Monday, August 31, 2009

''Arbor'' @ Michael Mazzeo Gallery

Leah Oates
Transitory Space
Newfoundland, Canada
Rene Mill 11

20" x 24" and 24" X 30"
This is a very nicely on line curated group show. Please take a look. Michael Mazzeo put a lot of effort and time into it and it paid off.

Michael Mazzeo Gallery
RSVP: Arbor
September 1 - October 31

Arbor is the inaugural edition of the RSVP initiative, an interactive and inclusive program of curated photography exhibitions in which artists are asked to respond to a call for images initiated on the gallery blog. The project is now on view at, complete with links for catalog and print sales. For more information, please contact the gallery.

526 W.26 St. Suite 209
New York, NY 10001

Now the JUROR list for the final cut of Photolucida's Critical Mass 2009

The Best Jury Ever: Critical Mass 2009
Ok folks now the fun begins, just look at this list of jurors...the best of the best!

Andy Adams, Editor/Publisher, Flak Photo
Jeanne Adams, Ansel Adams Galleries
Laura Addison, New Mexico Museum of Art
Kate Albers, Art Historian, University of Arizona
Paul Amador, Amador Gallery, NYC
Kathy Aron Dowell, Kathy Dowell Art + Service
Daniel Augschoell, Ahorn Magazine
Susan Baraz, Co-Chair, Lucie Awards
Jayne H. Baum, JHB Gallery, NYC
Lise Beaudry, Gallery 44, Toronto
Alexa Becker, Kehrer Verlag Publishers
Jen Bekman, Jen Bekman Gallery, NYC
Nathalie Belayche, Food for your Eyes, Paris
Linda Benedict-Jones, Carnegie Museum
Harvey Benge, Curator / Photographer
Chris Bennett, Newspace Center for Photography
Ellen Boerner, Independent Curator
Howard Bossen, Kresge Art Museum
Ellen Boughn, Stock Agency Strategist
David Bram, Fraction Magazine
Leslie K. Brown, Art Historian / Independent Curator
Elizabeth Brown, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Paul Buckley, Penguin Group, USA
Susan Burnstine, Black and White Photography Magazine
Crista Cammaroto, Artist / Educator
Alessandra Capodacqua, Studio Marangoni Foundation
Clinton Cargill, NYTimes Magazine
Jean Caslin, Caslin Gregory & Associates
Jim Casper, LensCulture
Darren Ching, Klompching Gallery/Photo District News Magazine
Brian Paul Clamp, ClampArt Gallery, NYC
Joerg Colberg, Conscientious
Alison Collins, Iris Gallery of Fine Art, Boston
Linda Connor, Photographer/Educator
Daniel Cooney, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC
Sean Corcoran, Museum of the City of New York
Tony Decaneas, Panopticon Gallery, Boston
Rodrigo Corral, Rodrigo Corral Design
Lucy Davies, photography critic, Daily Telegraph
Luca Desienna, Gomma Online
Alexa Dilworth, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
Crista Dix, wall space Gallery, Seattle
Catherine Edelman, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
Natasha Egan, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation
Jim Fitts, Photographic Resource Center
Melanie Flood, Melanie Flood Projects
Roy Flukinger, Harry Ransom Center
Harris Fogel, Mednick Galleries, University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Taj Forer: Daylight Magazine
Hannah Frieser, Light Work
Andy Freeberg, Photographer / Previous CM Book Award Winner
Jason Fulford, Photographer / J & L Books
Aprile Gallant, Curator, Smith College Museum of Art
Helen K. Garber, Photographer / Consultant / Curator
Diana Gaston, Associate Curator, Fidelity Investments
Judi & Bernard Gerson, Galerie BMG
