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Saturday, 22 August 2009

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Coincidentally, I had just finished viewing the Gonzalez piece when I read this post. Very fine work. Then I went to the Videnin show -- and I was just blown away.

Wonderful photographs! Thanks for the links Mike.

Thank you, beautiful.

You're welcome, handsome.

Wow, the David Gonzalez piece is terrific. I watched it full screen with the audio. I agree - would be just fine to go on three or five times longer.

I have followed David's work over the years. It is often poignant and beautiful. This new slideshow once again meets both of those criteria. Thanks for the link, Mike.

Two wonderful essays. Thanks for the heads up. Nothing to choose between them, artistically. Having said that, I find the tonal richness of the MF shots particularly appealing.

I note that Videnin used one of those old fangled Rolleis. He probably fell for their clever advertising ;)

LoL, Mike, it occurred to me before I let the send button rip..I left it alone because YOU, are, so, beautiful.

And yeah, I said "LoL", loud and proud because that's exctly what I did when I saw your response.

It gave me a great chuckle, David, thanks.

Mike

Hope Videnin uses a proper Rollei and not one of those all singin', all dancin' Rolleimagics

Oleg Videnin's work reminds me a little of August Sander's images. Good stuff.

God those were good.

You look at those and you know that digital b&w just isn't there yet. Milton Rogovin is another must see. Such Fine photographs and words. What a great voice

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/07/showcase-milton-rogovin/

I had the 16-35, Mike. I returned it for a 35mm 1.4 and rarely use anything else

Oleg took this with his 35mm. I would guess this is his Rollie.

http://www.photosight.ru/photos/2136/?from_member

This site has a large selection of his images.

Sean said, "I had the 16-35, Mike. I returned it for a 35mm 1.4 and rarely use anything else."

I love the 35/1.4; it's one of my most used lenses. If you want to have fun, try out the 24/1.4. Very similar "look" wide open, but enough of a wider angle of view to be noticeable.

The Canon 16-35 has quite noticeable chromatic aberration. Plan to be correcting the CR in Photoshop for just about every shot you take with it. The Nikon equivalent produces a much cleaner image. I own both, and just about stopped using the Canon after I got the Nikon. Now if Nikon would just release the D700X ...

Mike, why are we getting these equipment links at the ends of entries now? This is new, and I think I preferred the entries without these links. There really isn't any context to them.

"Mike, why are we getting these equipment links at the ends of entries now? This is new, and I think I preferred the entries without these links. There really isn't any context to them."

Carl,
They're ads, nothing more. Of course you can ignore 'em if you like.

Mike

Milton Rogovin is a national treasure. I actually grew up in Buffalo and I'm familiar with the neighborhoods he photographed. Circa 1960s – 1970s when he was most active these were rather scary high crime areas. Yet he didn't just photograph them, he lived there as part of the community.

Years ago I stumbled across a remaindered copy of The Forgotten Ones and was instantly hooked. You'll never find a better portrait of rust-belt urban neighborhoods.

Mike,

Thanks for the links. David's slideshow was particularly moving. The pictures and audio are wonderful and really brought home to me how much I miss my hometown. Every once in a while it really grabs me...

Best,
Adam

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