97″N 110°48’06.53″W from An American Road Trip. 

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Kyle Ford, 37°44’23.23″N 119°34’15.80″W from An American Road Trip. 

Critical consensus would have it that the problem today is not that just about anything image-based can now be called photographic, but that that photography itself has been foreclosed, cashiered, abandoned – outmoded technologically and displaced aesthetically. – George Baker, “Photography’s Expanded Field”

Angel of Chance

Photography

view more work by Sally Mann here. ds_5

Sally Mann, Untitled 1971.

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Sally Mann, Untitled 1978-1980.lewis-law-5

Sally Mann, Untitled 1974-1976.

Like all photographers, I depend on serendipity… I pray for what might be referred to as the angel of chance. – Sally Mann

All I ask

Photography

More work by Lewis Baltz here.0ab0b68ffba8cf33050bb5f175d1f317

Lewis Baltz, Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, Geneva, Switzerland 1989-1991. e55b01029366cf458ef76c583484bbfdLewis Baltz, Unoccupied office, MItsubishi, Vitre (FR) 1989. f8e34c5b7af55821da900f0c71f73f5e

Lewis Baltz, Corso dei Lavoro 1992.

lately

My Photography

lately.
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subway view

subway seat

train sky

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By sight and observation and thought, with the help of the camera, and the addition of the date of the year, we can hold fast the history of the world.  – August Sander

Getting Scorched

Photography

Martin Parr’s artist website here. Parr3

Martin Parr, Belgium, Knokke from Life’s a Beach 2001. Parr5

Martin Parr, Italy. Lake Garda from Life’s a Beach 1999. 

I wish I could have gone to the lecture at ICP tonight but am thankful for their live feed.
watch along @ 7pm EST

elemental phenomena

Photography

Matthew Brandt’s artist website here. Screen shot 2014-10-28 at 5.30.11 PM

Matthew Brandt, Big Bear Lake CA A1, c-print soaked in Big Bear Lake Water 2011. Screen shot 2014-10-28 at 5.27.33 PM

Matthew Brandt, Wilma Lake CA 1, c-print soaked in Wilma Lake water 2008.

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Matthew Brandt, Alcova Reservoir WY 2, c-print soaked in Alcova Reservoir water 2008.

“If experimenting with the processing and surfaces of photographic prints seems like a relic in the digital age, it’s far from it. If anything, today’s predominance of screen-only interaction has made the importance of the photo as object more beguiling to both emerging and established photographers.” – Lori Fredrickson from American Photo. Read more about this series here. 

Acts of God

Photography



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Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Fields 168, 2009.

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Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Fields 220, 2009.

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Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Last Supper (Acts of God) 1999/2012

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Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Last Supper (Acts of God) 1999/2012 (detail view)

Read about the process of creating this monumental photograph here and see more work by Hiroshi Sugimoto here. 

in the wick

Art, canon s95, My Photography

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Sidewalk Talk

subwaystairs

back to routines

Photography, Websites

FlakPhoto.com is back after a 5 month hiatus and added California artist, Jesse Chebak to The Collection of 21st century photographers featured on the site.

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Jesse Chehak, Untitled from Blame the Sun. 

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Jesse Chehak, Untitled from Blame the Sun. 

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Jesse Chehak, Untitled from Blame the Sun. 

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Jesse Chehak, Untitled from Blame the Sun. 


View more photographs by Jesse Chehak here. 

 

 

 

is together

Photography

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 8.10.10 PMRafal Milach, Yekaterinburg from 7 Doors. 

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 8.09.57 PMRafal Milach, Stas, Krasnoyarsk from 7 Rooms.

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 8.09.32 PMRafal Milach, Achinsk from 7 Doors. 

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 8.08.56 PMRafal Malich, Yekaterinburg from 7 Doors. 

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 8.08.47 PMRafal Malich, Saha and Nastya: The only way to die is together from 7 Doors. 

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 8.11.44 PMRafal Milach, Moscow from 7 Rooms.

View more work by Rafal Malich here. 

Replaced.

Photography

Unfortunately, these jpegs don’t do justice the physical presence of Marco Breuer’s works currently at Yossi Milo Gallery. Large, aggressive and featuring prominent gestures that are usually associated with abstract painting, these large photographs challenge every notion of what constitutes a modern image.

large-marco_breuer-untitled-fuse_dayMarco Breuer, Untitled (Fuse/Day) 1999. Gelatin Silver Paper, exposed/burned.large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-1228Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1228) 2012. Chromogenic Paper, burned.large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-596

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-596) 2006. Chromogenic Paper, exposed/scratched.large-marco_breuer-untitled_c_1379

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1379) 2013. Chromogenic Paper, burned/scraped. large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-659

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-659) 2006. Chromogenic Paper, exposed/embossed/scratched. large-marco_breuer-spin-c-856

Marco Breuer, (Spin C-859) 2008. Chromogenic Paper, embossed/scratched.

large-marco_breuer-untitled-fuseMarco Breuer, Untitled (Fuse), 1995. Gelative Silver Paper, burned.

As the idea that everyone is a photographer (thanks, iPhones) spreads and photographs become merely images that are viewed on a screen, (talking about you, instagram) is it not wonderful to see the photograph reduced back to its most primal form? The Photograph as object, as evidence of a single event; created through the chemical reaction generated from destruction of a photo paper that is slowly becoming archaic.

Like this work? You might like Chris McCaw’s Sunburn series too.