Archive for the 'Photography' Category

Aug 31 2014

My Periods

Categorized under Moi,Photography,Travel

I recently posted a series of photographs on Instagram and Facebook. They were all pictures of me — some self-portraits and some taken by other people — from 1979 to 2000. I called them “retroselfies” and categorized each as being from a certain “period” of my life. I posted one a day for about two [...]

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Jan 31 2012

Vivian Maier in Quebec, Part 2

Categorized under Culture,Photography

Last week I wrote about Vivian Maier and how I had determined the exact location of a photograph she made in Quebec City at some point in the 1950s. I indicated that I know of another Vivian Maier photograph also taken in Quebec City, but that I could not determine the exact location. Well, dear [...]

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Jan 24 2012

Vivian Maier in Quebec

Categorized under Photography

Vivian Maier was a street photographer who worked in obscurity from the 1950s until she died at 83 in 2009. Her work was “discovered,” quite literally, only days before her death, and since then much has been written about her and it. If you’re not familiar with the story, this roughly ten minute video from [...]

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Jan 05 2011

Street Scene: Montreal and Beyond

Categorized under Photography,Weblogs

It’s 2011, so the natural thing to do is launch a new photo blog! Announcing Street Scene: Montreal and Beyond, a new street photography blog from yours truly. I know you’re all just boiling over with questions, so I have put together this handy FAQ to handle all your WTFs. Street Scene FAQ Q: Where [...]

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Aug 15 2010

Cleaning Up J.D. Salinger

Categorized under Moi,Photography,Writing

The subtitle of this post, if there were one, would be “Why I’ll Never Write that Novel, # 132.” A few weeks ago, Hollywood screenwriter Shane Salerno, who is working on a documentary about J.D. Salinger, released a low resolution image of what he called a “never seen before” photograph of the famously reclusive late [...]

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Jun 23 2010

Against HDR

Categorized under Culture,Photography

June 26th is International HDR Day. HDR refers to “High Dynamic Range” a style of photography in which several different exposures of a single scene – usually one under-exposed, one normally exposed, and one over-exposed – are combined into a single image that supposedly shows all the shadow detail without any blown highlights. The software [...]

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Apr 27 2010

Free Tulip Wallpaper

Categorized under Photography,Web/Tech

On this blustery and unseasonably cold day, I offer you another free springy wallpaper for your computer. This is a photograph of a tulip that I took in our front garden just a few days ago. It makes a great wallpaper because it is colorful, cheerful, and has a fuzzy, uncluttered area all around the [...]

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