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Robert Frank

The New York Times recently posted some unseen work from Robert Frank the creator of probably the most viewed and revered photography book in the history of the medium. I sometime wonder what would have come of his career if he had stayed true the the art and not moved on to film making.

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/a-lonely-gaze-on-the-times-and-its-city/#/1/

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Ryan McGinley

http://www.americansuburbx.com/2011/07/interview-ryan-mcginley-2007.html

Throwing out some Ryan McGinley links today.


Great blog to follow

What?!? You say enjoy riding bikes, photography, traveling and social documentary also??? Then you need to follow this really cool blog!! http://geographyofyouth.org/


Walking Saint Louis

Just a few snaps from a photo shoot the other day.

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Larry Sultan Heroes & Mentors

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Here is a nice little write up about to outstanding fine art photographers talking about their friend and mentor Larry Sultan. Sultan may not have gotten the amount of press that other so called “higher” art photographers got, but none the less is one of the best of the last 40 years.

http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Heroes-and-Mentors-Ji-3318.shtml

Sorry if the link doesn’t work, this is a mobile post.

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Walker Evans at Work

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As I have been looking through this book, I become more hypnotized by the work of Walker Evans. My thoughts of Evans work the first time I saw it was, why is this guy so revered? It looks like a third year photography student took these pictures. The more I studied the history of the medium my impression of Evans changed dramatically. It helps he was born & lived his youth in my home town of Saint Louis, as I think people always find ways to identify with artist they enjoy. While Evans was not the first to photograph in the documentary style, what made him a amazing image maker was his ability to approach is subject at “work” the image. Evans should be know for is editing and use of many different styles of cameras. This book is a must buy for anyone who is a fan of Evans. It gives much more insight with visual evidence about how this man worked, edited, and hustled his way in the photography world.

http://5b4.blogspot.com/2007/05/five-books-that-examine-walker-evans-at.html

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Zoe Strauss: To Take a Picture and To Be Taken by a Picture

Zoe Strauss: To Take a Picture and To Be Taken by a Picture.

Great post by Zoe Strauss

In my opinion, When you remove yourself from whats in your hands and what tool you are working with, It becomes inherently more fun. I mean carpenters don’t get all pumped up to use a certain type of hammer do they?