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In Search of DAVID EUSTACE

John Byrne

David Eustace’s love of people is apparent in his portraiture. His work has been described as powerful in its simplicity, yet complex at the same time. To look at one of his portraits is to see the very essence of an individual. Eustace’s subjects include celebrities and other prominent people in the world of art, […]

Summer 2014 / Vol. 36 / No. 3

John Byrne

Profile: Portrait Photographer Dana Gluckstein
In the Garden with Ron van Dongen
A Conversation with Emily Hanako Momohara
Portfolios: Kevin Butler, Nina Marie Rambo

MARISSA ROTH: Chosen by a Project

Arifa Osmanovic, Lost 3 Sons in the Sebrenica Massacre. Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2009.

Some photographers consciously choose what they want to shoot — landscapes, rodeos, city skylines, the faces of aging — but for a few, the creative process is reversed. The project chooses them. Their subject becomes an irresistible, driving force, propelling them forward for unfathomable reasons, even against logic, to shoot all dimensions and angles, no […]

NICK BRANDT Animal Elegy

Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007

Nick Brandt can just picture it: ominous clouds sweeping across the sky above dusty, arid plains. And somewhere in there, the face of the wild — whether it’s the look in a lion’s eyes, or sawed-off elephant tusks seized from poachers and now in the hands of rangers. “I have specific ideas in mind when […]

TAMRON’S All-In-One Zoom Lens: 16-300MM F/3.5-6.3 DI II VC PZD Macro (MODEL B016)

TAMRON’S ALL-IN-ONE TM ZOOM LENS: 16-300MM F/3.5-6.3 DI II VC PZD MACRO (MODEL B016)

Tamron has developed a completely new All-In-One™ zoom lens design that provides a focal length range extending from 16mm true wide-angle to 300mm supertelephoto, resulting in the world’s first zoom ratio of approximately 18.8X. By employing UXR glass (which helps to reduce the size of the front lens diameter), an optimized layout of the Molded-Glass […]

Chimera’s Octa 30 Beauty Dish

Chimera’s Octa 30 Beauty Dish

Chimera’s Octa 30 Beauty Dish #6015 is a lightweight collapsible light modifier to be used with either studio or camera flash units. The support poles are on the outside of the body, which gives a completely smooth and uniform white interior. A fabric bounce-back disc, suspended in the center, bounces the direct light of your […]

Outdoor Adventure DSLR Camera Carrying Solutions By Andy Mann And Mountainsmith

Parallax

Coupling 30 years of packbuilding experience with the consultation of National Geographic photographer Andy Mann, Mountainsmith bags feature ergonomic ease of use and are protected with a water-resistant hightenacity fabric. Andy Mann’s #1 choice is the Parallax, a “photo studio with shoulder straps” that offers an innovative sideaccess DSLR case that can be deployed and […]

EXCITING INTRODUCTIONS FROM NIKON

Nikon D5300 DSLR

Nikon has added two new DSLRs — one mid-level and the other an advanced enthusiast level fullframe camera — as well as a versatile fixed-focal-length lens to its lineup. Both cameras offer innovative Wi-Fi connectivity, making it possible for photographers to share images quickly and easily. The new lens rounds out a collection of acclaimed […]

The New Nikon 1 V3

Nikon’s new 1 V3 is a compact, yet powerful addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. Ideal for capturing fast-moving action, sports and wildlife, it offers a topclass feature set that includes an 18.4- megapixel CX-format image sensor and a new EXPEED 4A image processor. At 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full […]

EMILY HANAKO MOMOHARA The Archaeology of Family

Ohashi: Chopsticks, 2006. From the Desert Sands Project

Emily Hanako Momohara creates conceptual landscapes in homage to her Japanese and Hawaiian heritage. Intrigued by collective memory and its relationship to the imagination, her images combine the real and fictional to create places that explore familial history, legacy, myth and belonging. Dealing with issues of loss and death, many of Momohara’s photographs take their […]

Classic Portrait Photographer DANA GLUCKSTEIN

Navajo Elder Woman, Arizona, 2012

In 1983, Dana Gluckstein was in Puerto Rico on a commercial assignment to photograph factory workers for Quantum, a computer chip company based in the Bay Area. After finishing her work, she decided to go to Haiti for a week and photograph for herself. Little did she know that the Haiti trip was the beginning […]

Bay Photo Lab: Personal Service and Great Products

Press Printed Baybooks

Larry Abitbol, a Santa Cruz, California photographer, founded Bay Photo Lab in 1976. He decided that he preferred the challenge of lab work to shooting pictures and began doing photo processing for other people. Since then, the business has grown by leaps and bounds, and Abitbol is still involved with it on a daily basis. […]

