#30 Learning by Looking

I contend that once you understand how to use your camera, the best education to get better is to look at great photographic works.

MEUDON: https://www.neomodern.com/blog/2017/10/18/meudon-1928-by-andre-kertesz (or maybe better: http://www.all-art.org/history658_photography13-17.html

YVES KLEIN story: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/may/13/yves-klein-london-birth-blue

We discuss these fantastic photographs in the episode, my “favorites.” “Favorite” is perhaps too strong a term. But these are the images I looked at growing up, that i return to, year after year. Importantly, I continue to love them, never tire of them, and find they inspire my own photographic efforts. Ok. They’re pretty close to favorites.

Chicago, by Harry Callahan (1950)

Igor Stravinksy, by Arnold Newman (1953)

Igor Stravinksy, by Arnold Newman (1953)

Alma Lavenson, Self Portrait (1932)

Winter Sunrise, Lone Pine, by Ansel Adams (1940)

Kertesz, “Mondrian’s Pipe and Glasses” (1926)

Kertesz, “Chez Mondrian”

Kertesz, “Chez Mondrian”

EDIT 1/31/19 This was the episode where Suzanne first suggests Rubin explore the photos that inspired his work — something that became The Fifty. And these 6 photos were the beginning of that effort. Here’s the final set:

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