interview with Brouws. When I return from a trip there are usually a few pictures that get scanned and printed immediately, but generally I let photos sit in my file for one to two years before pulling them out again for analysis. I like the idea of shooting, creating a backlog, and then when the urge to do a book or an exhibition hits, you do an edit that refines the ideas you’ve been working with. Lee Friedlander had a great suggestion he gave to students he periodically worked with. He told them to have individual 11 x 14 boxes for each project they were working on. So let’s say you come back from a trip, and you’ve got three pictures for project A, 4 for project B, 6 for project C. After 5 years of doing this type of activity you go to any individual box and you probably have 30-40 pictures in each series ready to go. While I admire very project-driven photographers, who get in and get out in a short time span when doing their work, I personally need to take more time for it all to make sense to me.
Exit 24 off I-90, near Erie, Pennsylvania (2005) ©Jeff Brouws.
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Jeff Brouws - US Highways - Coffee Shop
Another Photo by Theo Gosselies. 'Little details that make life better'
Heinrich Kuhn - Children and Women on a Picnic - Musee D'Orsay Paris Most intriguing of all is Landscape. Picnic with its obvious resemblance to Le Ballon, Felix Vallotton's Nabi painting. In both images the artist's vantage point appears to be from a perch overhead in a balloon. Also, the humans appear to be chased by the shadows just as they plat at chases of their own, straw boaters punctuating the bright green of a summer day.
"Joni Sternbach was born in the Bronx, New York. … Sternbach uses both large format film & early photographic processes to create contemporary landscapes & seascapes. Her photography has taken her to some of the most desolate deserts in the American West to some of the most prized surf beaches in the world." "SurfLand is photographer Joni Sternbach‘s portrait project of surfing culture, shot on both coasts of the United States & Australia, using tintypes."
Joni Sternbach, Malibu 2010, Ben
Helen Levitt Untitled, NY, 1942