Old Souls and Words

Shawl of Souls © J.Rosenthal

Shawl of Souls © J.Rosenthal

“I would say to any artist: ‘Don’t be repressed in your work, dare to experiment,consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.” – Edward Weston 

 

Old Souls © J.Rosenthal

Old Souls © J.Rosenthal

 

“For me photography has been a profession, an avocation. Now it has become a way of life.” – Wynn Bullock

 

Sentinel © J.Rosenthal

Sentinel © J.Rosenthal

“Only through art can we get outside of ourselves and know another’s view of the universe.”

-Marcel Proust

Skyward © J.Rosenthal

Skyward © J.Rosenthal

“Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”- Walker Evans

Canyon of Old Souls © J.Rosenthal

Canyon of Old Souls © J.Rosenthal

A Portrait of San Francisco

Fred Lyon

Fred Lyon

 

As our readers know we are big fans of the work of Fred Lyon.

His book San Francisco is a loving portrait of his hometown, and is available now.

Fred will have a book signing and a screening of “Living Through the Lens” Oct. 2nd

at the San Francisco Public Library

Also Modernbook has a wonderful limited edition of Fred Lyon’s San Francisco Then.

If you are not in the San Francisco area you may watch the documentary by visiting, LIving Through the Lens.

To learn more about the work of Fred Lyon please visit his site at, Fred Lyon.

To read our interview with Fred please visit, “Indulge Your Curiosity”.

 

 

Fred Lyon

© Fred Lyon

© Fred Lyon

Thank you to the photographers that share their work with Rfotofolio.

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Bill Schwab and Photostock

Belle Isle Snow Dog @ Bill Schwab

Belle Isle Snow Dog @ Bill Schwab

Bell Isle Scott Fountain © Bill Schwab

Bell Isle Scott Fountain © Bill Schwab

Belle Isle by Bill Schwab

Belle Isle by Bill Schwab

Please check out Bill Schwab’s Kickstarter Photostock,

To read our interview will Bill please visit, ” Seeing the Beauty”.

To learn more about Bill Schwab please visit his site at, Bill Schwab Photographs.

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Art on Your Shelf

Beth Moon

Beth Moon

” Time is the shape of an old oak as the winds caress and sculpt the bark, defining hardship and beauty. Time is the trunk that splits apart in great age to accommodate the tempest.  Evidence of time is revealed in furrowed bark of an ancient tree, gnarled, crooked, and beautiful. 

Portraits of Change.

Portraits of Survival.

Portraits of Time.

I’d like to keep a clear picture, so if a tree is destroyed by storm, disease, greed or lack of concern, I will have a record of its power and beauty for those who were not able to make the journey.  I photograph these trees because I know words alone are not enough, and I want their stories to live on.  I photograph these trees because they may not be here tomorrow.”-

                                                                                                                                                                 Beth Moon 

Ancient Trees
Portraits of Time
By Beth Moon
With essays by Todd Forrest and Steven Brown
Hardcover,
60 duotones
Published 2014
ISBN: 978-0-7892-1195-8

This book can be pre-ordered from Abbeville Press.

To learn more about Beth Moon please visit her site at, Beth Moon.

To read our interview with Beth please visit, ” The Art of Seeing”.

Thank you to the photographers that share their work with Rfotofolio.

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What will you create?

“If you are creating you are emerging”.

Three Nudes on the Dune by Edna Bullock © Bullock Family Photography LLC

Three Nudes on the Dune by Edna Bullock © Bullock Family Photography LLC

To learn more about Edna Bullock please visit,“A Life Full of Grace”.

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The Photographer, Jack Wasserbach

“Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence.” – Minor White

Moonglow © Jack Wasserbach

Moonglow © Jack Wasserbach

Many of us, no matter where we live, stop seeing what is around us.  It becomes commonplace, and so we travel to be inspired, to see.

But not Jack Wasserbach.  He has taken in the lay of the land around him, and captures its beauty to share with us.