Christian Gerstheimer, El Paso Museum of Art
Anna Gianesini, FotoGrafia Festival Internazional, Rome
Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director, The Center for Fine Art Photography
Fabian Goncalves Borrega, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C.
Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis
David Haberstich, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Bruce Haley, photographer, Features Editor, ARTWORKS Magazine
Lisa Hatchadoorian, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
Gary Hesse, Independent Curator / Consultant
Tom Hinson, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cherie Hiser, Photolucida Board
Lisa Hostetler, Milwaukee Art Museum
Jason Houston, Orion Magazine
Lisa Hunter, writer, The Intrepid Art Collector
Joanna Hurley, Radius Books
Konstantinos Ioannidis, Art Historian, Athens
Karen Irvine, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Michael Itkoff, Daylight Magazine
Cory Jacobs, Independent Editor / Curator
Ann Jastrab, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco
Jen Jenkins, rep, Giant Artists
Brooks Jensen, Lenswork Publishing
Tom Jimison, Curator, Baldwin Photographic Gallery
Whitney Johnson, The New Yorker Magazine
Jessica Johnston, Assistant Curator, George Eastman House
Maya Jones White Sturgeon Art Gallery, Vancouver, WA
Russell Joslin, SHOTS Magazine
Ron Jude, Co-Founder, A-Jump Books
Mindaugas Kavaliasuskas, Kaunas Photo / F Galerija, Lithuania
Arlette Kayafas, Gallery Kayafas, Boston
Eric J. Keller, Soulcatcher Studio, Santa Fe
Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe
Gerardo Montiel Klint, Photographer / Educator, Mexico City
Debra Klomp Ching, Klompching Gallery, NYC
Lisbeth Neergaard Kohloff, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Golden, CO
Paul Kopeiken, Paul Kopeiken Gallery, Los Angeles
Thomas W. Kuhn, Educator / Critic, Dusseldorf
Marten Lange, Photographer / Publisher, Farewell Books
Zuzana Lapitkova, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava
Shane Lavalete, Photographer / Publisher, Lay Flat
Larissa Leclair, Freelance Writer / Curator
Sam Lee, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles
Joanna Lehan, Writer, Freelance Book Editor
Jain Lemos, Photography & Publishing Consultant
Andy Levin, 1000 Eyes Magazine
Russell Levin, Levin Gallery, Monterey
Maren Levinson, rep, Red Eye Agency
Stu Levy, Portland Art Museum Photo Council, Photolucida Board
Stephanie Lewis, Educator
Jim Leisy, Portland Art Museum Photo Council, Photolucida Board
Kevin Longino, Kevin Longino Fine Photographs
Karsten Lund, Independent Curator
Celina Lunsford, Fotografie Forum International, Franfurt
Mary Ann Lynch, Not for Profit Photography
Allen Maertz, Blue Sky Gallery exhibition committee, Portland
Lee Marks, Lee Marks Fine Art, Shelbyville, IN
Nadja Masri, GEO Magazine
Michael Mazzeo, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, NYC
Mary McClean, Knopf Art Department, Random House
Melanie McWhorter, Books Division manager, photo-eye Books
Raymond Meeks, Photographer
Kate Menconeri, Independent Curator
William Messer, Independent Curator
Jennifer Miller, Independent Photo Editor
Kevin Miller, Southeast Museum of Photography
Evan Mirapaul, collector
Robert Morton, Editor / Book Packager
Laura Moya, Director, Photolucida
Claire Annette Mussard, Curator / Consultant, Switzerland

