There is an interesting article here by Errol Morris in today's NYT. He attempts to find out the truth behind Robert Fenton's famous photo, "The Valley of the Shadow of Death" from the Crimean War.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I just got back from a quick trip to Las Vegas. It was a magazine assignment with a quick turnaround. Fly in, sleep, shoot, fly out. Usually I enjoy going to Vegas, not so much for the gambling, but, on some level, I like the fakeness of it all. They try hard, and given the right mix of sun and booze, it works. If you close your eyes, and take a sip of your overpriced margarita, it can really feel like an exotic vacation. And the people-watching is incredible.
I've been there with friends, family, my wife, and had a good time with them all. Much laughing and drinking, and sweating. So trying to find a restaurant, navigating the hordes in the casinos, and witnessing all the hilarity Vegas can offer just doesn't feel the same when you're by yourself.
The photo below is the view from my hotel room in the New York New York. It's a nice view of the desert landscape, which is obscured by the monolithic glass monstrosity across the street, which is, of course, obscured by a roller coaster.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Yes, I finally have a way to update y'all with new work, notes from shoots, etc. I plan to stay away from politics and serious art discussion.
I'm an advertising and editorial photographer in San Francisco, actually Sausalito, and I just got married on August 3rd. Best day of my life. And I would argue we have some of the best wedding photos ever. Here's one from the photo booth I set up for my guests:
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Do not look here if you seek poems, cathartic introspection, or Terry Richardson-type snapshots. There are other blogs for that, which I sometimes read as well.
Posted by Michael Sugrue at 9:12 AM