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”

“For What We See Is What We Are”

I haven’t thought of Ernst Haas in years. Every so often I come across an image of his and it sparks a wonderful teenage memory. Haas was a photojournalist and  pioneering color photographer. I was lucky to discover him very early in my career. Haas bridged the gap between photojournalism and the use of photographyContinue reading ““For What We See Is What We Are””

Lou Stettner 1922 -2016

Lou was born in Brooklyn and was a member of the Photo League. A group whose members were documenting the “human condition”. I always think of Lou as a “quiet” photographer. He didn’t scream out for attention, but his imagery did. His work, for me, was powerful in its “everydayness”. Powerful in its poetic vision.Continue reading “Lou Stettner 1922 -2016”

“…create an object that has a life of its own…”

“And if you can find out something about the laws of your own growth and vision as well as those of photography you may be able to relate the two, create an object that has a life of its own, which transcends craftsmanship. That is a long road, and because it must be your ownContinue reading ““…create an object that has a life of its own…””

Carl Toth, An Appreciation

(Photo Credit; Copyright Cranbrook Archives, 1990 by Nina Hauser Swanson) I received my M.F.A. in photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art. A small art school located in a suburb outside of Detroit, Michigan. My decision for going there was that it was not New York. I needed to get away. I flew out there forContinue reading “Carl Toth, An Appreciation”