Circular Fisheye Project: Claremont Village #2

Fisheye, Photography, Southern California

Another from Claremont Village. This one is of their train depot. Have done some nice model work here in the past, so this was a little different. (You can read about the origins of this project here.)

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Claremont, CA
(February 2016)

You can now purchase select prints of mine online:
https://society6.com/jgtravels

Fan Ho (1931 – 2016)

Asia, Photographers, Photography

Have learned that the photography world has lost a true master: Fan Ho. Born in Shanghai in 1931, he first delved into photography at the age of 14, when his father gave him a Rolleiflex twin-lens camera. After moving to Hong Kong in 1949, he began taking photographs of the streets and alleys of old Central Hong Kong, and of other markets and street stalls in the Hong Kong of the time. His creative output in the 1950s and 1960s included what are now recognized as some of Hong Kong’s most iconic photographic images. Between 1958 and 1965, he was eight times named one of the Top Ten Photographers of the World by the Photographic Society of America. (Taken from The Story of Fan Ho.)

Her Study, 1963

“Her Study” by Fan Ho (1963)

I highly recommend his book Hong Kong Yesterday, which was the first in a trilogy of titles that also includes The Living Theatre and Hong Kong Memoir. All titles are available through modernbook.

A good sampling of his work can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/aug/20/fan-ho-hong-kong-street-photography-in-pictures

 

XplorZine Issue #5 Is Out

Photography, Publications, Travel

The latest issue of XplorZine is out. Issue #5 focuses on cemeteries and I contributed a set of photos of mine from Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Print and digital (free!) copies of the issues are available here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1127018

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Circular Fisheye Project: Claremont Village #1

Fisheye, Photography, Southern California

One of my favorite locations in the area is Claremont Village. A collection of eclectic shops and eateries along two streets when I was younger,  it has expanded over the years. One of its recent developments is the conversion of an old packing house into more shops and eateries. I thought this would be a good location to try both shooting an interior and in color with this lens. (You can read about the origins of this project here.)

claremont_01
Claremont, CA
(February 2016)

You can now purchase select prints of mine online:
https://society6.com/jgtravels