Saturday, June 12, 2010

Photo History 1

In the process of growing a beard for 4 months during the now defunct but previously biennial Whiskerino, One of the series that I created that is dear to my heart is the Photo History Monday. I sought to weekly and faithfully recreate important photographs in the history of photography (the format might differ because all photographs had to be horizontal with a 4x3 aspect ratio).

Here are the fruits of that labor. If you wish to see my commentary on these photos or the other photographs...check out the above link and look for "Shotgun Willie" (or click here)

Enjoy. (click titles to see original photo)

"Daguerreotype Portrait of Louis Daguerre" by Jean-Baptiste Sabatier-Blot, 1844

"Human Physiognomy" by Duchenne de Boulogne, c. 1862

"Self Portrait" by Edward Steichen, 1903

"Les Larmes (Tears)" by Man Ray, 1930-32

"Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange, 1936
(or as I like to call it...Migrant Father)

"Concentration Camp Guard" by Lee Miller, 1945

"Charleston, South Carolina" by Robert Frank, 1955

Photo History 2

...and round two of Photo History Monday...

"Gun 1, New York" by William Klein

"Beekeeper, David, 5/9/81" by Richard Avedon

"Hands on Knees" by John Coplans

"Untitled Film Still #13, 1978 by Cindy Sherman

"The Illuminated Man, 1986" by Duane Michals

from Ward 81 by Mary Ellen Mark

from What Remains by Sally Mann

"Whisper of the Muse" 1865 by Julia Margaret Cameron

"Self Portrait as a Drowned Man" 1840 by Hippolyte Bayard

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. All photographs taken for this project are straight photographs. Only minor editing to contrast and color in Photoshop was allowed by Whiskerino, making this challenge all the more exciting and fun.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Whiskerino so far...

these photographs are being made as part of, a community of beard aficionados. participants are asked to post photographs of their beard growth daily with an effort to stay creative over the course of the 120 day event.

themes are present. some of my personal themes include photographic history, illustrating lyrics, and mugshots to assess my personal beard growth (among others)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A new record...

Having been trained in film, as far as photography goes, I have always considered myself a careful shooter. I am not one to rattle off a rapid succession of photographs but consider each and every frame with utmost care, in exposure, composition and detail. I do my best to make every shot count.

I began shooting weddings a bit over a decade ago in film. No matter how hard I tried I could only shoot about 8 rolls of film or 296 photographs. My first job I shot digitally, a portrait of a young woman, I shot over a hundred images in a few minutes.

Today, I want to thank Jim & Nancy Ozee for allowing me to break my record number of shots on a photography shoot, in this case their beautiful wedding.

3502 photos shot. Actually more but I deleted a few in the process. Thanks Jim & Nancy!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

selections from "Notes from the Island"



Jacob's Shack


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Notes from the Island

My latest project is coming together. "Notes from the Island" is a
collection of recent landscapes that follows in my long line of
symbolic landscapes. The environment has always been a key issue in my
personal photography. It shapes us in ways that is not unlike our
relationships with those close to us. Certain places on the earth hold
great influence on our lives. In some cases these images have a
special connection to a period in my life. In others, there is a
relationship between the natural and man-made worlds. An ebb and flow
between the line that draws a line between the original inhabitants
and the intruders.

More on that...

© 2009 scott aaron dombrowski