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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-28-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,334
Posted By gns
Update from the director says this will be...

Update from the director says this will be available on iTunes January 2.
Also airing on PBS (American Masters series) in April.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By gns
What Aizin said... Tr-X, EI 100-200, D76 1:1, 6-7...

What Aizin said...
Tr-X, EI 100-200, D76 1:1, 6-7 minutes.
Not Plus-X.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-21-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By gns
What a loss. We crossed paths several times back...

What a loss. We crossed paths several times back in the 70s-80s. Genuinely nice guy with an infectious fascination with photography. If you haven't already, watch the little KQED/Spark profile on him...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-23-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,334
Posted By gns
The film premiered at SXSW this month and will be...

The film premiered at SXSW this month and will be screening in San Francisco on April 14 and in Berkeley on April 15.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,109
Posted By gns
Or even, Fishing with John.

Or even, Fishing with John.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-19-2018
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
Anyone else interested in this? Seems like a...

Anyone else interested in this? Seems like a pretty bold undertaking (I don’t mean that in a negative way). I look forward to checking it out despite the price and the fact that I never really could...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,237
Posted By gns
I was never behind because I wasn't on a schedule.

I was never behind because I wasn't on a schedule.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,237
Posted By gns
When I shot a lot of film, I always had a bag of...

When I shot a lot of film, I always had a bag of undeveloped film (maybe 30 – 40 rolls) on hand. I had my own reasons for this. I found that shooting and then rushing to process the film usually...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-09-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
Art Can Help, Robert Adams A new collection of...

Art Can Help, Robert Adams

A new collection of short essays in the vein of his previous titles, Beauty in Photography and Why People Photograph. For the most part, this volume follows a format not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,237
Posted By gns
Elaborate or present some evidence??

Elaborate or present some evidence??
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,237
Posted By gns
Well put, John.

Well put, John.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,230
Posted By gns
Thanks for the link. "Vintage diigital". Is it...

Thanks for the link.
"Vintage diigital". Is it too soon to use the term? Without irony?
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-18-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
Seeing...

Seeing Things
https://fraenkelgallery.com/publications/seeing-things

The Eye Club
https://fraenkelgallery.com/publications/the-eye-club

The Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco has published a handful...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-27-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
Agreed. If you want to follow up and dig a little...

Agreed.
If you want to follow up and dig a little deeper, look up John Collier, anthropologist and educator who was an innovator in the field of visual anthropology. He was a teacher of Owens and a...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-27-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
Mark, Another example of minimal text (also...

Mark,
Another example of minimal text (also provided by the subjects)...
Bill Owens, Suburbia (Early 1970's documetray project)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-27-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
If you're open to suggestions of additional...

If you're open to suggestions of additional material to explore...
Jim Goldberg, Rich & Poor. Text written by the subjects of his photos.
Leo Rubenfein, Wounded Cities. Heavy on text, with photos...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-17-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,963
Posted By gns
Probably correct to make that distinction:...

Probably correct to make that distinction: shooting film vs. printing traditionally.
It seems just about everyone uses some sort of hybrid process these days. If your goal is silver gel. prints, you...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-16-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,477
Posted By gns
Do the digital timers have an audible signal to...

Do the digital timers have an audible signal to tell you when to agitate? If not, they would require too much careful checking of the display, whereas a big analog display is much easier to monitor...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-15-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,925
Posted By gns
Correct on second quote being Friedlander. And...

Correct on second quote being Friedlander. And yes, Badger lifted the title of his book from that quote. The first is from Winogrand.

Both statements are from the same publication: a 1974 special...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-15-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,963
Posted By gns
No idea about Switzerland, but in California, I...

No idea about Switzerland, but in California, I could get no interested buyers for my darkroom (4x5 Beseler enlarger, excellent lenses, many SS tanks & reels, washers, etc) and ended up donating it...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-15-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,925
Posted By gns
Terms like street photography can serve a limited...

Terms like street photography can serve a limited purpose, but, at the same time, can be problematic. If I go to a show and tell a friend about it, I might describe it as street photography to give...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2017
Replies: 1,852
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 273,844
Posted By gns
I think people who donate art to a museum are...

I think people who donate art to a museum are aware of the possible outcomes. Also, not all donations are unrestricted. A donator can request specific stipulations (IE: that the piece not be sold,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-09-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By gns
You might find this...

You might find this interesting...

https://www.icp.org/browse/archive/media/richard-learoyd
https://fraenkelgallery.com/artists/richard-learoyd
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-05-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
I remember seeing her work around 1974. I passed...

I remember seeing her work around 1974. I passed on the book when it came out a couple of years later because it just wasn't really where my interests were. Kind of wish I had it now. I think she...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 4,385
Posted By gns
Right. I think one can have a "Project" or select...

