Hurricane Sandy On Second Avenue; Reminiscent of Newfoundland Storm

29 Oct
Hurricane Sandy On Second Avenue; Reminiscent of Newfoundland Storm

As the winds howl outside the Second Avenue Manse due to hurricane Sandy, I’m reminded of the hurricane or remnants of one that hit Long Island–Newfoundland, that is–about four years ago. As the then storm started to move up the coast, catching flights and connecting at Halifax became crucial.  As I just arrived at a house I

25 Oct
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center Removes Betsy Schneider Photograph

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center Takes Down Photograph by Artist Betsy Schneider Here are two articles that are covering this: Huffington Post: Artists And National Organizations Claim Censorship At Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan Press: JMKAC criticized for pulling photo display of nude child  

25 Oct
What is the future of fine art photography in a digital age?

In the age of camera’s being truly ubiquitous due to inclusion in every “smart” phone, and the increasing popularity of viewing images on tablet devices, what is the future of fine art photography? In a way, for the fine art photographer, using a phone’s camera is similar to the development of the small handheld 35mm

25 Oct
Chelsea Art Gallery Openings Fall 2012 Listing

Here are a few of the Chelsea art gallery openings that are worth a stop: Dan Perjovschi “Exit Strategy” at Lombard-Freid Projects 19 street: 518 West 19th , 6-8pm Eberhard Havekost at Anton Kern 20 street: 532 W 20 street, 6-8pm Olafur Eliasson “Volcanoes and shelters” at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 21 street: 521 W 21 street, 6-8pm Roland Flexner

18 Oct
Arm Chair Photographer: Doug Rickard at Yossi Milo Gallery

Arm Chair Photographer: Doug Rickard Chelsea’s art openings started  with Doug Rickard’s photographs at Yossi Milo Gallery.  Although I’ve seen several of Rickard’s images at MoMA last year, these photographs resonated for me now and I enjoyed them. They depict squalid corners of major American cities: Detroit, Buffalo, Baltimore, as well as a few minor towns,

16 Oct
Fine Art Photography Museum Opening with Catherine Opie, Steve Giovinco, Ryan McGinley

Show Opens October 16, 2012 Museum Showing Nature of Family and Changing Role of Contemporary Photography, with Catherine Opie, Steve Giovinco, Ryan McGinley, Others Although the show opened, the official kick-off is October 16, 2012.  Several of my fine art photographs are included in a museum exhibition with Catherine Opie, Ryan McGinley, Patty Chang, David Hilliard, Tierney Gearon, Chris Verene, Justine Kurland and others. ”The Kids

13 Oct
Evening at the Metropolitan Museum: Regarding Warhol, Sixty Artists, Fifty Years; Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Briefly, a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a Saturday night when it’s open late is a nice treat, and has become a minor ritual of mine.  Usually, I like to go for less than an hour: that way I don’t get overwhelmed. Of note is evening where: Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, a