Ruben Natal-San Miguel, collector
Julianne Newton, Visual Communication Quarterly
Brady Nichols Sloane, Independent Curator
Claire O'Neill, NPR: The Picture Show
Deborah Paine, Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle
Joaquim Paiva, Collector
Paul Paletti, Paul Paletti Gallery, Louisville, KY
Ann Pallesen, Gallery Director, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle
Stephen Perloff, Photo Review
Chris Pichler, Nazraeli Press
Mark Pinsukanjana, Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Terry Pitts, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Jan Potts & Elizabeth Corden, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco
Phillip Prodger, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Christopher Rauschenberg, Blue Sky Gallery / Photolucida Board
Shawn Records, Photolucida Board
Mary Ann Redding, Curator, Palace of the Governors / New Mexico History Museum
Rixon Reed photo-eye Books and Prints
Richard Renaldi, photographer
Ema Ribeiro, Lab65 Gallery
Doug Rickard, Founder / Publisher, American Suburb X
Arianna Rinaldo, Freelance Photo Editor
Conor Risch, Photo District News Magazine
Stephanie Rogerson, Independent Curator
John Rohrbach, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Miriam Romais, En Foco
Laura Russell, 23 Sandy Gallery, Photolucida Board
Dana Salvo, Co-owner, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
Marisa Sanchez, Assistant Curator, Seattle Art Museum
Tina Schelhorn, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne
Jennifer Schlesinger, VERVE Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe
Martha Schneider, Schneider Gallery, Chicago
David Schoemer, Hassla Books
Randall Scott, Randall Scott Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Camille Seaman, Photographer / Previous CM Book Award Winner
Becky Senf, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Ariel Shanberg, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
Elizabeth Shank, Silverstein Photography, NYC
Carla Shapiro, Educator / Photographer
P. Elaine Sharpe, Independent Curator
Maarten Schilt, Mets & Schilt Publishers
Leya Simmons Oswald, Oswald Gallery, Jackson, WY
Mark Sink, Gallery Sink, Denver, CO
Karen Sinsheimer, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Mike Slack, Ice Plant Books
George Slade, Independent Curator
Mark Sloan, William Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston
Aline Smithson, Independent Curator / Photo Editor, Lightleaks Magazine
Susan Spiritus, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
Amy Stein, Photographer / Previous CM Book Award Winner
Joni Sternbach, Photographer / Previous CM Book Award Winner
Jennifer Stoots, Stoots Fine Photography
Alex Supertano, Independent Curator
Lisa Sutcliffe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Mary Virginia Swanson, Consultant and Educator, M.V. Swanson & Associates
Martha Takayama, Tepper Takayama Fine Arts, Boston
J.D. Talasek, Curator and Director of Exhibitions, The National Academy of Sciences
Barbara Tannenbaum, Chief Curator, Akron Art Museum
Adriana Teresa, Visura Magazine
Paula Tognarelli, Griffin Museum for Photography, Winchester, MA
Laura Valenti, Newspace Center for Photography / Photolucida Board
Annie van Avery, Photographic Center Northwest
Herman van den Boom, Hexgalleries, Belgium
Michael Van Horn, Curator, The Joseph Monsen Collection
Nadia Vellam, Photo Editor, W Magazine
Marie Via, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester
Anna Walker Skillman, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta
Jennifer Ward, Exhibitions Coordinator, FotoFest
Kate Ware, New Mexico Museum of Art
April Watson, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
John Weber, The Tang Museum, Skidmore College
Carla Williams, Editor, Exposure
Rick Williams, Educator
Clint Willour, Executive Director / Curator, Galveston Arts Center
Rhonda Wilson, Seeing the Light, Rhubarb-rhubarb, Birmingham, England
Bryan Wolf, Photolucida Board
Laura Wyss, Wyss Photo Research
Laura Wzorek, Center, Santa Fe
Madeline Yale, HCP, Independent Curator
Carol Yarrow, Photographer
Wang Zheng, Curator, Pingyao & Lishui International Photo Festivals
Del Zogg, Works on Paper Study Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Manfred Zollner, fotoMAGAZIN

