Friday usually means The Weekly Photo Challenge here at QH but not tonight. The #ICPEDUBOOKS signing ended just a few hours ago. I had a great deal of fun. The signing went very well. I have randomly grabbed a few shots – except for exposure adjustments they are just the way they came out of the camera.
I have way too many people to thank so let me just say that Winona Barton-Ballentine who taught this course and wrangled 12 very different folks into producing some seriously bad ass books, rocks.
It was great to see Susan Amy Rosenfeld, Jeff Antkowiak, Louise Pedno at the event and the support I received from Melanie Neilson, Kathy Gunst and Andra Watkins is very appreciated. A special shout out to Katherine and Abigail for putting up with me for the past four years…
Ever the promotional genius…notice the way I am showing the back cover of the book. (Thanks to Louise Pedno for the picture)
Join me and my talented colleagues this Friday, December 12, for our first book signing event. The event at the International Center of Photography will feature limited edition signed and numbered copies published by ICP.EDU Books. Editions range from 20-50 as the artist desired. (I personally went with 33). The event takes place at the ICP Museum Bookstore, 1133 6th Avenue, between 6p-7:30p.
Thank you for all the wonderful notes of support and encouragement around the book release.
I have spent the last 4 months going through my Hudson River archives to pick the 43 images for this release. I can truly say that this edition is a synthesis of the past 4 years of my work but the major emphasis is on images from 2011. Setting that boundary on myself meant that a number of my favorite images are not included. But it allowed me the freedom to go back and look at 2011 somewhat dispassionately and without the personal drama of that year. A number of “new” images populate the book, images I, inexplicably to me, passed over the first, second, third, and fourth time I approached this work. Other images, once favorites but since discarded, came back to the front and insisted on being included. Others have been on top from the beginning and stayed there.
Today’s image taken on 12/9/11 didn’t come close to making the final cut but I like it nonetheless because it is reminder that the Hudson is a working river.
Kristin Holcomb led her “Breakfast in Red Hook” Borough Walk through ICP this past Saturday. We were out for over five hours. If you walk with me you can see a few highlights from the first part of the day…
That is what they say. Sometimes though you need a sequence of pictures to tell the whole story.
There are 8 million tourists in the Naked City. On Friday night’s ICP Borough Walk I found the story of two of them:
Last Sunday I was the TA for the first of ICP’s fall Borough Walks. This one was led by the incomparable Andrew Lichtenstein, master of the Borough Walk. (Damn good photographer and raconteur, as well) We went all about the neighborhood: gentrified; gentrifying; unsure; and old school Williamsburg. Many extraordinary sites around every corner, as block by block the neighborhood shifted.
Take a walk with me.
I talked briefly yesterday about the “The Photographic Tools For Travel Photography” taught by David H Wells at ICP. He truly is a remarkable teacher. If he is doing a class or workshop in your area, take it. You can find his photo site here: http://davidhwells.com/ and his blog/educational site HERE: http://thewellspoint.com/
One thing David strongly recommended is to ask fellow photographers to give you their edit of your work. So I am asking you, my readers to jump in!
As I said yesterday we all, David, the class, and myself thought my work bordered or was street photography. As it happens I am in Wellfleet and thought I would ask your opinion. Which of the following do you think are street and which travel? Comments below or back channel are both appreciated.
Travel or street these young women should not be doing this. It is completely destructive of the dunes.
VOTE EARLY! VOTE OFTEN!