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ART of SeeingC R E A T I V E P H O T O G R A P H Y

ALCOVE BOOKS 930 Dwight Way, #7 Berkeley, CA 94710 www.alcovebooks.net info@alcovebooks.net 510.644.3534 ART of Seeing - 2008 Creative Photography Edited by Tom Palmer and Aileen Kim. ISBN 978-0-9721890-5-X Information is from sources deemed reliable. Publisher assumes no liability for loss caused by errors, omissions, or any other cause. All rights reserved. 2008 Alcove Books. Printed in Hong Kong. Cover images: PREGNANT GRACE Stuart Westmorland HILLS Joseph Holmes OLD TRUCK Drake Sorey PEZ AUDIENCE Nick Nacca QUIET NIGHT Kevin Galvin MACKINAC ISLAND Tom Jelen

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ART OF SEEING

54....Thomas Wiewandt 56....David E. Durbak 57....Dana Grover 58....John Snyder 60....Harold Davis 62....Frank Rapp 64....Jack Ramsdale 66....Peter B. Steele 68....Niobe Burden 70....Clark James Mishler 71....Lyn Smith 72....Kevin Barry 74....Greg DeBre 76....Debra Maddox 77....Sara Shoemaker Lind 78....Treve Johnson 79....Don Johnston 80....Kathleen Norris Cook 82....Gary Crabbe 84....Joseph Holmes 86....Tom Kirkendall 88....Scott McGee 90....Mari Minegishi 92....Nevada Wier 94....Bernard Wolf 96....Joel Salcido 98....Paul Swen 100....Janet Horton 101....Susanne Weissenberger 102....Steven Barger 104....Deborah Whitney Prince 106....Shoshannah White

6....Stuart Westmorland 8....Linda Bartlett 10....Jeff Carter 12....Paul B. Goode 14....Lucille Khornak 15....Doug Beasley 16....Jamie Rector 17....Scott E Sawyer 18....Mark Francis Gamba 20....Barbara White 22....John F. Hill 24....Sara Jorde 26....Gerry McIntyre 28....Mark Maziarz 30....Matt Lit 32....Thomas M. Barwick 34....Robert Hall 35....Rusty Leffel 36....John Welsh 37....Scott Markewitz 38....Janet Century 40....Peter Miller 42....Laura Dwight 43....John Dean 44....Ric Moore 46....Woods Wheatcroft 48....Bill Sumner 50....Gary Wilson 52....Bill Pielsticker 53....Paul A. Teolis

107....William B. Folsom 108....Dan Neuberger 110....Doug Landreth 112....Chip Hedgcock 113....Ken & Lois Wilder 114....Tom Kumpf 116....Kim Kauffman 118....Larry Hamill 120....Douglas J. Hoffman 121....Greg Smith 122....Brandon Cole 124....Cary Cleaver 126....Clive Champion 128....David Lubarsky 129....Melissa Ireland 130....Wilton S. Tifft 132....Drake Sorey 134....Mary Heller 135....Anne Howson 136....Mark Schafer 138....Donna R. Strathy 140....Frank DiMarco 141....Elis. Flynn-Chapman 142....Mike McMullen 144....Marc Longwood 146....Mike Kear 148....Susan G. Hammond 149....Kevin Galvin 150....Richard J. Levy 152....Sheridan Vincent 154....Brad Feinknopf 156....John Peters

158....Mike Fizer 160....Park Street 162....Michael Spain-Smith 164....Ken Ross 166....Paul Pierlott 168....Eric Smith 170....Bill McAllen 172....Nick Nacca 174....Jeff Downie 175....Craig Brown 176....David Hagen 177....Mike Wasserman 178....Jackson Hill 180....Denton Rbt. Tillman 182....Olof Wahlund 184....John Still 186....Donna Callighan 188....David Underwood 190....Max Hilaire 192....Don Carlson 194....Peter Treiber 196....David Lee Thompson 198....Arthur Levy 200....Ric Peterson 202....Thaine Manske 204....Phillip Spears 206....George H.H. Huey 208....Gabe Palmer 210....Craig Stocks 212....Thomas R. Fletcher 213....Fred Lee Emmert 214....John Gregory

216....Tom Jelen 217....Bernard Friel 218....Carl R. Battreall 219....Russ Bishop 220....Sid Hoeltzell 222....Paul Wiles 223....Jim Yuskavitch 224....Yiorgos Konstantinidis 226....Stephen G. Weaver 227....Vida Ward 228....Frederick Charles 230....Lewis Kemper 232....Kevin Laubacher 234....John De Mello 235....Margaret Lord 236....Michael Hart 238....Jeffrey R Klug 240....Noel Greene 242....Bart Harris 244....Michael Snively 246....Michael E. Haritan 248....Alastair Orpen Finlay 250....Vickie Lancaster 252....David Halpern

253....GALLERIES,

CENTERS, and DEALERS

The Art of SeeingA famous photographer was once asked why he practiced photography. His somewhat enigmatic answer was to see what things look like when photographed. This is more than a glib response. For many photographers it lies at the center of their personal quest for self-expression through photography. When I have a camera in my hand the world shifts. I am no longer just passing though. I am an active participant. Colors are more distinct, reality more sharply etched. I am more aware of both the immediate environment and the actions of people around me. It also makes me a voyeur. Being able to isolate and visually dissect my surroundings removes me from being a participant and turns me into an observer. This creates a cognitive dissonance. On one hand, being a part of, while on the other, being removed from. Maybe this lies at the center of what it means to be a photographer; to live in a no-mans-land where the moment is constantly slipping past, and yet where we have the power to fix it forever, a time as well as place. Do we photograph for ourselves, or for others? If you were the last person left on earth, would you practice photography?

