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Archive for November, 2014

Visions & Images with Barbaralee Diamonstein

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Visions and Images by Diamonstein and Callahan

The Visions and Images television series from 1981 was one of the first I ran across on the Internet when I went looking for documentaries. In the half hour show, Barbaralee Diamonstein interviews a short list of heavyweight photographers, one per week, about their work and thought processes and these are all well worth taking the time out to watch on YouTube. For a quiet Sunday afternoon this week you could do a lot worse than lay back on the couch watching five hours of interviews with the likes of Erwitt, Horst or Callahan. Sadly, four episodes of the series never made it onto YouTube, but here’s hoping that someone may eventually get hold of a copy to share. The Visions and Images series also came as a book authored by Barbaralee Diamonstein and Harry Callahan.

  1. Visions & Images: Duane Michals – 28 mins
  2. Visions & Images: Harry Callahan – 30 mins
  3. Visions & Images: Joel Meyerowitz – 30 mins
  4. Visions & Images: Garry Winogrand – 30 mins
  5. Visions & Images: Horst P. Horst – 28 mins
  6. Visions & Images: Frederick Sommer – 28 mins
  7. Visions & Images: Elliott Erwitt – 29 mins
  8. Visions & Images: Arnold Newman – 28 mins
  9. Visions & Images: Barbara Morgan – 29 mins
  10. Visions & Images: Cornell Capa and Burk Uzzle – 29 mins
  11. Visions & Images: Andre Kertesz – 0 mins
  12. Visions & Images: Ray Metzker – 0 mins
  13. Visions & Images: Aaron Siskind – 0 mins
  14. Visions & Images: Alfred Eisenstaedt – 0 mins

If you’re interested in more film photography documentaries then you might find value in visiting the Film Photography Documentary List.

The Art of Photography on Photographers

Friday, November 28th, 2014

One of the best video podcasts out there in the photography scene is The Art of Photography from Ted Forbes.

Ted covers photography principles, discussion about art, film processing, specific vintage cameras and offers a number of episodes discussing significant photographers. The list of episodes discussing those photographers is slowly growing and I’ll try to keep these updated as he posts more episodes. Mostly I’ve been aware of the photographers covered in his profiles, but I’ve learned of a few new names and it’s always interesting to hear Ted’s take on their lives and work.

Note that the earlier episodes are shorter and obviously less refined. The later episodes are generally longer and include sponsorship at the beginning and in the middle of the podcast. Just so you’re aware… enjoy.

  1. The Art of Photography: Robert Frank: The Americans – 6 mins
  2. The Art of Photography: Dan Winters – 7 mins
  3. The Art of Photography: William Henry Fox Talbot – 9 mins
  4. The Art of Photography: Hiroshi Sugimoto – 8 mins
  5. The Art of Photography: Karl Blossfeldt – 8 mins
  6. The Art of Photography: Edward J Steichen – 12 mins
  7. The Art of Photography: Brassai – 9 mins
  8. The Art of Photography: Richard Avedon – 6 mins
  9. The Art of Photography: Annie Leibovitz – 10 mins
  10. The Art of Photography: Sohei Nishino – 12 mins
  11. The Art of Photography: Keith Carter – 17 mins
  12. The Art of Photography: August Sander – 15 mins
  13. The Art of Photography: Diane Arbus – 19 mins
  14. The Art of Photography: Daan Hansen – 21 mins
  15. The Art of Photography: Saul Leiter – 21 mins
  16. The Art of Photography: Fred Herzog – 12 mins
  17. The Art of Photography: William Eggleston – 21 mins
  18. The Art of Photography: Gordon Parks – 28 mins
  19. The Art of Photography: Harry Callahan – 21 mins
  20. The Art of Photography: Imogen Cunningham – 17 mins
  21. The Art of Photography: Thurston Hopkins – 14 mins
  22. The Art of Photography: Sally Mann – 22 mins
  23. The Art of Photography: Vivian Maier – 22 mins
  24. The Art of Photography: Raymond Depardon – 19 mins
  25. The Art of Photography: Julius Shulman – 18 mins
  26. The Art of Photography: Bruno Barbey – 21 mins
  27. The Art of Photography: Weegee – 16 mins
  28. The Art of Photography: André Kertész Polaroids – 15 mins
  29. The Art of Photography: Wynn Bullock – 15 mins
  30. The Art of Photography: Garry Winogrand – 8 mins
  31. The Art of Photography: Dorothea Lange – 17 mins
  32. The Art of Photography: Josef Sudek – 18 mins
  33. The Art of Photography: Heinrich Kühn – 23 mins
  34. The Art of Photography: Fan Ho – 17 mins
  35. The Art of Photography: Alvin Langdon Coburn – 18 mins
  36. The Art of Photography: The Mexican Suitcase – 18 mins
  37. The Art of Photography: Robert Doisneu – 18 mins
  38. The Art of Photography: Robert Capa – 9 mins
  39. The Art of Photography: Martin Munkácsi – 21 mins
  40. The Art of Photography: Harold Feinstein – 13 mins
  41. The Art of Photography: Josef Koudelka – 21 mins
  42. The Art of Photography: Paul Strand – 24 mins
  43. The Art of Photography: Ansel Adams – 26 mins
  44. The Art of Photography: Arnold Newman – 24 mins
  45. The Art of Photography: Sebastio Salgado – 17 mins
  46. The Art of Photography: Michael Kenna – 27 mins
  47. The Art of Photography: Frank Lopez – 14 mins
  48. The Art of Photography: Charles Sheeler – 19 mins
  49. The Art of Photography: Mark Rothko + Hiroshi Sugumoto – 7 mins
  50. The Art of Photography: Nick Brandt – 14 mins
  51. The Art of Photography: Tina Modotti – 19 mins
  52. The Art of Photography: Richard Pousette-Dart – 17 mins
  53. The Art of Photography: Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015) – 8 mins
  54. The Art of Photography: W. Eugene Smith – 18 mins

The Surgeon of Crowthorne (Book Review)

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Professor & the Madman

Simon Winchester’s The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Love of Words was also published in the United States and Canada as The Professor and the Madman: a Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary. It’s the little known story of Sir James Murray, editor of what would later be the Oxford English Dictionary, in his dealings with the most prolific of the amateur philologists, Dr W. C. Minor. The illusive minor refused meetings with Murray until after 20 years of missed opportunities the editor made his way to the village of Crowthorne in Berkshire to meet this amazing man. He found Minor, a retired U.S. Army Surgeon convicted of murder, at the address given: Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. Not as the institution’s governor; Minor was an inmate. The year of their meeting was the Autumn of 1896.

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My name is Steven Clark (aka nortypig) and I live in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a photographer making pictures with film. A web developer for money. A business consultant for fun. A journalist on paper. Dreams of owning the World. Idea champion. Paradox. Life partner to Megan.

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