Monthly Archives: September 2009

America, Captured in a Flash: Robert Frank

Read this NY Times article and view the multimedia slideshow By HOLLAND COTTER Published: September 24, 2009.

His pictures, separately and together, feel so laden and dense. When he took this exterior shot of a trolley car in New Orleans in 1955, he was on the first leg of a transcontinental car trip that would last 10 months and take him 10,000 miles. He was a stranger in a strange land that was getting stranger by the day.

His pictures, separately and together, feel so laden and dense. When he took this exterior shot of a trolley car in New Orleans in 1955, he was on the first leg of a transcontinental car trip that would last 10 months and take him 10,000 miles. He was a stranger in a strange land that was getting stranger by the day.

“Trolley – New Orleans,” 1955.

Photo: Robert Frank, from “The Americans”


When Digital Imaging Goes Horribly Wrong

Software giant Microsoft Corporation is apologising for altering a photo on its website to change the race of one of the people shown in the picture.

You will notice in the bottom photo that the black man was altered to add a white man’s head to the black man’s body.  Microsoft altered the race for the ad to be used in Poland. However, they forgot to alter the man’s hand.

What do you think about this?  Is it ethical?


Cool Food Photography!

Photographer and Fantastic Food Blogger, Matt Armendariz, has some great food photography on his site and his blog.  Check it out!

A friend emailed me these links because of our new food blog, www.blameitonthefood.com

If you use Matt’s work as inspiration and try to do some food shots, I would love to feature them on the site!  Email me!

http://www.mattarmendariz.com/

BLOG: http://mattbites.com/

He also does “Food Photography & Styling for Food Blogging” Workshops down in LA!


Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity

TED Talks Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

Watch the video:


http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html


40 Interviews with Great Photographers – Listen!

This is really interesting.  Lensculture created these audio interviews for everyone to enjoy!

LISTEN, closely:

http://www.lensculture.com/audio.html

Joan Fontcuberta, Miracle of the Flesh, 2002

Joan Fontcuberta, Miracle of the Flesh, 2002


Artist Workshops: Root Division Gallery SF

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS @ ROOT DIVISION

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Workshops range from $10- $30, and we offer a 10% discount for signing up with
a friend.
The full class schedule and further course descriptions can be found on the
Root Division website

All classes take place at Root Division’s facility on 17th Street, which is easily accessible
by both BART & MUNI. Register online or by calling 415.863.7668.

FALL SCHEDULE:
How to Price Your Artwork
Instructor: Jamie Brunson
Learning to Teach Art to Youth
Instructor: Mona Chitkara
Grant Writing for Artists
Instructor: Michelle Mansour
Basic Bookkeeping for Artists
Instructor: Gregory Hunt
Artist Statement Writing Workshop
Instructor: Amy Ellingson