Photolucida's 2009 Critical Mass 175 Finalists!

Congratulations to our 175 Finalists in Critical Mass 2009!
A lot of selected ones were my picks posted here!
Very excited and congratulations to you all!

Kyohei Abe
Jenn Ackerman
Jody Ake
Erica Allen
Leslie Alsheimer
Jane Fulton Alt
Andres Arenas
Mary Ellen Bartley
Jacqueline Bates
Sue Bednarz
Susan Bein
Gabriel Benaim
Hollis Bennett
Victoria Bjorklund
Jonathan Blaustein
Tami Bone
Carl Bower
Ellie Brown
Jesse Burke
Ryan Bush
Andrew Buurman
Andrea Camuto
Alison Carey
Tim Carpenter
Alejandro Cartagena
Pelle Cass
Anastasia Cazabon
Tony Chirinos
Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman
Edmund Clark
Victor Cobo
Caleb Cole
John D'Agostino
Scott Dalton
Jason DeMarte
Susan de Witt
Dorothee Deiss
Deanna Dikeman
Mitch Dobrowner
Jade Doskow
Estelle Dougier
Desiree Edkins
Jenny Ellerbe
Natalia Engelhardt
Douglas Ethridge
Mary Farmilant
Gloria Baker Feinstein
Elizabeth Fleming
Ed Freeman
David Friedman
Lucia Ganieva
Judy Gelles
Alan George
N W Gibbons
Kristin Giordano
Sarah Girner
Maury Gortemiller
Lee Grant
Toni Greaves
Torrie Groening
Charles Grogg
Alexander Gronsky
Deborah Hamon
Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
Jessica Todd Harper
Maxine Helfman
Lauren Henkin
Craig Hickman
Nicole Jean Hill
Steven Hirsch
Robert Holmgren
Jessica Ingram
Carol Isaak
Astrid Kruse Jensen
JoAnna Johnson
Stella Johnson
Mary Shannon Johnstone
Loli Kantor
Cyrus Karimipour
Dave Kennedy
Eileen Kennedy
Kerry Kolenut
Richard Kolker
Marc Koegel
Johannes Kroemer
Anthony Kurtz
Ikuru Kuwajima
Marvi Lacar
Jimmy Lam
Laurie Lambrecht
Christine Laptuta
David Leventi
Joyce P. Lopez
Larry Louie
Simone Lueck
Benjamin Lowy
Rita Maas
David Maisel
Sarah Malakoff
S. Billie Mandle
Rania Matar
Janet Matthews
Tim Matsui
Leah Macdonald
Joshua Meier
Mark Menjivar
Martin Miller
Kevin Miyazaki
Brad Moore
Rachelle Mozman
Peter Neill
Nancy Newberry
Bob O'Connor
Kate Orne
Ara Oshagan
Lindsay Page
Rachel Papo
Kelli Pennington
Cori Chandler-Pepelnjak
Bradley Peters
Alexis Pike
Alan M Pillar
Birthe Piontek
Janet Pritchard
Susana Raab
Lou Raizin
Justin James Reed
Susana Reisman
Ellen Rennard
Libby Rowe
Charles Rozier
Irina Rozovsky
Felipe Russo
Haley Jane Samuelson
François Schaer
Betsy Schneider
Zack Seckler
Lauren Semivan
Peter Sibbald
Charlie Simokaitis
Christopher Sims
Sarah Small
Tabitha Soren
Will Steacy
Parsley Steinweiss
Todd Stewart
Herb Stratford
Karen Strom
Andrea Stultiens
Sarah Sudhoff
Joe Sumner
Wei Leng Tay
Serkan Taycan
David Taylor
Lacey Terrell
Amy Thompson
Robert Toedter
Phillip Toledano
Arlo Valera & Hyeyoung Kim
Ian van Coller
Manuel Vazquez
Lori Vrba
Ellen Wallenstein
Jacqueline Walters
Shoshannah White
Chris Willis
Susan Worsham
Beth Yarnelle Edwards
Jonas Yip
Natalie Young
David Zimmerman
Ryan Zoghlin
Ion Zupcu

Friday, August 28, 2009

Elton John AIDS Foundation-Photography Portfolio I

Sam Taylor-Wood
Escape Artist in Levis, 2008
Image Size: 16 x 20 inches
Paper Size: 20 x 24 inches
© 2008 Sam Taylor-Wood
Courtesy of the Artist

Nan Goldin
Sunny in the Sauna, L’Hotel Paris, 2008
Image Size: 15 1/2 x 23 inches
Paper Size: 20 x 24 inches
© 2008 Nan Goldin
Courtesy of the Artist
This is such a great deal if you think about it. Each photos comes down to $2,500.00 each. Plus the cause , come on folks Elton John is the best!
Happy Shopping!

The Elton John AIDS Foundation Photography Portfolio is a collection of ten signed and numbered prints by some of the world’s the most outstanding international names in contemporary photography. Sales of the Photography Portfolio support urgently needed grant-making initiatives supporting innovative HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate AIDS-related discrimination and stigma, and direct care services.

