No. 26 August 2003 : B&W : For Collectors of Fine Photography

Issue No. 26

  1. Regional Focus

    This issue’s 18-page feature article represents the first in a series focusing on the state of the art in various regions of the nation and the world. The primary reporter for the series is contributing editor Richard Pitnick—who for this first installment spent 10 days in Havana, the slave of his notebook and camera. Future articles will not always focus on such exotic locations as Cuba; the targets will vary between a city, such as Philadelphia, and an entire region, such as the Northwest.

  2. J. W. Collinge

    It gives us special gratification every time we are able to turn the spotlight on the work of a photographer passed over by time. In this issue, we feature the photography of California pictorialist J. W. Collinge, whose career spanned the first half of the 20th century.

  3. John Dugdale

    Nearly blinded by a serious illness, he lost all of his commercial clients but found a new vision as a fine art photographer.

  4. Rocky Schenck

    He seeks inspiration for his mysterious, otherworldly images at the threshold between perception and imagination. “Each photograph is like a still taken from a movie that exists not on film but rather in one’s memory,” writes novelist John Berendt.

  5. Ryan Weideman

    In 1981, this Californian loaded his worldly goods into a VW bug and headed for New York City. Finding his new life hard, he started driving a taxi to make ends meet—and soon discovered he could use the cab as his studio.

  6. Al Satterwhite

    We feature a few of numerous intriguing images from his days as a shooter for Life, Look, Sports Illustrated, and others.

  7. Stuart McCallum

    He says he has “things” to express, and he has never found a better way than through photography.

  8. Scott Alberts

    A storyboard artist for The Simpsons, he hones his visual skills shooting infrared in his spare time—relishing the interplay between highlights and shadows.

  9. Nick Brandt

    A director of commercials and music videos, with four for Michael Jackson to his credit, he found his fine-art niche while shooting for Jackson’s Earth Song in East Africa—wild animals, like they have never been photo-graphed before.

  10. Mark Baylin

    Drawn to the visual richness of Kubrick films, this Canadian seeks to capture images that express something different, “just a little off the wall.”

  11. Bruno Santos

    Looking to portray the transitory nature of human relationships, this Portuguese uses blurred motion pared with the strong contrasts of light and shadow.