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Leonard Cohen | On Conde Guitars
Leonard Cohen, photographer unknown

Leonard Cohen, photographer unknown

When I was packing in Los Angeles to come here, I had a sense of unease because I’ve always felt some ambiguity about an award for poetry. Poetry comes from a place that no one commands and no one conquers, so I feel somewhat like a charlatan to accept an award for an activity which I do not command. In other words, if I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often.

I was compelled in the midst of that ordeal of packing to go and open my guitar. I have a Conde guitar, which was made in Spain in the great workshop at No. 7 Gravina Street. A beautiful instrument that I acquired over 40 years ago. I took it out of the case, I lifted it, and it seemed to be filled with helium. It was so light. I brought it to my face and I put my face close to the beautifully designed rosette, and I inhaled the fragrance of the living wood.

You know that wood never dies.

I inhaled the fragrance of cedar as fresh as the first day that I acquired the guitar. And a voice seemed to say to me, you are an old man and you have not said thank you, you have not brought your gratitude back to the soil from which this fragrance arose. And so I come here tonight, to thank the soil and the soul of this people that have given me so much.

– Leonard Cohen, speaking at the Príncipe of Asturias Awards Ceremony at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, October 21, 2011.

Felipe Conde FC 28, Rosewood & Spruce Flamenco Negra

Felipe Conde FC 28, Rosewood & Spruce Flamenco Negra

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Joel Meyerowitz | Taking My Time

Joel Meyerowitz has had a retrospective published in 2012 by Phaidon in conjunction with a traveling exhibit of his work.

For more on his book, click here.

From Le Journal de la Photographie:

His 1962 encounter with Robert Frank encouraged him to walk through the streets of New York with a 35 mm camera and a color film. His first book “Cape Light“ is considered a classic of color photography and features some of his most famous pictures, in which he explores the variations of colors when in contact with light.

He shoots with both a 35 mm camera and a large format Deardorff 20×25. Few photographers are capable of working in these formats, the two being quite different languages. One is able to capture the decisive instant with a 35 mm camera; while the large format camera reveals the beauty of reality thanks to the long exposure.

New York City © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City © Joel Meyerowitz

Paris, 1976 © Joel Meyerowitz

Paris, 1976 © Joel Meyerowitz

Paris, 1976 © Joel Meyerowitz

Paris, 1976 © Joel Meyerowitz

 

 

A young man lies on the sidewalk with his arms outstretched. A workman with a hammer casually steps over his fallen body. A crowd stands at the entrance to the métro, stunned by curiosity into inaction. A cyclist and a pedestrian each turn over their shoulders to catch a last glimpse, while around them the traffic glides by. Which is the greater drama of life in the city: the fictitious clash between two figures that is implied, or the indifference of the one to the other that is actual? A photograph allows such contradictions to exist in everyday life; more than that, it encourages them. Photography is about being exquisitely present.

-Joel Meyerowitz

Roseville Cottages, Truro, Massachusetts, 1976 © Joel Meyerowitz

Roseville Cottages, Truro, Massachusetts, 1976 © Joel Meyerowitz

Smoke in rising sunlight, New York City, 2001 © Joel Meyerowitz

Smoke in rising sunlight, New York City, 2001 © Joel Meyerowitz

Young Girl, Cape Cod, 1979 © Joel Meyerowitz

Young Girl, Cape Cod, 1979 © Joel Meyerowitz

5th Avenue,1975 © Joel Meyerowitz

5th Avenue,1975 © Joel Meyerowitz

Florida, 1968 © Joel Meyerowitz

Florida, 1968 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1963 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1963 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1963 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1963 © Joel Meyerowitz

Bulgaria, 1967 © Joel Meyerowitz

Bulgaria, 1967 © Joel Meyerowitz

Butte, Montana, 1964 © Joel Meyerowitz

Butte, Montana, 1964 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1963 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1963 © Joel Meyerowitz


Ferdinando Scianna | Granada
GRANADA, Spain—Easter Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

GRANADA, Spain—Easter Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

I am a photographer. My work is finding things. I don’t start; I arrive where the real world calls me.

– Ferdinando Scianna

GRANADA, Spain—At an Easter procession, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

GRANADA, Spain—At an Easter procession, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

My grandfather was a carpenter, my father was a farmer. Hands don’t just make things, they touch, they dream.

– Ferdinando Scianna

GRANADA, Spain—Holy Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

GRANADA, Spain—Holy Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

I do not think I can change the world with my photographs, but I do firmly believe that a bad picture can make it worse.

– Ferdinando Scianna


Granada | Carrera del Darro
Carrera del Darro, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Carrera del Darro, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Carrera del Darro, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Carrera del Darro, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Carrera del Darro, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Carrera del Darro, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Carrera del Darro, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Carrera del Darro, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


Granada | Albaicyn
The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

The Albaicyn, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X


Granada | Jesus & Manuel Bellido
Manuel & Jesus Bellido, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Manuel & Jesus Bellido, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Torres Style Bracing, Jesus Bellido, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Torres Style Bracing, Jesus Bellido, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Manuel Bellido, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Manuel Bellido, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Jesus Bellido, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Jesus Bellido, Granada, Spain © Doug Kim; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X