14
   

General photo thread

 
 
littlek
 
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 11:50 am
Have a good link to a collection? See a fantastic B&W online? Have a couple premo shots of your own? Questions and comments about cameras and equipment? Here's the place......
 
littlek
 
  2  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 11:53 am
Started this thread because of this fabulpous collection (via NPR)

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kxl9qoo3MY1qa9b8ro1_500.png

http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2010/02/black_and_what_a_blog_for_phot.html?sc=fb&cc=ps
0 Replies
 
littlek
 
  2  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 11:58 am
fabulpous !?!
djjd62
 
  2  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 12:10 pm
@littlek,
sure why not

can we see the future in the past?
http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/photoessay.htm
A Photo Essay on the Great Depression

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/images/evans1.jpg
Bud Fields and his family. Alabama. 1935 or 1936. Photographer: Walker Evans.

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/images/migrantmother.jpg
The photograph that has become known as "Migrant Mother" is one of a series of photographs that Dorothea Lange made in February or March of 1936 in Nipomo, California. Lange was concluding a month's trip photographing migratory farm labor around the state for what was then the Resettlement Administration. In 1960, Lange gave this account of the experience:
I saw and approached the hungry and desperate mother, as if drawn by a magnet. I do not remember how I explained my presence or my camera to her, but I do remember she asked me no questions. I made five exposures, working closer and closer from the same direction. I did not ask her name or her history. She told me her age, that she was thirty-two. She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean- to tent with her children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me. There was a sort of equality about it. (From: Popular Photography, Feb. 1960).

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/images/train.jpg
Toward Los Angeles, California. 1937. Photographer: Dorothea Lange. Perhaps 2.5 million people abandoned their homes in the South and the Great Plains during the Great Depression and went on the road.

0 Replies
 
Robert Gentel
 
  2  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 12:15 pm
Earlier I wrote about LIFE publishing their entire photo archive with Google. It's a great, historic collection of photographs. Here's the collection:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life
djjd62
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 12:46 pm
@Robert Gentel,
saw that link, thanks for posting it here, i couldn't remember the other thread
0 Replies
 
CalamityJane
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 04:34 pm
Christian Coigny, a very talented Swiss photographer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/mente_assumida/Landscape_09.jpg

http://www.christiancoigny.com/index.html
0 Replies
 
littlek
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 04:36 pm
Great stuff! I'm a fan of Dorothea Lange.
0 Replies
 
littlek
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 04:52 pm
That Google-Life page is going to be a supreme time waster!
0 Replies
 
boomerang
 
  2  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 05:08 pm
Some of my favorite photos from my favorite photographer, Mary Ellen Mark...

From the "Ward 81" Series. Taken in the women's ward of the Oregon State Hospital, the same hospital where "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed:

http://www.maryellenmark.com/images/large/ward81/300B-018-024.jpg

From "Streetwise" about the street kids in Seattle:

http://www.maryellenmark.com/images/large/stwise/300E-019-004.jpg

From "Falkland Road: The Prostitutes of Bombay"

http://www.maryellenmark.com/images/large/falkland/300D-001-001.jpg

From a photo essay on the National Circus of Vietnam:

http://www.maryellenmark.com/images/large/gallery/circus/vietnam/300U-080-004.jpg
0 Replies
 
littlek
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 05:14 pm
nice, thought-provoking....
0 Replies
 
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 05:24 pm
I'll post two links related to magnum that I've posted often, since I like them:
http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/C.aspx?VP=XSpecific_MAG.AgencyHome_VPage&pid=2K7O3R1VX08V
the slate magazine link to magnum's Today's Pictures -
http://todayspictures.slate.com/20100210/


Re architecture, there is ArcSpace. Good photographers, highly regarded architecture (generalizing), usually pretty formal photos.
http://www.arcspace.com/html/image_library


