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COLE THOMPSON’S Personal Vision

Harbinger No. 1 © COLE THOMPSON At the age of 14, Cole Thompson decided to make photography his future, long before he ever used a camera or saw an image come up in the darkroom. “I had been out hiking with a friend in Rochester, New York,” he recalls, “and we came across this [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|

JONI KABANA: Compassion In Action

Tiwon Lema, age 77, from the series The Market Workers, 2014 © JONI KABANA They tended fires, planted seedlings and carried babies. Some simply stood in front of their temporary huts built of branches, grasses and white-plastic tarps. Here in the encampments for internally displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|

TONY HERTZ: That Which Is Felt, Not Seen

Two Aspens, California Eastern Sierras © TONY HERTZ Tony Hertz has a long history with black-andwhite imaging, beginning as a child with a box camera. “I grew up with LIFE, National Geographic and books of photographs,” he remembers. He took his first photo class at San Bernardino Valley College in 1971 and knew [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|

CRAIG CUTLER: At the Intersection of Print And Motion

Peg Project – Structure 003. 8x10 view camera, Portra 160 Color © Craig Cutler Conceptual still lifes — a lollipop, shoe, bisected pomegranate, thistle — may come to mind when you think of Craig Cutler’s stunning photography. Or maybe an unusual point of view in location shots at museums, parks or the Eiffel [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|

TONY GREAVES: Journey of the Heart

The Waiting, 2014. From Radical Love © Toni Greaves In the photo “Meeting God” (2008), a rosy-cheeked postulant, her head covered in a white habit, sits in profile with her eyes cast toward heaven. Avoiding some of the usual clichés, photographer Toni Greaves fills much of the frame with the humble wood paneling [...]

By |May 15th, 2016|

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|