Saturday, November 21, 2009

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

Painting by Gerhard Richter, 1966

Digital Photograph by Michael Somoroff, 2004

I don't know; what do you think? It might be flattery but it might also be thievery.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In honor of Veteran's Day ...

Photograph of General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking to paratroopers before they are to be dropped behind enemy lines at Normandy for the D-Day invasion. Many of them did not survive.

Photographer Unknown.

To all Veterans, we salute you, and thank you. Godspeed.

War Photography

“I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer 'til the end of my life.”

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I relate!

I concur with the sentiment expressed in this shot.
(Hooray Yankees!)

Fans in Times Square after the Yankees win the World Series.
© Associated Press

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nick Brandt / making it your own

You've seen one photograph of a lion, and well, you've probably seen it a million times -- it is pretty tough to not get the same kind of shot if you're lucky enough to go on safari.

HOWEVER, in the case of Nick Brandt, the virtual stamping of his name consistently from one photograph to the next is one wonder unto itself. Even more astounding is the intimacy and almost human like quality of these magnificent animals that he is able to capture. It is as if he establishes a rapport with them and he gets not only their permission but garners their cooperation.