Published by Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, the limited edition boxed Portfolio sells for $25,000 and constitutes an extraordinary set for collectors or collecting organizations. The prints, in an edition of 40, with 12 artist’s proofs, were produced under the supervision of the artists. The Portfolio will be presented in a 20 x 24 inch box designed by Li. Inc.

The Photography Portfolio includes works by Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Damien Hirst, Sally Mann, Richard Misrach, Shirin Neshat, Thomas Struth, Sam Taylor-Wood, Juergen Teller and Ruud van Empel.
Summer Exhibition:
Jackson Fine Art
May 19 through August 22, 2009
3115 East Shadowlawn Avenue
Atlanta, GA

Sales inquiries:
Eric Washer, Elton John AIDS Foundation
T. (212) 219-0687 | E.

Media inquiries:
Elizabeth Reina or Ben Thornborough, Blue Medium, Inc.
T. (212) 675-1800 | E:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


All Photos by Natasha Gornik

Last Sunday, I had a photographic experience of the third kind. Instead of buying it, reviewing it, judging it, curating or creating it, I became the subject in front of the camera. To me in order to understand Photography more as an art media, I want to expose myself to every different aspect and angle of it!

Over the years , I had being a model or posed before for several photographers and artists but, this time was different in so many ways. It has been at least 8-10 years!

I am not a 25 yrd old anymore, which is what most photographers are perpetuating in photos these days. I am not also a very tall , or a lanky skinny young model boy like the ones photographer Ryan Pfluger creates great portraits of.

What I am is a strong September 11 and car accident survivor. While physically, I have no scars, they are deeper than my skin. I felt that is a point on my life that, I wanted to celebrate fitness, health and perpetuate the joy of life for all my friends who over the years has passed away from AIDS.

Youth is a very important part of anybody life, but if your life revolves about that... Beauty Fades easily.

I met Photographer Natasha Gornik through Photographer Jen Davis. Later on Jen told me that Natasha will be interested in photographing me for my physique. I said OK, not knowing anything about Natasha's work. I looked at her web site and became intrigued of how this girl can push the envelope with some of her photo series. I also saw that she created very honest and endearing portraits so...what the hell...why not?

After 10 years or so , I wanted to see how my body and my looks have changed. I don't think, I look or feel the same after being hit and almost killed by a taxi in NYC , or coming out of the Towers on September 11. All that plus the fact that, I am older now seemed the perfect facts to see how time and events changed a persons life and it is translated into photographs.

Having a good boy/bad boy quality it is something that I don't hide , I celebrated it!
We all have a dark side, role play and fantasies and me and Natasha agreed that, it will be out there. Sorry folks but, my life is too far from a boring one to change it now and aging, is not going to be a changing factor in it.

Natasha likes to photograph her subjects in their homes so, in this case my apt (which it is not exactly an average looking one) . I was nervous at the beginning but, then things changed and, I think we had a great collaboration!

Natasha seemed very pleased and I hope that one of those shots demonstrates other than. how my very well kept physique has been kept over the years, how much I had tried to work in my true inner beauty. Will keep you posted with the results!

These are just digital test shots, the final ones coming up soon!

Late Summer Emerging Artists- i-Gavel Auction by Dan Cooney Fine Art

Shawn Records, Sam, Ellen Aunt Liz, 2003 D3AC

Here is another one I like up for bidding folks!
This is one is from Shawn Records !
Shop , shop!

The Love Project

From Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly LOVE comes the LOVE PROJECT. If you happen to visit Philly, check out this cool statement and demonstration of real LOVE!

I really love the first one and saw it first in Zoe Strauss blog.

Graffiti artist Steven Powers aka Espo in conjunction with the city of brotherly love Philadelphia, has launched a series of new works part of the artist series love letter street mural exhibit. “Love Letter is literally a love letter painted on the walls facing the Market elevated train. 40 local and international artists will paint the walls in august and the letter will be on view for one and all starting as early as Labor Day. The project will encompass 50 painted walls between 63rd and 45th street on Market Street, a documentary film with scripted elements, a sign school and shop that will provide training for area youth and free signage for businesses on the market street corridor, and 2 books documenting the project. One of the books will be a small paperback that will be distributed to area businesses free of charge, for them to sell to visitors. The other book will be a larger hardcover book that will document not only the artwork, but the neighborhood and the inspirations of the Love Letter Project.”

