André Kertész | The Fork

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

Fork, Paris, 1928, Andre Kertesz

Fork, Paris, 1928, André Kertész

I am an amateur and intend to remain one my whole life long. I attribute to photography the task of recording the real nature of things, their interior, their life. The photographer’s art is a continuous discovery which requires patience and time. A photograph draws its beauty from the truth with which it’s marked. For this very reason I refuse all the tricks of the trade and professional virtuosity which could make me betray my career. As soon as I find a subject which interests me, I leave it to the lens to record it truthfully. Look at the reporters and at the amateur photographer ! They both have only one goal; to record a memory or a document. And that is pure photography.

-André Kertész


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Amagansett | Elmer

Posted: September 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica

Elmer, Amagansett, Long Island © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, Kodak Tri-X 400, 35mm Summicron

Elmer, Amagansett, Long Island © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, Kodak Tri-X 400, 35mm Summicron


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James E. Hinton | Carmichael, Jones, and Brown

Posted: September 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, History, New York City, Photography, Poetry, Quotes

I say you better get a gun. Violence is necessary—it is as American as cherry pie.

—H. Rap Brown

 

Stokely Carmichael, LeRoi Jones, and H. Rap Brown in Michaux's Bookstore, Harlem, New York © James E. Hinton, 1967

Stokely Carmichael, LeRoi Jones, and H. Rap Brown in Michaux's Bookstore, Harlem, New York © James E. Hinton, 1967

 

The only thing that’s going to free Huey is gun powder.

—H. Rap Brown

 

You see that honky [Robert] McNamara on television? He ain’t nothing but a racist. He says, “Yes, we are going to draft thirty percent of the Negroes in the Army. This is where they can have equal opportunity. Yeah. Yes? yes it’s true that they are only ten percent of the population, but this is a better chance for them.” When that honky talk about drafting thirty percent black people, he’s talking about black urban removal?nothing else.

—Stokely Carmichael

 

I am inside someone who hates me. I look out from his eyes.

—LeRoi Jones


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Hanoi | Still Raining

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, Photography

Still raining, Hanoi, Vietnam; Nikon N90, 28-70mm Nikkor, Agfa APX 400, printed on Agfa 111

Still raining, Hanoi, Vietnam; Nikon N90, 28-70mm Nikkor, Agfa APX 400, printed on Agfa 111


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Frank Frazetta | Sketch Series, 1956

Posted: September 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Painting

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956

Frank Frazetta, 1956


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National Arboretum | Capitol Columns

Posted: August 31st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, Washington DC

One of the best kept secrets of DC are the 446 acres that comprise The National Arboretum.

These National Capitol Columns were installed on the East Portico of the Capitol Building in 1828 and then replaced in 1958 as part of an addition to the Capitol Building before finally finding a home at the Arboretum in the 1980s.

Capitol Columns, The National Arboretum, Washington, DC; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Agfa APX 400

Capitol Columns, The National Arboretum, Washington, DC; Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Agfa APX 400


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Garry Winogrand | Leica M4

Posted: August 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Leica, Photography

Garry Winogrand’s last Leica M4:

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

From the source site:

I am told Mrs. Winogrand had very strong feelings that her husband’s camera should be continued to used after his death. She sold it to a family friend, who continues to shoot it to this day. Look at the front and back of the advance side top plate, where the chrome is worn away by the grip of Winogrand’s index and thumb. hmm. I get the impression he liked this camera, but he liked shooting pics even more.

More information and images can be here.


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Montgomery, Alabama | Oak Avenue

Posted: August 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica

I was driving along the Selma to Montgomery route of the historic Civil Rights march in 1966. Met this gentlemen who had a soda vending machine on his porch. Talked to him for a while when the local neighborhood muscle / patriarch came by and gave me a choice: Leave or I’ll bust your camera and bust your face.

Good times.

I left.

Oak Ave, Montgomery, Alabama © Doug Kim

Oak Ave, Montgomery, Alabama © Doug Kim


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The Who | The Kids Are Alright

Posted: August 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Cinema, Film, Quotes

One of the reasons sort of music and things fantastically loud is ’cause you get so many people who sort of turn deaf ears to what you do. You know what I mean? They sort of just won’t listen to what you do. And it doesn’t matter how good or bad it is. In fact, the bigger it is, normally, the more they’ll close their ears to it. So the louder you gotta — you gotta work, you know.

Volume is a fantastic thing. Power and volume. Power and volume.

- Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend, The Who; from the film "The Kids are Alright" 1979, photographer unknown

Pete Townshend, The Who; from the film "The Kids are Alright" 1979, photographer unknown


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Brooklyn | Prospect Park

Posted: August 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, New York City

Prospect Park, Brooklyn; Nikon F5, 28-70mm Nikkor, Agfa APX 400 © Doug Kim

Prospect Park, Brooklyn; Nikon F5, 28-70mm Nikkor, Agfa APX 400 © Doug Kim


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