I hate deadlines – keeps me from blogging.
Anyways, I disappear from the internet for just a couple of days and Larry Sultan goes and passes away. I never had the fortune to meet him, but he was and will remain to be one of the few photographers who I like without condition.
Also, check out this Blake Andrews post regarding his publishing of the original show catalog for New Topographics. George Eastman House contacted him about taking it down (in a respectful and sincere way, it must be said), which just highlights the problems to having some kind of online resources to look at alot of books like this. I’m fortunate to live in a city that has a phenomenal photobook library (with a terrible, terrible website) accessible to all, but it’s a shame not to be able to share books long out of print that we’d all be dying to pass on and/or see. In that spirit, you’ll find below all the spreads that I had the good fortune to photograph a few years ago from Alexey Brodovitch’s Ballet (note: it’s not the complete book – I didn’t shoot all the spreads). It’ll be up indefinitely (I hope) as I can’t even seem to find who owns the copyright: the book was self-published (as I understood it), Brodovitch himself is long gone, and the estate, as it, is doesn’t really exist. So why not?