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Garry Winogrand at Jeu De Paume

Garry Winogrand at Jeu Du Paume

The Jeu de Paume presents the first retrospective in twenty-five years of the great American photographer, Garry Winogrand (1928–1984), who chronicled America in the post-war years. Winogrand is still relatively unknown because he left his work unfinished at the time of his death, but he is unquestionably one of the masters of American street photography, on a par with Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander and William Klein.

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Adore Noir issue #23 Special Issue

Adore Noir Special Portfolio Issue #23

Adore Noir Special Portfolio Issue #23

Stephen Wiessner’s series is taken on an island where fog and mist serve as part of the island’s photographic story; it was a previous convict penal establishment. The figures in the mist are both sharp and shaded, leaving us to fill in what might have once been.

Maureen Ruddy Burkhart’s photos take us into what is. Her series captures intimate moments in Kenyan life; the one with a young girl, with hands on her hips, staring back at the camera is particularly enchanting. Burkhart’s lens is the vehicle through which the humanity and joy of a marginalized people is shown. She says, “I hope viewers will see past the poverty without ignoring it.”

Frank Machalowski fools us for a minute, would a rhinoceros really be walking through those woods, a panda around the corner and a kangaroo jumping through what just might be one of Alice in Wonderland’s dreams.

Stuey B documents the “Remarkable Rocks” of Kangaroo Island, Australia, in his series, Still In Motion: “Here was a collection of enormous, eroded, granite boulders, sitting atop a dome of lava, spewed from the earth’s belly about 200 million years ago…it was only wind and rain that had since carved these rocks into what look like monumental Henry Moore sculptures.” Stuey’s photos capture the heaviness of the rocks, but along with their weight, there is an inexplicable lightness to their presence. The storms that have passed through them, the wind that blows over them and the rain that certainly pours over them has made them what they are. Changing. Slowly over time, just like most humans. We take our time with change, generally we don’t like it very much.

In Rupert Vandervell’s series, Man On Earth, he beautifully captures the “dramatic contrast between the
urban background and the small but important presence of human life.” His series portrays isolation in an ever growing population.

John Glynn talks about the iPhone and how the camera, apps and the most recent iPhone technology are able to deliver photos that would have normally not been possible without sophisticated camera equipment and software. The future of photography is not in question. There will always be pictures. They are integral to unraveling the mystery of what it means to be human.

source: Adore Noir

The Portfolio Special Issue is now available for download here!

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Portfolio review and photography workshop with Julio Mitchel

Portfolio review with Julio Mitchel

He is focussed, demanding, brutally honest.”… A. D. Coleman
He is also a health centered individual. He likes to exercise when he can, and he watches what he eats. He even takes a natural health supplement that has been working great for him. It is very effective and he speaks highly of it. If you would like to check it out, here you can find it at

In this private workshop you will learn how to tell a compelling story with your photographs.

Sign up for an intensive portfolio review and photography workshop lead by renowned photographer and educator Julio Mitchel. The workshop promises to be a deep critical evaluation of the participants’ work with guidance on starting a long-term project or direction for a project in progress

Julio Mitchel photography workshop and portfolio review

When: Date Sunday, February 8th 2015, 10.30am – 5pm. (One hour lunch break)
Where: 127 West 26th St. NYC. (Suite 402, Alan Barnett Studio).

A follow up, individual Skype 30-45 minute session to be scheduled 2-3 weeks later.
Fee: $695.00 (Individual Skype session included)
Admission limited to 4-6 participants.

Click here for info and registration details

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Asphalt Junkie – Markus Hartel iPad book app

Download Markus Hartel’s “asphalt” iPad book app on the iTunes app store now

as slick as it is dark. as polished as it is wild. outstanding work Markus!

Much like his work, Markus is a man of contrast. Tattooed knuckles, a mohawk and body piercings adorn a man who obviously bucks “the establishment”. His abandonment of a conventional corporate life and his reluctance to take on commercial work, stem from a personal refusal to compromise. Inspired by authenticity and story, Markus’ dedication doesn’t fit into a standard 9 to 5 cubicle and can’t be contrived by an art director for a campaign. Hartel says “I press the shutter button for myself, and not for the money. It’s not that I don’t occasionally shoot on spec… but any projects I take on must appeal to my aesthetic”.

Additional formats for smartphones and desktop computers will follow soon – stay tuned! Release date tba.

Visit Markus’ website to purchase handcrafted gallery quality prints.

