Photo of the Day: Albert Eisenstaedt, 1945

If you are a student of photography, of news photography, or history, you already know today’s photo very well. It was taken by Albert Eisenstaedt on VJ Day, August 14, 1945, in Times Square in New York City. From the early afternoon, rumors began floating that the Japanese had surrendered, ending World War two after…

Sweaty Man on Metro in Color

Originally posted on Firewing Photography:
1 2 ? A man works on crossword puzzles during a hot metro ride, Washington, DC, August, 2016. With the choices we make, we photographers can decide how our subjects are seen. We hide being “high truth values,” but as Garry Winogrand or Joel Meyerowitz would attest, we are actually…

Days of Art – Goodnight, Sweet Prince

This year alone, we’ve lost many cherished celebrities, including the likes of David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and now, Prince Rogers Nelson. The question posed, is why? To many of us, it seems they just keep coming. Others would argue that it’s an illusion, but a few statistics that bear this out. The UK’s Daily Telegraph…

Days of Art – The Art of Communication

    We have been taught that words validate experience, so we feel inept when we are incapable of describing something that does not require words in order to appreciate it. In fact, we have been taught that verbal language is the only viable means for measuring intellect, and therefore the only salient means for…