February 1, 2013 |
Dylan Vitone practices cultural anthropology with a camera, astutely observing human behavior in a range of environments. Selections from two recent series at dnj focus on tourists at Yellowstone and punk pilgrims at a skater mecca in Ohio. To Vitone, who teaches at Carnegie Mellon, the spectacle of life plays out with equal beauty, drama and interest no matter the setting. His pictures grant us access to situations we might never experience directly, but also show us the familiar with an acuity that renders it newly strange.
August 17, 1986 |
Don Cravens used to make his living by the shutter of his camera. Today he is more likely to be concerned with the shutters of a "desirable residence." The one-time Life magazine photographer has become a real estate broker. He is not one of the big boys in Beverly Hills. He has a relaxed, satisfactory business in Reseda. Cravens has virtually retired from press photography. But he still gets royalties from some of his famous pictures, which are reproduced again and again.
February 13, 2014 |
Ron Jude's "Lick Creek Line" is an essay in the less common sense of the term: an attempt, or effort. It doesn't build an argument or deliver much in the way of information to do so, but instead issues impressions, propositions toward a loose understanding of its ostensible subject, a fur-trapper in rural Idaho. The constellations of color photographs accumulate a kind of emotional heft, though more so in book form, as originally conceived, than on the wall, as at Gallery Luisotti, where the project is too abbreviated to grab hold.
January 17, 1993
The James T. Yenckel column on handling travel problems was invaluable ("How to Complain in a Way That Gets Results," Dec. 27). I'd like to relate an experience that may be of interest. During our first tour of Italy a few years ago, my sister and I found ourselves in a hotel room that was not acceptable. So we snapped pictures of the shower that we couldn't reach or use, inadequate towels, scanty carpeting, etc. Upon our return to Los Angeles, we submitted the data to American Express and without further ado, we received a fair return on our expenses.
December 10, 2012 |
Less than a week after being ditched by Instagram, Twitter has updated its mobile apps and added photo filters. The San Francisco-based social network announced that users will be able to edit and add pictures to the photos they post through their iPhone or Android Twitter apps starting Monday via app updates. "As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences," Twitter said in a Monday blog post announcing the news.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1997 |
What do plumbing trucks have in common with milk cartons? Helping find missing children, at least some of them. A few months ago, Norm Wigginton and Rebecca Gold of Wigginton's Plumbing in Sylmar put three blown-up pictures of missing children on the sides of three of their business trucks so the photographs could be seen in the Southern California neighborhoods the trucks serve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1985 |
In an emotional pretrial hearing Monday, murder suspect David Allen Lucas came face to face with a Seattle woman who identified him as the man who abducted her and who she believes slashed her throat June 9. Jody Santiago, 30, the only woman to survive one of the four attacks with which Lucas is charged, told the court she is sure beyond any doubt that Lucas is the man who abducted her as she walked from an El Cajon nightclub.
August 21, 2012 |
Yo, Apple rumor mill followers: Stop obsessing over how many pins will be in the new dock connector of the iPhone 5, where the microphone will be located, and how much bigger the screen will be and prepare to laugh at yourself. On Monday, New York comedian Adam Sacks uploaded a video to YouTube with the tantalizing title “LEAKED Official Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video- Keynote 2012.” Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is. The video is not real, but that doesn't mean it's not funny.