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The Gods of Times Square

The Gods Of Times Square, Richard Sandler

The Gods Of Times Square, Richard SandlerThe Gods Of Times Square was shot over a six year period that witnessed a radical transformation of Times Square. Gone now are the mom and pop stores, squeezed out by a real estate gold rush. Gone too are the colorful characters who made Times Square a “speaker’s corner”. Only the most strident of religious zealots remain to warn of “eternal sin.” The Gods of Times Square thus records a time in New York City history when the place most identified with free speech and the soul of New York, changed from a democratic, interracial, common ground to a corporate controlled soulless theme park. The former versions of Times Square offered it’s congregants a place to air their thoughts and blow off a little steam, to rant about God and race on the one hand or buy sex or porn at the other end of the Times Square spectrum. Now the choices are fewer, the prices are higher, and the “sin” is gone. The fabled “white way” now plays host to the newest of Gods: Mickey, Minnie and Goofy on one corner, Bugs Daffy and Porky on the other… Gods help Times Square! – Richard Sandler

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Purchase the documentary film on demand on vimeo

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More Than the Rainbow

More Than the Rainbow, Matt Weber


After three decades turning his lens on New York City, taxi driver turned street photographer Matt Weber has seen it all. More Than the Rainbow not only chronicles the life and times of Weber, but becomes a vibrant conversation about the photographic medium, artistic expression, and New York City. There is no telling how many stories Weber has attempted to capture since he first started taking pictures out of the window of the cab he used to drive. But his quarter century-plus devotion to candidly depicting the lives of his fellow New Yorkers, many of them from the fringes of society, has yielded a remarkable document of a New York that most of us will never experience.

More Than the Rainbow, Matt Weber Shot partially in gorgeous 35mm and largely scored to the music of Thelonious Monk, More Than the Rainbow interweaves verité, still photography and revealing interviews with Weber and fellow photographers like Ralph Gibson, Zoe Strauss, and Eric Kroll, as well as designer Todd Oldham to create an evocative documentary that is a poetic celebration of the world’s greatest city and the individuals who walk its streets.

WINNER! Best Documentary- Coney Island Film Festival
A film by Dan Wechsler, 83 minutes, documentary, color, 2014

Purchase the “More Than the Rainbow” DVD on amazon

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The Eyes of the City – Richard Sandler iPad book app

"The Eyes of the City" Richard Sandler

Download Richard Sandler’s “The Eyes of the City” iPad book app on the iTunes app store now

Richard, as you know I have recently been following your great work. So nice to see real B&W images. Your iPad app works very well and simply shows your images, which is great and exactly what it should do.

New York City street photographer Richard Sandler was handed a Leica in 1977, a simple action that changed the vector of his life. He began photographing the streets of New York, tapping into the pulse of the 80s. “You are recording your time,” says Sandler. “You are looking for trends. If you are in the street, you see it. You see everything on the street.” From his 5th avenue furs to the graffiti strewn subways, Sandler brings the grit and the glamor of the Reagan era to the surface.

The iPad app features 136 black-and-white plates from 1977 to 2000, photographed by Richard Sandler in New York City and Boston. The app also features a 360° Pano VR view of Richard’s Leica M2, an audio interview and a teaser to his documentary “The Gods of Times Square”.

Additional formats for smartphones and desktop computers will follow soon – stay tuned! Release date tba.

Visit Richard’s website to purchase hand crafted darkroom prints.

Richard Sandler's Leica M
Richard Sandler’s Leica M2 has been with him since 1977
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CO&CO 10 Years German Corporate Graphic Design iPad app


Mad Men from Bochum, Germany

It all started in 2004, with a dream and 100% passion for corporate design and print, when Mirco Kurth, an award winning graphic designer started the print edition of a small magazine called “CO&CO”.

CO&CO is the moniker for Corporate and Collection and Mirco has published the mag in four annual issues since 2004, aptly named 100% Cyan, 100% Magenta, 100% Yellow and 100% Black.

We now present the 10-Year anniversary issue of CO&CO’s quarterly toolkit as an iPad app.

Graphic designers, advertising professionals, marketers and clients alike will be able to find inspiration in CO&CO’s 10-year anniversary edition.

All creative professionals, design agencies and graphic designers are welcome to share their work and industry secrets by submitting their brand artwork for upcoming CO&CO issues.

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Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter (b. 1923 in Pittsburgh) has only in recent years received his due as one of the great pioneers of color photography. This can perhaps be attributed to the fact that Leiter saw himself for a long time mainly as a painter.

After coming to New York in 1946, he exhibited alongside abstract expressionists like Willem de Kooning before beginning in the late 1940s to take photographs. Like Robert Frank or Helen Levitt, he found his motifs on the streets of New York, but at the same time was visibly interested in abstraction. Edward Steichen was one of the first to discover Leiter’s photography, showing it in the 1950s in two important exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Back then color photography was regarded as “low art,” fit only for advertising. Leiter accordingly worked primarily as a fashion photographer, for magazines such as Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar. Nearly forty years would go by before his extraordinary artistic color photography was rediscovered.

This book, published to mark the first major retrospective of Leiter’s work anywhere in the world, features for the first time, in addition to his early black and white and color images, his fashion photography, the overpainted nudes, as well as his paintings and sketchbooks.

Purchase Saul Leiter from Amazon