Dialogues with Michelangelo - the Book

It got stuck in our craws. Side-by-side pairings of Sistine Chapel figures with our photographic interpretations never seemed a proper configuration for a dialogue. A number of ideas for unfolding books were tried. Barb's lightbulb went off and illuminated the solution: vellum....and another image is revealed.

We prepared a mockup for Review Santa Fe. It worked! Now how to bind it?


Dialogues with Michelangelo - Book Construction

Colleen Plumb lent us adhesive to make a "perfect binding," we figured good juju using Aperture to secure the pages while we bound them. Easy.

Modern Women Exhibit and Resource

Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art, an exhibition, book and excellent resource. Timeless information.

Tina Modotti. Roses, Mexico. 1924
Tina Modotti
Maya Deren. Meshes of the Afternoon. 1943
Maya Deren
Atsuko Tanaka. Untitled. 1964
Atsuko Tanaka

Kindred Spirit - Julia Kozerski

We happily joined Milwaukee photographer, Julia Kozerski at Review Santa Fe. Her newest work is a physical comparison with contemporary icons. Instead of assuming the trappings of authority and wisdom, Julia questions the dictates of the fashion industry. Stills from her video are featured on F-STOP photography magazine.

100 Most Influential Photographers of ALL TIME

Thirteen women photographs have made it to the top 100 most influential Photographers of All Time list.  Hmmmmm! Compiled by the UK's Professional Photographer, it's a bizarre list, for both ranking,  inclusion as well as omissions.  Sorry about that Dorthea Lange, Anna Atkins, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Imogene Cunningham, Lisette Model, Tina Modotti, Ilse Bing...to name just a few dead white women.

7. Diane Arbus American 1923-1971
Freaks, loners and people on the edges of society’s norms were Arbus‘s subjects. Her direct and simple portrait style and subject matter have inspired ever since. www.diane-arbus-photography.com

14. Cindy Sherman American 1954-
The ultimate self-portraitist, Sherman’s use of herself as the model was at the forefront of photography being recognised as art

22. Annie Leibovitz American 1949-
She started out as the staff photographer at Rolling Stone and is now at Vanity Fair. She’s shot everyone and her portraits define our times.

36. Nan Goldin American 1953-
The queen of grunge, Goldin turned her lens on her drug-using and transvestite friends to create shocking images that saw personal reportage re-born. www.artnet.com
47. Mary Ellen Mark American 1940-
Mary Ellen Mark started photographing the streets she lived in and developed into one of the world’s leading reportage photographers.
50. Corinne Day British 1965-
Influenced by Goldin and Clark and a close friend of Kate Moss, Corinne Day’s fashion images and personal reportage create controversy and commercial praise. www.corinneday.co.uk

70. Leni Riefenstahl German 1902-2003
The controversial photographer and film maker whose images from the 1936 Nazi Berlin Olympics have inspired photographers every where 

75. Sarah Moon British 1940-
Moon’s fashion and personal images have influenced every photographer who’s seen her work and marvelled at her use of colour.

78. Julia Margaret Cameron British 1815-1879
One of the few female photographic pioneers, Cameron photographed her family with very little technical expertise and created soulful sepia portraits that still inspire today.

80. Deborah Turbeville American 1938-
Turbeville bought a magical quality to her fashion and interiors work and popularised the use of grain to create atmosphere. www.deborahturbeville.com

83. Eve Arnold American 1912-2011
As a member of Magnum, Arnold used her gentle manner to create iconic images of the greatest movies of the last century. www.magnumphotos.com

84. Jane Bown British 1925-
The quiet newspaper photographer for The Observer who only uses one camera and takes exposure readings off the back of her hand. An inspiration and still shooting today.

94. . Helen Levitt American 1913-2009
Levitt only worked as a photographer for a short time over two specifically intense periods. The images she created then of children playing and the street life of New York are timeless. www.npr.org