Errol Morris is interesting on issues re photography - not that I've read all of his blog.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/category/Errol-Morris/
I started a thread on one of his explorations re which came first, the chicken or the egg, but can't find the link right now. (Not about chickens, but boulders).
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/09/25/which-came-first-the-chicken-or-the-egg-part-one/
(parts two and three being clickable)


I like a lot of photographers and different kinds of photography. Some photographers are hard to find online with their photos in any kind of coherent order - Sebastiao Salgado, for example. I saw some of his gold mine series at the art institute in chicago, but to see them again, I think I'd have to find a book on him, or find the right gallery.
[img][/img]
SebastiĆ£o Salgado
Full view of the Serra Pelada gold mine
Brazil, 1986

http://www.masters-of-photography.com/images/full/salgado/salgado_ladders.jpg

0 Replies
 
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 05:34 pm
I saw I hadn't given the link, tried to fix it too late, and managed to remove the photo


http://www.masters-of-photography.com/images/full/salgado/salgado_ladders.jpg
SebastiĆ£o Salgado
Full view of the Serra Pelada gold mine
Brazil, 1986


http://www.masters-of-photography.com
Masters of photography.com has a goodly list of some famous photographers.
Green Witch
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 05:38 pm
I was looking for images today and came across this flickr account. He does a lot of interesting work photographing what looks like reenactments and festivals:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4178821675_3179a1fe2e.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4178821675_3179a1fe2e.jpg

Some of his work has a Vermeer or Millet like quality:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2587/4183473625_b0c2796fd3.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4213059026_87e9be291d.jpg
0 Replies
 
djjd62
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 05:51 pm
i love this site

http://www.preserve.co.nz/

February, 2010
Preserve is on going project to produce a permanent visual record of hand painted building signage. Many of these are being erased from our cityscapes either being worn away by weather over time, covered as buildings have been repainted, disappearing as buildings are demolished or replaced with modern signage equivalents. This site will be updated regularly with my latest images and you are invited to contribute to this work.

http://www.preserve.co.nz/images/jan2010/ak_bread1.jpg

http://www.preserve.co.nz/images/masur-bros-hardware_lockhart-texas.jpg

http://www.preserve.co.nz/images/garage02.jpg

you can browse the picture sets in the upper left corner, click on the picture opens a slide show of the building featured
0 Replies
 
littlek
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 06:05 pm
I know someone who spent a lot of time photographing painted facades like that!
djjd62
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 06:12 pm
@littlek,
the guy who hosts the site is from New Zealand, but he invites photos from all over the world, i like old signs and buildings

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/djjd1962/100_0357.jpg
this is a picture of an abandon family farm (my relatives) on the Manitoulin Island

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr73/djjd1962/100_0366-1.jpg
and this is an old billboard that's across the road, its an advertisement for the Huron Sands Motel in Providence Bay, they were an outlet for the Hudsons Bay Company (you can kind of make that out in the middle section of the sign
0 Replies
 
littlek
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 08:39 pm
DJ, I'd be pawing around that farmhouse all the time if I were you!
0 Replies
 
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 08:50 pm
@ossobuco,
I don't mean to yell, but those white dots at the Salgado goldmine are large sacks of gold/stone on the backs of the climbers. Hard to see in my link, but not in the photo I saw;

On the other hand, there is the disparance between social photography and art photo.

I'm interested in both - are there links which address them separately? I've no doubt there are many that deal with them together.



ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 09:03 pm
@ossobuco,
Me, I can't imagine the load and the climb.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

Odd Moments in the Animal Kingdom - Discussion by Robert Gentel
Beautiful Animals - Discussion by Roberta
Ziggurats, Towers and Spires - Discussion by RexRed
The Plants in My Yard - Pictures - Discussion by edgarblythe
Funny Snow Pictures - Discussion by Nick Ashley
A Final on Hurricane Ike - Discussion by edgarblythe
Funny signs - Discussion by Robert Gentel
Taking pictures - Discussion by Dudley Bowring
 
  1. Forums
  2. » General photo thread
Copyright © 2019 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 08/17/2019 at 10:02:59