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…Roy Stryker’s outtakes using a hole punch. It was the height of the Great Depression and the U.S. government instructed some of the best known photographers to document what they saw across the country. The man in charge with looking at and deciding which photographs would be used for publication was the director of the … Continue reading Inspired By…

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…’Modern Color‘ by Fred Herzog. Most of my own photography is in black and white. But Herzog’s work has me seeing things in whole new, colorful way. (Top photo- Fred Herzog. Bottom photo- Martha Browne)

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…’Domestic Landscapes‘ Series By Bert Teunissen. I’m absolutely captivated by this whole series of images done by Bert Teunissen. On the surface it’s just portraits of people in their homes. But it goes beyond that. Teunissen has created a unique album of the human family (mostly seniors from all over the world) in the intimacy … Continue reading Inspired By…

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…Paul Cezanne’s Still Life, 1865. A masterful still life painting (top) by Paul Cezanne using simple objects- a pail, onions, eggs, loaf of bread, glass, knife and linen. My photo interpretation (bottom). (Photo- Martha Browne)

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…Old Farmland Photograph c. 1900. With so many of us living close to our neighbors, it’s hard to imagine having acres upon acres of land to call your own. But for farmers at the turn of the century, that was common. It was also something these farmers wanted to document through the use of photography. … Continue reading Inspired By…

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…Richard Avedon’s portrait of Sandra Bennett c. 1980. Richard Avedon was a noted fashion photographer for Vogue and other magazines. But he also delved into other aspects of photography. In 1979, he and two assistants visited a small town in Texas. At a local gathering, Avedon decided to do a bunch of portraits. So, he … Continue reading Inspired By…

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…’Girls Standing On Lawns‘ by Maira Kalman And Daniel Handler, 2014. Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler sifted through MoMA‘s archive of old snapshots and found a lot them had to do with the same theme- girls on lawns waiting for a family member or friend to take their picture. So, they selected some favorites and … Continue reading Inspired By…

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…Paul Strand’s portrait of the ‘Tailor’s Apprentice’ Italy 1953. Fashion details- Model Rachel is wearing a Gap navy blue shirtdress and Tula hat. (Right Photo- Paul Strand. Left Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne) Related Nibs posts- Inspired By Series