Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Weekly Picture 103

Branches and Fog, Austin, TX, 12.19.2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Weekly Picture 102

Raiders, Highway 71, Austin, TX, 12.01.2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Weekly Picture 101

Nola and Terra, City Park, New Orleans, 11.21.2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Weekly Picture 100

Low Bow, Austin, Texas, 11.13.2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Weekly Picture 99

Couple Under Highway 71, Austin, TX, 11.01.2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Weekly Picture 98

Ghost, Austin, TX, 10.12.2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Weekly Picture 97

Checking for Loose Limbs, Austin, TX, 10.14.2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Weekly Picture 96

Archery Targets, Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo, Austin, TX, 10.7.2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Weekly Picture 95

Thade and Spit, Highway 71 and Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, 9.13.2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Weekly Picture 94

Blazer Tag Adventure Center, Highway 71, Austin, Texas

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Weekly Picture 93

Turkey, Dyer Automotive Lobby, Highway 71, Austin, Texas

Friday, September 14, 2007

Man and His Dog, Highway 71, Austin, TX, 9.13.2007

Mae in the Bucket, 9.7.2007

Reed Brantley Parr

Monday, September 10, 2007

Weekly Picture 92

Playground Gazebo, Austin, TX 9.8.2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Digital Versus Film.

A pretty technical take. link via kottke

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Victory Family Practice

Weekly Picture 91

PiƱata, Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX, 9.1.2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

The Pleasure of Your Company

Installation at Texas State University Gallery in ...And Introducing
(L to R) Stealth Bomber, July 4, 2002, Brooklyn New York, Ann and Red Ball Maine 2006, Heart, Greenpoint, Brooklyn 2006
Galaxy 2048, 7 Train, Long Island City, New York, 3.1.2007, Untitled, Humboldt Street, Brooklyn 10.19.2006

(L to R) Citgo, Roanoke, VA, 7.25.2007, See Yourself in Alabama, Alabama Border, 7.26.2007, Elephants, Tuscaluoosa, AL, 7.26.2007, Haase's Shoe Store, New Orleans, LA, 7.30.2007, White Balloon (Vertical), San Marcos, TX, 8.10.2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

Weekly Picture 90

Bingo, 290 at Manchaca, Austin, TX, 8.18.2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Nina Berman's Purple Hearts

Nina Berman's photographs of wounded returning American soldiers are on display at Jen Bekman Gallery.
She also has a new book. Link

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Weekly Picture 89

White Balloon, San Marcos, TX, 8.10.2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Weekly Picture 88

Citgo, Roanoke, VA, 7.25.2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Weekly Picture 87

Gael and Mae in Steven's Backyard Pool, Going Away Party for Mae, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 7.19.2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

John Szarkowski Dies at 81

John Szarkowski, a curator who almost single-handedly elevated photography’s status in the last half-century to that of a fine art, making his case in seminal writings and landmark exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, died in on Saturday in Pittsfield, Mass. He was 81. NYT times link

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Weekly Picture 86

Lifeguards, Gull, and Ann, Jacob Riis Beach, July 4th 2007, New York

Ann, Mae and I spent the day freezing on the beach today with our usual Independence Day accomplices: Terra, Derek, and Nola. The lifeguards were doing stretches to keep from frostbite. Good times, really.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lightroom 1.1 is here

Adobe released its new full version of Lightroom 1.1 on June 26th. Databases now called "Catalogs" are in a more robust form, and folders can be synced more easily between computers. New Develop features like Clarity and expanded Unsharp Mask type controls complete with a masking feature make it pretty interesting. And there is a lot more to recommend it.

The upgrade is free.

I had a bit of difficulty installing it at first. The installation kept failing. And then my 1.0 wouldn't even open. Yikes. I eventually threw out my installed version of LR and removed the icon from my dock, and then it worked perfectly. Upon starting 1.1 you will need to convert your old database (1.1 walks you through this) into the catalog format so you will need to navigate to it or else LR will make a new one by default with no info in it. Just read the dialog boxes carefully upon opening 1.1. It is a good idea before you begin the upgrade to open your 1.0 and back up your database before hand just in case 1.1 cant convert it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Weekly Picture 85

Two Chairs, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 6.12.2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Weekly Picture 84

Woman with Water Bottle, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue, Manhattan, 6.7.2007
©Barry Stone 2007

Saturday, June 9, 2007

They Came. They Conquered. They Posed.

A special photography issue of the Travel section in today's New York Times. link.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Google Street Views

Privacy advocates assert that Street View provides offensively candid photos of unwitting victims. An image taken on a San Francisco street shows a woman sitting in a truck with her underwear peeking out above her jeans.

Thanks, Marcy.


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Ink Jet Archival?

The preservation center at Canada’s national archive here might have the last word when it comes to keeping the color in color photography. link

More articles that appeared in the Times yesterday as a part of a special digital photography section here.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Weekly Picture 83

Weekly Picture 83: Unicorn, Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 5.17.2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

A Splash of Photo History Comes to Light

At first glance the two pictures seem to be gorgeous anachronisms, full-color blasts from the black-and-white world of 1908, the year Ford introduced the Model T and Theodore Roosevelt was nearing the end of his second term.

NY Times

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Weekly Picture 82

Log, Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 5.7.2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

Brandon Lattu at Leo Koenig Inc.

Ultimately, Photography is subversive not when it frightens, repels or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks...

- Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida

Leo Koenig Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of new photo-based works by Brandon Lattu. An extremely considered artist, for this exhibition, Lattu will be exhibiting works that have occupied his attention over the last several years. A conceptualist who uses photography, sculpture, and digitally based imagery, Lattu has carefully labored over the most intricate details of his images to produce works that seduce with a deceptively simple and elegant beauty. At the same time these images resonate on an equally powerful sentient level.
Link. Thanks, Julian.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Weekly Picture 81

Carwash 3759, Chelsea, NYC, 4.11.2007

Friday, May 4, 2007


Among the benefits of multiculturalism was an expanded field for photography. Until recently the only photographic view the Western art market acknowledged, or even knew about, was the Euro-American view. The assumption was that photographic depiction was a Western prerogative. The role of the rest of the world was to be exotic, “ethnic” subject. link

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Liz Deschenes

For several years, Deschenes has teased apart the photographic process in compelling ways, mixing and matching its steps in an attempt to explain the camera’s magic without diminishing it and to remind viewers of the viral proliferation of screens in contemporary life. link

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Weekly Picture 80

Skater with Hat, San Marcos, TX, 4.20.2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

Alec Soth on the Importance of Titles

Men might think about sex every seven seconds, but I think about project titles. There is no greater pleasure than lying on the couch, closing my eyes, and daydreaming about the perfect title.


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Stephen Shore on Leonard Lopate

Stephen Shore was promoting the Nature of Photographs on wnyc
Here is a slideshow from the book.

He will be signing copies of the book tonight at the
The Chelsea Barnes & Noble
675 Sixth Avenue, at 21st Street

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Report from Texas no.1

Luby's is Hiring, Skater, Roadside Tree,
Barry Stone, April 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007


Tall, handsome and rich would be one way to describe Sam Wagstaff, a legendary figure in the international art world of the 1970s and ’80s. Urbane is another. Iconoclastic, certainly. And glamorous, without a doubt. But the word that keeps cropping up in “Black White + Gray,” a new documentary about Mr. Wagstaff by a first-time director, James Crump, that will be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival next week, is “visionary.” Link Thanks, Deron.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Weekly Picture 79

Ghost, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 4.18.2007