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pages archived by photographer's name:

Brian Alterio | Rick Ashley | Roger Farrington | Harrold Feinstein | Sid Grossman | Harry John Kerker | Danny Lyon | Daniel Shipp


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Operation Doorstop

Operation Doorstep was a Civil Defense test carried out in conjunction with the much larger March 17, 1953, 16-kiloton ANNIE test conducted at the Nevada Test Site, part of Operation Upshot-Knothole.

Brian Alterio

My good friend for many, many years, Brian Alterio, has always taken terrific photographs. I asked him to send me a few and he responded with these five images taken years ago in England.

Harry John Kerker - Burning Man

Harry John Kerker forwarded a couple of his Burning Man photographs to me. I applaud the approach he took of combining black and white and color. It adds a slightly surreal quality to a very surreal event.

Decayed Daguerreotypes

A selection of images from the Library of Congress found via the always excellent Ptak Science Books blog.

Rick ashley

Sometimes (very rarely in my case) you see work that stops you in your tracks. That is exactly what happened when I first saw Rick Ashley’s work he creates with his brother-in-law.

Danny Lyon

I am a huge fan of Danny Lyon’s photography. In my collection, I have four original prints, including one from Conversations with the Dead – a book that changed my perception of the nature of documentary photography. Recently, I ran across these images he shot in the 1970s for Documerica.

Jack Pierson

The reunification of Germany, the war on drugs, the launch of the Hubble telescope, Jurassic Park, Goodfellas, “Ice Ice Baby”.

Sid Grossman

One of the most pleasurable aspects of The Life and Work of Sid Grossman is that it renews the faith of photo book lovers like me, that there are still people who believe that attention to detail and fine craftsmanship makes a difference.

Jim Fitts But enough about me

A few words about manners at a photography portfolio review.

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Love at first sight, buying came later.

I have fallen in love dozens (maybe hundreds) of times while walking through galleries and museums.