Scott Hyde has always been a photographer working in all phases of the medium. For years, he has dealt with the commercial world of photography in almost all its forms. Living in New York, making his living from photography, his world is not the tree or the rock, but the media world from which as an artist he must create.
This is the end, Beautiful friend, This is the end, My only friend, The end of our elaborate plans, The end of everything that stands, The end. No safety or surprise, The end. I’ll never look into your eyes Again. Can you picture what will be, So limitless and free, Desperately in need of some stranger's hand In a desperate land.
THE TALE OF PETER RASUN GOULD: An Experiment in Fiction
An Experiment in Fiction
The Next Longing and Miracle
The Chronology of Vertical Growth
Splinter of Divinity
Humbled by Spectators
The Mutual Experience
Any and All Images
The Pattern of Answers
The Hourglass Dream
The Hourglass Turned Over!
Acknowledgement of the Unimageable
Photographer Peter Rasun Gould would like me to write about his photography as simply and as directly as he photographs. He would like me to talk about images as elegantly and as spontaneously as he makes them. So would I — I upon whom, among his friends, has fallen the task of weaving man and photographer into myth.
The manner in which any history is perceived is an ever mutating process. Seen from the proverbial position of an “historical perspective,” challenged by new discoveries and affected by radical comparisons and contrasts, the constructed past cannot help but change.
The setting of the Cecil Beaton exhibition is disappointing, a rather fey fin-de-siècle attempt at chic: tiny photographs framed by splintering silver wood, the Royal Family in grotto-like aluminum-painted plaster-of-Paris bejeweled frames, much of the strongest early work enlarged beyond sensibility and hung at a nine foot level as a frieze.
The Encounter of Man and Nature: The Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man
The Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man
To photographers looking for the reasons and origins of our present spiritual crisis the symptoms of which he photographs in strikes, riots, dissent, and pollution, Nasr's book presents origins and reasons. To photographers who have begun to doubt the power of photography to affect, much less prevent, war, starvation, or social inequalities Nasr offers solutions.
Before discussing the collecting of photographs specifically, it might be useful to say a very few words about collecting in general. One must begin by stating that collecting is in itself not necessarily a virtue. One might go further, and admit that the collecting habit, in its advanced stages, can lead to the mortal sin of greed (coveting one's neighbor's goods), and to the related lesser transgressions of avarice, jealousy, cupidity, and income tax evasion.
Thomas Barrow is Associate Curator of the Research Center at George Eastman House. He is a photographer whose work is represented in the collections of the George Eastman House, Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art among others.