Issue No. 42
When James Dean and Roy Schatt worked together on a series of portraits for Life, the collaboration produced poignant images that perfectly capture the actor’s unique personality. Some of Schatt’s never-before-seen images, together with shots taken by Dean himself, were recently shown at the Lowe Galleries in Atlanta and Santa Monica. Richard Pitnick sets the stage.
Photographer Keith Fishman went to Louisiana as a Red Cross volunteer a few days after Katrina struck. He shares some of the images he brought back.
His roots in fine art photography can be traced directly back to West Coast greats. Ross initially studied with famed aerial landscape photographer William Garnett before serving as assistant to both Milton Halberstadt and Ansel Adams. Today, working out of Santa Fe, he has built a solid reputation as a master printer and one of our foremost practitioners of classic photography.
This Seattle photographer tends to favor locations in European cities like Rome, Paris and Venice—where he is drawn to the fascinating juxtapositions of new and old—over the “soft-box gloom“ of his hometown.
Claiming legendary photojournalist W. Eugene Smith as his ultimate source of inspiration, this Southern California-based photographer strives to emulate the master in his own self-assigned photojournalistic efforts. We focus on one of his fascinating portfolios depicting religious Easter processions in Sicilian towns.
“An undiscovered genius,“ he counted Edward and Brett Weston, Wynn Bullock, and Imogen Cunningham as friends and colleagues. Sidetracked by a teaching career, he eventually stopped photographing. A recent exhibition spotlights his virtually forgotten work from the early 1950s, made while he lived in Carmel.
Working out of Rochester, New York, he travels far and wide to search for the themes that attract him. “I‘m especially drawn to architectural subjects. I find that buildings tend to be filled with lots of shapes and textures and ambiance.”
This Atlanta-based photographer chooses moody, solitary subject matter, then uses digital technology to add the surrealistic effects he is looking for.
He has found a niche in soft-focus images of nudes that create impressions of the body rather than blatant statements.
He paints his young subjects with light, giving life to most unusual portraits, soulful and poetic.
Drawn to the bizarre, this trans-planted Aussie finds her models in the red-light district of Paris.
An interrupted career saw him leapfrog from a Sears-brand developing kit to digital cameras and printers.“What counts is the finished image.”