“I love Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. I was once looking at a book of her ﬂower paintings,which were either erotic or abstract,and it occurred to me that I could try and create similar images with my camera. I got out and using a simple point and shoot camera I took close ups of ﬂowers which produced abstract and erotic images. I received very positive responses and it encouraged me to continue.”
Clyde Butcher harnesses the Everglades’ vitality For someone who’s standing waist-deep in swamp water in the middle of Florida’s Everglades National Park, home to alligators, snakes and God-knows-what-else, Clyde Butcher seems supremely content. As he plants his tripod into the murky water and unloads his trusty, often-repaired and rebuilt vintage 8×10 Deardorff view camera from his battered backpack, he explains, “The swamp is an amazing life force; it’s always growing, creeping, crawling. I don’t think there’s any place like this in the world.”
Ostensibly about landscape photography, More Than a Rock is a passionate and personal book about creativity and expression. In this series of essays, photographer and teacher Guy Tal shares his thoughts and experiences as an artist who seeks to express more in his images than the mere appearance of the subject portrayed. Tal makes an argument to consider creative landscape photography―expressing something of the photographer’s conception through the use of natural aesthetics―as a form of visual art that is distinct from the mere representation of beautiful natural scenes. Tal covers topics such as the art of photography, approaches to landscape photography, and the experiences of a working photographic artist. His essays also include reflections on nature and man’s place in it, living a meaningful life, and living as an artist in today’s world. The book is decidedly non-technical and focuses on philosophy, nature, and visual expression. It was written for those photographers with a passion and interest in creative photography. Anyone who is pursuing their work as art, is in need of inspiration, or is interested in the writings of a full-time working photographic artist will benefit from reading this book. The book is visually punctuated with Tal’s inspiring and breathtaking photography.
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More Than a Rock: Essays on Art, Landscape, and Photography
by Guy Tal
“This is a collection of images to honor the diverse, unique natural landscape and seascape beauty of California.” Tony Hertz’s feature Land to Sea and Back “honor the diverse, unique natural landscape and seascape beauty of California.” Hertz’s palm trees have the perfect view of a pacifc lit up by a golden sun, shining despite a large group of clouds. His surf jumps at you with the joy of movement; each droplet of sand and sea saluting us.
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From Land to Sea and Back
Interview with Tony Hertz
Jeffrey Milstein is a photographer, architect, graphic designer, and pilot. Milstein’s photographs have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and Europe, and are currently represented in the USA by Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles and Bonni Benrubi Gallery in NYC; and in Europe by Young Gallery in Brussels . In 2012 Milstein’s work was presented in a solo show at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and included in New Typologies, curated by noted British photographer and critic, Martin Parr. His photographs have been published in New york Times, Los Angeles Times, Harpers,Time, Fortune, European Photography, American Photo, Eyemazing, Die Ziet, Wired, PDN, Esquire, and Condi Naste Traveler. Abrams published Milstein’s aircraft work as a monograph in 2007, and Monacelli published his extensive body of work from Cuba as a monograph in April 2010. Born in Los Angeles, where he frequently returns to shoot at the International Airport, Milstein makes his home in Woodstock, NY.
Photographer and Designer David Love shares his favorite images and gives insight on the process of photographing Cosplayers and adding the extra touch to bring the characters to life. Features Cosplayers Jenifer Ann, Heather1337, Dahlia Thomas, Ellei Marie, Veron, Danny Cozplay, Misdreavus M Cosplay, Handsome Jordan Cosplay, Megan Coffey and more.
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Cosplay Composition: David Love Photography & Design
Looking through Forster’s portfolio of dramatic landscapes that include icebergs shimmering under the Northern Lights, rarely-captured desert rainstorms, and breathtaking drone shots of the Grand Canyon, you can see that Forster’s idea of “something different” means finding and capturing a scene bathed in the perfect light.
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Stefan Forster’s relentless landscape photography quest
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