Category Archives: Looking at Photography

Sketching with Instagram

No matter how long a person has been taking pictures,¬†there’s always an element of unconscious pressure to make “good”photos. That constraint, no matter how slight, affects one’s ability to see with fresh eyes. That’s where social media comes¬†in handy. It’s … Continue reading

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Water & Light, Part II – The Car Wash

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Water & Light, Part I, The Thunderstorm

Rain storm on Perry & 4th Light and water. They were beautifully organized in the James Turrell and Rain Room shows last summer. Then during the winter we had the Doug Wheeler show at Zwirner gallery. Last week there were … Continue reading

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Fame is of No Use

Saul Leiter died on Tuesday. He was 89, a remarkable and practically unknown photographer. Leiter is undeniably one of my favorite photographers. If I hadn’t gone to a gallery opening in Dubai 5 years ago, and if I hadn’t noticed … Continue reading

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The Space Between Them

When I began photographing couples and families, I launched into all the usual research. I looked at innumerable paintings and photographs for inspiration. I found some great spur of the moment shots, but there was a significant dearth of interesting … Continue reading

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The Fuzzy Matter of Focus

“Then there is the fuzzy matter of focus,” Anthony Lane wrote in an article about the Julia Margaret Cameron show at the Met (The New Yorker, 9/2/13). It made me think, not only about the question of pictorial focus, but … Continue reading

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September Issue

The autumn edition of Shots Magazine, an independent journal of photography, just arrived. The theme for this issue is “The Five Senses”. Having totally forgotten that I submitted some images a few months ago, I was thumbing through the magazine, … Continue reading

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