Earlier this year Rfotofolio had the pleasure of meeting  Jack Wasserbach and viewing an inspiring collection of his work.  No matter how good an image looks online there is nothing like viewing a print in person.  When you see his work you feel the connection he has with the landscape that is his subject.  A true love and understanding of place comes through his images.  We are pleased to share his work.

Sun Wave 2 by Jack Wasserbach

Sun Wave 2 by Jack Wasserbach

Would you please tell us a little about yourself ?

I’ve been photographing for about 45 years.  I have a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston and the California College of Art.

How did you get started photography ?

I was introduced to photography through a friend while serving in Viet Nam.

Please tell us about some of the photographers that you admire and how their work influences your own work.

Edward Weston, Wynn Bullock, Minor White, Alfred Stieglitz-my work is mainly landscape oriented and my finished photograph is sepia-toned.

Tell us about your relationship with Oceano ?

Oceano represents to me the ultimate in pure landscape.  My work there has evolved into very minimal photographs.

What challenges do you face as a photographer ?

At this moment, I’m still using film and I’m not sure about the future of film.

How do you overcome a creative block ? 

One way is looking at other artist’s work.  I’ve collected a 500+ book library to use as one of my sources.

Would you tell us about your workspace ?

My workspace is Big Sur and Point Lobos.

Please tell us what a perfect day of shooting is for you ?

A perfect day is continually being inspired by my surroundings, weather, etc.

Where can we see your work, and would you like to share any upcoming projects ?

My work can be seen on my website and  has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, The Center of Creative Photography, Arizona, Corcoran, Washington, DC.

Any stories about your work you would like to share?

My photographs, if successful, transport the viewer to an environment that tells the story.

Thank you Jack for sharing your art.

S Dune © Jack Wasserbach

S Dune © Jack Wasserbach

Sepia S Dune © Jack Wasserbach

Sepia S Dune © Jack Wasserbach

Figure on Beach 2 © Jack Wasserback

Figure on Beach 2 © Jack Wasserback

Whaler's Beach © Jack Wasserbach

Whaler’s Beach © Jack Wasserbach

Tami Bone September R.O.M.

 

Rfotofolio is pleased to share the very special “Bayou Boy” by Tami Bone as our September print of the month.

 

Bayou Boy © Tami Bone

Bayou Boy © Tami Bone

 

“Bayou Boy”

Pigment Print on Fiber Based Paper

Print Size – 12” x 12” on 13” x 13” sheet Edition of 8

Signed on Verso

Image Made – 2014

Pricing – $750

Artist Statement.

“Bayou Boy” is a recent work from Tami Bone’s Mythos series and is inspired by her childhood in deep South Texas, and one that held more than the usual share of mystery.  Her mind, always busy with imaginings, was also trying to see past the veil of obscurity that was her normal.  Not knowing the people she came from, or how she came to be where she was, led to a heightened sense of wonder.  This wonder imbued most everything; as long as she can remember, it has been entwined with a sense of hope and possibility.  Mythos developed from these early queries, of trying to see the unseeable and to know the unknowable – longings that we all share in some way or another.

Tami Bone grew up in deep South Texas where she spent a childhood oftentimes free and driven by her imagination.  Her photographic work today pulls from impressions made during these early beginnings that make their way into her narrative images.  Today Tami lives in Austin, Texas and engages photography as a means of story telling and self-expression, with a knowing that the stories we tell form our personal truths and unique folklore.

She believes that our stories, both true and imagined, are significant and have the power to shape our lives, before finally, they become our lives.  While her recent body of work, Mythos, is her own tale, it is a token of the shared mystery that binds us together.

Tami’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in invitational group exhibitions, juried exhibitions, and solo exhibitions.  She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being named one of the Best of the Best Emerging Fine Art Photographers by BW Gallerist; selection as a Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist, a Photo Review Competition Winner, and a Review Santa Fe Participant.  Her work has been featured in Aether Magazine, and was recently published in the United Kingdom’s Black+White Magazine.


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We hope you will consider supporting photographers and build your collection by purchasing our print of the month.

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To learn more about Tami Bone please visit her site at, Tami Bone.

To read our interview with Tami please visit, “Tami Bone Visual Poet”.

 

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