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Wednesday, 14 January 2009


If a few of those shots don't get any red-blooded photographer interested in Damascus, I don't know what will. To me it feels like a place of almost infinite photographic potential, with some of the kindest, most hospitable people I've met anywhere. Thanks for the link.

Thanks for this link! I really enjoyed his gallery. Thanks! :)

Really excellent work! Could you, Mike, ask Jay to publish an article in TOP about himself/his travels/his techniques? He doesn't seem to be a man of many words, but he has an email address, right? I would love to hear more about him...

Jay's photos are excellent. I only wish I knew more about him. The only thing I was able to find out from searching the web is that he's a teacher at Damascus Community School. I sent him an e-mail, so if he responds with anything of interest, aside from the photos themselves, I'll let you know.

Thank you for the comments, everyone. I would be happy to respond to questions of technique, background, etc. I'm not really a person of so few words, but this is the first time I've posted a website, and I can't quite work all the bugs out -- including text and captions with the photos. Things will improve when I get the hang of it. If anyone has specific questions, send me an email, and I'll get back to you. (Gordon, I did not receive your email, yet, but I will respond when I do.) Thanks again to all.


In addition to being a really strong body of work for the time-honoured reasons, there's something about Mr Kuhlmann's Damascus photos that's really appealing. I'm tempted to call it the finish, knowing how inappropriate that might sound--there's a crisp, sharp, dense look to them that I love.

Just for the record, I've sent two e-mails to Jay's gmail address with no answer. Whether he has received them or not I do not know. If Jay reads this, perhaps he'll respond with a paragraph or two describing how he works, what motivates him, etc. For the moment, the only thing that speaks for him is his work--but I would gladly settle for that if I have to.

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