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Todd Papageorge: Dr. Blankman's New York

Todd Papageorge: Dr. Blankman's New York

Author: Todd Papageorge
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In Seeing Things: New York, 1966_1967, I hope you_ll find a persuasive account of what it meant for me to be free with a Leica in the streets of my then newly-adopted home of Manhattan, a record drawn in the saturated colors of Kodachrome film, where even the heavy shadows pouring into the backdrop-avenues of the pictures seem full of depth. I_d never worked in color before, but, just 25 and starting out, I was soon convinced by photographer-friends that I could pay the rent by landing a bit of magazine work, and that a carousel-tray of color slides would be the best way of convincing editors to take a chance on me. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I responded to my friends_ suggestion by photographing the street in much the way I_d been doing in black-and-white, but also _ and new for me _ I began intuitively making still-life pictures of shop windows and signs, where fruit or Brillo boxes were as likely to turn up as subjects as a political poster pasted over with images of a weeping Vietnamese girl. Clearly not a formula for commercial success. So, of course, I failed in reaching my immediate goal of making a living through photography, but the journey that the project forced on me _ producing pictures in a fresh medium, and, just as crucially, at a time when thoughts of assassination, _The Summer of Love,_ and the war in Vietnam were as present as the weather _ has resulted so many years later in a new thing, this book. _ Tod Papageorge

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  • : 9783958291089
  • : Gerhard Steidl Druckerei und Verlag
  • : Steidl
  • : September 2018
  • : December 2018
  • : books

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  • : Todd Papageorge
  • : Hardback
  • : 136