Friday, July 3, 2009

unformen der kunst

the other day i was watching a photography documentary that featured karl blossfeldt, and it reminded me i wanted to order some books by a few photographers i like. so i ordered blossfeldt’s “art forms in nature,” along with “dali’s moustache” (halsman/dali), “arbus, model, stromholm,” and an adorable book called “fish face” by david doubilet. i’m waiting to order a couple more by henri cartier-bresson and man ray.

blossfeldt’s photos inspired me to drag out my 100mm f/2.8 macro for an afternoon at the nature center. this lens is heavy, a little difficult to use properly, and it was pretty expensive so i’m somewhat afraid of it. i don’t take it out that much, but when i do i always love the results. more than any other lens this one makes me search for textures.

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