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lucie Foundation Awards Finalists!


Los Angeles, Calif. (August 25, 2009) - The International Photography Awards (IPA) announced the Finalists for the International Photographer of the Year, The Discovery of the Year and the Deeper Perspective Award for 2009. The winners will be revealed at the Lucie Awards on Monday evening, October 19, 2009 at the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Tickets for the Lucie Awards are available at ; The Lucie Awards, presented by the Lucie Foundation, celebrate their 7th year anniversary. In addition to the winners of this competition, honorees will be recognized at the ceremony. The Lucie Awards, produced by the Lucie Foundation, (a non-profit, charitable foundation), salute the achievements of the world's finest photographers, discover emerging talent through the International Photography Awards and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.

There were almost 18,000 submissions in competition this year from 104 countries around the world. Hossein Farmani, founder of the Lucie Awards commented, "We are absolutely delighted that the International Photography Awards have been able to grow and attract such a vast number of quality submissions. We've seen such stellar creative work from so many photographers around the world. The high level of interest in each and every category has been outstanding. The IPA is excited to promote the winning work from this year's competition and expose the photography industry to new and exciting work every year."

Finalists for International Photographer of the Year are:
Andreas Smetana, Michael Schnabel, Achim Lippoth, Nadav Kander, Francois Robert, Kacper Kowalski, Céline Clanet, and Sue Flood.

Finalists for Discovery of the Year are: Rosanna Anson, Thomas Wissmann, Andy Spyra, Elliott Wilcox, James Knight-Smith, Alain Paris, and Alan Kupchick.

Finalists for the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year are: Rachel Papo, Christian Vium, Yann Gross, Lamia Abillama, Alberto Lizaralde, and Eugenia Maximova.

IPA prizes include $10,000 for the International Photographer of the Year Award provided by AtEdge. The winner of the Discovery of the Year Award is given a prize of $5,000, and the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year is awarded $5,000, provided by Blurb. The winners are published in the IPA Annual book distributed throughout the international photography community.

The Lucie Awards official media partner is PDN and Photo Plus International. LaCie, the leading provider of integrated storage solutions, color monitors and accessories, sponsors this year's Lucie Awards. Additional support is provided by, AtEDGE, Blurb, Duggal, Hance Partners, and Splashlight Studios.

Tickets for the Lucie Awards are available at

Monday, August 24, 2009

Artmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week

All photos by Ryan Pfluger

Boy Scout, 2007

Mike Furey of Dangerous Muse, 2007

Jackson for Paper Magazine, 2006

Nate Moore, 2008

Artmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week goes again to photographer
Ryan Pfluger and his end of summer print sale!

Folks second chances don't come by often so, here is your second and maybe last
chance at getting a great deal and great photography!

Move on it now before you spent the money rained out in a holiday weekend or
down the drain in drinks that the next morning you will not remember you had
only by the hangover.

After all if you buy some of these cool photos they will stay with you adorning
your walls for a long time!

Happy Shopping!

Here is Ryan's words from Ryan's Blog:
Hey all.

Short and sweet. I've figured this is the best way to supplement my income because of how long it's taking people to pay me for editorial jobs. AND, I know people also like getting my prints for cheap. Now that all of last months orders have been taken care of/reprints and all, it's time for a new batch. From now until Friday I'm offering any of my prints, 11X14 65$ and 5X7 35$ which includes shipping and handling (no mishaps this time due to finally getting my mailers right). Just email me at and let me know what you want and send money to paypal at the same email.

p.s. All those who were getting reprints, they were sent out on Friday due to mail handling. Just so you know.

p.p.s. Thanks for everyone for support and patience and all that good stuff. It means the world to me.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Photographer Snaps Nude Pics on Subway

Photo- Jocelyn Saldana by Zach Hyman

This should inspire me for what I am doing Sunday morning instead of going to church. Another blog post will follow with more details. In the meantime, Photographer Zach Hyman his is doing live nude photography in the NYC subways...I love it!!!

