Fine Art

Artist Turns Condemned Building into a Disposable Camera

Posted by on Thursday September 17, 2015 | Camera, Fine Art, Video

There are camera hacks and then there’s Vancouver artist Joel Nicholas Peterson’s camera hack. For a project titled Blueprints for Observation, Peterson turned a condemned building into a huge camera obscura. Here, in Peterson’s words, is how he did it: “I made holes through the walls peering outside from within dark rooms facing north, south,... More

Duggal Sees Future in High Res Digital C Prints

Posted by on Thursday August 13, 2015 | Fine Art

“Pick your favorite Pacific Island.” We’re staring at a small map attached to a enormous light box. Dangling from the box is a loupe, the kind jewelers use to scrutinize a diamond, and Ken Bledsoe, manager of fine art digital printing at Duggal is encouraging us to take a closer look. We do, pressing the... More

Inaugural Seattle Art Fair Brings Attention to Under-the-Radar Collector Base

Posted by on Wednesday August 5, 2015 | Events, Fine Art

More than 60 galleries from across the country and as far afield as Hong Kong participated this past weekend in the first edition of the Seattle Art Fair. Co-organized by Microsoft founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and Brooklyn-based art fair producers Art Market Productions, drew more than 15,000 attendees and generated sales that pleased many... More

W.M. Hunt on Making “Art” and Artists’ Statements

Posted by on Monday August 3, 2015 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Veteran collector, curator and photography consultant W.M. Hunt has a reputation for his straight-talking career advice. In this exclusive PDN video, he talks about a strategic mistake made by many aspiring fine-art photographers, and how to avoid it. He also demystifies the process of writing a good artist’s statement, and makes a case against spending... More

PDN Video: W.M. Hunt on How to Build Career Bridges (Not Burn Them)

Posted by on Wednesday July 29, 2015 | Business, Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Photography careers are built on talent and hard work. But they also depend upon relationships–with mentors, editors, art directors, curators and others who can provide the critical support required for any career to grow and thrive. Veteran collector, curator and photography consultant W.M. Hunt explains in this exclusive PDN video how to build those important... More

A Dream Tool: Erica Kelly Martin’s Passion for Medium Format Goes Digital

Posted by on Wednesday July 22, 2015 | Camera, Fine Art, Photo Gear

Sponsored by Ricoh Imaging America Erica Kelly Martin’s fascination with medium-format photography can be traced back to a mirror hanging in her childhood bedroom, which echoed the aspect ratio of a medium-format frame, and which she believed had the power to lead her into a “magical world.” As a teenager, she experimented with medium-format box... More

Sotheby’s and eBay Partner to Make Rare Photo Prints Avail to Auction Site’s Audience

Posted by on Thursday July 9, 2015 | Fine Art

While people can bid in-person during the July 22 Sotheby’s auction, Contemporary Living—Photographs, Prints & Design, they’ll be competing with eBay users from all over the world for prints by the likes of Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Sally Mann, Araki and many other greats. eBay users have had access to certain Sotheby’s auctions since the... More

MoMA’s New Photography Show Expands, Explores “Ocean of Images”

Posted by on Wednesday July 1, 2015 | Fine Art

The Museum of Modern Art has announced that it has selected 19 photographers to be shown in the 2015 edition of its “New Photography” exhibition, opening in November.  The number of photographers in this year’s show is more than double the museum’s previous selections – and that’s appropriate, given that the subtitle of this year’s... More

LOOK3 2015: Larry Fink on Experience, Empathy, and Being “Stuck” with a Successful Career

Posted by on Friday June 12, 2015 | Events, Fine Art, Photojournalism

Photographer Larry Fink appeared on the main stage of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph last night for a freewheeling conversation with his friend, author Donald Antrim. Fink talked frankly about his formative experiences, the evolution of his motivations and his work, and the path of his illustrious career. It all added up to plenty... More

Arne Svenson Exonerated on Appeal in Privacy Invasion Case

Posted by on Friday April 10, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Fine Art

A New York State appeals court court has upheld a lower court ruling that rejected privacy invasion claims against fine-art photographer Arne Svenson. But the court has also challenged the New York state legislature to consider legislation to prohibit what Svenson did: photograph his neighbors inside their apartments through their un-curtained windows. Svenson was sued... More