Monday, June 30, 2008
snap·shot ('snap-shät) n. an impression or view of something brief or transitory.
The "American Snapshot"... the phrase keeps popping up of late; in magazines, blogs, books and museum exhibitions.
The photo above was taken by my father, of my grandfather. I have no idea of the year and I wish my father were here today to tell me more about this photo and others that he took. Instead, I can only wonder about the camera, what he thought as he composed the shot and how the film was processed.
I am intrigued with the snapshot - what does and what does not qualify? Obviously, a formal portrait would not; would most of the stunning photographs in NatGeo? I doubt it - they are carefully conceived, composed and produced. And certainly, just any picture, snapped without regard to light and composition is not what I am referring to either.
More to come...
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
5 days, 1050 miles, max speed: 86.5 mph, photos viewed: too many to count
cameras on shoulders, or raised to the eye - shooting rooftops.. or other photographers....
the funniest presentation (nervous laughter): Brenda Ann Kenneally, "Upstate Girls"
the most exciting new concept: Maggie Steber, "Tab" magazine
the most emotional images: also Maggie Steber, images of her mother Madge
the best workshop images: Eugene Richard's students
the most plastic images: Julie Blackmon, "Domestic Vacations"
the most comfortable: Sam Abell, "The Life of a Photograph"
the least comfortable: Brenda Ann Kenneally, "Upstate Girls"
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
- Looking forward to attending the Festival of the Photograph next week!
- It's too darned hot!!
- Summer baseball is here!
- Bumber sticker spotted on a recent road trip: "Things just haven't been the same since the house fell on my sister."
- just 3 words for last week: "Rest in Peace", Mellie's granddaddy.