Right. I think one can have a "Project" or select a subject or direction and still approach it with openness. There is a difference between, "I want to investigate the zoo" and, "I have an idea about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 4,385
Posted By gns
“If you’re walking around looking for something,...

“If you’re walking around looking for something, then you have an idea in your head, and what is that? That’s your imagination! You’re imagining something. You don’t photograph imagination! You...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 4,385
Posted By gns
No? How about... “To me the expression,...

No?

How about...
“To me the expression, “Documentary Photography” is so much like a fingernail on a blackboard because it presumes that there is a stable phenomenon out there and that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 4,385
Posted By gns
Pictures are uninteresting...

“Pictures are going to be uninteresting in direct proportion to the degree that the photographer knows what the picture is going to be”.
-T.P. (Nov. 2007)

From this short talk by Tod Papageorge at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By gns
For others, could it be something else? A means...

For others, could it be something else? A means of exploration, say?
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-17-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By gns
I once soaked a couple of inkjet prints for 5-10...

I once soaked a couple of inkjet prints for 5-10 minutes in water just to see what happened. They seemed fine (One was on matte paper, the other on semi-gloss coated paper. Both with Epson K-3...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-26-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
In case anyone is interested, a second edition of...

In case anyone is interested, a second edition of the Friedlander title, The American Monument is being released next month by Eakins Press. The original has been one of the photographer's most...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,416
Posted By gns
Content is just the stuff described in the...

Content is just the stuff described in the picture. That tree, My kids face, whatever. Every photo has content (And every photo has form, shape, how the content is described).
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-09-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By gns
The site linked in my first post contains much of...

The site linked in my first post contains much of the same material, being video of his talks at MOMA during the show (which was also the source of that book). I have the book... It seems like an odd...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-08-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By gns
Scanners and other digital tools have...

Scanners and other digital tools have revolutionized the prepress world and led to improvements in the final product, but most commercially published books are printed using the offset litho...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-06-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By gns
The original prints (not the negatives) were...

The original prints (not the negatives) were photographed on a process camera which produced the negatives from which the printing plates were made. Look up photo offset lithograhy for details.

Here...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By gns
Robert Adams, The New West.

Robert Adams, The New West.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-17-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,745
Posted By gns
https://www.phillips.com/detail/WILLIAM-CHRISTENBE...

https://www.phillips.com/detail/WILLIAM-CHRISTENBERRY/NY040210/267
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-16-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,745
Posted By gns
On the beach 2.0. The negative images. At least...

On the beach 2.0.
The negative images.
At least some of the border pictures.

Represented by P-M...
Stephen Shore (correction...not at P/M, but using digital cameras)
Paul Graham
Todd...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,745
Posted By gns
I don't know. I go to a lot of galleries and the...

I don't know. I go to a lot of galleries and the majority of new work I see are digital C prints or ink-jet. What B&W there is, is often still silver gelatin, but I'm even seeing more B&W ink jet. Go...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-13-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
Thanks. I was not aware of this. I wrote a short...

Thanks. I was not aware of this. I wrote a short paper in college about his work at Fortune and remember going through all of the old issues in the library (on microfilm).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-13-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By gns
Here is a little blurb related to the...

Here is a little blurb related to the show

https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2017/06/26/in-henry-wessels-photos-of-90s-richmond-homes-lives-emerge-in-details/
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-14-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By gns
To sell them as a lot, I'd imagine your customer...

To sell them as a lot, I'd imagine your customer will likely be a dealer, so you would only get a wholesale price for them.

Depending on what titles you have, you might talk to someone like Vincent...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-25-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By gns
Thanks for the links. Plenty of good Arbus...

Thanks for the links.

Plenty of good Arbus available in print nowadays, though for a long time, the Aperture monograph was all there was. If you add to that, Revelations and In the beginning,...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-15-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By gns
Thanks for that. I haven't subscribed to the New...

Thanks for that. I haven't subscribed to the New Yorker for a couple of years now. I will check it out.
There was also a movie about Steidl a while back. Interesting guy.

edit: trailer for the movie...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-03-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 5,031
Posted By gns
Not something you need, but very handy and...

Not something you need, but very handy and free...

A viewfinder aid made from a piece of matte board (or any cardboard).
Take a sheet of matte board 8" x 10" or so.
Cut a 4" x 5" rectangle out of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 2,157
Posted By gns
Not an either/or situation. There are pros and...

Not an either/or situation. There are pros and cons to both, so why not do both?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By gns
You making albumen prints now?

You making albumen prints now?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-18-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,573
Posted By gns
I don't know if it's harder or easier now, but...

I don't know if it's harder or easier now, but there are about 200 photo book publishers listed on the Photo Eye site. That strikes me as a lot.

http://www.photoeye.com/bookstore/pubshowcase_home.cfm
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By gns
Of course they are different, but they are both...

Of course they are different, but they are both likenesses. Neither is the actual thing.

