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KARIN ROSENTHAL Landscapes of the Body

Beauty, B&W Infrareds Series, 1993 © KARIN ROSENTHAL Karin Rosenthal looked out the airplane window down onto the Greek island of Santorini. There, partially emerging from the water, was a woman’s nude form. She did a double take, and then she got it: from that height, the afternoon sunlight glowed on the edges [...]

By |November 14th, 2015|

RAY K. METZKER Photography’s Alchemist

In a career spanning six decades, Ray K. Metzker, who called himself "an intellectual wanderer," created images of rare variety and intensity that reflected his commitment to exploring blackandwhite photography. From overlapping exposures to making a single picture from a roll of film, from using prints as building blocks for composite works to playing with [...]

By |May 15th, 2015|

PATRICK ZEPHYR Shooting Close to Home

Cardinal Jumper, Phidippus cardinalis (male). Massachusetts, 2014 © Patrick Zephyr In landscape and nature photography, the gold standard has long been National Geographic Magazine. Month after month, by dispatching photographers across the globe, this venerable publication fills its glossy pages with jaw-dropping vistas and eye-grabbing macro shots of nature’s weirdest and most wonderful [...]

By |February 15th, 2015|

GREGORY HEISLER Iconic Portrayals

Tim Burton © GREGORY HEISLER When he was just starting out, Gregory Heisler showed some of his photos to John Loengard, an accomplished photographer and future picture editor of LIFE magazine. Loengard’s advice was, “Shoot what you can’t help but shoot! These will be your best pictures. In hindsight, you will develop your [...]

By |November 15th, 2014|

BENJAMIN RUSNAK Making Contact

Bathed in Love. Boca Raton, FL, 2010. © Benjamin Rusnak Ribs sticking out, twigs for arms, eyes sunken. I’ll never forget it. I was about seven years old when my mother showed me a black-and-white photograph of a naked and emaciated child, in some book at the public library. For me, that moment [...]

By |September 15th, 2014|

In Search of DAVID EUSTACE

John Byrne, Scottish artist/playwright, 2011. In the permanent collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.Image © DAVID EUSTACE 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 [...]

By |May 15th, 2014|

In The Garden with RON VAN DONGEN

Ron in Field, 1966. Opposite: Papaver ‘Black Cloud,’ 2005 ©HENK VAN DONGEN 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 [...]

By |February 15th, 2014|

KATE BREAKEY The Taxonomy of Grace

Fallen Bird, from Remains, 1993, 34" x 28" © 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 [...]

By |November 15th, 2013|

EZRA STOLLER The Art of Architecture

Deering House, 1958. Architect, Paul Rudolph. EZRA STOLLER ©ESTO I was born into the world documented by Ezra Stoller, into that contagion of post-war, don’t-look-back American optimism that proliferated even in my native South. My father and his siblings had left the farm, laden with Depression-era memories, for the factories and their promise [...]

By |September 15th, 2013|

Double Vision CHRISTOPHER RAUSCHENBERG’S HOMAGE TO ATGET

©CHRISTOPHER RAUSCHENBERG Early mornings he walked the old Paris with his camera. One day in Saint-Cloud, he came across a spiral-topped gatepost and took a picture of it. It’s one of more than 10,000 photographs Eugène Atget made over 30 years, trying to preserve on film what was vanishing in this great city [...]

By |May 15th, 2013|