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On Photography

Lighting…

April 7th, 2016|2 Comments

Why do I prefer to film erotica at night? To begin with total darkness and selectively light the form. Why are so many erotic pics so overlit? It destroys the mood as it does the [...]

Why I like low key lighting…

January 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Low key lighting is a style of cinematography and photography where you create  images featuring mainly dark tones to create a dramatic, contrasty looking image. Personally I find myself working a lot in this style. [...]

Famous photographers photographing themselves…

December 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Autorretratos de Fotógrafos Famosos The term " selfie " has become part of our lexicon and self-portraits have never been so popular as of late. But teachers photographers did it first and did it better. [...]

Photographers I Admire

Photographers I Admire – Lutz Dille

July 18th, 2016|0 Comments

From The Compassionate Eye of Lutz Dille by Vincenzo Pietropaolo: The street is like a stage of everyday life, the public sphere of much of our existence, especially in larger cities where the critical mass of [...]

Photographers I admire: Terry O’Neill

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

  From Wikipedia: Terry O'Neill (born 30 July 1938) is an English photographer. He gained renown documenting the fashions, styles, and celebrities of the 1960s. O'Neill's photographs display his knack for capturing his [...]

Photographers I Admire – Phillip Townsend

May 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Bio from the Morrison Hotel Gallery: The British panorama of the 1960s was photographed by a young worldly gentleman who worked as a photojournalist for Tatler Magazine. As the cultural movements of the 60s swung [...]

Photographers I admire – Astrid Kirchherr

May 28th, 2016|0 Comments

  Astrid Kirchherr (born 20 May 1938) is a German photographer and artist and is well known for her association with the Beatles (along with her friends Klaus Voormann and Jürgen Vollmer), and [...]

Photographers I Admire – Herb Ritts

April 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

You're trying to get to one moment with one frame that eventually may speak for your generation. Herb Ritts, 1999 Herbert "Herb" Ritts Jr. (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion [...]

Photographers I Admire – Henri Cartier-Bresson

April 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered the master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He helped develop street photography, and approvingly cited a notion [...]

What I’m Watching

What I’m Watching… ’Masters of Sex – Season 3′

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

According to Robert Lloyd, the Los Angeles Times television critic, the show is a "handsome thing, another well-dressed romp through the American mid-century, when things (we imagine) were simpler and (so we like [...]

What I’m watching…François Truffaut documentary: ‘La Leçon de Cinema’

June 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

  The documentary examines Truffaut’s life and career in astonishing totality, highlighting selected clips from many of his best and most-loved films, including under-appreciated gems like his crackerjack movie-within-a-movie, Day for Night, and [...]

What I’m Watching… ‘Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht’

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Nosferatu the Vampyre is a 1979 West German art house vampire film written and directed by Werner Herzog. Its original German title is Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht ("Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night"). The film is [...]

What I’m Watching…’Three Colors: Red’ Krzysztof Kieślowski

April 26th, 2016|0 Comments

An incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean‑Louis Trintignant. [...]

What I’m Watching… ‘Trois Couleurs : Bleu’

April 15th, 2016|0 Comments

    Another film I revisit often. This time to closely observe the cinematography by Slawomir Idziak. Amanda http://www.amazon.com/Three-Colors-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray   Most Popular Posts in 2016 Recent Comments 'This [...]

What I’m Watching – ‘Blow Up’ Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni 1966

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

From an article by Roger Ebert: Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blow-Up" opened in America two months before I became a film critic, and colored my first years on the job with its lingering influence. It [...]