Rock Solid Images From The 60’s
Oct01

Rock Solid Images From The 60’s

    An interview with famous 1960s rock photographer Baron Wolman appears in the October 2015 Shutterbug Magazine. Written by Blog Editor, Arthur H. Bleich, the piece took three years to make it into print. “It seems,” recalls Bleich, “that everything was conspiring against it ever being published.” The article was assigned in 2012 by Shutterbug’s then-editor, George Schaub, right in the middle of a move...

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“Pure Images” are a Myth
Jul20

“Pure Images” are a Myth

By Bryan Peterson –As the years have gone by, I have been pushing myself further and further away from the “obvious” photographic opportunities and more toward the “unseen,” as well as toward creating images from “scratch” (i.e., using props and/or models, and creating compositions that are in fact inspired in part by observing the world around me or simply writing down those ideas that seem to pop...

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Altering Reality– It’s Nothing New
Jan10

Altering Reality– It’s Nothing New

By Arthur H. Bleich– Critics of computer-altered images usually divide photography into two time periods: the honest analog days and the dishonest digital ones. If it were only that easy. Tinkering with images is as old as photography itself; it’s merely become more sophisticated. In the early days of photography, “spirit” photos depicted departed loved ones hovering near the living, and fairies were shown dancing in the woods. And...

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New Magazine Focuses on the Art and Craft of Photography
Nov10

New Magazine Focuses on the Art and Craft of Photography

The new issue of Shadow & Light Magazine is out and about.  Go to www.shadowandlightmagazine.com for to purchase either a single-issue or annual subscription. Shadow & Light magazine is an online photography magazine that couldn’t wait any longer to be published. It is the brainchild of Tim Anderson, the publisher/editor of Red Dog News, and the former publisher/managing editor of CameraArts magazine. Since CameraArts ceased...

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A Gold Mine Of American Images– Free!
Jun16

A Gold Mine Of American Images– Free!

By Arthur H. Bleich–   America, 1935. A land in the midst of a Great Depression. Drought and over-cultivation of farmland had spawned dust storms that stripped vital topsoil away. In a country that was predominately rural and small-town, the massive crop failure that ensued caused millions to lose their farms and homes. Blown out, baked out and broke, most were forced to drift aimlessly from place to place, looking for whatever work...

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Life in a Bubble
Dec04

Life in a Bubble

by Arthur H. Bleich– “I’m forever blowing bubbles, Pretty bubbles in the air.” From the hit song Life In A Bubble, 1919.     Backpacking in Ireland in 2006, Tom Storm, 32, remembers being part of the crowd at the Galway Festival when bubbles from a nearby vendor floated by him.   “I’ve always been keen on capturing reflections,” he recalls, “and I saw some in those bubbles.” He snapped off a few shots and thought no more about...

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