Archive for July, 2011

MOCA shows off dreamy images via PD

July 16, 2011


“Photography may look as simple as aim, frame and shoot. Click the shutter, and you’ve captured a chunk of visible reality, right?

The truth about the relationship between photography and reality is far more complex. For quick proof, visit the survey of work by nine Ohio photographers now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland…

via MOCA shows off dreamy images in ‘Delicious Fields: Ohio Photographers at Work’ |


Photography on WCPN’s Around Noon

July 11, 2011

Photography was the topic today on WCPN’s Around Noon. The show features photographers Ian Adams, Garie Waltzer and Herb Ascherman. Listen to the program and view the photographer’s images here.




The Faux-Vintage Photo: Cyborgology

July 8, 2011

This past winter, during an especially large snowfall, my Facebook and Twitter streams became inundated with grainy photos that shared a similarity beyond depicting massive amounts of snow: many of them appeared to have been taken on cheap Polaroid or perhaps a film cameras 60 years prior. However, the photos were all taken recently using a popular set of new smartphone applications like Hipstamatic or Instagram. The photos (like the one above) immediately caused a feeling of nostalgia and a sense of authenticity that digital photos posted on social media often lack. Indeed, there has been a recent explosion of retro/vintage photos. Those smartphone apps have made it so one no longer needs the ravages of time or to learn Photoshop skills to post a nicely aged photograph.

Read the post here: The Faux-Vintage Photo: Full Essay (Parts I, II and III) » Cyborgology.

Catherine Opie’s Photos at Cle Clinic (via PD)

July 4, 2011

“The art world is hard to shock. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what Catherine Opie did in the 1995 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, in a memorable national debut… “

“Her newest body of work — installed permanently in the light-washed lobby of the Cleveland Clinic’s recently expanded Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield — is a series of luminous, large-format photographs of Lake Erie in four seasons.”

Read Steven Litt’s article here on Catherine Opie’s Lake Erie photographs at the Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital demonstrate breadth of vision |