Richard Sexton's black-and-white images of the marshes, forests and bayous of the American Gulf Coast are captured in his new book, Terra Incognita.
In the early 90s, Sexton moved from San Francisco to New Orleans and began making black/white landscape photographs of the Gulf Coast. Over the years, he slowly added to this body of work that began in the coastal regions of Walton County, Florida, and eventually encompassed landscapes in and around New Orleans, in other areas of the Florida panhandle, southwest Georgia, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
A limited edition of the book will be published by Chronicle Books and available through Richard Sexton's galleries and select booksellers. The gallery edition includes a linen covered clamshell case and an original signed quadtone pigment print of the cover image. The gallery edition is limited to 200 books.
America at Home, produced by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt, is a book, Web site and traveling exhibition documenting the rituals, quirks and everyday patterns that go on behind closed doors in America every day. Hundreds of professional photojournalists and thousands of amateur photographers contributed to the project.
“The idea of ‘home’ is as universal and deeply ingrained as that of ‘mother’ or ‘father,’” says Smolan. “Ask people to describe what the word ‘home’ means to them and their answers tap into a deep pool of emotions and memories. We’re inviting millions of Americans to collaborate in the creation of a digital time capsule that may prove to be an invaluable resource for our descendants to understand the fabric of home life in 2007.”
The book will be published in March of 2008. The project was funded by Google, HP, and IKEA.
Canon will run a separate effort, "Shoot Like a Pro," in which 80 fans get a chance to shoot their favorite team's home game from the sidelines with tutelage from a professional photographer - and a national effort at http://usa.canon.com/nfl in which the grand prize is a chance to shoot the Pro Bowl in Hawaii from the sidelines.
There's a nursery/yard store on the south side of Jackson that I always think "What a great place to stop and take pictures!" But I never did. Because I was on my way home from the Coast and wanted to get home. No time to stop. Busy, busy, rush, rush.
As part of my carpe imago challenge, I stopped on my way back in to Jackson on Saturday. And everyone stared at me while I took pictures. And I tripped over some iron contraption in the back and cut the skin between my little toe (which bled profusely all over my flip-flops) just to get these damn pictures...so go look at them! ;)
In the end, you'll be able to get a nice narrow light pattern, customizable by squeezing the snoot.
(Damian points out in the comments that spot metering does the same thing. But then I might have to read the manual or something like that instead of just squeezing a squishy foamy thing. AND I wouldn't get to play with the glue and scissors. Blasphemy!) ;)
The book includes 66 black-and-white photographs taken in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Mississippi. (His all-time favorite is a church sign from Bethel, Ala., that says "Tomorrow is a new day, maybe.")
The Walter Anderson Museum of Art has added limited edition prints by fine art photographer Lyle Peterzell to the works by regionalal artists available through the museum's store. WAMA will present Peterzell's work in an exhibition that opens in January.
Peterzell is the museum store's featured artist for July and August and his works can be purchased through the museum for $50 to $75, mounted and matted and ready for framing.
This collection of photographs focuses on the Gulf Coast and has landscapes, florals, and fauna. A native of the Coast, Peterzell perfected his art working in the advertising field in California and later as a fine arts photographer for the National Gallery of Art in Washington. He returned to the Coast in the spring of 2005, just in time for Hurricane Katrina to damage his studio.
The museum store is open from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (228) 872-3164.
Jacques-Henri Lartigue started taking pictures when he was six years old (in 1902) - and he then began what became a lifelong photographic diary that captures most every stage of his life. He was a painter by profession, but never quite quenched his curiosity or propensity for photography. He photographed family, friends, wives (he had three), and lovers (he had many).
See more great shots here. Buy a book of his most famous images here.