Monthly Archives: September 2011

Style (and Substance?) in the Photos of David LaChapelle

I think that the photos of David LaChapelle fit perfectly with the discussion we had in class about “style.” His personal style is one of gloss, color and celebrity. All of his pictures look expensive in the sense that they … Continue reading

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Composition as found in the photographs of Mary Ellen Mark

Recently I came across a collection of Mary Ellen Mark’s celebrity portraits. While looking through this collection I noticed that they are all visually appealing and nicely composed. Below are ten of my favorite celebrity portraits by photographer Mary Ellen … Continue reading

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AMERICA AT WAR: SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 AND BEYOND

For yesterday’s 10th anniversary of September 11th,┬áTIME Magazine┬áput up journalistic work on their website from a variety of photographers and writers. It was there that I came across the photos of James Natchwey. He was at his apartment in New … Continue reading

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VISUAL HERO WORSHIP, A BY-PRODUCT OF X-FACTOR?

Recently, I was thinking about my personal heroes and what makes them unique and special in my eyes. Simply put, are these special traits visible to each person who views photos of them in action or is it the “x-factor” … Continue reading

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