I recently attended a “Drone Educators Conference” co-hosted by the City College of San Francisco and Skyline College in the Bay Area. I learned that while it is clear that the use of drones is trending in areas such as scientific researc, search and rescue, agriculture and industrial survey use, real estate sales and replacement for helicopter work in aerial film – it’s role in the “fine art” world has yet to become widely known. … Read More Drone Photography In Fine Art
Recently, a freelance photographer friend of mine brought the mobile app and desktop site “BLINK” to my attention. This app, which works a bit like Airbnb – allows subscribers to find and hire photographers based on their location. As a matter of fact – in the very few months I’ve been a subscriber I have… Read More “Blink” Your New Virtual Photography Agent?
This is worth an upgrade to CC if you haven’t already – a really incredible time saver.
Created for SFMOMA for their fabulous new Photographic Interpretive Center, this animation by Drew Christie tells the life story of pioneering mammoth plate photographer Carlton Watkins. “Carleton E. Watkins came to California around 1851 from the small New York town of Oneonta, one of a hundred thousand hopeful young men migrating west that year in… Read More Carlton Watkins “Peaks and Perils”
Artist Spotlight: Alison Rossiter
Gevaert Gevaluxe Papier Velours, exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1930
Alison Rossiter is represented by Yossi Milo Gallery in New York and had her first show there in 2010 but I think I first saw and was drawn to her work years earlier. I was so taken, I came home and immediately emailed her to see if her pieces were available. Since that time and more recently, I saw some of her work at the SFMOMA’s About Time show currently on view. Rossiter’s work is especially exciting, in my opinion, to photographers who have worked in the darkroom and are in love with the luscious silver gelatin papers of days gone bye. SFMOMA has interviewed Rossiter about her work (see below).… Read More Artist Spotlight: Alison Rossiter
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige collaborate as filmmakers and artists, producing cinematic and visual artwork that interwine. For the last 15 years, they have focused on the images, representations and history of their home country, Lebanon and questioned the fabrication of imaginaries in the region and beyond. During the Summer of 2016, I saw a… Read More Artist Spotlight: Hadjithomas & Joreige
The Fall 2016 line up for “PH52: Photographers and Their Images” featuring professional photographers who come to lecture and show their work at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Monday nights throughout the year has been announced. Be sure to register for this one unit course to secure your seat. This series of lectures is available to be… Read More PH52 Fall 2016 Lecture Series “Photographers and Their Images” Announced