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Imogen Cunningham

Posted at 11:38am and tagged with: Imogen Cunningham, Photography, Quote, Quotes, Photography Quotes,.

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.

An Execution At Sing Sing

 
 I was at work this afternoon and we were discussing death penalties and I remembered the image that was secretly taken of Ruth Snyder in 1928.  She was the first woman to be electrocuted since 1899.  She was accused of murdering her husband for insurance money.  Photographers weren’t allowed to take pictures of these gruesome events, so the New York Daily News hired Chicago Tribune photographer Tom Howard.  Howard posed as a writer and came to Sing Sing early to set up a vantage point for the shot.  A miniature camera was strapped to his left ankle, the shutter release button was concealed within his jacket. As Snyder’s body shook from the jolt, Howard hoisted his pant leg and secretly snapped with a one-use camera.  TIME- Life called it “the most famous tabloid photo of the decade.”

Posted at 7:24pm and tagged with: An Execution At Sing Sing, Sing Sing Prison, Ruth Snyder, Ruthless Ruth, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Photography, Photographer, Execution, Electrocution, Death Penalty, Sing Sing,.

An Execution At Sing Sing  I was at work this afternoon and we were discussing death penalties and I remembered the image that was secretly taken of Ruth Snyder in 1928.  She was the first woman to be electrocuted since 1899.  She was accused of murdering her husband for insurance money.  Photographers weren’t allowed to take pictures of these gruesome events, so the New York Daily News hired Chicago Tribune photographer Tom Howard.  Howard posed as a writer and came to Sing Sing early to set up a vantage point for the shot.  A miniature camera was strapped to his left ankle, the shutter release button was concealed within his jacket. As Snyder’s body shook from the jolt, Howard hoisted his pant leg and secretly snapped with a one-use camera.  TIME- Life called it “the most famous tabloid photo of the decade.”
Elliott Erwitt

Posted at 12:30pm and tagged with: Elliott Erwitt, Photography, Quotes, Quote, Photography Quotes, Rt, Photo,.

Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.

Ruth Bernhard
Two Forms, 1963


Posted at 11:11am and tagged with: Photography, Art, Ruth Bernhard, 1963, Two Forms, Photo, Black & White, Black & White Photography,.

Ruth BernhardTwo Forms, 1963

Footballing Monk

Photo and caption by Don Forsyth
This Monk was trying to be Wayne Rooney!

Posted at 11:18am and tagged with: Monk, Photography, Color, Colour, Football, Soccer, National Geographic, Wayne Rooney, Don Forsyth, Monk, Travel,.

Footballing Monk
Photo and caption by Don ForsythThis Monk was trying to be Wayne Rooney!

Went out exploring in Brooklyn yesterday with someone precious.  

Posted at 12:51pm and tagged with: Beauty, Motive, Brooklyn, NY, New York, Photography, Graffiti,.

Went out exploring in Brooklyn yesterday with someone precious.  

(Source: uv-ray)

Posted at 8:21pm and tagged with: Art, Illustration, Photography, Skeletons, Death,.

Ansel Adams

Posted at 1:56pm and tagged with: Ansel Adams, Quote, Photography Quote, Photography,.

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.

Nobuyoshi Araki - Yakuza (1994)

Posted at 10:57am and tagged with: Nobuyoshi Araki, Photography, Yakuza, Intimacy, Black and White Photography, Black and White, Art,.

Nobuyoshi Araki - Yakuza (1994)

Japanese ad spot for the Fujifilm Finepix x100

Note the homage to Araki and Moriyama.

Posted at 10:37am and tagged with: Photography, Araki, Moriyama, Fujifilm, Finepix X100, Video, Japan, Japanese ad,.

I’ve seen this image circulated on Tumblr quite a bit.  I like everything about it… the eeriness, format, motion blur, and the setting.  Does anyone know where this image is from or who photographed it?

Posted at 8:30pm and tagged with: Photography, Black and White, Black and White Photography, Eerie, Skull, Child,.

I’ve seen this image circulated on Tumblr quite a bit.  I like everything about it… the eeriness, format, motion blur, and the setting.  Does anyone know where this image is from or who photographed it?
Alfred Stieglitz

Posted at 12:34pm and tagged with: Alfred Stieglitz, Photography, Quote, Art,.

The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.