Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Always Looking Outside

"I am always looking outside, trying to look inside, trying to say something that is true. But maybe nothing is really true. Except what's out there. And what's out there is constantly changing." Robert Frank, 1985

I've become quite obsessed with and inspired by the work of Robert Frank lately. I recently shared some of it here when I blogged about an exhibit of his work at a Chelsea gallery. This weekend I went to a show of his work from The Americans and the Black, White and Things collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you're in New York, you should definitely go check out the exhibition.

Also, if you get it in your area, you should check out all of the fantastic photography programs this week on Ovation. Ovation is an arts channel and they currently have a week-long photography event that you cannot miss. If you're in New York and have Time Warner Cable, it's channel 83. They happen to be showing a special on Robert Frank's America that I think is going to be fantastic.

Oh course I am in no way comparing myself to him but I think everyone is inspired by someone or something...Here is some of my work that has been influenced by him - these were all taken in New York City:

Blowing Bubbles


Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Kitty Stroller

In the Spirit!

Today's Soundtrack:
OneRepublic - All The Right Moves

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montague said...

it's on my list of things to do... thanks for the reminder!

Couture Carrie said...

Stunning photos, darling!


My name is Erin. said...

I seriously have a crush on the man in photo #5. You could post that photo on a weekly basis and I would be very happy. Haha!

I love the shot of the lady with the cat stroller. I'm intrigued by cat strollers. We don't see many of them here in Western Michigan, but I did see them a handful of times in Portland, Oregon.

I love this series of photos. Again a reminder to do some black and whites. Thanks! Maegan said...

1. the are gorgeous!
2. the lady pushing the cat!???! love.
3. I love Ovation. :)

Kimi @ SoManyKidsSoLittleTime said...

Ok I'm lame so at first I thought...dang that lady is too old to have kids, must be grandkids and then...I looked again and saw the cats. And laughed at myself. A lot.

Dreadlock guy is yummy.

OceanDreams said...

His photos are stunning! Thanks for always inspiring us with either your photos or others! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Midtown Girl said...

These are so amazing - I love the ice skating one - I need to go myself one of these days ;-)

XOXO love

Bonbon Oiseau said...

am in iowa but will try to see if i can catch it here--i love his work--and i can completely see how he's influenced you--beautiful intense gazes and heightened subjects with deeply saturated darks and lights...oh and HAPPY THANKSGIVING ladycakes!!!

Hanako66 said...

i've said it before, but you are an amazing photographer...absolutely beautiful.


The ice skating one is so fun to observe...each ice skaters!
Wonderful Thanksgiving darling!

Kristin said...

The kiddos and the cat lady...priceless. Happy Thanksgiving!

WendyB said...

Fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing!

Carlotta said...

beautiful..the last one is my fav!!

Happy Thanksgiving :)

jen laceda said...

Compelling photos! What kind of lens do you use?

Isabel said...

According to some
essay that A photograph (often shortened to photo) is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic imager such as a CCD or a CMOS chip. Most photographs are created using a camera, which uses a lens to focus the scene's visible wavelengths of light into a reproduction of what the human eye would see. The process and practice of creating photographs is called photography. The word "photograph" was coined in 1839 by Sir John Herschel and is based on the Greek φῶς (phos) "light" and γραφή (graphê) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light. I love the first photo!

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Great photos... they are so significant and meaningful. I like black-and-white photos best of all

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Great photos... they are so significant and meaningful. I like black-and-white photos best of all

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