FIGURES IN THE LANDSCAPE


I’ve always loved photographs of great bodies shot against a background of some sort of dramatic landscape – mountains, desert, lave-strewn beaches.  Outdoor location images of Steve Reeves or Arnold Schwarzenegger.  High fashion photos shot in the Himalayas or Africa.  Edward Weston’s nudes at Oceano Dunes. For me, extraordinary bodies and landscapes go together.  I’d… Read More FIGURES IN THE LANDSCAPE

WHY BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER IS LIKE BEING A BUGGY WHIP MANUFACTURER IN 1902


Economic times change and business models come and go.  When my sister was very young she repaired parts of Linotype machines.  I remember shopping for the best price on a Selectric typewriter.  Duesenberg was once the luxury car of choice.  Kodak and Fuji sold boat-loads of film. And as the 20th century began, Westfield MA… Read More WHY BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER IS LIKE BEING A BUGGY WHIP MANUFACTURER IN 1902

WHAT IS ART?


Supreme Court Justice Potter Steward once famously said that he couldn’t define  pornography but he knew it when he saw it.  What he didn’t realize is that pornography is not a “thing.”  It is somebody’s reaction to a thing.  A 1944 Betty Grable poster was sexy in its day, seems quaint now but would have… Read More WHAT IS ART?