Richard Avedon, Truman Capote and the brutality of photography Though Richard Avedon started his career as a fashion photographer, he later became known for his unflinching eye. Jack Mitchell/Getty Images Rebecca Senf, University of Arizona What obligation does a portrait photographer have to their subject? Is it their duty to cast that person in the best… Continue reading Reprinted from The Conversation
When To Push The Shutter
Henri Cartier-Bresson was asked, "Have you ever really been able to define for yourself when it is that you press the shutter?" And he answered It’s a question of concentration. Concentrate, think, watch, look and, ah, like this, you are ready. But you never know the culminative point of something. So you’re shooting. You say,… Continue reading When To Push The Shutter
Dark Operating Chamber
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Forget The Camera
A tweet from Photography History Forget the camera, forget the lens, forget all of that. With any four-dollar camera you can capture the best picture. - Alberto Korda b. September 14, 1928