Hello again everyone. I didn’t die in a freak accident with no witnesses, leaving the blog to slowly expire. I moved house (which turned out to be much more complex than anticipated) and lots of very positive family thinks happened. Keeping day-to-day business rolling took all my energy and so I had to take time […]
By Job Honig I had thought of writing this guest post for a while — as a kind of response to Tom’s essay on street photography. I have struggled with all the issues he mentioned for some years now; how to create meaning and avoid the pitfalls; how to add something to what is already […]
If you haven’t read the first part (and #10), you can start here: Top B&W Photographers: Tom’s 10. #9: Josef Koudelka This decision took all of a nanosecond – Koudelka had to be on my list. I think it would be fair to say that I have gotten more from Josef Koudelka’s photography than any […]
When you’re building a photography book collection, it can be difficult to find monographs that contain a good assortment of some of the best work a photographer has produced. Some claim to do so, but fail dismally. Others are priced into the stratosphere. This book, simply titled Harry Callahan very much succeeds in my view.
There are many reasons why a person might envy Elton John, but they don’t concern me. However, there is now a very good reason for passionate photographers to do so! He has an amazing collection of photographs. I actually meant to say astounding. With a collection of over 7000 vintage prints, which is growing by […]
WARNING: Stream of consciousness coming up (that’s code for a rambling, meandering post)! We humans are obsessed with categorising things. This is no less the case when it comes to ourselves. You are either a something (tick one of the available boxes), or a ‘nothing’, when none of the boxes apply. This is even the case […]
Ladies and gentlemen, today we are showcasing the work of Aaron C. Greenman. His work could be described as a mixture of street photography and reportage, spanning a broad range of locations and subjects. You can find a wide selection of work on his website, which is linked below. Please note that he has not […]
Following on from my last post here, I can now explain what I’ve been up to and what an experience it has been. A few weeks ago, I realised I was so caught up in other activities that I had not taken nearly enough photographs for myself. I wanted to get away to a place […]
I’ve been gone a while – sorry! I’m back in front of the computer once again, only this time with a very painful shoulder. Had I slipped in the shower, I would have nothing to show for it, but thankfully I slipped over whilst taking photographs. No sooner had I realised that my equipment was […]
This is the first time I have preordered a book. I have been a fan of Trent Parke for some time, but have neither seen his work at an exhibition, nor in book form. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this modestly priced book – after all, Minutes To Midnight is modestly priced at […]
If you love B&W photography and don’t own a book containing Edward Weston’s work, there is a one-stop solution: buy Edward Weston, A Legacy. Everything about it is fantastic and I really cannot imagine anyone who loves classical black and white photography not loving this book.
Today we have the work of Alvin Ho in Reader Showcase. He’s shooting 6×6 film on a Russian Twin-Lens Reflex (TLR) camera, which looks like this. Using one involves staring down into a wait level finder and confusing bystanders. Name & Online Presence: Alvin Ho (http://www.alvin-ho.com/ http://instagram.com/shootingcomma) About the Photographs: A series exploring the transient, […]
Roman Loranc’s Two-Hearted Oak is not easy to come by in the UK. In fact, it’s not easy to come by at all! At one point, copies were available for $500-$1000 0n Amazon and so I waited for some to pick up this copy for about $30. The dust cover is a little ratty, but […]
It’s great to see more people are making lith prints than I had expected! Here we have the work of Ivan Bernal Palli, who is working with medium format film and wet printing. I miss the smell of fixer, but I don’t miss the late nights of red illuminated madness! In the case of Lith, development […]
Sometimes books, photographs or people have an affect on you that defies simple explanation. New England Days, by Paul Caponigro is such an example. Caponigro is a well-known American photographer (83 years old at the time of writing) whose work didn’t and doesn’t leap out at me. I don’t turn the pages and gasp. I don’t […]
Today we have an interview with photographer Brian Kosoff, whose work I have known since my earliest days working with B&W film. He is a member of www.apug.org, a forum dedicated to analogue processes and a community that helped me no end with my own journey. It is with great pleasure that I present his inspirational and […]