Monthly Archives: December 2006

"This I Believe …"

Impromptu Saturday 6 Recently I was listening to yet another installment of NPR’s excellent segment, “This I believe….” It set me to thinking: if NPR were to ask me to contribute my oral essay on this subject, what would I … Continue reading

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Fine Art Nudes and Photo Manipulation

Two-fer I have read with some humor claims by some digital photographers that other than minor changes analogous to those one would perform in the “wet” darkroom they do not use Photoshop (or other tools) to manipulate their photos. I … Continue reading

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The Art of [Digital] Photography

Frustration 16 [Note: this longish essay deals with a topic important to me: is the digital photographer in some sense a sub-species, and a mutant one at that, of the “true” photographer? The photograph above is in a sense a … Continue reading

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Irving Penn, Beauty and an Earthly Body

Earthly Body 4 Today’s posting discusses a mélange of subjects, including Irving Penn, beauty as we perceive it, models’ ethics, and dealing with misrepresentation in fine art nude photography. Given that mix, and Earthly Body 4 shown above, some may … Continue reading

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