Artists’ Aura


Arnold Newman’s portraits of the most loved and known artists of the 20th century, caught my eye at Howard Greenberg Gallery‘s booth at The Art Show
Visit Arnold Newman’s artist website here. Louise_Nevelson,_New_York,_NY,_1972
Arnold Newman, Louise Nevelson, New York, NY 1972.
Donald_Judd,_New_York,_NY,_1973Arnold Newman, Donald Judd, New York, NY 1973.
Claes_Oldenburg,_New_York,_NY,_1967Arnold Newman, Claes Oldenburg, New York, NY 1967.
I.M._Pei,_New_York,_NY,_1967Arnold Newman, I.M. Pei
Marcel_Duchamp,_New_York,_NY,_1966Arnold Newman, Marcel Duchamp, New York, NY 1966
Ansel_Adams,_1975Arnold Newman, Ansel Adams 1975. 
Henri_Cartier-Bresson,_New_York,_NY,_1947Arnold Newman, Henri-Cartier Bresson, New York, NY 1947. 
Salvador_Dali,_New_York,_NY,_1951Arnold Newman, Salvador Dali, New York, NY 1951.
Spent the past week strategically catching as many of the art fairs and art happenings around NYC. Through the nearly constant side-stepping to dodge being an extra in someone’s art selfie or instagram post, I can’t help but wonder how many of the artists that fill the booths today will actually make it into the history courses and how many are leftover having their moment now that is just as fleeting as the flash on the camera that comes between today’s viewer and any true experience with art.

Angel of Chance


view more work by Sally Mann here. ds_5

Sally Mann, Untitled 1971.


Sally Mann, Untitled 1978-1980.lewis-law-5

Sally Mann, Untitled 1974-1976.

Like all photographers, I depend on serendipity… I pray for what might be referred to as the angel of chance. – Sally Mann

Acts of God



Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Fields 168, 2009.


Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Fields 220, 2009.

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Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Last Supper (Acts of God) 1999/2012

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Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Last Supper (Acts of God) 1999/2012 (detail view)

Read about the process of creating this monumental photograph here and see more work by Hiroshi Sugimoto here. 

whimsical and tragic


Susan Kae Grant’s artist website here. Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 8.19.18 PMSusan Kae Grant, The Memory Lingered, #044 2002-2005. Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 8.13.18 PMSusan Kae Grant, Sherry Box, #023 1999-2000.

Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 8.17.10 PMSusan Kae Grant, I Don’t Remember How He Got In, #004 2000-2002.

Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 8.14.47 PMSusan Kae Grant, What’s Being Offered, #002 2000-2002



more work by Peter Hujar here. Screen shot 2014-07-10 at 8.13.54 PMPeter Hujar, New York: Sixth Avenue (II)1976

Screen shot 2014-07-10 at 8.14.03 PMPeter Hujar, From Rockefeller Center: The Equitable Building1976

Screen shot 2014-07-10 at 8.13.20 PMPeter Hujar, West Side High Rise1976.

brightness of a dark sky


Danny Schissler’s artist website here.Fall2012Landscape 002Danny Schissler, Untitled (Trunks) 2012.

Fall2012Landscape 001Danny Schissler, Untitled (Path) 2012.

Fall12MallsA2-4 001Danny Schissler, Untitled (Island ) 2012.

Fall2012Landscape 002Danny Schissler, Untitled (Sumac) 2012.

Fall2012Landscape58 001Danny Schissler, Untitled (Branches) 2012.



Whenever I lose focus, I have found it’s usually best to go back to the basics. For me – regarding photography, the basics always begins with Robert Frank. Paris_ChairCouple1949_339_copy2Robert Frank, Paris 1949.

466.  London c. 1950.  $60,000Robert Frank, London 1950.

robertfrank___Downtown_NYC___NYC_19542Robert Frank, Downtown NYC 1954.

When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice. – Robert Frank, more work here. 

in fleets

Art, Photography

more work by Brandon Thibodeaux here. 
thibodeaux_brandon_when_morning_comes_024-1024x1024Brandon Thibodeaux, Christmas Tree Alligator, Mississippi from When Morning Comes 2012.

thibodeaux_brandon_when_morning_comes_002-1024x1024Brandon Thibodeaux, Mississippi River Vicksburg, Mississippi from When Morning Comes2011.

thibodeaux_brandon_when_morning_comes_001-1024x1024Brandon Thibodeaux, Mississippi, 662, Duncan, Mississippi from When Morning Comes 2012.

thibodeaux_brandon_when_morning_comes_004-1024x1024Brandon Thibodeaux, Mississippi, 662, Duncan, Mississippi from When Morning Comes 2012.

thibodeaux_brandon_when_morning_comes_010-1024x1024Brandon Thibodeaux Birds in Field Mound Bayou, Mississippi from When Morning Comes 2012.

thibodeaux_brandon_when_morning_comes_014-1024x1024Brandon Thibodeaux, Untitled from When Morning Comes.

time moves still

Art, Photography

Claire A. Warden’s Artist Website Here. 

7960517_origClaire Warden, Untitled from series CREATOR/DESTROYER 2013.

800208_origClaire Warden, Untitled from series CREATOR/DESTROYER 2013.

1076699_origClaire Warden, Untitled from series CREATOR/DESTROYER 2013.

1282707_origClaire Warden, Untitled from series CREATOR/DESTROYER 2013.

6096918_orig-1Claire Warden, Untitled from series CREATOR/DESTROYER 2013.

see rest of series here. 

To Taoism that which is absolutely still or absolutely perfect is absolutely dead, for without the possibility of growth and change there can be no Tao. In reality there is nothing in the universe which is completely perfect or completely still; – Alan Watts.

anxiety of the dark

Art, Photography

read more about Robert Adam’s Summer Nights, Walking  here. 
robert-adams-summer-nights-walking-41Robert Adams, Longmont, Colorado from Summer Nights, Walking 1980.

robert_adams11Robert Adams, Summer Nights, Walking 1976-1982.

robert_adams13Robert Adams, Summer Nights, Walking 1976-1982.

a84fd16fRobert Adams, Manitou Springs, Colorado from Summer Nights, Walking 1980.

Human existence in shadows and light, our joy and our fear, underneath at the core.
A square little gem.  – Robert Adams

some see vertical

Art, Photography

Jacob Aue Sobol’s artist website here.

Jacob Aue Sobol, Untitled from Arrivals and Departures. SOJ2012001W09Jacob Aue Sobol, Untitled from Arrivals and Departures. 

SOJ2012001W02Jacob Aue Sobol, Untitled from Arrivals and Departures. 

SOJ2012001W12Jacob Aue Sobol, Untitled from Arrivals and Departures. 

SOJ2012001W23Jacob Aue Sobol, Untitled from Arrivals and Departures. 

Jacob Aue Sobol, Untitled from Arrivals and Departures. 

SOJ2012001W36Jacob Aue Sobol, Untitled from Arrivals and Departures. 

SOJ2012001W13Jacob Aue Sobol, Untitled from Arrivals and Departures. 

SOJ2012001W25Jacob Aue Sobol, Untitled from Arrivals and Departures. 

completely submerged


Pauline Gola’s Artist Website Here.

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Pauline Gola, Untitled from In the Deep 

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Pauline Gola, Untitled from In the Deep 

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Pauline Gola, Untitled from In the Deep 

Screen shot 2013-12-26 at 7.01.59 PMPauline Gola, Untitled from In the Deep 

Screen shot 2013-12-26 at 7.02.32 PMPauline Gola, Untitled from In the Deep