NEW YORK (Aug. 21) - A New York City photographer 20 years old from Columbia University, gives himself 30 seconds to take 10 shots of nude models on the subway.
Fearing arrest, Zach Hyman also keeps bail money handy, takes along a lookout for police and keeps his lawyer on speed dial.

He also takes nude photos in Times Square and Chinatown.
During a recent shoot on a subway car, one woman screamed while an elderly man started shaking. Most passengers, though, were blase.
An exhibit of 14 of his images opens Thursday at Chair and Maiden Gallery in Manhattan. Hyman says he's inspired by nude paintings at the Met. He insists his photos aren't pornographic.
People's private parts, he says, are "one of the unifying aspects of being human."

Watch video here:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Late Summer Emerging Artists- i-Gavel Auction by Dan Cooney Fine Art

Greg Krauss, Untitled (Phobias), 2008 D3AC

Samantha Cohn, Max, Brooklyn, NY, 2008 D3AC

The two photographs shown here are one of my favorities. Go ahead and place a bid!


Cara Phillips -Singular Beauty- Solo Show @ Suffolk University, Boston, Ma.

All Photos by Cara Phillips from'' Singular Beauty'' Series

Blue Anesthesia Machine, Century City, 2007

image 20 x 25 print 24 x30
Chromogenic Print

Blue Before & After Room, Beverly Hills, 2007
Image 30 x 37.5 print 38 x 45
Chromogenic Print

White Consultation Chair, New York City, 2006
image 38 x 30, print 46 x 38
Chromogenic Print

Very exciting news!

Take a nice little trip to Boston, Massachusetts, now there is even a bus with free WiFi for only $25.00 each way and go and see Cara Phillips first solo show of her Singular Beauty series. It will be on Display at the Suffolk University Art Museum at NESAD from August 17-October 10, 2009. Suffolk University is a great New England institution nested in the picturesque and historic Boston neighborhood of Beacon Hill.

I had been a big fan of Cara's work and encourage you to look and read about her photographic series since, it has such a strong social message and it is portrayed with such impeccable quality.

To see more of Cara's work

Since Boston was my old college town and stomping ground, I will take advantage of doing my annual visit and catch Cara's show and Shepard Fairey @ the ICA.

Don't miss it!

Singular Beauty

Cara Phillips

Curated by James Hull

Suffolk University Art Museum at NESAD

August 17th - October 10th, 2009

Opening Reception September 17th, 6-8:30pm

75 Arlington St, Boston MA

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


This is a fundraiser to benefit three independent, non-profit magazines committed to promoting artists and writers. A great way to spend a hot Summer evening sipping tasty cocktails and meeting beautiful strangers... THEY DON'T KNOW YOU...yet!
Get them to KNOW YOU by attending this great end of summer bash.

See you there and get to KNOW ME!

You Don't Know Me!
Gigantic/Opium/Bomb Benefit Bash
Wednesday, Aug. 26th
Bowery Electric
7:00pm - 12am

An End of Summer Extravaganza Benefit Party presented by Gigantic/Opium/BOMB Magazines
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Join some of New York's most innovative artists and creative minds in celebrating a joint end summer lit mag benefit party!

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-The Dog House Band, featuring bluegrass musician/writers David Gates and Sven Birkerts and special guest John Wesley Harding!
- performance by Joseph Keckler
- performance by James J. Williams III

NEW!! - Featured Band!!! The Library Is On Fire!

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Lazy Days Of Summer...

Photo by Charles Harbutt

August...a very hard month for most businesses, including art galleries. Everybody is trying to get the best of the most bizarre Summer business and weather.

The Chelsea Art Gallery District looks so deserted right a deserted town in The Wild West. Most of the art galleries are getting prepared for the Fall season shows starting in early September.

There is still some good shows on display that are worth seeing. At Yossi Milo, Sexy and the City is a great demonstration through the years of why NYC during Summer can be such a magnet for sensuality, nudity and public displays of love and even sex acts.

