Famous Photographer Quote #0218

Diane Arbus

“There’s a kind of power thing about the camera. I mean everyone knows you’ve got some edge. You’re carrying some magic which does something to them. It fixes them in a way.”

Diane Arbus



Paul Dandridge 2 (actor)

Paul Dandridge 2

Paul Dandridge 2 – fotografia-LA, 4214 Fulton Avenue, Studio City, California, USA

This publicity photo of actor Paul Dandridge was captured at the Studio on Fulton Avenue in Studio City, CA with Kodak Ektachrome 100 35mm transparency film. The film was then scanned, converted to b&w, and brown toned in the digital darkroom (Photoshop).

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Nikon N90S SLRNikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, Elinchrom EL-500 monoblock strobe lights, Elinchrom 27″ softbox, Elinchrom 60″ Octa Light,  Westcott reflector, white seamless background, exposure not recorded, handheld. Polaroid SprintScan 4000

Famous Photographer Quote #0217

Ansel Adams

“I held Ansel’s ass while he made that picture!”

Harold Saville

“When my father made that picture, Banner Peak” said Michael Adams, son of Ansel Adams, “he was traveling with his friend Harold Saville. They had a burro to carry their equipment. Ansel took pictures, and Harold held the donkey. When the Banner Peak photo became famous, Harold loved telling everybody, ‘I held Ansel’s ass while he made that picture!’ Harold loved that story. And now I can say I’ve seen the place where Harold held Ansel’s ass!”

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Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad

Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad

Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad (Bombina orientalis) – Seoraksan National Park and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Republic of Korea

My brush with the poisonous Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad: Okay, so they’re are not the most dangerous amphibian in the world. They are only 2″ long, secrete a mild toxin ( you might want to wash your hands after holding one), are kept as pets by many Korean children, eats small aquatic arthropods, will pose stoically for photographers long enough so they can use a tripod,  and is actually a frog. I’m just saying…with a name like Oriental fire-bellied toad, I had my guard up!

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Nikon N6006 SLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, exposure: f/5.6, 1/8 sec., ISO 25, program mode: Aperture Priority, film: Kodak Kodachrome 25 35mm color transparency film, Mup mode, Manfrotto 3221 with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head,  Nikon MC-20 remote cable,  Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software

Not so Famous Photographer Quote #0216

Bisogno - 1984 Honda Ascot VT500

“Sometimes I don’t capture an image. It captures me.”

O. Bisogno Scotti

(photo by Mimi)

Raena Bella 1 (The Hat)

Raena Bella 1

Raena Bella 1 – Calabasas, California, USA

The hat cannot conceal what Raena Bella is thinking on this beautiful day at the park; life is fun, fun, fun!

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Nikon D3 DSLR, AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 mm f/2.8D ED, exposure: f/4.0, 1/1250 sec., ISO 200, exposure index: -0.33, exposure program: Aperture Priority, focal length: 145 mm, White Balance: Auto, capture date: 5/31/2014, 12:01 pm, handheld.

Famous Photographer Quote #0215

Downtown Fighter

Downtown Fighter

Downtown Fighter – Air and Space Gallery, Exposition Park, Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

This is my artistic rendering of the Air and Space Gallery with jet fighter attached to the wall above the entrance. In other words, this scene exists only in my world the way I saw it on that particular day. If you go there you will find something quite different. I could not identify this aircraft by searching on the web. It could be a mockup, possibly for a movie. This is Los Angeles so you can never assume that anything is real. If the plane is unreal, it is all the more perfect for this surreal rendering.

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Nikon D3 DSLR, Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, focal length: 80 mm, exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 sec., ISO 200, exposure program: Aperture Priority, focus mode: manual, capture: 14-bit RAW-NEF, b&w conversion with Channel Mixer in Photoshop CS6, M-up mode, white balance: Auto, Nikon MC-20 remote cableManfrotto 3021Pro tripodManfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head, capture date and time: 9/23/2014 5:35 pm.

Famous Photographer Quote #0214

Tina Modotti

“Always, when the words “art” and “artistic” are applied to my photographic work, I am disagreeably affected. This is due, surely, to the bad use and abuse made of those terms. I consider myself a photographer, nothing more. If my photographs differ from that which is usually done in this field, it is precisely because I try to produce not art but honest photographs, without distortions or manipulations.”

Tina Modotti

Jack of All Tides

Jack Of All Tides

Jack Of All Tides – Beach at Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, USA

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A 15-20 minute hike down the beach from the parking lot produced this corroded jack standing straight up, entangled in wire, 15 feet from the breakers with no footprints around it. Go figure. Being a somewhat peculiar individual, this made the walk along the bottom of the Palos Verdes cliffs worthwhile. I was  looking for tide pools, but a Jack of All Tides was even better.

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Nikon D200 DSLR, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED focal length in 35mm: 82mm, exposure: f/8.0, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, exposure index: +0.33, exposure mode: Aperture Priority, focus mode: manual, M-up mode, Manfrotto 3221 tripodManfrotto 3047 studio head,  Nikon MC-20 remote cable release, capture: 14-bit RAW-NEF, white balance: Auto, capture date and time: 2/04/2007, 1:21 pm, handheld


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