As far as scrutiny goes, I don't think that is medium dependent. A photographer or a sketcher may be looking...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By gns
ethics (again)

Just came across this older NY times piece. I guess I could have posted this to a number of existing threads, but then I'd have to pick which one. So, new thread, old topic...More fuel for the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-12-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
Yes. I bought this while really looking for a...

Yes. I bought this while really looking for a copy of Grapevine, which I've still not found and have pretty much given up hope on.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-09-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,334
Posted By gns
Bump...This has 1 day to go and is close to its...

Bump...This has 1 day to go and is close to its goal.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,684
Posted By gns
Let's see some good pictures of strangers in...

Let's see some good pictures of strangers in bars...

http://www.paulography.com/nightclubs#0
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,684
Posted By gns
Yes. Thank you.

Yes. Thank you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,684
Posted By gns
And yet, there her photo is, right at the top of...

And yet, there her photo is, right at the top of the article. For anyone to add to their "spank bank" as she calls it.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-01-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
Arbus, Friedlander, Winogrand. New Documents,...

Arbus, Friedlander, Winogrand. New Documents, 1967.

Issued on the 50th anniversary of the historic MOMA show.

If New Documents didn’t launch the careers of these three, it was at least the booster...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-31-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By gns
reservations are online. And you need to make a...

reservations are online.
And you need to make a separate reservation for each person (annoying, but that's the way they do it).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By gns
Sure. It didn't occur to me that this might be...

Sure. It didn't occur to me that this might be done without a bulk loader. Of course, then it might be very easy to get wrong.

I'm not familiar with every film, but it also seems that this would be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By gns
Thinking about this more.... Is it even possible...

Thinking about this more....
Is it even possible to do that with 35mm film? Wouldn't you have to place the spool in the loader backwards? I don't think the bulk loaders I used would even allow...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By gns
A lesson all sheet film users learn right away.

A lesson all sheet film users learn right away.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-31-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By gns
Interesting looking show in San Francisco

If you are going to be in San Francisco this year, and you are interested in American art photography of the sixties and seventies, you will want to catch this show at Pier...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-26-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
https://vimeo.com/187028231 http://blog.photoeye....

https://vimeo.com/187028231

http://blog.photoeye.com/2017/03/interview-henry-wessel.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,106
Posted By gns
Yes. If the facts force us to reason that it is...

Yes. If the facts force us to reason that it is extremely unlikely, then fear of it is unreasonable. By definition.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,106
Posted By gns
That's why some statistics (facts) would be nice.

That's why some statistics (facts) would be nice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,106
Posted By gns
As in, unreasonable fear. As in, not likely to...

As in, unreasonable fear. As in, not likely to occur.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,106
Posted By gns
We should have some statistics comparing...

We should have some statistics comparing frequency of child abuse/abduction by photography enthusiasts vs. teachers, vs. religious leaders, vs. victim's family members.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,106
Posted By gns
Yelling is probably within their rights and...

Yelling is probably within their rights and calling the police certainly is. I don't have much problem with the former and have none with the later. I have to say that neither of these has ever been...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,106
Posted By gns
By taking them home? Covering them up?

By taking them home? Covering them up?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,106
Posted By gns
Not speaking for Roger, but if you define access...

Not speaking for Roger, but if you define access as simply looking at someone in a public space, then yes.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-24-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,287
Posted By gns
I used a 23C and a 45MCRX (both with Aristo...

I used a 23C and a 45MCRX (both with Aristo units) for many years. I'm not familiar with the ZoneVI product. The Aristos that I had were self-contained...no additional parts. Photos might be helpful.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,658
Posted By gns
Maybe I misunderstood him. Or maybe I'm...

Maybe I misunderstood him. Or maybe I'm misunderstanding you. I think he was saying that many of C-B's photographs had to have been staged.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,658
Posted By gns
Examples, please?

Examples, please?
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-16-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
I've only seen bits of their work (still and...

I've only seen bits of their work (still and video). This looks pretty interesting. Might have to put it on my list. Thanks.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-16-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,334
Posted By gns
Thank you for the info, Dan. I wasn't aware of...

Thank you for the info, Dan. I wasn't aware of this.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-13-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,007
Posted By gns
Right. Let's not forget that photography can only...

Right. Let's not forget that photography can only deal with the surface of things. It is, by its nature, superficial. The camera objectifies everything. Because it provides an abundance of detail, it...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-25-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
In the Beginning, Diane Arbus. For decades, the...

In the Beginning, Diane Arbus.
For decades, the Aperture/MOMA catalog was the beginning and end of published Arbus. As far as I knew, that was pretty much the extent of her oeuvre. Thankfully, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 1,359
Posted By gns
I guess the thread title should be, Zone System...

I guess the thread title should be, Zone System Misunderstanding.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 1,359
Posted By gns
If the photo in your initial post is typical of...

