Why do we photograph? A discussion.

30 October, 2007|photography|

John Nack writes, "Welcome to what may be my very best conversation yet," says George Jardine of the latest Lightroom podcast. "Or at least the most fun and insightful." George sat down with photographers Jay Maisel, Greg Gorman and Seth Resnick for "a long and rambling discussion about film archives, digital archives, various sorting and [...]

The Genius Of Photography

18 October, 2007|photography|

Don't miss the story of photography starting next week on BBC4, Thursday October 25 at 9pm. "In the course of our 170 year relationship, photography has delighted us, served us, moved us, outraged us and occasionally disappointed us. But mainly, it has intrigued us by showing the secret strangeness that lies beneath the world of [...]

Artwork and documentation photography

10 October, 2007|photography|

This is a new service just added to Digitalarte. We can now provide specialist artwork and documentation photography. High quality digital capture and all film formats up to 6x12cm. Studio available in East London or location shoots. All work is quoted on an individual basis. Please contact us at info@digitalarte.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

Two books on the American Snapshot

6 October, 2007|photography|

Mr. Whiskets writes, "There is a quote by John Szarkowski that I read years ago and cannot remember clearly. He said something about photography being promiscuous. I am not quoting him obviously because I've already said I can't remember...but it was something like: Photography is a promiscuous lover, she will give it up (a masterpiece) [...]

Burma (Myanmar), 1989

29 September, 2007|photography|

William Drenttel writes, "This slideshow of photographs from 1989 is offered in solidarity with the people of Burma - as they again confront one of the most brutal regimes in the world. Read more... Source: Design Observer via digitalarte.co.uk

Paris Photo 2007 Preview: 120 new picks

24 September, 2007|photography|

Jim Casper writes, "The huge international photography fair at Paris Photo is at once exhilarating, inspiring, and an epicenter for visual overload and happy exhaustion. Read more... Source: lens culture via digitalarte.co.uk

Candid Camera: The cult of Leica

24 September, 2007|photography|

Anthony Lane writes, "Fifty miles north of Frankfurt lies the small German town of Solms. Turn off the main thoroughfare and you find yourself driving down tranquil suburban streets, with detached houses set back from the road, and, on a warm morning in late August, not a soul in sight. Nobody does bourgeois solidity like [...]

Can/should art be taught?

13 September, 2007|art, photography|

Alec Soth writes, "I recently dipped my toes into the art education industry. After several waves of exhilaration and despair, I'm happy to find myself back on the relative terra firma of this blog. But I'm struggling to bring any coherence to my impressions. With only two weeks spent at the San Francisco Art Institute, [...]