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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Random Excellence

Purple Day


Damaged

A comment from Nitsa the other day reminded me to revisit her site, nonphotography.com. There is also a book. Nitsa's non-photography non-rule rules:

no special gear (too heavy).
no instruction books (too boring).
no calculations (too calculated).

Nitsa, Self-portrait

Her work has been on CD covers and in movies, featured on the web, in newspapers, on T.V., and in many magazines and now—giving her the recongition she deserves, at last, whew—here on T.O.P.'s Random Excellence. (I kid.)

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

10 Comments:

Blogger Robin Mellor said...

Great to see such a variety of work on this blog. Thank you.
You may be interested in-
http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/issues/2007/may/indelible-eggleston.php

2:52 AM  
Blogger David Bennett said...

What a lovely link - thank you Mike.

3:30 AM  
Blogger ostman said...

Well deserved mention. While there are many sites online worth following, Nitsa's best combines experimental techniques in artful ways. I find her work to be motivational in giving me a push to try new methods.

6:23 AM  
Blogger ctyankee said...

Thanks ! Since I became a father 4 years ago, I've more or less abandoned the classic tripod/DOF-preview/MLU/Velvia nature photography I thought I loved (no time !) in favor of shooting candids of friends & family and strangers at events and have recently been getting a bit bored with 'straight' approaches to that. This site is inspiring and comes along at a great time for me !

7:27 AM  
Blogger robert e said...

Hooray! Nitza's friendly, earthy subversiveness was an inpiration when I took up photography, and she's still a fave. It's a treat to see her praised on the web's premier photography blog by a respected classicist, and to hear that she's doing well. Even better, perhaps, is learning that she's still at it...and using film!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Great site, thanks!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Inspiring. Must get off the farm and into the streets sometimes. Thanks, Mike.

9:26 PM  
Blogger m. said...

More like this, please. I saw this site and was inspired to go out last night with my Holga.

11:58 AM  
Blogger KB said...

Sorry, this leaves me dead-cold, like there's dirt in my mouth.

Look at the photos -- underneath all the kraft-store mannerisms and photoshoppery (no special gear? no instruction books? no calculations?), are they good photos? Can you even tell? I don't buy it.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Kcalpesh said...

Nice Pictures. I like the effects you have done.

4:08 AM  

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