Collecting Photographers: Yousuf Karsh

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

After so many years it is hard to remember the names of all your clients but certain ones stand out,   not because of who they are but for some other interesting circumstance.  It is hard to know sometimes how you get a job.  Who hired you?  Where did they get your name?  But the phone rang one day & we negotiated to photograph at the Kidney Foundation’s annual banquet.  It was kismet.

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Push Pins: Remnants of a Photographers Journey

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Reminiscent of the gothic novel Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, downstairs in my photography studio, instead of a painting I harbor a world map.  Like the book’s protagonist I treat it with great reverence.  Over time & with every new escapade it changes, ie I scar it with another pushpin.  There are dozens.  Almost every inch of landmass is covered.  Only the oceans are vacant.  My memories substitutes pushpins for the adventure.

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blog (blŏg, bläg) n. 1. short for Weblog 2. online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer 3. diary that is posted on the Internet 4. an experiment to verbalize my observations about the status of photography. It will be eclectic & deal with philosophy & practice of this universal art form. It will strive for periodic commentary about issues many photographers face, like ownership and the economy. It will also talk about pictures and what makes good ones and how to get them. No hardware. No software. No recycled clichés. No whining.