Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Candid Frame #45 - Kim Komenich


Kim Komenich is currently a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle where he has worked since 1982. He is also a co-founder of the San Francisco Exposure Gallery, a non-profit venue for issue-based documentary photography that opened in March of 2003. He received the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Philippine revolution, the World Press Photo award for news picture stories and the SPJ distinguished service award.

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Kim Komenich recommends the work of Josef Koudelka.

Book Recommendation: Koudelka by Robert Delpire.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Candid Frame #44 - My Next Step

Due to some unexpected technical difficulties, I am offering, not an interview, by a short rant of where I am today in my photographic career. Once I have resolved the tech problems, I'm experiencing, I hope to be back with our normal schedule of interviews with some of the world's best photographers.

Here is a link to the new website and to on-going blog.

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Book Recommendation: Art & Fear by David Bayles & Ted Orland

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Candid Frame #43 - Brenda Tharp


Brenda Tharp specializes in location, nature and travel photography. She has llama-trekked, sea-kayaked, flown in helicopters and hot-air balloons, cycled, and hiked to get her photographs. Those images have appeared on the pages of Adventure West, Alaska Airlines, Audubon, Discovery, Forbes, Navigator, Sierra, Sunset and Travel Holiday magazines, along with many others. Her images have also been published in books by Chronicle, Michelin, National Geographic, Sierra Club, and others.

She photographed the award-winning books Muir Woods: Redwood Refuge, and Marin Headlands: Portals of Time, (GGNPA). She wrote and photographed the book Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography (Amphoto 2003). Her commercial clients include those in the educational and travel markets, along with book publishers, corporations, design and advertising agencies. You can see more of her work by visiting her website.

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Brenda Tharp recommends the work of Sam Abell.

Book Recommendation: Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography by Brenda Tharp.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Candid Frame #42 - Sean Arbabi


Sean Arbabi is a commercial photographer specializing in adventure, lifestyle, nature, & travel - for advertising, corporate, & editorial clients. He has had freelance & contracted assignments with over 250 publications and 125 companies worldwide.

Credits include American Express, Backpacker, California Division of Tourism, The Daily Telegraph, Endless Vacation, Fuji Film USA, GEO Germany, Inside Sport-Australia, JC Penny, Microsoft, National Geographic Adventure & Traveler, The New York Times, Newsweek, Nikon Inc., The North Face, Outside, Random House, REI, Runner's World, Sports Illustrated, Timex, Via magazine, & Woodbridge wines. Sean has shot over 200 assignments for Sunset, & authored numerous feature articles displaying his photography.

A native Californian, his family moved to Iran in 1972, & after living in Tehran for four years, returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1976 where Sean makes his home todaywith his wife and two cutie-patutie daughters.

You can see more of his work by visiting his website.

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Sean Arbabi recommends the work of James Nachtwey.

Book Recommendation: Inferno by James Nachtwey.

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Candid Frame #41 - Dulce Pinzon



Dulce Pinzon is a young Mexican artist living in the US, whose "The Real Stories of the Superheroes" is a series of portraits of latino immigrants in the guises of famous Mexican and American superheroes. The striking portraits have drawn much attention for their unusual take on the issue of the role of immigrants in today's society with a bite of satire.

Her work has been published and exhibited in Mexico, the US, Australia, Argentina and Europe. Dulce is a 2006 fellow in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
You can view her work by visiting her website.

Dulce Pinzon recommends the work of Loretta Lux.

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Book Recommendation: Tina Modotti & Edward Weston: The Mexico Years
by Sarah Lowe

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Candid Frame #40 - Dennis Keeley


Dennis Keeley is an photographer, artist and educator who is currently the chair of the photography & imaging department at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His photographic work has included hundred of CD covers for jazz, hip-hop and rock performers. His fine art projects have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums. He is the Western Regional Co Chair of the Society for Photographic Education. You can view his images by visiting his website.

Dennis Keeley recommends the work of Mark Klett.

