My scenes are the results of following a path of euphoria, and waiting patiently until I am excited about everything involved — the people, the location, the props and most importantly, the energy and emotions present. This is the die-hard romantic in me, letting love and feelings guide my inspiration. Sometimes I wait as long as three months for the perfect energy and circumstances to make a picture. I am inspired by theatre, literature, films and daydreams, to name a few, and want my work to have a narrative sensibility acted out in familiar or dreamlike structures.read more
©Stephen Shore South of Klamath Falls, U.S. 97, Oregon, July 21, 1973 *** A Major Retrospective of Photographer Stephen Shore by Carl Oprey Contributing Art Editor o hear Stephen Shore talk about his...read more
© Fred Skupenski Disciples *** Photography Spotlight Along the Tracks Artist Statement ver the years along a stretch of vacant railroad track, (now a metro bus route) in North Hollywood, California, I began...read more
The photographic medium, for me, is most effective when it reveals our cultural environment. The bond which exists between identity and culture is a measure of the present, a reference to the past, and a signal to the future.read more
©Ellen Jantzen Amplification Photographer Spotlight Coming Into Focus n this series I am exploring the realm of one’s environmental surroundings, how it is absorbed into one’s psyche and how this...read more
© Jessica Fridrich Alcove: Frozen in Time | 30x45 | C-print *** Going to Extremes: A Scientist in the Wild A with Mike Foldes Q) Jessica, thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions about your photography and your work as a steganographer. What a great...read more
I am interested in different disciplines and this is evident in my work. As a visual artist, photography is my base and I build on this through images in movement and my body since my past and present life experiences are the starting point of my work…read more
As an artist, I thrive on making art that bursts with energy. Using a process I call contemporary in camera art, I create pieces that uniquely possess the vibrant flowing qualities of color and movement.read more
The Grateful Dead were/are the most interesting people I’ve worked with, being a Dead Head since I was 13, to actually get close to that organization and do work for them was a dream come true…read more
What city or place has value of myth for you?
Bucharest, my home town. Its literally massive, but it has massive emotional charge for me as well. And maybe Marrakech, which made me feel like going back in time or straight into the pages of One Thousand And One Nights.read more
For a while I did carry a camera with me at all times, but I’m also practicing living the moment. I think there is a balance of being in the moment, and photographing the moment. Lately, I’ve been trying to photograph without using the screen to review, or the viewfinder at all. This way I can do both. I use a Canon 5d mkiii most of the time with a 50mm prime lens. When I don’t feel like carrying that around with me I have a Sony NEX 3, it’s way more compact and light weight. Occasionally I shoot 35mm film, or Instax film. I would say I use my phone as a last resort, mostly for selfies and pics of my dog Sheryl.read more
Nowadays it is more and more difficult to find a landscape intact. That’s why I look for subjects with poor lighting or shrouded by mist, and mostly focus on remarkable and curious parts, and small details of landscape and nature – natural still life.read more
To; Polixeni Papapetrou:
Q) What film makes you cry?
A) This is a good question. I always and only seem to cry in films about the holocaust. Although I find these films difficult to watch, I push myself to watch them and also take my children to these films (aged 17 and 19) to never become complacent over the wrongness of what happened and to understand their paternal grandmother’s history.
I was there at least a week before the actual election and shared a hotel room and a rental car with René Burri, a famous Magnum photographer (he had the car — I don’t drive — and I had the hotel room) …read more
I wanted to repeat the energy of the summer before – biking with tripod, film and no direction. Open road. It is always and only the unknown journey that summons the magic of the day.read more
Generally associated with a spirit of individualism, rugged masculinity, and free will, yet morally ambivalent, the cowboy is a microcosm of the American psyche.read more
ito Acconci followed me for four hours after I took his photo, I believe as a performance piece. He would hide whenever I turned around. He was a minimalist and performance artist, thus the blank space with one chair.read more
©Marc Rogoff www.marcrogoff.com *** Marc Rogoff Interview: From Bosch to Hopper by Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret Contributing Columnist Marc Rogoff : The Capgras Invocation, London, 2016 With "The Capgras Invocation" Marc Rogoff invents a story where there...read more