Photo pick of the day

Ben Thomas From the Guardian (Text by Poppy Noor) These are real pics – Thomas shoots on bright sunny days and then manipulates the photos in Photoshop. “For his colourful Chroma series, Australian artist Ben Thomas photographs urban cityscapes: funfair rides and hot-dog stands are shot in pastel tones and edited in a fantastical way…

Conversation in the provinces

  I was taking pictures. Camera slung around my neck – the international sign of the tourist. A white man in his 70s stopped me on the street for a chat. Mussed grey hair, blue knit pullover, tired polar fleece jacket. Pudgy. Lonely. Lives in the next town over. Asked me where I was from….

Photo pick of the day

See all the photos from the new monograph edited by Robert Delpire. From the Magnum Photos website: “Kalvar’s work often showcases his sense of humor, pushing ordinary things to their logical but absurd conclusions. ‘In life, I float in a world of ambiguity, where meaning is multiple and far from clear’, he explains. “If I…

What a legend…

[photo by Vincent Tullo] Susan Unterberg funds women artists over 40. From the NY Times article by Robin Pogrebin: The gift is part of a grant program that has paid out a total of $5.5 million over the last 22 years to support underrecognized female artists over age 40. It is called Anonymous Was a Woman,…

The Yellow Shed

It’s all about the diagonals, the lines of tension anchoring the composition in place. The tree and the weeds on the roof in the background. The shadow on the left with the shadow on the right. The yellow plank extending to the right up top and the one nailed in place down below. The grey…