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  1. Pop-Up Magazine is rolling back to the Warner Theater with its Fall Issue on September 25, 2018. If you have never heard of this or seen it before you can read more about it here: "Pop-Up Magazine Productions Brings You Original, True Stories, for Your Nights and Weekends" on popupmagazine.com I have been twice before and each time there were some memorable performances. There are plenty of tickets available at the moment, but if history is any guide the orchestra will mostly fill in (and much of the balcony as well) by the date of the performance. Expect the unexpected and remember, once it's gone, it's gone. The performances are never recorded. See you there. You deserve a night out.
  2. I just watched this episode of the Dick van Dyke show, probably for the first time in thirty years. In it, Rob Petrie mentions Mathew Brady, and I'm saying to myself, 'Who in the heck is Mathew Brady?!' Well, Mathew Brady is perhaps the photographer whose work you've seen more than any other in your entire life! Every time you pull out a penny, or a five-dollar bill, you're looking at a Mathew Brady. Who knew?
  3. I only just learned of this exhibit via an article in today's Washington Post. I recall the day and the TV coverage of the slow mournful movement of this train carry the slain Robert Kennedy from a service in NYC to Washington DC where he was laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery next to his brother. It was painfully breathtaking. Millions lined the train tracks from NY to DC all along the route, in every state and small hamlet. The scenes were haunting. It was a spontaneous response from people of all walks of life. The exhibit is running currently and through June 10 at San Francisco MOMA. I have no current plans to visit San Fran during this period but if I were I'd visit the museum and the exhibit. I hope this display travels to other museums. It was a mournful haunting moment in American history.
  4. Opening this week, "She Who Tells a Story - Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World" is a timely exhibition featuring "more than 80 photographs challenging stereotypes surrounding the people, landscapes, and cultures of Iran and the Arab world." Artists include Shirin Neshat (who just had a large solo exhibit at the Hirshhorn), Lalla Essaydi (and her triptych Bullets Revisited #3), and featuring works from Boushra Almutawakel's The Hijab Series. The Washington Post calls it a "landmark exhibit": "Female Photographers Tell Important Stories in Landmark Exhibition" by Roger Catlin on washingtonpost.com
  5. We (The Happy Tart) are updating our website and need professional food photos taken of our products. I have googled and found some work I like - but any referrals would be greatly appreciated! Rachel
  6. For those of you who know and love Paris, or photography, please consider visiting Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris at the National Gallery. The exhibition closes this Sunday, January 5. Though not a household name, Marville was an extraordinary photographer working at an extraordinary moment. Hired to document the ancient streets of Paris before their demolition in the 1860s , he left a riveting and haunting record of a city on the cusp of modernity, looking both forward and backward at once. As you can see from the attached, his prints are glorious and place him squarely in the pantheon of the greatest photographers of that city--at least, according to the Wall Street Journal. And if that's not enough to intrigue you, note that the Garden Cafe (in the west building) is featuring a menu designed by Michel Richard. There's a light bouillabaisse, a rich mousse au chocolat, duck confit, cheese board, a nice, minty carrot salad, etc--all for 20.75. Perfect place to take Aunt Mildred or your mom for a nice lunch. Plus you can also see the new Van Gogh acquisition upstairs. nota bene: I have been involved in this exhibition, so I am by no means objective (I do not work for the restaurant however). National Gallery of Art, Charles Marville Exhibition Web Page
  7. "Photographic Series Showing What 200 Calories Looks Like In Different Foods" on artfido.com These pictures really do speak 1,000 words - this is a very visceral presentation, and the picture of the butter just makes me want to cry.
  8. Looking to buy a new digital camera with at least 30x optical zoom. Consumer Research recommends Canon Powershot SX40 HS. I'm looking to spend around $400. Any thoughts on the Canon or other cameras? Going to Ireland later this year. I want to be able to photograph those elusive leprechauns, unicorns, and find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  9. An article in the New York Times about photographing food in restaurants. I know this has been a hot topic of debate before, especially with the hot new topic "Where Did I Dine?" that's popped up over the past few days, but it brought up a couple alternatives that I've never even thought of. What really caught my eye was in the first few paragraphs: When it comes to people taking photographs of their meals, the chef David Bouley has seen it all. There are the foreign tourists who, despite their big cameras, tend to be very discreet. There are those who use a flash and annoy everyone around them. There are those who come equipped with gorillapods — those small, flexible tripods to use on their tables. ----- But rather than tell people they can’t shoot their food — the food they are so proud to eat that they need to share it immediately with everyone they know — he simply takes them back into his kitchen to shoot as the plates come out. Another place bans the diner from taking photos but provides copies of professional photos to customers at their request. One thing the article didn't touch on was the marketing the restaurants get when the pictures of their food are uploaded to facebook or twitter or wherever. Of course a lot of the places that have restrictions on photography really don't need that extra marketing anyways. I know Rogue 24 bans photography too but it seems a lot of people have never heard of this practice. Personally I don't need to brag to others what or where I've eaten and will obey whatever the chef's rules are.
