Monday Missive — January 18, 2021

Quotes

I photograph things for people to look at 100 years from now. But we’re such a mediated society that things become historical the next day.” – Catherine Sue Opie

I try to photograph people’s spirits and thoughts. As to the soul-taking by the photographer, I don’t feel I take away, but rather that the sitter and I give to each other. It becomes an act of mutual participation.” – Yousuf Karsh

Getting photographs is not the most important thing. For me it’s the act of photographing. It’s enlightening, therapeutic and satisfying, because the very process forces me to connect with the world. When you make four-hour exposures in the middle of the night, you inevitably slow down and begin to observe and appreciate more what’s going on around you. In our fast-paced, modern world, it’s a luxury to be able to watch the stars move across the sky.” – Michael Kenna – in “Photographer’s Forum Interview”

Links
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Misty Roads

Field/Studio
– Tom Heaton takes a step back from epic landscape photography Includes a bit of philosophy, post-processing and printing.

Miscellany
– 20 landscape photographers
– Analog people in a digital world Thanks Steve D. Excellent survey of several analog techniques.
– Film manufacture
– Looking to art for inspiration Rather clever images and a lot of problem solving and thinking about colors and lighting. 1 hour video with lots of examples. Thank you George S.
– Sean Tucker: How to self-publish your work.

Tufted titmouse.

Carolina wren.

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