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The Photographer's Playbook - Aperture Foundation
"The Photographer’s Playbook features photography assignments, as well as ideas, stories, and anecdotes from many of the world’s most talented photographers and photography professionals. Whether you’re looking for exercises to improve your craft—alone or in a group—or you’re interested in learning more about the medium, this playful collection will inspire fresh ways of engaging with photographic process. Inside you will find advice for better shooting and editing, creative ways to start new projects, games and activities, and insight into the practices of those responsible for our most iconic photographs—John Baldessari, Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jim Goldberg, Miranda July, Susan Meiselas, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Tim Walker, and many more. The book also features a Polaroid alphabet by Mike Slack, which divides each chapter, and a handy subject guide. Edited by acclaimed photographers Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, the assignments and project ideas in this book are indispensable for teachers and students, and great fun for everyone fascinated by taking pictures.

Jason Fulford is a photographer and cofounder of the non-profit publisher J&L Books. He has lectured at more than a dozen art schools and universities and is a contributing editor to Blind Spot magazine. Fulford’s photographs have been featured in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, Time, Blind Spot, Aperture, and on book jackets for Don DeLillo, John Updike, Bertrand Russell, Jorge Luis Borges, Terry Eagleton, Ernest Hemingway, and Richard Ford. His published books include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (2006), The Mushroom Collector (2010), and Hotel Oracle (2013). Fulford is also a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient.

Gregory Halpern received a BA in history and literature from Harvard University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. His third book of photographs, entitled A, is a photographic ramble through the streets of the American Rust Belt. His other books include Omaha Sketchbook and Harvard Works Because We Do. He currently teaches at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Halpern is also a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient."
photography  books  classideas  jasonfulford  gregoryhalpern  advice  exercises  johnbaldessari  tinabarney  philip-lorcadicorcia  jimgoldberg  mirandajuly  susanmeiselas  stephenshore  alecsoth  timwalker  mikeslack  assignments  teaching 
february 2015 by robertogreco
A homeless man snuck into someone’s... - a grammar
"I’ve had the notion, a couple times, of starting a Tumblr collecting things from real life that seem like they should come from old George Saunders stories. (My mental list of potential themed Tumblrs is obviously long and sad.) Right now I wish I had one ready to go: I mean, look at the syntax at the end, the “would probably be pretty nice!” I’ve never been to the Portland suburbs, but is it possible there’s some kind of absurd historical amusement park and/or strip club in the area?

(Note: if it were a woman who lived in a small apartment, rather than a homeless man, it would be a Miranda July story, but there are already plenty of “Miranda July Stories in Real Life” Tumblrs, whether they’re aware of it or not.)"
mirandajuly  georgesaunders  potentialthemedtumblrs  tumblr  humor  syntax  reallife  truthisbetterthanfiction  strories  storytelling 
september 2010 by robertogreco
VBS PRESENTS - How to Make a Button - VBS.TV
Miranda July explains how buttons are made.

[Update 31 March 2012: Video now at: ]
buttons  humor  mirandajuly  losangeles  video 
march 2008 by robertogreco

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