Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bill Eppridge

Bill Eppridge
RFK Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968

Bill Eppridge's work is a legacy of photojournalism. The access and trust that he has been able to get from his subjects is incredible. I've had the privilege of hearing him talk several times at the Eddie Adams Workshop and I am blown away each time. Here is a little bio, although the gallery link there doesn't really do him justice, look here instead.

and this clip of him talking about Obama's energy, which I find pretty inspiring...

Erika Larsen

I'm really feeling her work right now. Check it out here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm not a huge fan of...

all street art. Sometime it just tries to hard. But a new guy on the scene, Mr. Brainwash, has got all the necessary elements for good street art: Its bold, its political, it's not too artsy, its smart and a few more I can't think of right now. Check out how great this image is:

See more of his work here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

So this is where Superman lives...

Photograph by Carsten Peter

Simply amazing. Read more here and here.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Great photographers

So I just put together this list for some students I had at The Eddie Adams Workshop. I'm often asked whom are my favorite photographers, that has changed over the years. Looking at my photo books on the shelf right now I am realizing that I am forgetting some people, but this list is mostly made of people who don't have books, whom are not the usual names people throw around. Some, I'm very proud to say, are close friends of mine.
Too many to make hot links for, so I apologize for you having to cut and past. The first third is more documentary and photojournalist. Enjoy! (so many great photogs rep'd here) (diptychs)

please let me know who your feeling.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

interesting point

I'm a super hater of "referencing", of course I have a a lot of influences but still I've seen some much "referencing" it drives me crazy. But this take from one of my favorite blogs Conscientious is a good point,

"Interestingly enough, what gets people so riled up in photography is taken for granted and widely accepted in many other art forms. For example, in music certain artists are just accepted as influences for generations of later artists - without the endless "ripping off" or "just copying" "discussions" that we see in photography. There are occasional discussions about someone ripping off another artist, but these are fairly rare, and usually, they are usually also very obvious (and, often, it's all about money)."