Fri April 12, 2013
The Picture Show

Trains, Punks, Pictures And Books You Maybe Shouldn't Read

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 3:20 pm

Photos from the book A Period Of Juvenile Prosperity
Mike Brodie Twin Palms

Mike Brodie's life, when narrated by an outsider, seems a lot like free association — where one thing leads to the next, leads to the next, etc.

Before he discovered trains, Brodie was bagging groceries in Pensacola, Fla., and really into BMX. Then he met a girl. She worked at the Chinese restaurant in the same strip mall and, he says, "she was like a punk rocker."

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Sun April 7, 2013
The Picture Show

Meeting Florida's Seminoles Through Rediscovered Photos

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 3:07 pm

The widow of Tigertail, a leader during the Second Seminole War.
Julian Dimock Collection American Museum of Natural History

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum on the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation in Florida has a new exhibit that gives patrons a rare glimpse into the past.

Taken by photographer Julian Dimock during a 1910 expedition across the undrained and untamed landscape of tropical wetlands and cypress hammocks of southern Florida, the photos show everyday activities and portraits of the Seminole people he encountered.

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Wed April 3, 2013
The Picture Show

You Can't Put A Headline On William Klein

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 6:50 pm

Gun 1, New York, 1955
William Klein 'William Klein ABC'/Abrams

Try to put him in a box and he'll find his way out. Still working at nearly 85 years old, William Klein has gone rogue in at least four different fields: abstract painting, photography, filmmaking and commercial copy writing.

Klein now lives in Paris but I caught up with him in New York City — the place where he was born, but no longer has much affinity for. He's just here to promote a new book, William Klein ABC.

When I ask him what he thinks about the city, he says:

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Thu March 28, 2013
Colorado Wonders

PHOTO: Ever Seen The Aurora Borealis Over Colorado?

A crew member aboard the International Space Station captured this night picture of the 'Norhern lights' over Colorado


Sun March 17, 2013
The Picture Show

Fake It 'Til You Make It: What Came Before Photoshop

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 5:48 pm

Leap into the Void, 1960 (Yves Klein, Harry Shunk and Jean Kender)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art

The term "Photoshopping" has these days become synonymous with photo manipulation. But the practice is much older than the computer software — about as old as photography itself.

An exhibition now on display at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art is exploring just that: The collaging, cutting, pasting and coloring that preceded digital photography.

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