If the photo in your initial post is typical of what you will be doing, I'd say, study a bit about the zone system if you want, but it isn't so applicable to that kind of shooting. There are more...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-22-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By gns
Also might try here for some better...

Also might try here for some better prices...
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&an=eggleston&tn=eggleston%27s+guide&kn=&isbn=
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-22-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By gns
Yep, the "Eggleston's Guide" reprint (linked by...

Yep, the "Eggleston's Guide" reprint (linked by Nightfly) is not only the 1 "Must have", but the best value as well.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-20-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By gns
World's first photography ehibition...

...to be recreated in VR by artist, Mat Collishaw at Somerset House.

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/mat-collishaw-will-take-viewers-back-to-world-s-first-photography-exhibition-in-1839-/
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By gns
New Documents

50 years this month since this exhibition at MOMA.
No remounting of the show, but there will be a lecture/panel discussion on the 27th which will be live-streamed. And there is a new book,...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By gns
UV refers to the ink. UV inks are cured by...

UV refers to the ink. UV inks are cured by exposure to UV light. As opposed to air-dried inks. UV inks are used in a variety of printing processes, including some ink jet. My bet is that they are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,716
Posted By gns
I don't really see the point of the question....

I don't really see the point of the question. We've all seen great photographs that are blurred, out of focus, "Under exposed", etc. And we've all seen technically impressive photos that are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,895
Posted By gns
There's a word for that...Sentimentaility.

There's a word for that...Sentimentaility.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,895
Posted By gns
Bad analogy. The print being a reproduction of...

Bad analogy. The print being a reproduction of the original painting and (presumably) in a different medium.

A digital file and a negative can yield a final print in the same medium. Inkjet,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,895
Posted By gns
Is a good picture diminished at all by the...

Is a good picture diminished at all by the knowledge that it was created digitally?

Is a bad one improved at all by the knowledge that is was made on film?

Just doesn't seem relevant at all to me.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-16-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,607
Posted By gns
If you're in the NYC area, you should check out...

If you're in the NYC area, you should check out Susan Lipper at Higher Pictures...
http://higherpictures.com/exhibitions/susan-lipper/
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-30-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,108
Posted By gns
Thanks for the link. Sad news for all...

Thanks for the link.
Sad news for all photographers. I've been following his work since I first saw some of those little Brownie images at the Newport Harbor Art Museum back in the mid seventies.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-26-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,522
Posted By gns
Both shows (Lyon & Conner) opening next week in...

Both shows (Lyon & Conner) opening next week in S.F.
Going to a preview of It's All True tomorrow. Conner of course is art world royalty out here in California. And maybe the reluctant inventor of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By gns
Thanks for the link on Mr. Zucker. Always tried...

Thanks for the link on Mr. Zucker. Always tried to make a trip to that shop if I could and usually came out with a treasure or 2. I think he sort charmed my wife into not objecting to my shelling out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By gns
Would like to have seen it, but a little far...

Would like to have seen it, but a little far away. Wish I could get to NY more often.

What happened to that great photo book store that was in (I think) the west village?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 4,444
Posted By gns
Did you notice any change in the taste of your...

Did you notice any change in the taste of your food?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 4,444
Posted By gns
Good point. Except that we're talking more about...

Good point. Except that we're talking more about doing the dishes than cooking.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 4,444
Posted By gns
Seems like those reels require so much fussing...

Seems like those reels require so much fussing that it would drive any reasonable person to digital.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 4,444
Posted By gns
I always used steel reels. Never cleaned them......

I always used steel reels. Never cleaned them... don't they get "washed" with the film??? I always just gave them a quick rinse after the photo-flo and done.

Your picture of the dirty reels did...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-23-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,023
Posted By gns
Thanks for the link. Followed his work for a long...

Thanks for the link.
Followed his work for a long time. Will definitely see this show.
His book, Waiting Sitting Fishing... has been a big favorite of mine.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-14-2016
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
Hence the "Democratic", I guess. I think the...

Hence the "Democratic", I guess.

I think the Guide and Chromes are an interesting pair to own, since one is essentially an edited down version of the other.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-05-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4,287
Posted By gns
Thanks for the link. I think Lartigue's...

Thanks for the link.

I think Lartigue's contribution has less to do with documenting his world and more to do with aesthetics. Didn't his recognition of the camera's unique vision help to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-08-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 7,053
Posted By gns
I'm not really understanding the outcry. What is...

I'm not really understanding the outcry. What is it that people think McCurry's work is, that makes this so damaging?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,153
Posted By gns
I don't think i have any, but more than a few...

I don't think i have any, but more than a few photographers have worked from vehicles. Almost a tradition. From Frank's NYC bus pictures to Rickard's Google street view pictures. In between,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By gns
I guess one the the advantages of converting...

