New issue of LensWork

Discussion in 'Book, Magazine, Gallery Reviews, Shows & Contests' started by Jim Chinn, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. Jim Chinn

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    I want to reccomend reading the article by Brooks Jensen about his experiences with a 20 year photo project and what he learned about breaking many of the "rules" of photography. And as usual another great edition of work by others.
     
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    I read the article and then subscribed - that is the whole thing - isn't it? Seeing and communicating. I love big prints. But I also like something that is new and communicates something different. It is food for thought that i will need some time to integrate - thanks for the tip - I now subscribe to View Camera - Black & White Magazine and now ---- Lenswork.
     
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    LensWork has always been a great publication. I have always enjoyed the presentation of portfolios and discussions with the artists. I plan on purchasing the CD that contains issues from 1-40. For the price it seems like a real bargain for all the interviews and insights as well as the work presented.
     
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    It's a great piece, and I think I might order the folio.

    I've been very attracted to small folios and albums recently. I have a number of prints hanging around the apartment, but the thing that seems to draw people in the most is an album of 5x5" prints I've been accumulating on the coffee table. It's kind of like a diary, and most of the images are personal--friends, family, travel photos, and such--but in a nice book with thick handmade paper, and with the format of 5x5" b&w images providing some formal unity. The images are mounted with clear mounting corners.
     
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    It was a GREAT article.

    And it made me realize how stuck by the rules I have really been. For instance, I often think of including text with photographs with people so you can have a deeper sense of whom I have photographed. But I always thought it wasn't "right". And since I have been contact printing a lot lately, and contacting a lot of 4x5's, I had thought about putting them in portfolios instead of on the wall. And thought nah, they should be enlarged and be on the wall. Until I read Brook's piece.

    I love Lenswork. I look for it ever time it comes out, and I wish it were monthly.

    dgh
     
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    It is easy to get trapped by the so called "rules" or let your expression be influenced by what ever is the current flavor of the day. The article reinforces what I was taught once, that it is easy to hear all the noise and be influenced by the loudest voices, the secret is to learn to listen to your own creative voice and not be afraid to follow it, even if it goes against conventional wisdom.

    It seems so obvious, but in reality can be very challenging
     
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