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35mm from minnesota

Some more photos from this summer’s Minnesota State Fair.  That small Contax camera makes me take funny pictures, I swear.

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redfloor

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give thanks

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© Hee Jin Kang

Times are tough, but do consider donating to these organizations, because though it’s tough for us, it’s a lot worse for so many people around the world.

Happy Thanksgiving!

NY Times Neediest Cases Fund

NYC Coalition Against Hunger

Habitat for Humanity

Peace Corps

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tracey baran

I found out a couple days ago that photographer Tracey Baran died last week.  I didn’t know her personally but I’ve always admired her work

She was only 33.

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© Tracey Baran, “Today I’m 30”, 2005

My condolences to her friends and family.

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wow

7,552.29…

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You thought you were going to get A LOT of work done today, but guess not.  LIFE magazine’s photo archive has gone live on google – http://images.google.com/hosted/life – and it’s over 10 million photographs, most of which are available to the public for the first time.  Go ahead, whittle the day away poring over the pictures because you can always call it research.

And here’s a tip:  Add “source:life” to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example, photographer source:life eventually leads you to:

Bourke-White helicopter

A wonderful picture of photographer Margaret Bourke-White dangling from a helicopter while on assignment for LIFE in 1951.  Though the photo is also credited to Bourke-White… hmm… now that’s a feat.

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zoom

http://morris.blogs.nytimes.com/

Highly recommended blog of Errol Morris, documentary filmmaker and complex thinker.

Looking forward to getting his latest film – Standard Operating Procedure – on Netflix!

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holiday gear

With the holidays fast approaching, I usually get several queries around this time of year over which camera is best to get for a friend’s mom/sibling/significant other/etc.

So friends, the ultimate website for digital cameras can be found at Digital Photography Review.

They even have an extensive Buying Guide.  (Don’t be afraid of it!).

Even traditionalists using large-format (like me) can’t help but drool over some of these digital wonders.  Camera porn from the dpreview website, the sleek and sexy Sigma DP1:

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Swoon, swoon! Santa, you reading this?

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