Saturday, December 15, 2007
emergence by Diana Pappas
I just had some minor surgery that corrected years of sinus problems, and this photograph is the perfect expression of how I am feeling today.
Diana Pappas is a photographer who really appreciates the beauty of Rust. Her set of rusty photographs is wonderful.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Passion! by Yoshiko314
Seems like as soon as I begin to stop taking notice of the Fall colors...they are suddenly gone forever...and I long for one more glimpse. Take a look at Yoshiko314's gorgeous photo sets of Colored Leaves. Her annual series of minimalist foliage photography is really beautiful work.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
seed fury by C H Paquette
Washing My Face
Dawn at the kitchen sink, sunrise still
an hour off, and out the window
the birch tree's swirling: a wind through the courtyard's
done it, stirred the loosening leaves
among dozens of goldfinches frantic
in its branches, feeding on the fat catkins,
and even in this soft, constant mist of rain
the tiny petals, nearly iridescent, glitter
as they fall, a snow of shed skins annointing
the phalanxes of blown irises and the black cat, Lily,
who rises through it all
to take the most careless finch,
just as the rest of the flock, as one - a wedge
of child-sized feathery fists - blinks
from the limbs and vanishes
down the canyon wall
even before Lily hits the ground, before
the column of water fallen from the faucet
enters the dry, open basin of my hands.
from 'Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems'
Thanks to Fiona Robyn for sending along a favorite poem, just because....
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Photography Theory Edited by James Elkins
(2007 Taylor & Francis Group)
How do we speak in one breath of photography, and unproblematically incorporate the range of objects and practices that includes daguerreotypes, calotypes, 35-mm prints, Polaroids, and digital photographs into a convincing theoretical model?
This book of essays by nine leading art theorists and critics presents a contemporary conversation on ways of conceptualizing photography and photography theory.