More and more the Smithsonian is becoming one of my favorite magazines "of photography". It is NOT a dedicated photography magazine, but has some of the most interesting articles about photography that I read today.
This Issue, June 2005, has an article titled, "Animal Magnetism" (p.72) with work - stunning work - by Gregory Colbert.
As a side comment, quoting, "Surely you're bound to wonder, were these images digitized, collared, somehow toyed with? No, says Colbert,..."
Interesting, EFFECTIVE use of sepia toning.
A question in my mind, has been settled once and for all. The article refers to Colbert: "The artist himself appears --- dancing with whales, swimming an underwater duet with a girl, looking priestlike in an ancient temple... (contained in an accompanying motion picture run at the exhibition of his work, "Ashes and Snow"' currently underway at a pier on the Hudson River, in Manhattan.) The Smithsonian calls Colbert, a PHOTOGRAPHER, an ARTIST. If that is good enough for the Simthsonian, it is certainly good enough for me.