Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Monday, August 29, 2005

Sunday, August 28, 2005

gary winogrand

Black and White World: A Photography Workshop With Garry Winogrand
We quickly learned Winogrand's technique--he walked slowly or stood in the middle of pedestrian traffic as people went by. He shot prolifically. I watched him walk a short block and shoot an entire roll without breaking stride. As he reloaded, I asked him if he felt bad about missing pictures when he reloaded. 'No,' he replied, 'there are no pictures when I reload.' He was constantly looking around, and often would see a situation on the other side of a busy intersection. Ignoring traffic, he would run across the street to get the picture. Incredibly, people didn't react when he photographed them. It surprised me because Winogrand made no effort to hide the fact that he was standing in way, taking their pictures. Very few really noticed; no one seemed annoyed. Winogrand was caught up with the energy of his subjects, and was constantly smiling or nodding at people as he shot. It was as if his camera was secondary and his main purpose was to communicate and make quick but personal contact with people as they walked by. At the same time, as he passed from shadow into sunlight into shadow again, he was constantly adjusting his meterless camera. It was second nature to him. In fact, his first comment right out the door was, 'nice light--1/250 second at f/8.' I tried to mimic Winogrand's shooting technique. I went up to people, took their pictures, smiled, nodded, just like the master. Nobody complained; a few smiled back!
via the flickr portrait group.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Monday, August 22, 2005

irving street


irving street
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

I was framing this building in my nikon n90 when it jammed (I still haven't mastered changing modes on the thing), and this gentleman happened into the picture. through the viewfinder, I saw him stop just to the right of this doorway,lean back and shrug. he was kind and patient enough to wait for me to switch to digital.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

that smell

from the nyt, the mystery of the cinnamon buns
In a city where strange, discolored puddles appear in the streets and overflowing trash bags are placed in plain view, most New Yorkers accept the fact that the place will, at any given time, smell....
...But some residents have lately gotten a whiff of a different sort of scent. ...

Friday, August 19, 2005

end-of-the-roll shots


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Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

I've been shooting more film lately, and in the rush to get it processed I've shot more than a few frames just for the sake of finishing off a roll. here are some of my end-of-roll pix, taken on the way to asman photo on capitol hill.

meaningless

laurence harvey:..:::.::
Our
Love
is
Meaningless
::.:::..::
a
dedication
to
the
songs
of
The
Magnetic
Fields




pictured: laurence harvey in
welcome to arrow beach

the best still here


the best still here
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Friday, August 05, 2005

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

nativity with glowing veal


nativity with glowing veal
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

a friend of a guy I know painted this, among other canvases derivative in a surprising variety of ways and means (not a few faux ernsts, for example). though between you and me, this sofa-sized tableau is a reproduction with added highlights. check out the incongruous picasso bull coming out of the left edge.