Fifty-two prompts, one for each week in 2016. Most have some technical aspect to them, some are purely creative. All are open to a certain degree of interpretation.
I love a good manifesto.
Mary Ellen Mark, 1940-2015
"What I most like about photography is the moment that you can't anticipate: you have to be constantly watching for it, ready to welcome the unexpected."
Herb Ritts was one of the first photographers I was really aware of.
You've already seen these, of course, but they're still brilliant: Sandro Miller's Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, recreating iconic portraits with John Malkovich.
"I have a great regard for certain notions of beauty even though to some it is an old fashioned idea."
The Cameras We Bring
Around 1856, Virginia Oldoini, the Countess of Castiglione and mistress to Napoleon III (and 'secret agent'), began working with the photographer Pierre-Louis Pierson.
Solarization, or the Sabattier effect, was discovered (or invented) many times during the 19th century, but it was perfected by Man Ray and Lee Miller, who both took advantage of the dreamlike quality of solarized photos.