MB Maher brought these incredible antique prints to my attention recently, accompanied by this little note:
“This process is ink-based and requires making a steel plate of the photo image with acid baths, high-level light exposures, et cetera, until one can use the plates in an inked-press. The depth of tone is supposed to be [...]
On July 13, 2012, Natural Discourse, the “collaborative project between the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (UCBG) and a multidisciplinary group of artists,” will introduce the artists’ installations to the public. MB Maher has been up to some mysterious photo work in conjunction with this project involving a photographic technique known as “light [...]
Artful smudging. Irving Penn’s 1986 ad for Loreal.
Artless smudging. Kalanchoe luciae ‘Fantastic,’ Variegated Paddle Plant.
Photograph entitled “A Summer Afternoon” by Olivia Parker.
That plane shadow could be the DC-3 that flies over our garden twice a day, bringing supplies to Catalina Island. The leaf shadow, Arundo donax. Looking at this photo, I feel I’m in my garden as much as looking out the window on the garden in [...]
Possibly one of the most visually inventive editorial product photographers working today. Some garden themes.
The twilight opening of the door to the enchanted photographic realm of “magic hour” is announced by the canned tunes of the ice cream man plying his cold confections 365 days a year. If I’m home when that tinny music floats down our street, around 5:00 o’clock this time of year, I make a mad [...]
This Salvia canariensis var. candissima from Annie’s Annuals is furrier than the species and has been incredibly difficult to photograph. Ever since I read a recent trashy news story on how beauties like Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe shaved their faces of any peach fuzz for the camera (Huffington Post here), that photographic challenge now [...]