Guests: Emerson Kim & Mike Burton
Hosts: Carlos Arrieta & Audrey Jones
In this episode, Bay Area photographers Emerson Kim and Mike Burton talk to us about starting their new photographic businesses here in San Francisco, City Hall Photos and Adept Photography. They also share their unique views on photography, all while Audrey reminds us to go the dentist.
Photo Books Mentioned:
CYCLOPS - ALBERT WATSON
This first-ever collection of photographs from one of today's most talented and versatile image makers represents a quarter of a century's worth of photographic exploration. "Watson stands in a small elite group of photographers who are constantly and internationally sought after."--American Photographer. 235 duotone photos; 5 gatefolds.
STRANGERS PASSING - JOEL STERNFELD
Over a period of 15 years, Joel Sternfeld travelled across America and took portrait photographs that form, in Douglas R. Nickel's words, "an intelligent, unscientific, interpretive sampling of what Americans looked like at the century's end." Unlike historical portraits which represent significant people in staged surroundings, Sternfeld's subjects are uncannily normal: a banker having an evening meal, a teenager collecting shopping carts in a parking lot, a homeless man holding his bedding. Using August Sander's classic photograph of three peasants on their way to a dance as a starting point, Sternfeld employed a conceptual strategy that amounts to a new theory of the portrait, which might be termed The Circumstantial Portrait. What happens when we encounter the other in the midst of a circumstance? What presumptions, if any, are valid? What, if anything, can be known of the other from a photographic portrait?
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