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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

The Blend

Why do it? Why join the technologies, film and digital, and go to work in the digital darkroom by scanning your 4x5 negatives into your computer?

Because you can. And because it's fun to...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jun 10, 2014 Published: Apr 01, 2014 0 comments
He didn’t set out to capture an icon in an image that’s instantly classic, but that’s pretty much what happened. “It was a walkabout on a foggy day,” Chris Ford says. “I sometimes like to shoot on foggy days in Manhattan, and I live on the Lower East Side, so getting down to the Brooklyn Bridge was relatively easy.”
Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

We're tempted to start
off with, "This man is a professional, don't try this at
home," but we won't. First because, strictly speaking, Dave
Frieder isn't a professional--photographyis...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jul 01, 2004 1 comments

It's a safe bet that Daryl Hawk won't be looking for an assistant any time soon. When he leaves family, friends, and the commercial, portrait, and advertising photography business he runs out of his Connecticut studio in order to pursue images...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Feb 01, 2007 2 comments

I went into this determined not to portray fine art photographer Chris Faust as some sort of oddity because, lo and behold, he still goes into the darkroom. And as a photography teacher, he encourages others to do it, too.

But when I said, "I'm not going to approach this story as if you were an oddity in the age of digital," he stopped me with...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jun 02, 2015 0 comments

We assumed the first thing Jim Graham does in order to create his elegant landscape images is decide how to isolate his subjects from distracting backgrounds to achieve the always-desired single subject, clearly defined.

We were wrong. The first thing he does is ask himself: What do I see? Then he asks: How do I use the camera to communicate the feeling I have about what I see?


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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

In the early days of digital imaging, we were promised much. Suppliers, manufacturers, photo writers, and early-adopter photographers talked about how digital would allow us do more with photographs. We'd be able to see them instantly, send them quickly, and, most important to the serious-minded among us, control them creatively. Digital cameras and the digital process would...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

A portrait is "a pictorial
representation," according to our dictionary. Right, but a bit
limited for our purposes; a snapshot is a pictorial representation,
but we ask a portrait to carry a bit morefreight.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jul 17, 2015 0 comments

Nope, editorial and advertising photographer Jody Dole doesn’t go down to the dump to look for subject matter. He’s more a flea market and tag sale type, and it was at the former that he met a picker who had, in Dole’s words, “really interesting junk—and an eye for interesting things.” Which is why Dole stops by at the guy’s place now and then, or vice versa, and an interesting thing or two changes hands.

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jul 01, 1999 0 comments

For years we've been asking professional photographers a variation of the same question: what does it take to be a pro? We may ask, "What's the secret of your success?" (as if it were a secret); or, simply, "What is it that...


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