“Too Much Is Enough”: A Talk on Garry Winogrand
This is a fantastic talk by Tod Papageorge at SFMOMA about his friendship with the legendary American photographer. Papageorge’s comment and discussion about his work is fascinating and well worth a listen.
Not only a photographer, Papageorge’s writing on photography is respected across the world and I keep meaning to buy his book ‘Core Curriculum’ which is said to have some brilliant essays.
My Photo Books #2
Stephen Shore - Uncommon Places (The Complete Works)
My second book collection post is another re-issue of an older classic. Originally published in 1982, Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places documents his road trip around America in the early 1970’s. Perhaps second only to William Eggleston, Shore is often regarded as a major contributor in bringing colour photography into the ‘art’ market, and not just as a tool for advertisers.
His work is right up my alley and this book is up there with one of my favourites, along with Mitch Epstein’s American Power. His style has influenced many in the photographic world since, but very few come even close to his standard. The consistency of composition draws me to his pictures and the detail from the 8x10 negative leaves me looking around his images for quite a while!
The detailed interview within the book gives fantastic insight Shore’s travels and Seesaw Magazine also have an interesting interview from 2004.
Portfolio Site Updated
Not too many new images, just a bit of a sort out really. The next few months will involve me getting back to shooting around Liverpool, trying to challenge myself shooting (and developing) more B&W. The end of university is rapidly approaching, which should see me have a but more spare time!
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