  10. First and foremost, let me start off by saying that I hate having my picture taken. During the wedding planning process it was one of the things I dreaded the most...the idea of someone sticking a camera in my face for basically an entire day sounded miserable. Then we met Kelsey. Kelsey had done the wedding photography for two couples that my wife and I are very close with so we knew the end product would be fantastic, however, sitting in her Alexandria studio (attached to her house) I found myself thinking "This is someone I'd like to have at my wedding regardless of if she's a vendor or not". She immediately put me at ease and is about as down to earth as you could possibly be. She clearly has a great eye for pictures and her abilities to create custom albums and different packages for each couples needs really was appreciated. Importantly, not once in the entire process did I ever feel like I was being "sold"...she seemed completely fine if we had chosen the smallest package or the largest and helped us envision what we would do with each in the same helpful detail. I very clearly remember walking down her sidewalk with my then fiance and both of us chuckling and saying "well its no contest, it has to be her". Leading up to the wedding she was extremely helpful in planning ideas (where to do the reveal, how to handle family pictures, etc) and timelines that proved to be not only useful, but necessary, as we got closer to the big day. On our wedding day Kelsey lived up to our expectations and more. Despite the threat of rain, we were able to do our reveal without a hitch at the DC World War I Memorial while Kelsey fended off meddling park police (we did have a permit) and organized our group quickly and efficiently. At the ceremony and reception, I almost didnt even realize that Kelsey was there (and that is a compliment) once we got through the family pictures. Her ability to herd the families through in a way that allowed us to actually enjoy our cocktail hour was greatly appreciated. She found me just before she was packing up to leave for the night and asked if there was anything she could do for me. I quickly asked if she had been able to get a few shots we'd discussed and she laughed and said she had. She looked exhausted and I knew she had worked her butt off both getting the best pictures she could as well as ensuring that in doing so, she in now way made us feel like she was imposing. We were truly lucky to have Kelsey Thompson as the photographer that chronicled our special day, and I would wholeheartedly endorse her to anyone who is just beginning the wedding planning process. http://www.kthompsonphotography.com David Hofman
  11. It's never too late. My good friend (and long-time dr.com member) Charley Geer owns Chas Geer Photography, and is one of the finest photographers in the area. I've known Charley and his wife Shirley for many years, and we've shared many glassesbottles of wine together. He was a regular in our old tasting group, and let me tell you about how we met. We were both active on an internet wine board - I can't remember which one - back in the mid 90s, and having noticed we both lived in Northern Virginia, we naturally began emailing behind the scenes. Charley was just getting into wines at the time, but plunged head-first, having made the logical progression from California to Bordeaux, (and, of course, eventually winding up in Burgundy as we all do). The 1989 Bordeaux had been out for a couple of years, and we somehow figured out that he had a bottle of Château Haut-Brion, and I had a bottle of Château La Mission Haut-Brion, neither of which we had ever tried. We decided to meet for an evening-long cross-taste to see how the wines would develop over the course of several hours - just me, and him, and Shirley. We had never met before, and yet, here we were, tasting these crazily extravagant wines (these were released at $60-70 a bottle, so they weren't *that* extravagant, but they're now worth more like $1,000 - if only we had known! Actually, even if we had …) Charley, who was contracted nearly full-time by the Heritage Foundation, used to be official photographer of the U.S. Senate, but took an entire day of his time (and then some) to photograph my wedding. Of course he wouldn't take any money - "You can just pay me in wine," he said. I don't think I ever did. As I type this note, my cooling unit is sitting in his wine cellar - his had broken down a couple of years ago, and I offered to give him mine. He wanted to give me some money for it - "You can just pay me in wine," I said. He never did - we both knew it all evens out over time. Charley is no longer available for weddings because he passed away earlier this month, and so you won't find this honorary thread in the indexes. In his typical, "love of life" fashion, he and Shirley were spending their 40th wedding anniversary in Venice. He made it back home during his acute illness, and then left us peacefully. I'll miss you, Charley - we all will. Your friend, Don
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