Dennis Hopper, who died yesterday, was best known for his cinema work but was also a decent photographer.
Scott Conarroe, PDN 30 winner
Sean O’Hagan writes in The Guardian about W Eugene Smith’s Jazz Loft Project. I got the book late last year and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in photography or jazz. It is a fascinating read and contains some wonderful photography.
“From 1957 to 1965 photographer W. Eugene Smith made 1,740 reel-to-reel tape recordings (approx. 4000 hours) and nearly 40,000 photographs in a loft building in Manhattan’s wholesale flower district where hundreds of jazz musicians gathered after-hours and jammed. With Smith’s archival materials available for the first time, the Jazz Loft Project is dedicated to uncovering and preserving the stories behind this time and place in American cultural history.”
The Jazz Loft Project website has a lot more detail.
Beautiful work by Stephanie Halmos, especially her Color Studies
The Observer’s New Review each week has a photo from the archives. Last week’s was this wonderful photo of Brigitte Bardot meeting Pablo Picasso in his studio in Cannes in 1956.
More detail on the photo at The Observer