Issue No. 20
The Big Picture
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its ESPY awards, given annually to exceptional athletes, ESPN assigned Rick Chapman to shoot intimate black and white portraits of 25 winners for a limited edition portfolio to be auctioned off for charity. Linda Weber talks with the San Francisco–based photographer about his experiences.
It was not only a passion for music he had in common with Ansel Adams—he was Adams’s photographic assistant for four years. In a special Spotlight, he reflects on 50 years of creating metaphoric images—often inspired by the succulents he grows in his Marin County, California, garden.
In our ongoing collaboration with the French Ministry of Culture’s Patrimoine Photographique collection, we present works by one of that nation’s finest photographers.
An acute observer with an eye for the unusual in the cultures he encounters during his travels, he uses a variety of cameras and darkroom techniques to express his visions—recently he has put to good use a turn-of-the-century Kodak No. 1, a rotating-lens, panoramic camera he inherited from his father.
It’s the deeply felt experiences he had as a child roaming the woods near his home in rural Connecticut that still inspire him to capture the “strange and mysterious” he sees in the landscape.
She sees the zoo as a prison and the animals as prisoners—her images reflect her views, depicting a cold, dark world.
On annual trips to Mexico, leaving his commercial work, it takes him three days to retrain his eyes to “see things in a fine art way.”
Ane Fulton Alt
She uses the heart of a pig to create images exploring mysteries of the non-material world.
We spotlight one of Norway’s foremost black and white photographers, choosing a time-warp suite of images depicting the tools and machinery of an old forge.
At a time when so many photographers embrace the future of new technology, a few look back and find inspiration in the old ways. Goldkind chose the bromoil process, which satisfies her desire to work with a method where every print becomes truly unique.
Fascinated by the dramatic effects of pinhole photography, she makes cameras out of lunch boxes and Army surplus bullet cases.