THIS WEEK’S PHOTOS OF THE WEEK ARE TRULY A DIFFERENT THEME. PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART. WHAT DO I MEAN BY THAT? WELL, WHEN YOU GO INTO AN ART GALLERY, NOT A PHOTO GALLERY, YOU NOTICE THAT THE ARTIST TENDS TO DRAW THEIR PAINTINGS AS A STORY. THOSE ARE THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL PAINTINGS. THERE ARE SOME FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHS IN HISTORY THAT ARE THE SAME WAY. THIS COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS ARE JUST LIKE THAT. AND THESE WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM. THIS COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS ALL COME FROM SOME OF THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD, WHO HAVE WON AWARDS FOR THEIR “STORYLINE” PHOTOS. TAKE A LOOK AT THESE AND SEE IF YOU FIND THAT THESE ARE JUST AMAZING PHOTOS THEMSELVES. DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU ARE USED TO SEEING, BUT, STILL, SUCH AMAZING TALENTS PORTAYED HERE:
“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Minds Eye
A. Aubrey Bodine
Nickel Coffee 1941
Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia, 1962
Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in a film still from The Band Wagon (1953)
Doroteo Arango, Pancho Villa
“The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson..
Richard Tuschman/Courtesy Klompching Gallery, New York “Somewhere in Kazimierz”
Maori, Rauwhiri Winitana Paki, Taupo Village, North Island, New Zealand, 2011
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, NYC, 1948.
This portrait of Joni Mitchell by Graham Nash predates the couple’s breakup at the end of 1969. “She was listening to an acetate to make sure everything was right. Even though I was living with Joni, I didn’t want her to know why I was taking the image. I’m actually shooting through one of those kitchen table chairs that have a hole in the top where you put your hand in to lift the chair.”
Intermission at Chinese Mission School in San Francisco, 1936
Boulevard Montparnasse, Paris, 1931
Édouard Boubat, 1947
Ryder One 1992
Photographic prints developed and printed on fiber-based paper using a four-color process invented by Theodore-Henri Fresson. The process is a laborious and tightly controlled family secret which uses pigment rather than dye, and the print is therefore unusually stable.
“Back to Simplicity”
Mary Jane Russell, New York, Harper’s Bazaar, 1950
Lillian Bassman’s work as a photographer may have never been noticed by the art world if it weren’t for a trash bag full of her negatives that were found when she was already in her 70s. Bassman got her start as an art director under the tutelage of Alexey Brodovitch at Harper’s Bazaar. Working on a spin-off of the magazine, she s…howcased the work of photographers like Richard Avedon and Robert Frank, artists who inspired her to explore the medium herself. She developed a signature style, capturing dreamy black-and-white portraits of graceful models through experiments in the darkroom—cropping, toning, bleaching, and using gauzes and tissues to manipulate images until they took on the look of mysterious fashion illustrations.
American, 1917-2012, Brooklyn, New York
“Walking the piglet” – 2013
Los Angeles 1974
State of Michoacan. Patzcuaro
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
― Dorothea Lange
This was truly an interesting collection of photographs this week. I hope you will take a moment and realize the impact of these photographs. There is history behind taking these kind of photographs. They teach us about life. I hope we will take a moment and learn about this different type of photography and realize that:
Just for fun, a little history on this journey. I have a son who had been doing a blog for some time, and I asked him why he did that. And he said it was because he had a passion for what he did, which was running, and he liked to share it with the world, and found that by sharing his feelings about running that other people in the world would also find it interesting and they would read about his successes, and struggles so they could learn too.
He is still a very good, incredible runner. How is his blog doing? That too is doing great. He has been an inspiration in this, because he taught me to just be consistent, don’t get discouraged, and make sure you learn as you go, so that it shows that you are becoming better as well. Take a look at my son’s blog page and be prepared to be impressed, and if you are a runner, you may want to follow his page:
He currently has over 157,000 followers on his blog. He does an amazing job.
Second point of my success is that I have another son who really follows blogs, and he has followed those people who are on YouTube, and other blog sites, and those who make money doing a blog. So, I looked into that thought that maybe some day, a blogsite could become really big enough that it could draw advertisers to your blog site. So, I give credit to my other son Aaron who guided me with suggestions himself. He too has his own blogs that are now just beginning and we are sometimes working together in developing his. He is more in to the horror genre and it does involve some tricky photography at times. He has bought his own camera, backdrops, and interesting items to help create the ultimate websites.
He is just beginning his blog, and you tube, but you will see some big things from him as well. He is a creative writer, and it takes time to put these things together. For now, follow him on Twitter:
When I look back at my first blog. I only posted 1 photo. It was a picture of my favorite fishing spot:
Actually, I have several favorite fishing spots. The funny thing is, I couldn’t figure out how to put more than 1 photo on my blog. Now, I have put as many as 50 on this blog. I have learned how to use all the tools, and hopefully made this very entertaining for all types of Photographers.
So, what happens now?
I HAVE A PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY! I want to share what I have learned over the years. I want to share the talents of others. There is so much wonderful photographers out there that need to be discovered. I have met so many great photographers online. I have had the opportunity to post their photos on this website. I think you are all amazing. I look forward to seeing you some day as well, in real life. Let’s just keep sharing these wonderful photos to the world.
Soon, I open a store, where I will be selling photos of my own, and other photographers. They are reasonably priced, and I hope that everyone will enjoy them. I kept this blog site name somewhat generic, so that it could be a place that photographers could come to use the site some day. If they want a place to sell their photos, they could. I have the viewership almost in place. As of this writing, my website has over 20,000 followers. So, it has grown since it’s inception. I hope you will continue to follow this progress, become a part of it if you would like. You are welcome to communicate directly to me by going to my email address at:
So, what really makes any website or blog successful: YOU, THE FOLLOWERS! AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT !