Nature photographer Eddie Soloway's name came up in a private multi-way email conversation I've been part of, and since the last three posts have been "dry" (no pictures) I thought our Friday needed some color.
I've been less and less attracted to straightahead naturey photography as I've gotten older, but it's a very important subgenre to many, and Eddie, whom I confess I'd never heard of before yesterday, has made a good career for himself, from what I'm hearing, with lots of fans, students, and followers. I like his quote in the "Gentle Edges" category: "There is a beautiful soft line that separates and connects sky and water." I also like how he plays with unsharpness of other kinds in some of his work.
Interestingly, along with his color nature work he practices photogravure, another of those increasingly fringe processes clinging to life out in a hostile environment. Makes him one of the good guys in my book.
Here's Eddie's website.
(Thanks to John, Carl, Lyle, Oren, and Tony)
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David Elesh: "I took a workshop with Eddie through Maine Media Workshops a few years ago and found it quite valuable. He encouraged us students to think in what I would call a painterly fashion, and I would describe his work as painterly. I find I can look at his work for long periods. I own two."
Pete F.: "Very nice work, it really appeals to me, and one of the better websites I've seen—clean, simple and effective. Mike, this is what I like best about TOP. Through you I find photographers, websites and books I would never find on my own. Thanks."