Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thanksgiving, Sauerkraut and my German Family Tree

22 November 2011 Lens: Examples of the Art Nouveau colony, Mathildenhöhe, which is preserved in Darmstadt, Germany, and taken during my travels in Germany in October 2005. Architect Peter Behrens’ design for the front of his home, 1901 Designed by Joseph Maria … Continue reading

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Monochromatic Photography II: Black and White vs. Color

18 November 2011 Lens: Pair One Pair Two Pair Three Pair Four Pens: Color photography was introduced in 1907 (France) and in 1935 (USA, Kodachrome), but it wasn’t until the 1940s that color film gained momentum. And so photographers of … Continue reading

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The Illustration in Our New, New Visual Culture

10 November 2011 Lens: View looking down at the foldout pages of illustrators Milton Glaser and Jean Michel Folon’s The Conversation (1983). Experiments in Night Photography Pens: History demonstrates our affinity for drawing the world as we interpret it. Those human … Continue reading

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Traces of Autumn and the Transience of Life

03 November 2011 Lens: Two weeks ago at the local botanical garden More Autumnal Photographs of my Pond Mother Nature surprised my garden and me last weekend. The temps dropped dramatically and a wintery storm hit with harsh winds–much too … Continue reading

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