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Structure and limitation is the key to the artistic process. This is the idea that opens our conversation with photographer and publisher Brooks Jensen. In addition to his work as a fine-art photographer, Jensen is well recognized as the publisher of LensWork, the...
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We tried something a little different with this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast. We took three writers from our Explora blog along with us as we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the much praised photography retrospective,...
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On this month’s “Gearcast” we take a look at wide-aperture, wide-angle lenses. With our guest, Neil Gershman, a lens expert from the B&H Superstore, we touch upon the history of wide-angle lenses, their design and general applications, and then we discuss some pros and cons of wide-angle lenses with maximum apertures wider than f/2. Given the market demand and the technical capability, lens...
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Lori Nix’s photographs picture life on Earth after the fall of human civilization. Drawing inspiration from the Romantic painters of the 19th Century, Nix embraces the power of nature and indulges in the sublimity of ruins. An amalgam of sculptural process and painterly design, her uncanny photographs document meticulously constructed dioramas that she builds with the help of her partner,...
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Steve Giralt is an accomplished still life, food, and product photographer and director with a list of advertising clients that includes Harman Kardon, Godiva, BBDO, Starbucks, PepsiCo, Petrossian, and Verizon. With a deep background in digital tech and engineering, and a long list of awards for his still photography, he began to include...
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The roughrider state of North Dakota marks the geographic center of the North American continent, commemorated by a stone obelisk in the small town of Rugby. The state’s nickname pays homage to its close association to Theodore Roosevelt, whose experiences as a North Dakota cowboy at Elkhorn Ranch had an indelible influence on his future experiences and career—from his reputation as a Spanish-...
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Numerically speaking, the New England road map is as straightforward as it gets, which makes it a great starting point for a travel excursion. Highway numbers are ordered from East to West, so the lowest numbers—such as historic Route 1—are located farthest east. North/South highways tend to have odd number designations, such as the heavily traveled I-95, whereas East/West routes are assigned...

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In this B&H Prospectives video, we sit down with world renowned artist and photographer Art Wolfe, who discusses his influences, outlines his creative process, and shares how he has sustained his career over the past four decades. The early advice of his college painting professor to constantly push himself in different directions has allowed Wolfe to remain inspired throughout 40 years of...
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We return to OPTIC 2017 this week for two wonderful conversations with photographers who ply their trade on the road. First, we speak with Jonathan Irish, who, along with his partner, Stefanie Payne, spent 2016 crisscrossing the country in an...
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John Cyr is an archivist of change. First recognized for his series of photographs of the developer trays used by influential, analog photographers, his work meditates upon the spaces between old and new. Cyr’s photographs are shaped by a practice steeped in formal and conceptual rigor. His darkroom abstractions flirt with the boundaries of photographic representation while his images of Brooklyn...

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In this B&H Photo Event Space video, award-winning photographer Tom Barnes discusses the many aspects of portrait photography. Over the course of his career, Barnes has photographed a broad spectrum of personalities that includes celebrities, not-so-famous individuals, infamous individuals, Olympic stars, and outright criminals. You name the type—Barnes has shot them! Barnes work in the...

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In this B&H Event Space video, photographer David J. Carol takes you on a guided tour of his new book, NO PLAN B. Shot exclusively with analog cameras and black-and-white film, and spanning the 1990s to the present, Carol’s images are the culmination of his many road trips to such far-flung locations as the Arctic Ocean, post-Soviet Russia, the streets of Istanbul, and the Mojave Desert. His...
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Grayson Dantzic was initially unaware of his father Jerry’s early freelance photo assignments, in 1950s New York. Growing up in the 1970s, he was steeped in the color photographs from his father’s groundbreaking work with a Cirkut camera, through summer trips with his parents to document America in the panoramic format—city by city and state by state. Above: Billie Holiday backstage at Sugar Hill...
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I am a sucker for design and, years ago, when in the market for my first SLR camera, it wasn’t really a feature set that sold me on a brand, it was the way the Nikon SLR looked to my eye and felt to my hand that made me target the N6006. Little did I know then that the design of the consumer N6006 had Nikon F4 DNA in its good looks and that the Nikon F4, which I consider the best-looking SLR ever...
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The photographs of Stephen Salmieri embody the power retained by analogue photography in the digital era. Salmieri has been shooting black-and-white film since the 1960s when he began documenting the streets and inhabitants of New York. His portraiture is as honest as it is diverse, celebrating the characters in his neighborhood and humanizing celebrities shot on assignment. Above photograph:...

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