André Kertész | Elizabeth and Me, Paris 1931

Posted: November 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Books, Film, Photography, Quotes

Elizabeth and Me, Paris, 1931 © André Kertész

Elizabeth and Me, Paris, 1931 © André Kertész

 

I took the photo of Elizabeth and myself in the early 1930s. Of course, we also took a picture of the two of us together, but this is the one I like—just her and my hand. At the time I had a little self-timing device and I used it so I could get into the picture. I had found it in 1914 in Hungary and I still have it.

- André Kertész, Kertész on Kertész


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Amagansett | Dean & Sammy

Posted: November 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, New York City

Amagansett © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Amagansett © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


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Marc Riboud | Moskva, 1960

Posted: November 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Photography, Quotes

Moskva, 1960 © Marc Riboud, Magnum Photos

Moskva, 1960 © Marc Riboud, Magnum Photos

Photography must not try to be persuasive. It cannot change the world, but it can show the world, especially when it is changing.

- Marc Riboud


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New York City | South Street Seaport

Posted: November 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, New York City

South Street Seaport, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

South Street Seaport, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


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Sante D’Orazio | A Private View

Posted: November 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Painting, Photography

What happened to Sante?

13 years ago when his book A Private View came out, he was the shit, at the top of his game and the industry, gracing the covers of all the major magazines, shooting choice editorials with the top celebrities and models at the time.

I rarely see his name these days and the editorials I do see feature second-tier subjects. His work used to be so playful, sensual and light. There was a warmth in his portraits and a lushness in his black & white work. Some of the recent work that I’ve seen is flat and cold, and very anonymous.

Regardless, his book A Private View is a shooting diary of his work with some personal notes, outtakes, and lists of films shot. It is a book full of charm and beauty.

Kate Moss © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Kate Moss © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Kate Moss © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Kate Moss © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Kate Moss © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Kate Moss © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Christy Turlington © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Christy Turlington © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Christy Turlington © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Christy Turlington © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Christy Turlington © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Christy Turlington © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Julian Schnabel © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Julian Schnabel © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Julian Schnabel © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Julian Schnabel © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Carla Bruni © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View

Carla Bruni © Sante D'Orazio, A Private View


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NYU | Broadway & Waverly

Posted: November 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, New York City

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Broadway & Waverly, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


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Marc Riboud | Chartres, France 1953

Posted: November 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Photography, Quotes

Chartres, France 1953 © Marc Riboud

Chartres, France 1953 © Marc Riboud

The idea of photography as evidence is pure bullshit. A photo is no more proof of any reality than what you may hear being said by someone in a bus. We only record details, small fragments of the world. This cannot allow any judgement, even if the sum of these details may convey a point of view.

- Marc Riboud


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Union Square | Some Saturday Afternoon

Posted: November 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, New York City

Union Square, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Union Square, New York City © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


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Larry Towell | Day of the Dead

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Photography, Poetry, Quotes

El Salvador. San Salvador © 1992 Larry Towell/Magnum Photos

El Salvador, San Salvador © 1992 Larry Towell/Magnum Photos

Child with star mask during “Day Of The Dead”. Other child in background rolls tire for repair in garage where he works at an adult’s job.

 

Photography has many similarities with poetry. There’s not a strong relationship between the disciplines, but there is a tight one between the sensibilities. Black and white is minimalist. Poetry is just literature with the water squeezed out of it and good literature is just journalism that doesn’t grow old. This says a lotto me about what makes good photojournalism.

- Larry Towell


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New Mexico | Route 371

Posted: November 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography

Route 371, on the way to Shiprock, NM; iPhone © Doug Kim

Route 371, on the way to Shiprock, NM; iPhone © Doug Kim


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