Sunday, December 24, 2017

Two web proofs of images lifted from the digital into the real world

Here are digital "proofs"of two prints I produced from some of my photos. The photos are not new.  They were shot in 2013. They are both re-imaginings of how I originally saw them, one into black and white and both in juxtapositon.

As you can imagine, they have a very different impact in the light of the real world.Even viewing them as a slide show doesn't do the same thing. So it goes.

There's a story to go with the second. In April 2013  I had the pleasure of photographing Kathy SupovĂ© performing several pieces based on the music of Claude Debussy. Here's a link to what I said then and some of the photos I shot


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

I was on line at the Indian Food Cart . . .

I went out to get something to eat. I was in the mood for something spicy so I hiked over to the Indian food cart on Park Ave. near the JPMorgan headquarters. A young fellow, looking rather pathetic held out three dollars toward the main in the cart and said . . .

And the man in the cart smiled, took the money, handed him a bag and said "here you go, Ollie."

Friday, December 1, 2017

What I've been doing the past month - photos

Yuko Otono 01/2013
Of course I've been taking pictures but I've been doing something different with them for the past few months and now I'm ready to show an analog of the results. I find it funny to put it that way since what I've been doing is learning to print them on my new photo printer and what I'm posting here are not at all prints, nor scans of prints but a web resolution file that I created while getting ready to print.
Jim Feast, Shalom Neuman, Monty Cantsin

It took me a little while to look at my digital photos with the intent of printing them, then more time to learn how to make the prints look the way I want them to look and then to learn how to composite multiple images onto a single sheet.  Along the way I had to develop a workflow that used several pieces of software to get the image to the point where I clicked the print button.

Steve Dalachinsky 10/2013
Having gotten that far, I started going through photos from the past decade or so, deciding what I want to print now, what I want to print later, what I want to learn how to manipulate into images I want to print and what I'm never going to print. In addition, I started playing around with color and bl&w, especially where I couldn't decide which version I like better.  This has been more time consuming than I expected but I believe it's worth the time I'm spending.

The prints are multiple images on 13x19 inch paper and when I say I'm pleased and surprised by the impact of a print, I hope you believe me. These postage stamp size images don't do them justice, even when clicked on to expand them. But so it goes.
Joe Maynard, Jill Rapaport, Bonnie Finberg

At some time in the not too distant future I hope to have these and more mounted in a show. I'll let you know when I do.

Monty Cantsin
Gerard Krakowski
Carl Watson

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Yuko Otono

Ron Kolm
Ron Kolm, art work by Shalom Neuman

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