September 25, 2007

Cool Recent Photography, Part 1

Of jazz, Jawas, carnage, & more:

  • Kent Phelan shares a great shot of octagenarian jazz man Roy Haynes. [Via]
  • TrueGrain is "a pro-grade tool for accurately recapturing the aesthetics of black and white film with digital photography."  It’ll set you back $300.
  • The NYT features a slideshow from Turkey’s barren & striking Cappadocia; Jawas sold separately.  According to the gallery, the caves have been carved from soft rock.  I’d like to see caves carved into some really soft rock, like Nerf.  ("Or Air Supply," interjects Margot.)
  • Speaking of the NYT, they’ve been offering excellent prints for sale from their archives.  Dig Ruth Fremson’s photo of trams in the fog (info).  See also the ghostly Twin Towers in the fog; Lower Manhattan in the 60′s (hello, old office); Feeding the hippo at the Bronx Zoo.
  • The paper remembers the life and work of pioneering female photojournalist Gerda Taro (partner of Robert Capa), offering a slideshow of her work.
  • "Don’t look at me like a piece of meat!" But look at my hair that way.  If Julia Kissina’s carnage trips your trigger, see Pinar Yolacan’s work. [Via]
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