Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bruce Davidson - Jackson Fine Art 2008

I am looking forward to the release of Davidson's 3-volume box set of 800 photographs - Journey of Consciousness - Steidl Photography International, 2009. It's due out in October 2009, and it should be an amazing collection.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

ms. antoinette conti

Another recent photograph from Zoe Strauss on Flickr.

I am a big fan of her recent publication - America - and I look forward to her frequent Flickr uploads.

Faces of Santa Fe

Spent the last few weekends on the Santa Fe Plaza - capturing some of the beautiful faces of locals and visitors that gravitate to the park on Saturdays and Sundays.

There was something magical and mystical about this young child.

There is something magical and mystical about Santa Fe.

Beyond the Forest - Clare Richardson

Another new addition to our collection this weekend, thanks to a recommendation by Ben at Photo-Eye, (who continues to introduce me to some amazing books) - Beyond the Forest by Clare Richardson.

- from the Publisher (steidlMACK):

"The name Transylvania translates literally from the Hungarian into Clare Richardson's title, 'beyond the forest.'

Richardson uses photography to enter into the world of a small farming community there, a historical region high on a plateau, believed to be the home of the descendants of the children who were led out of Hamelin.

The community relies on hard work and patience to survive in a land where weather and crop cycles set the pace, and where the landscape, not coincidentally, looks not just like Hamelin's fairy tale scenes might have, but like pre-industrial, pre-enclosure England."

Mirrors, Messages, Manifestations - Minor White

Thanks to Nick at Nicholas Potter Books, I added a very special book to my collection this weekend - Mirrors, Messages and Manifestations - a wonderful introduction for me to the photographic work and writing of Minor White.

From the dust jacket -

"the ultimate medium of any artist is the mind and the psyche of those eating his images"

Friday, June 5, 2009

mother & child

Flickr - mother & child, originally uploaded by Urban Angel.

The Last Days of W - Alec Soth

Courtesy of Magnum

The poignant photograph of a young soldier
eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
resonated with me - haunted me.

Familiar Moments - B Diener

Another Santa Fe photographer to watch - Barbara Diener.

JoJo - Cori Chandler-Pepelnjak

JoJo - Cori Chandler-Pepelnjak

Center (formerly Santa Fe Center for Photography)
2009 Project Comeptition First Prize
, Santa Fe, NM