Famous Photographer Quote #0368

Diane Arbus, self-portrait pregnant

Diane Arbus, self-portrait, pregnant, NYC, 1945

“I think the most beautiful inventions are the ones you don’t think of.”

Diane Arbus

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Lizards Sunning

Lizards Sunning

Lizards Sunning, Saguaro National Park West, Arizona

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Like all coldblooded creatures, these lizards regulate their body temperature by sunning themselves when cold and retreating to shade when too warm. Their skin color and texture is an exact match to the rock they are on which allows them blend in to deter any predators…or photographers.

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Nikon N90S SLRAF NIKKOR AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 mm f/2.8D 8Dexposure: not recorded, Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, filter: Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, handheld,  Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

Famous Photographer Quote #0367

Garry Winogrand

“When you put four edges around some facts (photographs), you change those facts.”

Garry Winogrand

Sonoran Stream Bank

Sonoran Stream Bank

Sonoran Stream Bank, Southern Arizona

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I was somewhere near Tumacácori and on this particular day the weather was absolutely perfect; sunny, warm, with the  the occasional cool spring breeze leaving one’s body free of all discomfort and placing the mind in an artistic space, and the eye in an artistic direction. When this happens for me, I begin to see frames around various objects before me and decisions are made as to what objects are to be inside the frame, and what objects should be left outside the frame. These are not my decisions. I take no credit for them. It is something else that guides hand and eye…something that one should always trust.

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Minolta SR-T 101 SLR, Rokkor 50mm f/1.7, Kodachrome 64 35mm transparency film, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner, Honda Ascot VT500

Famous Photographer Quote #0366

Robert Frank

“The eye should learn to listen before it looks”

Robert Frank

Barn on Chimney Rock Road

Barn, Chimney Rock Road

Barn on Chimney Rock Road – Edneyville, North Carolina

During his retirement, my father lived in Edneyville, North Carolina for ten years so I got to see this barn once or twice a year. It was situated in a small clearing right after the first few twisting turns on Chimney Rock Road on the way to Bat Cave and Lake Lure. I never knew anything about the barn but there’s a strangeness to it with its apparently old, hand hewn wood walls and contradictory, pristine, asphalt shingle roof. No door leads me to believe it’s a tobacco barn but I never saw anything in it. I wonder if it’s still there. If not, there’s this capture on Kodachrome that was made in Nov. 1994 for posterity and possibly art.

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Nikon N90S SLRAF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8Dexposure: not recorded, Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, filter: Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, M-up Mode, Manfrotto 3221 tripod 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.

Famous Photographer Quote #0365

Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Photographers deal in things which are continuously vanishing…”

Henri Cartier Bresson

The Table Manners of Goats

The Table Manners of Goats

The Table Manners of Goats, South Korea

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I captured this in springtime when the wild cherry and dogwood trees are blooming all over South Korea. These hungry goats didn’t seem to notice their beautiful surroundings. They were eating when I got there and were still eating when I left.

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Nikon N90 SLR, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, filter: Nikon L37C,  Kodak Kodachrome 64 35 mm color transparency film, handheld, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

Famous Photographer Quote #0364

Weegee

“Sure. I’d like to live regular. Go home to a good looking wife, a hot dinner, and a husky kid. But I guess I got film in my blood. I love this racket. It’s exciting. It’s dangerous. It’s funny. It’s tough. It’s heartbreaking.”

Weegee 

Storm Brewing Over Inner Passage – Alaska

Storm Brewing Over Inner Passage, Alaska

Storm Brewing Over Inner Passage – Alaska

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I don’t know what the Inner Passage along the Alaska Panhandle is like today, but back in 1985 it was a wild place of weather extremes and long stretches with no sign of the hand of man. It was the film era, no digital photography and I am so glad for that. This image, a period piece, captured on Ektachrome 400 transparency film and later push processed to 800 ASA has the mystical romanticism that only clusters of silver halide crystals can provide, and the apparent existentialism of the experience itself. The b&w toning is selenium.

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Minolta SR-T 101 SLR Vivitar Series 1 70-210 zoom macro,  exposure: not recorded, Kodak Ektachrome 400X Professional Film (pushed to ASA 800)  program mode: Aperture Priority, handheld, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

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