31. October 2015 · · Categories: All

Triptych V2

  I often feel when making pictures that the images I make have always been hanging around in my consciousness. I carry those pictures around until it‘s time to let them go and let them live in the picture world. It‘s like watching a bird take off and wondering why it decided at that moment in time to leap into the air and exist in space. Making photographs for me is an impulse to see something fly.

“Yes, when you take photographs, solitude is often tied up with a particular feeling of happiness, a quite specific kind of contentment that I‘ve occasionally noticed in other people I‘ve met taking photos on their travels too. Usually they‘re fairly quiet people, not as het up or agitated as other travelers.”
                                                                                                               Wim Wenders, “Written In The West

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11. October 2015 · · Categories: All

 

Exhibit Panorama / Grossmont HYDE Gallery / Grossmont Community College

Exhibit Panorama / Grossmont HYDE Gallery / Grossmont Community College 

   A 15 year retrospective of San Diego photographer Craig Carlson, whose exhibit work focuses primarily on black-and-white documentary-style images of small communities throughout the United States, will be on display Oct. 5–Nov. 5, 2015 at the Hyde Art Gallery at Grossmont College. An artist’s reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, followed at 7p.m. by a gallery talk by the artist. Carlson has taught photography at San Diego State University’s School of Art, Design, and Art History of over twenty-years. He began exhibiting his photographs in 1970 and his work is included in numerous corporate and private collections. One of Carlson’s images from his “Sunset Boulevard” project, was recently published in the photo book, “Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles.”

  Hyde Art Gallery, located in Building 25, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with the exception of legal holidays. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on reception days. On all other days, visitor parking permits are available from the vending machine in Parking Lot 1, section F.
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01. May 2015 · · Categories: All

  One of my photographs from my series on “Sunset Boulevard,” was published in the newly released book “Both Sides Of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles.” I was very pleased that it found its way as the frontispiece for the book. I will be attending the book‘s mass signing at Paris/Photo, May 2, at Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles.

 

”Both Sides Of Sunset”

“Both Sides Of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles”

“Both Sides Of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles,” Signed

“Both Sides Of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles,” Signed

See Sunset Boulevard Gallery

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16. January 2015 · · Categories: All

Interstitial Photographic Space

Bride & Groom, Las Vegas Strip, by Craig Carlson

Bride & Groom, Las Vegas Strip, by Craig Carlson

  Daido Moriyama  photographs are interesting because he commands his camera to follow his mind‘s eye and not the camera‘s eye. It‘s a technique which debunks the viewfinder as the finder of pictures and places that responsibility on the ability of a street photographer not to be seen, heard or recognized as he works the pavement.

  Interstitial space images are those moments between moments, short-lived, ephemeral moments; like the loss of sight when you blink. Imagine working as a street photographer in a world where you are invisible, where subjects do not respond to the presence of a photographer or photography. 

  Try walking and looking with your eye free from the autocratic viewfinder with your inexpensive point and shoot camera held knee high, auto focusing, auto metering, self advancing each exposed frame. My choice is the Leica Mini-Lux, having all of the above with a ƒ/2.4, 40mm Summarit lens. Blink.

Daido‘s Site: http://www.moriyamadaido.com/english/
Daido‘s Camera: http://www.ledesmaphotography.com/2013/05/21/daido-moriyama-ricoh-gr-2/

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25. December 2014 · · Categories: All

ISHIHARA‘S TESTS FOR COLOUR DEFICIENCY (New Work)

PLATE 12

PLATE 12

PLATE 13

PLATE 13

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