I guess one the the advantages of converting digital color to B&W is that one can apply this with
infinitely greater variation and control.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-17-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,003
Posted By gns
short discussion of his books during a show of...

short discussion of his books during a show of them at Pratt...
https://vimeo.com/121486362

This is about as much as you will get of LF talking about his own work. He talks about the book form as...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-17-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,003
Posted By gns
a recent post of mine from the Books...

a recent post of mine from the Books thread...

I've got a lot of Friedlander's books. Maybe 15 or 20. But this is something for the true...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-14-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,745
Posted By gns
I've been curious about Coursera, so I signed...

I've been curious about Coursera, so I signed onto this.

Skimmed through the course, viewed some of the video interviews and checked out the reading materials (the scanned book pages are not the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-08-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,535
Posted By gns
The Rd1 was a little quirky with its retro needle...

The Rd1 was a little quirky with its retro needle indicators and silly "Winder" lever. The fold-in lcd was a great idea. And the beautiful 1:1 viewfinder was fantastic. I'd kind of like to have mine...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-05-2016
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,761
Posted By gns
I've got a lot of Friedlander's books. Maybe 15...

I've got a lot of Friedlander's books. Maybe 15 or 20. But this is something for the true...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By gns
This is a little weird... A quick google search...

This is a little weird... A quick google search also turned up this...
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/01/sport/eddie-aikau-surfing-memorial/
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By gns
Ha! I thought the OP was about Sternbach, then...

Ha! I thought the OP was about Sternbach, then klicked the link... Seems a weird similarity/coincidence.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By gns
try contacting him...

try contacting him directly...
http://halfischerassociates.com/about/
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-31-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,630
Posted By gns
Here...https://vimeo.com/122587348

Here...https://vimeo.com/122587348
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-30-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By gns
I should have said, I don't think you can...

I should have said, I don't think you can over-fix film in 30-45 minutes. As Xray suggested, do a test, or if you are worried about it, move the fixed film to a water holding tray.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-30-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By gns
I don't think you can over-fix the film. So, it's...

I don't think you can over-fix the film. So, it's ok to leave sheets in the final fix while you process others.
Why do you want to do them 1 at a time? Are you tray processing?
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,688
Posted By gns
If people are so full of suspicion, fear and...

If people are so full of suspicion, fear and concern for privacy, why not make your street photography about that. Maybe it's more of an opportunity than a problem.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-29-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,904
Posted By gns
Maybe one that Neil Armstrong took of Buzz...

Maybe one that Neil Armstrong took of Buzz Aldrin...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin#/media/File:Aldrin_Apollo_11_original.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By gns
Some of my best pictures may have been...

Some of my best pictures may have been planned...But they didn't come out as planned.
If they aren't a surprise in some way, they can't be very interesting.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-15-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,349
Posted By gns
Gary, I have a Coolscan 5000 ED I would like to...

Gary,

I have a Coolscan 5000 ED I would like to sell. If you're interested, please PM me.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By gns
Cute. But we already know where the most pictures...

Cute. But we already know where the most pictures have been made because we've seen them.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,547
Posted By gns
You haven't seen this yet? Slow to get through,...

You haven't seen this yet? Slow to get through, but thorough...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqm8e7gUvxY
Forum: Olympus RF 08-13-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,221
Posted By gns
Junior...

Junior...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-13-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,221
Posted By gns
No Shadows, no Chantays, no Bel-Airs!

No Shadows, no Chantays, no Bel-Airs!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-31-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,873
Posted By gns
I think this whole thing is a little absurd. If...

I think this whole thing is a little absurd. If you think about it, the question really revolves around private vs. public existence. Can you expect privacy in public? That doesn't even make sense....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By gns
Sent (and received) lots of photos as postcards...

Sent (and received) lots of photos as postcards over the years and still send one once in a while.
Never had the special postcard paper, though.
Great way to share pictures...sort of old school now I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-23-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,092
Posted By gns
Click about half a dozen images forward......

Click about half a dozen images forward... That's...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-12-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 11,558
Posted By gns
Just triggered a memory of my dad driving me to...

Just triggered a memory of my dad driving me to some sporting goods store in LA (probably 1965 or so) to buy me my first rod and reel. Can't remember what the rod was, but the reel was a Mitchel 300....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,591
Posted By gns
Didn't someone do a blind listening test with...

Didn't someone do a blind listening test with various violins (old and new) recently?.. with results similar to wine and other things?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-30-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 11,558
Posted By gns
I guess you could say they are both about getting...

I guess you could say they are both about getting yourself into the right position at the right time. It seems an obvious analogy... The fly fisherman on the river and the street photographer on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 12,110
Posted By gns
...Nathanael West's, Day of the Locust.

...Nathanael West's, Day of the Locust.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 5,324
Posted By gns
I also like these blogs which focus mostly on...

