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    the photos of A. Aubrey Bodine

    I've seen some of his work in an article in B&W mag, as well as
    in the ads section in the back. Here's a set of 50 taken in
    Baltimore, quite a nice selection:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertai...0.photogallery

    -Tim

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    I enjoyed looking at those pictures. Thanks for the heads up!

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    The man was good!
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    Moma don't take my Kodachrome away!
    Oops, Kodak just did!


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    I've been a fan for years and have several of his books. They appear on eBay from time to time and are well worth buying. The most recent one that I know of is Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country, edited by Jennifer B. Bodine, and published by Tidewater Publishers, I have the second edition, from 2006. The modernists tried for many years to keep the work of Pictorialists like Bodine out of galleries, but in recent years Pictorialism seems to have come out into the open again.
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the photos. Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzy View Post
    I've been a fan for years and have several of his books. They appear on eBay from time to time and are well worth buying. The most recent one that I know of is Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country, edited by Jennifer B. Bodine, and published by Tidewater Publishers, I have the second edition, from 2006. The modernists tried for many years to keep the work of Pictorialists like Bodine out of galleries, but in recent years Pictorialism seems to have come out into the open again.
    Whie I don't disagree with your premise, I don't think there is a better example of modernism than the first photo of the series
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzy View Post
    I've been a fan for years and have several of his books. They appear on eBay from time to time and are well worth buying. The most recent one that I know of is Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country, edited by Jennifer B. Bodine, and published by Tidewater Publishers, I have the second edition, from 2006. The modernists tried for many years to keep the work of Pictorialists like Bodine out of galleries, but in recent years Pictorialism seems to have come out into the open again.
    I'm curious, Charles: why do you call him a pictorialist?

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs View Post
    I'm curious, Charles: why do you call him a pictorialist?

    Mike
    Because that's how he's classified in Christian A. Peterson's After the Photo-Secession: American Pictorial Photography, 1910-1955, for openers. Everyone ought to read the Peterson book and discover the photographers Beaumont Newhall and Ansel Adams didn't want us to see. A Bodine print is on the book's cover.
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    I had first noticed his nautical images some of which have a
    'pictorialist' look to them - a little soft, glowing, 'wistful',

    But his interests allowed [or work demanded] a
    documentary style as well. He covered some ground...

    thanks, for the pictorialist reference...

    -Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzy View Post
    Because that's how he's classified in Christian A. Peterson's After the Photo-Secession: American Pictorial Photography, 1910-1955, for openers. Everyone ought to read the Peterson book and discover the photographers Beaumont Newhall and Ansel Adams didn't want us to see. A Bodine print is on the book's cover.
    Maybe I just don't like rigid, over-simplistic classifications, I don't know. I've seen his work before and especially like his photographs of ships and seascapes. Nevertheless, while some of his work does at least remind one of pictorialism, other of his work is documentary, other is thoroughly modern, and some would fit right into the F/64 philosophy. I haven't read Peterson's book and have no real interest in doing so, but just because some guy expresses an opinion in a book doesn't make it a fact to me. I'll just go on admiring Mr. Bodine as an excellent photographer and leave it at that, I guess.

    Everything goes in cycles, I think. Pictorialism is today's darling while modernism and especially the F/64 school is considered dowdy, old-fashioned, and out of touch. This was not always so and it is probably valuable to remember that it is unlikely to always remain the way it is today. I am not an admirer of pictorialism; it speaks greatly of Mr. Bodine's work that both you and I find much to admire of his work.

    Mike
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming– “Wow! What a Ride!”

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