In The Garden with RON VAN DONGEN

Paeonia ‘Barrymore,’ 1995

Fields of tulips roll out like huge bolts of fabric, striping the flat Dutch landscape in yellows, oranges, reds and magentas. When he wasn’t bicycling or playing soccer, Ron van Dongen wandered those fields in the village of Warmond, Netherlands, where he grew up. In August, he’d harvest bulbs for summer vacation money in a […]

New PIXMA Photo Printer from Canon

PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Inkjet Photo printer

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announces the new PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Inkjet Photo printer, which features six individual ink tanks for vivid color and rich color gradient. The printer can produce images up to 13 x 19 inches. With a 9600 x 2400 maximum dpi, images are sharp, crisp and ready to become artwork. Equipped with AirPrint […]

Nikon D610 HD-SLR Delivers FX-Format Quality

Nikon D610 HD-SLR

Nikon’s D610 provides enhanced performance and image quality improvements, coupled with Nikon core technologies, all in a lightweight form factor. The large 24.3-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24mm) CMOS sensor is capable of creating lownoise images with amazing dynamic range, clarity and precise color, even in challenging light. Image quality and performance are further bolstered with […]

Sigma Corporation of America Launches Two New Global Vision Lenses

Sigma 50mm

Sigma’s 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary lens, designed specifically for APS-C DSLRs, is the successor to the 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM. The smaller and lighter lens offers macro capabilities with a minimum focusing distance of 15.4 inches and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3. It incorporates Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass […]

Tenba Introduces New Classic Bags

Tenba Classic Bags

Tenba has reintroduced three vintage bag designs for a new generation of photographers: the P211 courier bag, the P415 briefcase camera bag, and the Tenba 2 camera bag. The P211, originally introduced in 1979, was the first slim courier camera bag. It features Tenba’s patented lower lens compartment, which allows extra lenses and other gear […]

Spring 2014 / Vol. 36 / No. 2

Photographer's Forum Spring 2014

Profile: Portrait Photographer Dana Gluckstein
In the Garden with Ron van Dongen
A Conversation with Emily Hanako Momohara
Portfolios: Kevin Butler, Nina Marie Rambo

TIM BRADLEY Exploring Place and Process

Untitled (Apartment interior) © TIM BRADLEY

When photographers who learned their skills in the film age get together, the conversation often centers on how they dealt with the transition from film to digital. As time passes and film is not completely extinct, as many people feared, it is not uncommon for professionals and amateurs to engage in a form of hybrid […]

PHILIPP SCHOLZ RITTERMANN: Night Light

Seven Times Forty-Five Seconds, San Diego, California, USA, 1983 © PHILIPP SCHOLZ RITTERMANN

When you first turn off the lights at night, you see only darkness. A seemingly consuming black engulfs you. But as you wait and your eyes adjust, a new world starts to emerge. Soft light comes at you from impossible directions. Details emerge from enigmatic obscurity to form recognizable shapes, moving from mystery to imagination. […]

Extended Technology from Wacom

Cintiq Companion

Responding to evolving trends and customer requests, Wacom has extended its creative pen-to-tablet technology from desktop computing to a mobile environment with new Cintiq creative tablets. Also new are Intuos tablets that address broad skill levels from hobbyist on up to professional photographer. And finally, the Intuos Creative Stylus is a new digital pen for […]

KATE BREAKEY The Taxonomy of Grace

Desert Globemallow, from Flowers, 2006, 32" x 32" © KATE BREAKEY

Wings sweep across the sky like an artist’s brush on canvas. A Steller’s Jay squawks through my backyard and lands in the plum tree, and I admire its crested head and blue feathers striped in black. I can picture this bird so clearly in the hands of Kate Breakey. But it would have to be […]

New Canon Powershot Models

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon U.S.A., Inc., has released several new feature-packed PowerShot digital cameras. The PowerShot G16 digital camera features a 28-140mm wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8 – f/2.8. The camera’s creative handheld HDR Scene mode automatically combines multiple shots of a scene to help create an image with a greater dynamic range without the […]

Cotton Carrier® Strapshot™ is the Hiker’s Friend

COTTON CARRIER® STRAPSHOT

A hike with a camera around your neck can quickly turn painful, whether on a leisurely stroll or a strenuous climb. Cotton Carrier® has the solution for anyone who gets outdoors. StrapShot™ attaches securely to any backpack strap. High-quality Velcro wings hug the backpack strap, and the tether clips onto the backpack’s D-ring to prevent […]

Fujifilm Launches the Fujinon Xf23Mm F1.4 R Wideangle Lens

FUJINON XF23mm F1.4 R

The new FUJINON XF23mm F1.4 R from FUJIFILM is a premium wideangle lens designed to work seamlessly with the award-winning line of X-Series compact system cameras. The fast maximum aperture of F/1.4 allows users to shoot hand-held in low light conditions and achieve sharp images, while also delivering beautiful bokeh for artistic images. The lens […]