Fine Art

Thomas Eakins: Brilliant Painter, Gifted Photographer… Sexual Predator?

Posted by on Friday March 16, 2018 | Fine Art

National Academy of Design | Wiki Commons

By: Henry Adams, Case Western Reserve University The recent toppling of a string of powerful figures for sexual abuse and harassment raises the question of how these people managed to conceal their behavior so long, in some instances after abusing hundreds of victims. Why didn’t the victims speak up? And why, when they did, was... More

Photographer of Marlboro Ads Exhibits Photos Richard Prince Copied

Posted by on Friday March 2, 2018 | Copyright/Legal, Fine Art

Richard Prince, Norm Clasen, appropriation, copyright
Norm Clasen, "Sunset Chase, Riverton, WY," 1985

Richard Prince, the controversial and often-sued appropriation artist, first achieved fame in the 1990s with his “Untitled (Cowboy)” series, for which he re-photographed ads for Marlboro cigarettes. While some photographers who worked on the campaign have complained about Prince getting rich on their images, photographer Norm Clasen is taking a new approach. He is now... More

Elinor Carucci on Photographing a Bad (but Fascinating) Kiss

Posted by on Friday December 15, 2017 | Fine Art, Fun

from The New Yorker Photo Booth blog. Photo ©Elinor Carucci

The December 11 issue of The New Yorker features Elinor Carucci’s arresting close-up photograph of a kiss, shot on assignment to accompany a short story by Kristen Roupenian. The story, about the self-deceptions and self-abnegation of a young woman who goes on a couple of dates with an older man, has drawn a lot of... More

Workshop Preview: Aline Smithson’s “Cuba with Intention”

Posted by on Wednesday November 22, 2017 | Fine Art, Uncategorized

Fine art photographer and Lenscratch founder Aline Smithson will lead the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops “Cuba with Intention” workshop in Camagüey, Cuba from February 4 to 12 2018. “I often review portfolios of photographers who have made work during travel to far flung places,” Smithson says. “Often times the portfolios are beautifully shot, but ultimately... More