Monthly Archives: November 2009
André Kertész | Rainy Day, Tokyo, 1968
Rainy Day, Tokyo, 1968, André Kertész

Rainy Day, Tokyo, 1968, André Kertész

You do not have to imagine things; reality gives you all you need. I was in Tokyo. It was a rainy day, and I had just bought a new lens. I took some test shots out of the window of my hotel when I saw these people crossing the street–a perfect composition.

-André Kertész, Kertész on Kertész


Alhambra, CA | Fashion Show

I just found these in my archives, old scans from 2001 probably. I am not even sure what was going on, what I was shooting or why I was even there. But I have proof that something went on and I was there.

That is about it.

Chinese fashion show, Alhambra, CA © Doug Kim

Chinese fashion show, Alhambra, CA © Doug Kim

Chinese fashion show, Alhambra, CA © Doug Kim

Chinese fashion show, Alhambra, CA © Doug Kim

Chinese fashion show, Alhambra, CA © Doug Kim

Chinese fashion show, Alhambra, CA © Doug Kim

Chinese fashion show, Alhambra, CA © Doug Kim

Chinese fashion show, Alhambra, CA © Doug Kim


André Kertész | Underwater Swimmer, 1917
Underwater Swimmer Esztergom,1917, André Kertész

Underwater Swimmer Esztergom,1917, André Kertész

After I was wounded [in WWI] I was in the hospital for almost nine months. We went swimming in the pool every day, and I realized the distortions in the water. When I photographed them my comrades said, ‘You are crazy. Why did you photograph this?’ I answered: ‘Why only girl friends? This also exists.’ So I photographed my first distortion in 1917 – others followed later, especially the nudes in 1933.

-André Kertész, Kertész on Kertész


Helmut Newton | Taste in Women

The shrinking violet woman…that really gives me the creeps.

-Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

He loves big women: statues, paintings, sculptures, live ones, especially live ones; because he can manipulate them…can control every muscle in their bodies.

-June Newton

Iman, Helmut Newton

Iman, Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

I like girls who are just starting. They have not been formed, they have no routine, they have not been in front of the camera.

-Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton


Financial District | The Canyon of Heroes

This is what happens when you decide to attend a victory parade for the Yankees a mere 90 minutes beforehand; you get stuck in a side canyon with an amazing view of the back of a thousand of Yankee caps. Enormous thunder claps of cheering would break out near me not because anyone could see anything but because the crowd closer to the parade route was cheering.

Fans had camped out before dawn for the best seats in the early November chill, bars had run out of food and beer by noon, and when the parade ended, it took so long and so much effort to leave, taking almost an hour to move two blocks, that people near me literally started to panic.

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions


Anouk Aimée | 8 ½

Anouk Aimée was so stunningly beautiful that when Fellini cast her as the long-suffering Luisa in , he famously cut her long eyelashes, added freckles, and clothed her in unglamorous, de-sexualized costumes.

I do not think it worked.

Anouk Aimée, <i>8½</i>, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963


Houston & Chrystie

Sorry, I forgot his name but this guy was from New York, had lived in Venice Beach and was probably headed back there for the winter. And yes, he knows Roller Skating Hendrix guy.

Houston & Chrystie, sometime in August 2009; Leica M6 TTL, Kodak Tri-X

Houston & Chrystie, sometime in August 2009; Leica M6 TTL, Kodak Tri-X


Yasuhiro Ishimoto | Newspaper Photo

I have owned a book of Yasuhiro Ishimoto’s work by The Art Institute of Chicago for almost a decade now. I enjoy Ishimoto’s work and refer to it periodically. From his street shooting to his found still lifes or to his austere study of the Katsura Villa, Ishimoto jumps through these jarringly different genres with his signature delicate quiet touch intact.

Here is one of my favorite images of his which I believe does not have a title. It was taken in Chicago in Grant Park and as much as it appears to sum up the decisive moment of the street photographer, Ishimoto actually chased those sheets of newspaper for over an hour.

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Untitled, Yasuhiro Ishimoto