Daily Archives: April 14, 2012

Black and White Photos of People at Work

©ourtesy of Canoe Communications’s Blog

Lewis Hine, 1874 – 1940, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, “During and after World War I, he photographed American Red Cross relief work in Europe. In the 1920s and early 1930s, Hine made a series of “work portraits,” which emphasized the human contribution to modern industry. In 1930, Hine was commissioned to document the construction of The Empire State Building.” Wikipedia

Yesterday was the 100th birthday of famous French photographer Robert Doisneau, known for his Parisian street scenes. Old black and white photographs are historical images of a particular time, event or place.  Black and white photography highlights contrast, depth and texture.  It continues to be a popular medium and art form. Doisneau’s photography made me think about photographers born in the Midwest that shot in black and white.  I did a little research and discovered the work of photographers that were completely new to me.  Maybe they are new to you too. There were many excellent photographers’ pictures, I focused on images taken of people at work.  The seven photographers from America’s heartland are:  Berenice Abbott, Esther Bubley, Lewis HineBob Natkin, Gordon ParksWalker Evans, and Russell Lee. If you know about other famous Midwestern photographers that worked in black and white, feel free to share. Continue reading

All ya need

©ourtesy of Stakky’s web blog

Despite the lack of a proper supermarket, cafe and population of excess 300, Bremmer bay has some good beaches. Surfed all day here, then broke out the tripod for sunset. – – Read more…

Billionaire Warren Buffett pays lower tax than his secretary.. not fair

Intensifying his populist pitch, US President Barack Obama has made an aggressive case for imposing more taxes on the rich and criticised those opposing his ‘Buffet Rule’. “You might have heard of this, but Warren Buffett is paying a lower tax rate than his secretary. Now, that’s wrong. That’s not fair,” Obama said in his speech at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton in Florida yesterday. “So we’ve got to choose which direction we want this country to go in. Do we want to keep giving those tax breaks to folks like me who don’t need them, or give them to Warren Buffet — he definitely doesn’t need them…Or Bill Continue reading