Henri Cartier-Bresson Interview in NY Times

Photographer F. James Conley wrote a blog entitled "An Interview with Cartier Bresson on the X-Pro2"  http://fjamesconley.com/effeleven/2016/5/13/an-interview-with-cartier-bresson-on-the-x-pro2. His blog posting is a clever way to review a camera as if it were used by a famous photographer. It caught my attention because I'm a fan of Henri Cartier-Bresson's work. In the article there are also links to an interview with Cartier-Bresson by photographer Sheila Turner-Seed and transcribed by her daughter Rachel Seed and published in the NY Times.

I think the interview contains jewels of wisdom for photographers. But I would disagree with his assessment of color photography. The technology of digital color photography is so much better now than it was in his time. 

Here are links to the two articles with the interview transcription:


Animated Photo Merge Video

I created this video from two photos by blending them with program code I wrote using Processing 3.1.

Here are the two photos:

Here is link to the code on GitHub

Ephemeral Art - 3D Fruit Sculpture

Fruit and Vegetable Sculpture 3D Photo

There is so much short lived, ephemeral art, that you must photograph it before it is gone. This includes subjects like the fruit sculpture above, as well as ice sculptures, beach sand sculptures, body painting, light painting, platted food designs, sky writing, sidewalk chalk drawings, and all types of performance art, to think of a few. When it's gone, the photograph becomes the Art, so you have to capture it well. And 3D photos will make it look virtually real (VR).

UPDATE - more ephemeral art:
Ohio Art Etch A Sketch drawings

Morikami Museum - Japanese Tattoo Exhibit

Japanese Tattoos, front panels

During a visit to the Morikami Museum and Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida, I was intrigued by the "Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World" exhibit by photographer,  Kip Fulbeck. Standing out in the exhibit are the larger than life panels with front and back photographs of the whole body Japanese tattoos, known as irezumi. Many more photographs of the intricate tattoo fine art were shown with both male and female subjects.

I shot the 3D side by side photos using the cha-cha method with my Samsung S6 phone camera and edited with Lightroom, Stereo Photo Maker, and Faststone. 

Japanese Tattoos, back panels

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

Kip Fulbeck, Photographer

Example 2D to 3D photo transition

What you see here when looking through a stereoscope is a 2D picture of a plant followed by the same plant in a 3D view. Your vision transitions from monocular to stereoscopic and back. The plant comes alive and pops in 3D compared to 2D.

I took three photos of this plant using the stereo cha-cha camera method: left, center, and right. After aligning the 3D photo formed by the left and right photos in Stereo Photo Maker and aligning the center photo with the 3D photo in Photoshop, I made this GIF image.