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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Dec 30, 2014 0 comments

The kinds of commercial images Ann Elliott Cutting is likely to be called on to create for her clients are interpretive, fanciful, or elaborate illustrations of ideas and concepts. Or, in some cases, they’re all of those adjectives combined into one image. In other words, “create” is exactly the right word for what she does.

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Oct 01, 2006 3 comments

"We jump off the plane in the middle of the afternoon and there are buses waiting to take us to the first sightseeing destination," travel photographer Bob Krist says. "Meanwhile, an unseen crew takes our luggage to the hotel. When we get back to the hotel in the late afternoon our luggage is in our rooms. We eat dinner. The next day is a full day on site. The...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

I mean, how hard can it be?
The subjects don't move. They pose patiently and endlessly. They
show up when they're supposed to and will pretty much give you
the same look today that they gave yesterday.Archit...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 01, 2008 0 comments

Anyone who's watched Mark Steines co-anchor Entertainment Tonight knows he's remarkably at ease in front of the camera. Thing is, he may be even more comfortable behind it, especially if that camera is his digital SLR.

Not only that, he may be happier back there.

It is, after all, where he began. "Photography's...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jul 01, 2009 14 comments

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present to you the noted nature and wildlife photographer Kevin Schafer, a man who may well serve as a role model for the pack rats among us; a man who faced his demons and trashed them.

Here we salute Kevin not for his outstanding photography—he is a recipient of the North American Nature Photography Association’s Outstanding Nature...

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...


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