Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I have a dream

Martin Luther King Jr.

"I have a dream". Martin Luther King Jr held this speech 50 years ago today at the (1963) March for Jobs and Freedom civil rights rally.

Beautiful reading here. More info here, here, here or here for example.

Friday, August 23, 2013


Still. By Debra Bloomfield, essay by Terry Tempest Williams. Chronicle Books, 2008. 136 pp., illustrated throughout, 11,75x12". Images from here.

Book description:

"Debra Bloomfield's hypnotic photographs provide a visual map of the powerful interplay between sea and sky.

Over the years, on a single lonesome stretch of beach, Bloomfield has captured an undeniably intimate portrait of the ocean at rest.

Almost impressionistic in their tone, this collection of 60 photographs chronicling seascapes smudging into a series of hazy horizons creates a striking contrast with what we've come to expect of ocean photography.

'Still' is a captivating and entrancing vision by a unique voice in contemporary photography."

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Looking at Los Angeles.

Looking at Los Angeles. Various photographers. Edited by Marla Hamburg Kennedy, Ben Stiller, Jane Brown and Craig Krull. Essays by David L. Ulin and the Los Angeles Conservancy. Metropolis, 2005. 250 pp., illustrated thoroughout, 14x11". Images from here.

Book description:

"'Looking at Los Angeles' is at once a lesson in history, architecture, style, and culture, and a remarkable visual and written tribute to one of America’s greatest cities.

Includes photographs by:

Robert Adams, John Baldessari, William Claxton, Will Connell, Joe Deal, John Divola, William Eggleston, Sam Fentress, Anthony Friedkin, John Humble, Dennis Keeley, Florian Maier-Aichen, Grant Mudford, Karin A. Mueller, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Stephen Shore, Julius Schulman, Joel Sternfeld, Timothy Street-Porter, John Swope, Andy Warhol, Julian Wasser, Robert Weingarten, Garry Winogrand, Max Yavno and others."