I didn't know Bill Rauhauser personally; I never took any of his classes, and never really got to hear him speak at length on his life and work. But I did meet him a few times; once at The Book Beat in Oak Park, a place where I've spent countless hours browsing and reading since … Continue reading Bill Rauhauser (1918-2017): Respect the Legend
On clichés and identity as a photographer
I find that quite often, critics, "curators" and members within certain photographic genres love to appoint themselves as authorities on a given subject, constructing their own rigidity around what they feel is a valid identity for "their" genre (as if they own it), while dismissing what they see as illegitimate. In the case of street … Continue reading On clichés and identity as a photographer
Nerd Notes: Focal Length and The Paradox of Choice
Ok, so before I get started, I have to warn you that this is a somewhat technical post (hence the name, "Nerd Notes"). Since I'm a technical guy by training, I have a built-in (though not quite morbid) curiosity around data. The stuff below is not for the faint of heart if you are averse … Continue reading Nerd Notes: Focal Length and The Paradox of Choice
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