May 312011
 
Myron Barnstone

The Photographer’s Secret Henri Cartier-Bresson might be one of the finest photographers in history. Not because he shot the famous wars or scandalous pictures, but because his designs are so precise they begin to approach the practice of painting, where he learned his craft. Carrying on the artistic tradition is master Myron Barnstone.  Join me [more...]

May 302011
 
Adam Marelli going to Tanna

A Glimpse Of Tanna This July I will be headed to the remote island of Tanna, in the chain of Vanuatu located in the South Pacific.  I was invited by the Vanuatu Pacifica Foundation to design an experimental bungalow for their Artist’s Retreat on the Naihne land. The Happiest Place On Earth The New Economics Foundation rates [more...]

May 282011
 
Robert Mapplethorpe

Classical Influence After World War II the center of the art world changed from Paris to New York.  The European tradition was shunned as artists searched for a new voice.  But after a generation of rebellion, artists of the 1970′s started to look back again to the classical tradition.  What followed could be a case [more...]

May 252011
 
Leica Lenses In Stock

Where can I find one? Trying to find the Leica Lens in stock can be a challenge.  The waiting lists are long and the inventory is low.  The best advice I can give anyone shopping for a lens would be, “Develop a personal relationship with your favorite Leica dealer.”     Flowers & Chocolate Why is [more...]

May 252011
 
Leica Akademie

Lenses For Free? Last weekend Leica hosted the most popular booth at the NY Photo Festival, why?  They were loaning out cameras and lenses to anyone with a drivers license and a credit card.  It was a fantastic way to test your dream camera and lenses in the field. —The Breakdown Leica lenses are in [more...]

May 202011
 
Alfred Eisenstaedt

Great Compositions Has someone ever asked you why you like an image?  Beneath the surface of great picture, there is a geometric design in hiding.  In this series, we will search for the dynamic symmetry that photographers and artists have used for centuries to create successful works of art. —Introduction Martin Corone Dos Santos was [more...]

May 172011
 
Perspectives: Eric Kim

Sharing Perspectives Photography tends to form little worlds based on equipment.  The SLR’s hang out in one room while the rangefinders go to another.  Even if we are shooting the same subjects, our choice in gear is a dividing force.  While both sides are immensely happy with their tools, I wanted to hear what someone [more...]

May 162011
 
Great Composition

Understanding The Masters Why do we love certain pictures? Is there an embedded design that appeals to our eyes that we have never even noticed?  Most great photographers have learned classical modes of composition that are rarely discussed.  Its time to look at some images and see what’s going on beneath the surface. —The Interest [more...]

May 042011
 
Your Shot [003] Updated

Can Cropping Save And Image? Last week Knut Skjærven opened a discussion on Facebook about the cropping a photograph into either a square or a Divine Rectangle.  By the time everyone chimed in, the field was split.  There was no clear winner, but no one had touched on the geometries that govern each shape.   The [more...]