Last night I got a long comment from a woman named Jessalyn, the "Accountant, Kansas" in Sanders McNew's multi-frame portrait I featured as a "Random Excellence" last week. I've added her thoughts to the original post as a "Featured Comment."
For those of you who were following the photobooks postings a few days ago, I should mention that I got many requests for a list of great books that are readily available now, so we'll be following through on that.
The problem with such a list, it seemed to me, is that, if I write the list, then it just reflects my taste and judgment. Setting aside the obvious fact that my taste and judgment is part of the reason you come here, I thought I could get around the limitation by asking some other critics to write their own lists, and I'm happy to say that several have prepared lists for us. So once I get mine done, you will have at least four different perspectives on the matter. Some time toward the end of the month, probably.
I'm still working on that updated "Recommended Cameras" list (it's tough, because I don't have easy access to lots of cameras, so it takes quite a bit of old-fashioned shoe leather to go see these things), and yes, we will be posting more about the Pentax K20, sooner or later.
We will publish a critique of the Olympus E-3 by Eamon Hickey on Monday.
Finally, I wanted to say that I'm aware that some people are having trouble with the site loading slowly, especially on mobile devices. I'm obviously not going to get rid of the display ads on the page, but there are some things I could do to simplify the page and make it load more efficiently, and I'll be looking into implementing some of those ideas. This is probably more long-term than short-term, but at least you know I care.
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