Hello from Maui

In Books, Influences, News & Stuff, Resources, Travel by David22 Comments

iPhone shot of dolphins swimming under the bow of the zodiac. Maui. A quick note to say hello. Kind of feeling guilty for being here and not dropping a line. We’ve been having an amazing time here -yesterday I spent the day in a zodiac off the coast of Lanai, a small island itself just off the coast of Maui. …

Captivated by Erwitt.

In Influences by David33 Comments

Copyright Elliott Erwitt. During my time in NYC I met Elliott Erwitt again. Not in person, but through his work. It’s been a couple years since I first looked at Erwitt’s work and for some reason seeing it this time made a significantly different impression on me. In fact, Erwitt kept popping up. The first time was in the Chelsea …

We Need More Obsessions

In Books, Images, Influences, Uncategorized, VisionMongers by David9 Comments

The cover of Paul Nicklen’s new book, Polar Obsession. I’m captivated by Paul Nicklen and his work right now. His book, Polar Obsession, is on its way from Amazon and I can’t wait until it arrives. I haven’t been this excited about a book coming my way for a while. I might even be more excited about this one arriving …

Quoted: Richard Avedon

In Influences, Quoted by David16 Comments

Richard Avedon, Self Portrait. 1923-2004 “I hate cameras. They interfere, they’re always in the way. I wish: if I could just work with my eyes alone. To get a satisfactory print, one that contains all that you intended, is very often more difficult and dangerous than the sitting itself. When I’m photographing, I immediately know when I’ve got the image …

Get A Life.

In Books, Influences, News & Stuff, Quoted, Vision Is Better by David14 Comments

There’s this great story about William Shatner ( aka Capt Kirk aka the Priceline.com guy) at a Star Trek convention. Clearly a bit put off by his fans he yelled at them to “Get a life!” Ok, not much of a story, more like a cautionary tale about biting the hand that feeds you, but I’ve always liked it. And …

Paint With Time – Darwin Wiggett

In Influences, News & Stuff, Thoughts & Theory, Tutorials &Technique, Vision Is Better by David9 Comments

My friend Darwin Wiggett is one of those impossibly talented photographers whose work I can look at for hours. Very different from my own work, his landscape work is gorgeous and always moves me. After yesterday’s post I thought I’d go back to Darwin’s site and spend some time there – particularily looking at the way in which he uses …

Go Back To Oz

In Books, Images, Influences, News & Stuff, Photographs & Photoshopping by David3 Comments

One of my favourite how-to books is Vincent Versace’s excellent Welcome To Oz, A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop. (For the book go HERE, for the DVD series, look HERE. ) It’s unlike anything else out there and was a real eye-opener for me. If you’re not familiar with it, or with Vincent Versace, I suggest you …

Monday Resource Roundup – Updated

In GEAR, Influences, News & Stuff by David3 Comments

A hodge-podge to start the week. Photoshop World in Boston is over. And I missed it. And friends like RC kept twittering about what a great time they were having. Way to rub it in. Anyways, PSW happens on the west coast in Las Vegas this September October and I’m plannig to be there. Now that PSW Boston is wrapped …