Archive for 2012
As the iconic images of hurricane Sandy started pouring in I couldn’t help but feel a tinge of guilt. Despite my relocation back west, New York will always feel like home to me. Because of the strong connection, I cannot help but wish that I was there, there to experience the storm, to see the invincible city in such a chaotic state, but most of all to document. I know this is naive outsider perspective and that being part of the destruction would be traumatic. But, I suppose that’s what makes me a photographer, I would rather feel, experience, live and therefore document the trauma then see it through others eyes.
Have you ever had a connection or desire to document something potentially traumatic?
A single man balancing eleven gentlemen on this shoulders? The Dirigible docked on the Empire State Building?
Believe it or not there was a time before photoshop when photographers and artist alike had to think outside the screen to visually alter an image. The result? Prints made from altered negatives that produced bizarre yet visually lifelike photos.
(Left) ‘dirigible docked on empire state building, new york’ unknown artist 1930 (Right) ‘american school man on rooftop with eleven men in formation on his shoulders’ unknown artist,1930
Interested when the first show of Photography Unfiltered will air? Check out the update above to find out what to expect in the upcoming months!
Interested in how creating images is like making a feast? Check out my interview with Wacom and LEARN about:
- My Retouching Process
- Creating my Photographic Style
- Why my Wacom Tablet is Essential
View the Wacom blog to read the special edition of AfterCapture and see more video interviews – including an interview from one of my favorite photogs Colby Brown. Awesome video done by the talented Weston Maggio and Joseph Sliger.
Is there anyone else who can’t live without their wacom?