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…

On Color – Joel Meyerowitz

M and I have both written about color versus black and white photography, and others have voiced their own, sometimes dissenting views. I wanted to add another viewpoint to the discussion, this time from New York photographer Joel Meyerowitz, who wrote, in Joel Meyerowitz Retrospective: It’s easy to make a simple comparison about – for…

Everybody Street

Director Cheryl Dunn was commissioned by the Seaport Museum New York to make a documentary about New York City street photographers. The result was Everybody Street, which was produced by ALLDAYEVERYDAY, and which premiered at the museum in conjunction with the exhibit “Alfred Stieglitz New York” The video was released in segments by The New…

Mono Versus Colour

My lovely husband Bill and I often have this debate, the conundrum of the apparent prestige that black and white photography has over colour. Both Bill and I have written extensively about this subject here, being that we, as you may well be aware by now are fairly prolific photographers. Although we have been known…

Days of Art #54: Photography Inspired by Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper, 1882 – 1967 was an American realist painter, famous for his simple compositions of American life that often featured a single light source, often coming from a window. Perhaps his most famous painting was Nighthawks (1942) below. Maria and I stumbled across this video of photographs inspired by Hopper’s work and thought we’d…

Raw or No Raw

There’s been a lot of debate about the use of raw processing (including some in the Jones-Phillips household) and whether its benefits outweigh the storage burden. After some early raw trials on my Nikons, wherein I determined that for all but the completely failed shots raw was superfluous, I have to admit I was firmly…

Garry Winogrand – Words and Images – M’s Review.

I had originally written this as a comment on Bill’s previous post of the same title, but I thought because of its length and content that it warranted a post instead as it mirrors much of what Bill and I have already expounded in our series The Art and History of Street Photography. For those…