I also like these blogs which focus mostly on contemporary art photography, critical essays and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-23-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
Posted By gns
still photo or video?

In the last couple of days, I came across these 2 similar cases of something that really falls smack in the middle of still and moving images. One by Alec Soth and the other by Susan Lipper (two...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,450
Posted By gns
Yes, it is really amazing. Another reason I...

Yes, it is really amazing.

Another reason I brought him up is that this thread also got me thinking that while I love watching these kinds of videos (or reading about artists who’s work I like),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 5,324
Posted By gns
A couple i...

A couple i like...

https://collectordaily.com/
It's geared toward collectors (which I'm not) but it's full of info on (mostly) New York shows, auctions and book reviews. No technical content.

I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,450
Posted By gns
Thanks for that link. Very interesting. It...

Thanks for that link. Very interesting.

It pretty clearly shows him scanning, working on the digital file and printing an inkjet neg. I think this is pretty common practice for many alternative...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-18-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 14,488
Posted By gns
I guess if we understood Winogrand completely, we...

I guess if we understood Winogrand completely, we wouldn't still be so interested in him.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-17-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 14,488
Posted By gns
Bob, We don't have to wonder about it so much...

Bob,

We don't have to wonder about it so much since all of those artist talk/lectures which are now on the internet were very much the situation you describe. He did a lot of those talks during the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-17-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 14,488
Posted By gns
Yes, sir. That is what I said. edit: Although...

Yes, sir. That is what I said.


edit: Although for the more literal-minded, I could have said... Winogrand often emphasized that the photograph is not the thing photographed, that he didn't see...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-17-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 14,488
Posted By gns
Well, I'm paraphrasing, of course. And working...

Well, I'm paraphrasing, of course. And working from memory. If you search, you will find (if not those words) the idea.

For example..."I try to frame in terms of what I want to include. I don't...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-17-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 14,488
Posted By gns
Post-visualization?...To Winogrand, that's all...

Post-visualization?...To Winogrand, that's all there was. I'm sure if presented with the term, he would have responded with one of his common refrains, "you don't see photographs until you have...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-16-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 14,488
Posted By gns
http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/video/lectures/s...

http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/video/lectures/sam-garry-winogrand
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-14-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 14,488
Posted By gns
Probably the best answer given here towards...

Probably the best answer given here towards explaining Winogrand.

Was it inevitable, that given his inclination to push the limits, his trajectory would eventually explode or fizzle out?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-24-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,752
Posted By gns
Thanks, dshfoto. I watched this last...

Thanks, dshfoto. I watched this last night.

Although Papageorge and Rubenfien had some interesting moments in the discussion, I felt like I'd really rather hear them over a few beers in a bar. They...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By gns
fun video of Bridges talking about his...

fun video of Bridges talking about his photographs...
http://mediastorm.com/clients/2013-icp-infinity-awards-special-presentation-jeff-bridges
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By gns
It does seem that way. Though there is a lot of...

It does seem that way. Though there is a lot of it being done, has any of it approached what was done in the sixties and seventies? Could it? The Winogrand influence was huge (maybe pervasive) and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-06-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By gns
Papageorge/Winogrand videos

A couple of short videos I recently discovered. The first is a little profile of Papageorge and the second is him discussing a few Winogrand...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,843
Posted By gns
Indeed. Funny that we have here so many...

Indeed.
Funny that we have here so many "Photographers" so accepting of the irrational fear-based assumption that anyone out with a camera in public must be up to no good.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,843
Posted By gns
I'm thinking about the difference between looking...

I'm thinking about the difference between looking and photographing.
Is it OK to look at people in public?
If some "creeps" look at people in public and then go home and think about them in a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,843
Posted By gns
Right...That is kind of the camera's thing, isn't...

Right...That is kind of the camera's thing, isn't it?
(Kieth. I've done both, too).

The privacy in public question is kind of interesting, though.

It's a funny age we live in, where people are so...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-23-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,408
Posted By gns
Stewart. You are answering a different question.

Stewart. You are answering a different question.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-23-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,408
Posted By gns
I answered your original question. Do you want...

I answered your original question.

Do you want to answer mine...the one you just quoted?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-23-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,408
Posted By gns
Help me along. So if you only knew 1 of Arbus'...

Help me along.

So if you only knew 1 of Arbus' photos, Sontag and knowledge Arbus' personal history might influence your understanding of it, but seeing more of her work would not?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-23-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,408
Posted By gns
Not sure what you are saying... that Sontag's...

Not sure what you are saying... that Sontag's writing and Arbus' own suicide have influenced your understanding of her work?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-23-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,408
Posted By gns
I don't know if the whole can improve the quality...

I don't know if the whole can improve the quality of the individual part, but it can alter our understanding of it. If you saw only a single Arbus photograph your understanding of it would be one...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-23-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,408
Posted By gns
Since the sum is a different thing from the...

