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Stephanie: ORGANICS Project – III

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After a long chat on Facebook, Stephanie turns up for her shoot. I told her I was kinda disappointed. She has a sleek figure like a gazelle, skin that glows from within, a big bright grin that lights up her face and the looks of a young Cindy Crawford-ish, complete with mole! And she’s drinking […]

Yousof KARSH of Ottawa
– Doyen of Portrait Photographers

Winston Churchill - the iconic portrait by KARSH
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When I was a teenager, one of my heroes was Yousof  “Karsh of Ottawa”. I followed him, collected cuttings of his photographs from magazines – primarily Life & Look, I think…although his images also regularly appeared on the front pages of most newspapers worldwide.  There was a time I actually wanted to be him and adopted his […]

ARTHUR SASSE :
– Albert Einstein Tongue Out
– photo of the day

IQ-movie
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Arthur Sasse, March 14, 1951 (AFP getty images)  Albert Einstein with his Tongue Out Professor Albert Einstein is remembered for his brilliance, having changed history with his contribution to nuclear physics, and helping to lay the foundations for today’s theories of quantum mechanics. Often, he is portrayed in modern popular culture as somewhat of a whacky sort of genius, […]

DOROTHEA LANGE
– photo of the day

the camera is
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  Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange’s photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. With the onset of the Great Depression, Lange turned […]

LEE JEFFRIES
– The Eyes and Hands of Despair

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With their eyes looking ever so slightly up to meet the camera’s lens, Lee Jeffries’ subjects elicit an emotional response from those of us who come across their portraits. The furrows in their brows, the folds of their eye-lids, the dirt beneath their nails, the way their hair hangs about their faces, their gazes and hands […]