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In early 2010, I met my good friend and longtime Texas Monthly contributing photographer Dan Winters for coffee at a cool little spot off South Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. We do this a handful of times a year to catch up and talk about upcoming projects. Since I'm fortunate enough to be working at a magazine that still appreciates a good photo essay, I'm always looking for ideas. On this day Dan was talking about NASA and the end of the space shuttle program. In twelve months, NASA would be sending its final missions into space, and Dan wanted to be there--toting not one camera but eight, with the intention of capturing the most dynamic images from this singular fleeting event. Now, let's see, Dan Winters + space shuttles. Hmm . . .… MORE
1) Halloween--not at all strange to come in to my office this time of year hearing the theme to John Carpenter's Halloween on a constant loop. Dry ice has made an appearance in my office...and home...several times. As I type this, 4 inches from my keyboard is a gold metallic candle in the shape of a skull that someone (who rules) gave me as a gift a few days ago.… MORE
In Memoriam 10.12.09
ABOVE: William Eggleston, "Untitled", n.d, from "Los Alamos", 1965-68 and 1972-74 (published 2003). Dye transfer print, 12 x 17 3/4 in. (30.5 x 45.1 cm). Private Collection Â© Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy Cheim & Read Gallery.
Green Pages 12.11.08
"The world now contains more photographs than bricks, and they are, astonishingly, all different." - John SzarkowskiThe Photography Editors