Bird by bird: 5 tips for the avian photographer


June 2017 issue Business

Joe Campanellie's Journey into the Fine Art of birds My interest in avian photography was sparked accidentally. It was never my intention for it to become a body of work that would define me. In the beginning my goal was simply to take my camera out for a few long walks to decompress and renew the passion I’d lost for my life’s work. In the end it led to that and so much more. The passion was indeed rekindled and my spirit renewed.But as with anything in life that’s worth achieving,...Continue Reading >

Fine art photographer’s work omits one thing: the human face


April 2017 issue News

Nobody and anybodySo many photographers make the human visage central to their work that it’s striking to see a series that’s almost entirely face-less. Such is “Alterego” by New York-based photographer Ben Zank, whose subjects rarely reveal their faces, and when they do, they don’t make eye contact.“I used to shoot people’s faces often,” says Zank, “and I would say that when you shoot somebody’s face, you’re shooting their likeness, their personality, and that’s not...Continue Reading >

The “Solitude” fence has a quirky backstory


March 2017 issue News

© David Lorenz WinstonWith more than 400,000 impressions (posters, prints, and more) of David Lorenz Winston’s photograph “Solitude” sold since it was published in the 1980s, it ranks as one of the best-known images in recent memory. However, the intriguing story behind the image is far less well known.Winston photographed the famous picture in the early 1980s on the grounds of the Willistown Friends Quaker Meeting House in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.“Adjacent to the Meeting...Continue Reading >

Jerry Uelsmann: His story is untitled


October 2016 issue Profiles

What is Jerry Uelsmann up to with his photomontages? You’ll have to figure IT out yourselfAs he leads a visitor through his modernist Florida home and into his three-room photo studio that’s chockablock with cartoons (some naughty, some nice) pinned to the walls, shelf after shelf of antique cameras, assorted doll heads, offbeat toys, drawings from artist friends, witty posters, miscellaneous Victoriana, thousands of contact sheets, prints, and more flotsam and jetsam that’s washed up...Continue Reading >

Force of life


August 2015 issue Profiles

Clyde Butcher harnesses the Everglades' vitalityFor someone who’s standing waist-deep in swamp water in the middle of Florida’s Everglades National Park, home to alligators, snakes and God-knows-what-else, Clyde Butcher seems supremely content. As he plants his tripod into the murky water and unloads his trusty, often-repaired and rebuilt vintage 8x10 Deardorff view camera from his battered backpack, he explains, “The swamp is an amazing life force; it’s always growing, creeping,...Continue Reading >