Don't answer too quickly. Yes, most photographers seek recognition. We need an audience. The feedback we receive becomes part of our raison d'etre. Just the fact our images exist out in the world in more than just one copy somehow enhances their reality and provides a form of permanence to the art that we have created. But now remove that audience, as desirable as it might be. Does our work still have purpose? Would we still do it? The answer to this will vary with the individual. For some, knowing that our work has reached a wider audience than just friends and family provides satisfaction. For others, exposure to a wide audience is intended to lead to either commercial or artistic recognition and success. For many photographers though, it may simply be enough to see what things look like when photographed. But the sharing of these images with othersdiscovering how others might respond to what we have captured and shown themprovides a satisfaction that cannot be denied. There is still magic in photography, the sharing as well as the doing.

Michael Reichmann January, 2008

Stuart Westmorland

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ICELAND HANDSTANDS. A serendipitous moment in an exotic location

Mill Creek, WA 425.225.5733 www.stuartwestmorland.com

PREGNANT GRACE & BEAUTY. A study of light, motion, grace, and beauty

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Linda Bartlett

"After thousands of miles traveled and countless images taken, I am still fascinated by the people

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PADDY AND PAUDIE, IRELAND

I have met. In their faces and expressionsevery untouched wrinkle and lineis the truest beauty.

Washington, DC 202.362.4777

MAIRE KAVANAGH, IRELAND

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Jeff Carter

Since the late 1940s I have traveled Australia wide, recording in words and pictures the lives of working class people

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THE DROVER'S WIFE. Selenium-toned silver gelatin print

a self-inspired, one-man FSA-type project resulting in an archive of some 100,000 images.

Gerringong, Australia 61.02.42.342.489 www.jeffcarterphotos.com

TIME OUT. Selenium-toned silver gelatin print

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Paul B. Goode

A portrait session is a telepathic dance between the photographer

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DENISE TEPER IN MY STUDIO

and model. An emotional bond is formed that can never be broken.

New York, NY 212.874.0713 www.paulbgoode.com

AMITY HALL: PALISADES PARK, NJ

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Lucille Khornak

New York, NY 212.593.0933 www.lucillekhornak.com

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SISTERLY LOVE. An unposed moment captures a momentary spat

Doug Beasley

St. Paul, MN 651.644.1400 www.douglasbeasley.com

SARA. Trade River, Wisconsin. 2007

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Jamie Rector

Los Angeles, CA 562.587.0979 www.jamierector.com

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THE WRITER

Scott E. Sawyer

Flagstaff, AZ 928.226.0404 www.illuminatedvisions.com

STORM WALK, ARIZONA. Exploring nature with human perspective

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Mark Francis Gamba

This is part of an ongoing project exploring the emotional relationship

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WOULDNT YOU RATHER HAVE AN ARTICHOKE? Archival gicle

people have with foodthe depth and intensity which often supersedes the sexual, particularly among women."

Milwaukie, OR 503.353.9111 www.markgamba.com

WHOS MOMMYS LITTLE CHICKEN? Archival gicle

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Barbara White

"My work is about getting to know a Third World area well,

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MONKS AT ATTENTION, BURMA. Color pigment print

and finding the beauty that lives there in the midst of hardship."

Laguna Beach, CA 949.494.2479 www.barbarawhitephoto.com

DOGON BABIES TOUCHING, MALI. Color pigment print

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John F. Hill

"I work to reveal the beauty in the world around us. By showing what might not be

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RITUAL BEAUTY. Pigment on archival paper

seen, and by sharing visions from across the world, photographic art enriches our lives."

Easton, CT 203.545.6069 www.johnfhill.com

BOUNTY OF THE MONSOON. Pigment on archival paper

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Sara Jorde

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POTALA AT SUNRISE. Lhasa, Tibet

Minneapolis, MN 612.338.6923 www.jorde.com

WOMAN SELLING BARLEY. Ganden Monastery, Tibet

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Gerry McIntyre

"Both these images were taken in early 2007 while

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JUAN PEREZ. An organic farmer near Salinas practices sustainable agriculture

working on the project Steps to a Healthier Salinas."

Sacramento, CA 916.640.8888 www.gmpdg.com

JULIA OROSCO. A church volunteer takes blood pressure readings

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Mark Maziarz

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LAUREN

Park City, UT 435.649.0002 www.maziarzpeople.com

CHRISTOPHER

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