DAIDO MORIYAMA’S STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ADVICE

As a co-founder of Provoke magazine in the late 60s, legendary street photographer Daido Moriyama helped launch a movement that challenged the esthetic and social conventions of Japanese photography. Moriyama has published dozens of collections of his work over his five-decade career. The following is an excerpt from his latest book, Daido Moriyama: How I Take Photographs. Co-authored by MoriyamaContinue reading “DAIDO MORIYAMA’S STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ADVICE”

Surgery – Hallux Ridigus

On Tuesday, February 5, I had foot reconstruction surgery for my right big toe. I have been suffering with a growing arthritic problem for 15 years. It had become incredibly painful for the past few months, the accumulated bone spurs preventing the toe from bending during normal walking. I tried many non surgical remedies toContinue reading “Surgery – Hallux Ridigus”

Nathan Lyons: An Irresistible Passion for Photography

Even though I never had the chance to study with him or attend a workshop, I consider Nathan Lyons to be an important mentor. His writing and imagery struck a chord with this photographer as a young man. “Notations In Passing” has been on my night table for over 38 years. “Nathan Lyons did notContinue reading “Nathan Lyons: An Irresistible Passion for Photography”

A Collaboration With Writer Mark Blickley

han’s solo – mark blickley and keith goldstein NOVEMBER 15, 2018 ~ SOUTH BROADWAY GHOST SOCIETY Editor’s note: the following piece is an ekphrasis, a rhetorical exercise where usually an artist bases a piece of writing off of an image. In this case, Mark Blickley based the following story off of Keith Goldstein’s image above,Continue reading “A Collaboration With Writer Mark Blickley”

All photographs are judgements.

Photography is not a medium known to expose the invisible. I hate statements that say, “My photographs are about making the invisible visible.” Hogwash. All photographs are judgements. All photographs depict the prejudices of the photographer. Photographers make choices – camera, lens, film, composition, color, B&W,, etc.. One does not breathe in a vacuum.