“The General Lee“; Hollywood (Los Angeles), California – 1998. Seen by many as a symbol of hate. The “Dukes of Hazzard” television series ended in 1985. Perhaps this owner is trying to make some sort of a statement.
I visited the Grand Canyon in August 2003. It is actually a most difficult place to shoot pictures. The sheer magnitude of the canyon, the ever changing light and weather actually create complex problems for shooting. This blog photo, which I did not take but I wish I had, is just about as perfect a photo of the canyon as anyone has a reasonable chance of taking. “Grand Canyon“; Arizona (June 1994). If you look closely you can see what appear to be two eagles circling in the sky in the middle of the photo.
You learn something new every day. I must confess I had never heard of Perla Siedle Gibson a/k/a the “Lady in White“. Read all about her and what she accomplished. This rare photo is unretouched and shows her at dockside in Durban, South Africa c.1942 complete with her megaphone
We present this issue from a humanitarian viewpoint not a political one. There are people living in similar or even much worse conditions in other parts of the world. We have been most fortunate to be able to show these images taken by Mohamed el-Saife who is a resident and talented photojournalist living in Gaza. If anything, DPI’s guiding principle remains toleration. It is through images such as these whether they be in Syria, Bangladesh, Dafur, Somalia, in this case the Gaza Strip or any area where conflict prevents the supply of basic necessities of life that you will observe scenes like these.
Something to keep in mind during your next cup of morning coffee. “Sugar Cane Field Worker“; Florida/Louisiana c.1923.
An image that speaks for itself. Calming, in these troubled times. “Spanish Moss“; New Orleans, Louisiana (1913).
He was my friend, Alan Parry. “Christmas – 1966“; South Vietnam (December 12, 1966). He served as a LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol), a sniper in Cambodia. Alan took his own life when he returned to the United States. Honor and remember our servicemen and servicewomen far from home today and every day.
Who knows? The Shadow knows. I believe that the shadows in this photo make it happen. Something to keep in mind when you’re shooting. Try to make effective use of the lighting. Without these shadows would this photo still be as effective? “The High Chair“; U. S. c.1937.
A now iconic image symbolic of the COVID19 pandemic has become the infrared thermometer. I must admit that I had incorrectly assumed that they were only available to medical professionals. That is until my son bought me one as a present at a local store. I can just see it now. You meet a stranger and say, “Hi, my name is …. Please just hold still for a moment.” Then you whip out your infrared thermometer and zap his forehead. “O. K., thank you, now we can talk”. We could all carry one in a devised holster like in the Old West. Bizarre, perhaps, as if from some science fiction movie, but if you really want to be sure when you meet a stranger, what the heck!