This a very nicely curated photography show with a great range of artists work. I enjoyed because, it kind of confirms my ideas and visuals seen while photographing and going out at night around the city (see previous blog post -HOT HOT and Dangerous).
Also in the front gallery room ,there is some nice Andrew Bush photos from the series Drive and a great Joseph Schultz
Photograph- Form #21

Here is more information about the Sexy and the City show.

Sexy and the City

New York Photographs

July 9, 2009–August 28, 2009

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce Sexy and the City, a summer group show on view from Thursday, July 9, through Friday, August 28, 2009.

Sexy and the City shows the alluring, romantic and sometimes scandalous side of New York’s people and places. Capturing private, intimate moments and blatant displays of sexuality, these photographs span the decades from the 1940s to the present day, taken in landmark locations like the Brooklyn Bridge and in the quiet, out-of-the-way corners of the city.

From Alfred Eisenstaedt’s iconic image of a kissing couple in Times Square on V-J Day, 1945, to Nan Goldin’s drag queen on an anonymous New York street in the 1990s, from Garry Winogrand’s topless woman surrounded by a crowd in Central Park to the homosexual couples photographed by Alvin Baltrop in the seclusion of the West Side piers, Sexy and the City celebrates diverse views of New York City passion.

Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Merry Alpern, Will Anderson, Diane Arbus, Alvin Baltrop, Bruce Davidson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mitch Epstein, Louis Faurer, Leonard Freed, Nan Goldin, Gail Albert Halaban, Charles Harbutt, Lisa Kereszi, André Kertész, Arthur Leipzig, Leon Levinstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Duane Michals, Tod Papageorge, Frank Paulin, Anton Perich, Charles Traub, Arthur Tress, Weegee, Ryan Weideman, and Garry Winogrand.

This show is part of the citywide exhibition NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHS. A number of galleries specializing in photography have joined forces to present over a dozen gallery shows this summer featuring views and perspectives on New York City. Other participating galleries include Bonni Benrubi, Danziger Projects, Deborah Bell, Edwynn Houk, Howard Greenberg, Hasted Hunt, Janet Borden, Laurence Miller, Pace/MacGill, Robert Mann, Julie Saul, and Yancey Richardson.

Go and see it!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week

Edward Burtynsky
Shipyard #11, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005
22 x 18 inches
on 28 x 24 inch archival board
edition of 25

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New Doubts Raised Over Famous War Photo

Robert Capa/Magnum Photos

Another Photography scandal!

First Annie Leibovitz
Then Edgar Martins
Now Robert Capa?

Please read article by Larry Rohter for the NY Times

Published: August 17, 2009
After nearly three-quarters of a century Robert Capa’s “Falling Soldier” picture from the Spanish Civil War remains one of the most famous images of combat ever. It is also one of the most debated, with a long string of critics claiming that the photo, of a soldier seemingly at the moment of death, was faked. Now, a new book by a Spanish researcher asserts that the picture could not have been made where, when or how Capa’s admirers and heirs have claimed.

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Monday, August 17, 2009


Photos by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

I love being around during Summer in NYC!

Although it is hot, the city unveils its sensuality...people dress and act very sexy. However, since the Economy is the way it is now, one must be very careful when visiting parts of the city that people are not familiar with you. Over several years, my main destination had been Upper Manhattan Above 96Th Street.

I started early this summer but, had to stop and refocus into other parts of the city, due to the constant eruption of random violence and crime in the area. Almost nothing that happens, gets shown in the news.

I had always loved people's reaction towards water. I think it brings the inner child in all of us but, it also brings out the sensuality and vulnerability. I like street photography and even though, I collect the rather at times still studio photography. Studio photography is beautiful but, it can never capture the realness and the motion and the beauty of the moment. It can also look at times be a bit too intellectual mind fucked and not interesting. That goes without the ego of the photographer involved in it, which trust me, these days is a little bit overblown.

Being part of Photolucida's Critical Mass 2009 Jury Pre-Screening team, helped me re-valuate the photography work that, I had recently had been collecting and its photography sources. Trust me folks, there is going to be some changes in the way, I collect from now on. And to some photographers, here is a piece of advise ...before dealing with me or any collectors friends, dealers or institutions...check your EGO at the door!

Nothing is better that true talent with humble, gracious and appreciative manners.