Since the sum is a different thing from the component parts, I think it follows that it could be better.
Frank's, The Americans is the often cited example, isn't it?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-23-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,408
Posted By gns
Isn't that idea part of the gestalt stuff?

Isn't that idea part of the gestalt stuff?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-17-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,798
Posted By gns
Do you mean the center "Ninth", in other words,...

Do you mean the center "Ninth", in other words, the center?

If you place something in the center, the viewer's attention will be there. If you place something on one of the nodes, then yes, the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-16-2015
Replies: 138
Views: 12,542
Posted By gns
Well let’s look at the rule of thirds. First. In...

Well let’s look at the rule of thirds.

First. In the diagram below, is “A” really any more interesting, more pleasing (pleasing is a word you hear with composition often although I’m not sure what...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-16-2015
Replies: 138
Views: 12,542
Posted By gns
Rich, If we say that good composition just IS...

Rich,

If we say that good composition just IS good and bad, bad, aren't we just accepting those culturally engrained tendencies as orthodoxy? And isn't the point of art (beyond say calender art or...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-15-2015
Replies: 138
Views: 12,542
Posted By gns
I dislike the term, composition. Maybe it's just...

I dislike the term, composition. Maybe it's just me but it seems to carry with it the idea that there is inherently "Good" composition and "Bad"...In the sense that you could have some arrangement of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-15-2015
Replies: 138
Views: 12,542
Posted By gns
(Although I don't really see any rules being...

(Although I don't really see any rules being espoused here, more hinted at) My opinion is that we need the opposite of rules. The problem is not so much how to make a good photograph, but how not to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-08-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 5,973
Posted By gns
Are we ever objective observers? When we observe...

Are we ever objective observers? When we observe something (anything) aren’t we always imposing on it all of our previous experience, knowledge, etc? Whether it is a novel, a picture, a chair or a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-05-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,286
Posted By gns
As in, "His hocus pocus corpus opus lacked...

As in, "His hocus pocus corpus opus lacked focus".
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-05-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,286
Posted By gns
For pretentious, how about Corpus?

For pretentious, how about Corpus?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 5,973
Posted By gns
You didn't search previous threads on this topic,...

You didn't search previous threads on this topic, did you?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 5,973
Posted By gns
I think he was asking the question..."every...

I think he was asking the question..."every picture tells a story, don't it"?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-11-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,152
Posted By gns
Gaming generation?...as in Bingo?

Gaming generation?...as in Bingo?
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-11-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,754
Posted By gns
Some didn't get that the question is about the...

Some didn't get that the question is about the origin of the term. Not the practice or definition.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-11-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,152
Posted By gns
For your film tests, add 1 and 2 stops to...

For your film tests, add 1 and 2 stops to exposure and cut back dev time by 20-30% (works well with Tr-X and D-76 1:1).
Keep in mind that this is for sunny (contrasty) days. In overcast situations...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-11-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,152
Posted By gns
Open shadow areas and overall high key. Nice...

Open shadow areas and overall high key. Nice control of a high contrast situation has given these the right look, in my opinion. Never liked the blacked out shadows and dark sky on a sunny day look....
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-09-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,754
Posted By gns
I think it's likely it could have started here...

I think it's likely it could have started here and been more commonly used here at the time (seventies), but I doubt it was unique to the US. It hardly seems plausible that a Cartier-Bresson, a Parr...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-07-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,754
Posted By gns
From the 1981 (I think that's pre-internet)...

From the 1981 (I think that's pre-internet) interview with Winogrand by Barbaralee Diamondstein...

"D: I hope that what I'm going to bring up won't be tiresome for you, tooà The term "street...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-06-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,754
Posted By gns
The OP just asked about the origin of the term,...

The OP just asked about the origin of the term, not definition or anything else.
I'm curious too. I know it was around in the seventies because I heard and used it. If nobody else remembers that,...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-06-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,754
Posted By gns
The term goes back at least to the early...

The term goes back at least to the early seventies. I remember people using it then. Also, Wingrand's comments about the term are documented in video and transcripts from that era.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By gns
Thanks for the link. I think I need some of those...

Thanks for the link. I think I need some of those books.

I once tried to start a thread for sharing this kind of stuff but it didn't get any...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 5,204
Posted By gns
So you had 11 that didn't work and decided to buy...

So you had 11 that didn't work and decided to buy a 12th?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 5,204
Posted By gns
I used one for many years and never had a...

I used one for many years and never had a problem. Really can't remember a single failure in several hundred rolls of film. You do have both parts, correct? The spool itself and the guide that screws...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 7,437
Posted By gns
Never been camera gear. Good pictures are, for...

Never been camera gear.
Good pictures are, for me, few and far enough between to give the next one a sort of holy grail status.

