Glimpses of the magnificent Oregon Coast still remain between the Motel and Free TV signs, but with the rising tide of babies even these chinks to a wide horizon will be closed to future eyes. With over-population a world-wide reality, those of us in a position to advise the young men and women will have to take a different attitude than previously because advice proper to a culture of survival based on too few persons works havoc in a culture in which survival is a struggle against too many people.
Steeped in Oregon, AI Monner photographs his native state as if it were alive. This staff photographer on the Portland Oregon Journal says, "If the subject is a landscape, I want it full of the season, the wind, the rain, sunshine, and the living and dying that is there in that moment."
Formerly a Design Engineer who worked closely with the plastic laboratory in Kodak research, Mr. Miles A.R.P.S. is that rarity among camera designers who uses a camera extensively for making pictures. At present he is teaching Physics and Mathematics at the University of Connecticut.
Ruth Bernhard says that she is a self taught photographer who started professionally in 1930 and whose greatest influences were Edward Weston, Rainer Maria Rilke (poet) and Michelangelo. Presently she works, teaching and photographing in San Francisco.
Peacocks and photography, one-tailed birds and thousand-eyed vanity. Photography is forever holding itself up as a mirror to people, avowedly to be a service to society, if not to all humanity, but really to ask people what they think of photographers.
Thank you for your thoughtful review of our book, MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY. There is one statement which might be misleading:..two photographers included because of the publisher’s persistence, Walker Evans and Edward Steichen...” In our original plan for the book both of these photographers were included, and we invited both to participate.
Brett Weston, one of whose pictures is reproduced on the front cover, prefers to use an 8 x 10 camera and contact prints. In his continued interest in large size photographs with contact quality he also puts his 11 x 14 to work. He seeks those passing moments in the world when all things combine to reveal.