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Book Recommendation: Early Twentieth Century Hand-painted Photography by Michael Ivankovich.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Candid Frame #39 - Alison Overton


Alison Overton is a fine-art photographer who blends the qualities of photography and painting in her moody, gothic landscapes. Using cameras as simple as the toy-like Holga and transparent oils, she transforms her photographs into something more than a document of a scene.

A native of North Carolina , she was been awarded Regional Artists Project Grants for 2000-2001 and 2003-2004 from the North Carolina Arts Council. Her work has been exhibited in New York City, Colorado, West Virginia, South Carolina, Virginia and in over 75 exhibits in North Carolina. You can discover her work by visiting her website.

Alison recommends the work of Alan Dehmer.

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Book Recommendation: Early Twentieth Century Hand-painted Photography by Michael Ivankovich.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Candid Frame #38 - Matthew Gregory Hollis


Matthew Gregory Hollis is a Chicago-based photographer whose images explore the territory of sexuality, race and masculinity. His images are both beautiful and striking, while at the same time challenging assumptions of race and sex. Whether creating black and white or color photographs, Matthew is a photographer who isn't shy about using his personal experiences to inspire his imagery. You can find more of his work by visiting his website.

Matthew Gregory Hollis recommends the work of Duanne Michals.

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Book Recommendation:Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present by Deborah Willis.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Candid Frame #37 - Emilio Banuelos


Emilio Banuelos is a freelance documentary photographer based in San Francisco. After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism. Emilio’s documentary work about religious rituals in Mexico earned him a fellowship from the Poynter Institute, an award from the College Photographer of the Year competition, and the Marty Forscher Fellowship for Humanistic Photography. He is also the editor of the online photography magazine, Black Boots Ink. You can discover more of his work by visiting his website.

Emilio Banuelos recommends the work of Danny Lyon.

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Book Recommendation: The Bikeriders by Danny Lyons.

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Candid Frame #36 - Christine Hauber


Christine Hauber is a portrait photographer who for three years traveled the country documenting the working men and women of America. The images that make up Working in the USA is a selection of amazing portraits of craftsman and tradesman that reflect a side of American culture that is slowly disappearing. Her work is an important document of today's America as well as beautiful photography. To view more of her work including her infra-red landscapes please visit her website.

Christine Hauber recommends the work of Allison Overton.

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Book Recommendation: Working in the USA by Christine Hauber

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Candid Frame #35 - Michael Wood


Michael Wood worked as an award winning commercial photographer in Toronto for 18 years. In 1979, while becoming increasingly frustrated with the manipulation of perception involved in conventional photography, Michael began to combine his photographic training, meditation experience and the Dharma Art Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa. He now teaches a Miksang photographic workshop which embodies these principles. You can view some of his images by visiting this website.

Michael Wood recommends the work of Julie DuBose.

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Book Recommendation: The Tao of Photography: Seeing Beyond Seeing by Philippe L. Gross & S.I. Shapiro.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Candid Frame #34 - Craig Tanner


Craig Tanner is an amazing photographer, educator and founding member of the Radiant Vista, a group that provides photographic workshops and seminars as well as one of the best photo-related websites available today. As well as having created a career in the world of advertising and corporate photography, his personal work exemplifies how the use of color and gesture can bring out the special qualities of a person, place or moment. You can discover more of his work by visiting his website or by visiting his Light Diary. To discover more about the podcasts, video tutorials and workshops visit the Radiant Vista .

Craig Tanner recommends the work of David Muench and Sebastiao Salgado

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Book Recommendation: End of Polio by Sebastiao Salgado.

Friday, May 18, 2007

The Candid Frame #33 - Joel Grey


Joel Grey is the award-winning actor who has had a stellar career both on stage and screen. However, for the last thirty years he has also been an avid photographer who has published two books of photography including his latest, Looking Hard at Unexamined Things. He has an eye for making striking and beautiful images of the very subjects that most of us walk or drive by every day. With the passion of an enthusiast, he has created a fascinating collection of images. You can explore more of his images by visiting his website.

Joel Grey recommends the work of Andy Goldsworthy.

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Book Recommendation: Looking Hard at Unexamined Things by Joel Grey.