Monthly Archives: January 2013
David Baiely | Michael Caine, 1965
Michael Caine, 1965 © David Baiely

Michael Caine, 1965 © David Baiely

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.

– David Bailey


Philadelphia | Tonia
Tonia, Philly; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 50mm Noctilux, Agfa APX © Doug Kim

Tonia, Philly; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 50mm Noctilux, Agfa APX © Doug Kim

Tonia, Philly; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 50mm Noctilux, Agfa APX © Doug Kim

Tonia, Philly; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 50mm Noctilux, Agfa APX © Doug Kim

Tonia, Philly; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 50mm Noctilux, Agfa APX © Doug Kim

Tonia, Philly; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 50mm Noctilux, Agfa APX © Doug Kim


Désirée Dolron | Xteriors VII, 2004
Xteriors VII, 2004 © Désirée Dolron

Xteriors VII, 2004 © Désirée Dolron

 

The astounding Dutch photographer Désirée Dolron’s work can be viewed here. This piece sold recently for £103,250.

I enjoy reading about people online trying to mimic her style using Photoshop only. Poor digital generation photographers. Good bye craftsmanship.


Ferdinando Scianna | Coney Island
NEW YORK CITY—Coney Island, 1985. © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—Coney Island, 1985. © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

A photograph is not created by a photographer. What [he/she does] is just open a little window and capture it. The world then writes itself on the film. The act of the photographer is closer to reading than it is to writing. They are the readers of the world.

– Ferdinando Scianna