The W67 was the only camera I used for a good 12-15 years. Mine has...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-14-2014
Replies: 20
$$$
Views: 2,971
Posted By gns
Is this not a photograph? Sold for a lot more...

Is this not a photograph? Sold for a lot more than any on that list...
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/may-2013-contemporary-evening-n08991/lot.9.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,615
Posted By gns
A well known photographer remarked that as...

A well known photographer remarked that as photographer, you have just 2 variables to deal with...
Where you point the camera and when you press the shutter. The camera does everything else.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-11-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By gns
It's not a DSLR effect. Not even a digital...

It's not a DSLR effect. Not even a digital effect. In the days of only film, some photographers shot tons of frames and others shot few.

There are pros and cons to both (any) ways of working.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 11,832
Posted By gns
In this case, less is not more. But it is, just...

In this case, less is not more.
But it is, just as much.
With one camera/lens, the possibilities are already infinite. More can't get you more.

Gary
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-17-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By gns
If they are unusual/valuable enough, you could...

If they are unusual/valuable enough, you could try Photoeye's Book auctions...
http://www.photoeye.com/auctions/

I haven't sold or bought anything there, but I check it out regularly.

Gary
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,346
Posted By gns
"Words are Dead" I don't think so. Funny, she...

"Words are Dead"

I don't think so. Funny, she had to use words to announce that.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 5,866
Posted By gns
Can you show me where he said he never cropped a...

Can you show me where he said he never cropped a picture.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-10-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 11,890
Posted By gns
If you want to experience anything new, don't you...

If you want to experience anything new, don't you need to be open?

and doesn't that go just as much for your own pictures as well as others'?

Or maybe, the stronger your preconceptions are, the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-03-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 5,866
Posted By gns
"Habitually shot 20 rolls a day for 50 years"....

"Habitually shot 20 rolls a day for 50 years". You have to love the internet for its efficiency in the advancement of hyperbole, rumor and misinformation.
Or, maybe it's true.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 5,568
Posted By gns
That should suggest a rangefinder, shouldn't it?...

That should suggest a rangefinder, shouldn't it? If you're going to use an slr, then the faster the lens, the better (If just for viewing/focusing).

Brassai did pretty good. Anybody know what he...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 7,007
Posted By gns
I've heard the term used many times over several...

I've heard the term used many times over several decades and I never understood it to have anything to do with exposing just a single frame.

Honestly, when I read the title of this thread, I...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-22-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 10,895
Posted By gns
The popularity of this topic is interesting and a...

The popularity of this topic is interesting and a little funny because, presumably everyone started out this way (one camera/one lens), right? They know what it is like from experience. So why are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-21-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 10,594
Posted By gns
What you actually said was, "...Garry wasn't very...

What you actually said was, "...Garry wasn't very interested in looking at his own pictures".
I'm sorry if I stretched the meaning of those words a bit. I'll stand by my post (#60), but should...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-21-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 10,895
Posted By gns
Roger, There have been several discussions on...

Roger,

There have been several discussions on this, many of which, I'm sure you've joined. What is your interest in starting yet another one? Or is this supposed to be a discussion about the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-15-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,285
Posted By gns
What's more interesting? Arguing about politics...

What's more interesting?
Arguing about politics or the color of the ballot boxes at the polls?
Arguing about Novels or what typewriters they were written on?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-15-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,285
Posted By gns
Arguing about photographers is far better,...

Arguing about photographers is far better, obviously. Because photos are much more interesting than cameras.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-15-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 10,594
Posted By gns
I wonder if all great art (painting, poetry,...

I wonder if all great art (painting, poetry, music, fiction) must also be born on the battlefield, or if that is just a peculiar requirement of photography.


For those who want more. I saw this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-14-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 10,594
Posted By gns
Winogrand seemed to me to be pretty familiar with...

Winogrand seemed to me to be pretty familiar with his own pictures as well as willing & able to discuss them. How could that be if he wasn't interested in looking at them in the first place? It's...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-14-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 10,594
Posted By gns
I don't really buy that and wonder if it isn't...

I don't really buy that and wonder if it isn't more of an internet myth than reality. It stems from all the film and contacts he left behind and then someone jumps to the conclusion that since he...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-14-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,449
Posted By gns
Poor OP (with 7 posts). Just wanted some...

Poor OP (with 7 posts). Just wanted some suggested readings...Probably had no idea.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-13-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,717
Posted By gns
You poor *******.

You poor *******.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-13-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 10,594
Posted By gns
He spoke very generously about work that he...

He spoke very generously about work that he liked, but he didn't mince words over work that he didn't. Hard to say about Davidson. My guess is that he found it more in the vein of illustration or...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,717
Posted By gns
Yes, and created just the right photographic form...

Yes, and created just the right photographic form with which to do it. The result being a beautiful balance of form and substance. I think it may have been initially hated for both what he showed AND...
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