While I know I have been not blogging very much the last 3 or 4 months, I have been immersed in my own work, in Women in Photography and in my day job. While I miss you all very much and the blog community, I have had so many great things happening I have decided to be ok with letting the blog go a bit until I can redefine its next incarnation.
But just so you know how I am spending my time here are two of the things I am happily immersed in. More soon on my own work….
The loss of Polaroid has been pretty devastating to many photographers, it has had a big effect on my UV work, and I am still trying to figure out how to do it without type 54 or 55. So when they said they were doing a piece on the loss of Polaroid at work, I was immediately excited to do something.
We put together an online gallery of the incredibly varied work made by photographer’s who use the instant film. And we asked them to tell us why they chose to work with Polaroid or what made it special. This meant that I got to speak to Chuck Close and David Levinthal about working with the 20×24 camera and email with Philp Lorca di Corcia. Suffice to say, it was a fantastic experience. You can see the gallery and read the quotes now on newsweek.com.
And today a new WIPNYC show went up with Lynne Cohen. She has a new book out of all her color work, which is fantastic. This show is personally very exciting for me because Lynne is one of my favorite photographers. I will never forget a few months into what would become Singular Beauty, my photo teacher Joel Sternfled, looked at my empty spa room and said, “I think you should look at Lynne Cohen.” Of course after seeing her extraordinary work, I almost abandoned my entire project. But after some time and thought, her work made me realize how important conceptual framework is to a body of work, and I also began to see how despite the similar subject matter, how very different our approach and ultimate goals were.
If you have a chance check out her show here.
Lynne Cohen | Untitled (Submarines)