Barry Tanenbaum

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

This website, Jack Neal offers this observation by the noted photographer Duane Michals: "I think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody's face in a...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

I'll never forget what Jason Schneider said. It was the mid-80s, and Sony was holding another press introduction of another version of the Mavica. Back then when you said the words "digital imaging," you were talking about Mavica, but...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

The assignment from Endless Vacation magazine was to photograph the Gullah and Geechee people of the sea islands off Georgia and South Carolina. "The magazine was interested in portraying a people who live and work in much the same way as their...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

Words matter.

Of course a writer's going to say that, but most photographers will agree that while the image carries the message, the words that accompany it can illuminate and interpret, and often increase the impact of the photograph. But...

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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: May 01, 2003 0 comments

Edge To Edge

Keep your eyes moving. That's good advice for any photographer, especially for an outdoor, nature, and adventure shooter. James Kay, whose work fits into those categories, is always looking for the best angles...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

Casual Observer

If you're a photographer, this is what you do.

It doesn't matter if you've drifted away from taking pictures, or turned your back, or burned out while trying to break through. One...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jul 01, 2002 0 comments

We had a theory that somewhere
in the career of many a pro photographer there's one photograph that marks
a turning point. It might be the one that brings the first recognition
or first sale; or the one with which she proves to herself that, yes...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: May 01, 2002 0 comments

Kevin Gilbert was in a hurry.
"I'm heading out for a six-week assignment," the globetrotting photographer
said to me over the phone about a year ago. So we made it a fast conversation.
I got the information I needed for the story I was working on, andth...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

He makes no bones about it: "Pretty pictures are what make the world work for me," Al Riccio says, and those are the pictures he always plans to take. He's in the right business, that's for sure. Actually, two businesses-wedding photography and the sale of images to...

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