New Blog, new hosting and, "A week from hell"

by JamesNYCSeptember 4. 2010 15:02

After this past week which was over run with web hosting server issues and really badly written BLOG scripts,
I am thoroughly convinced that there is a very special place in HELL awaiting those that write bad code and offer no support and continue to produce crap as a finished product.

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Phase One - Vertical grip for the Phase One 645DF camera

by JamesNYCAugust 24. 2010 23:52
The Phase One V-Grip Air is designed for perfect integration with the Phase One 645DF camera. The V-Grip Air extends the familiar Phase One 645DF ergonomics, dramatically improving portrait shooting and handling. Advanced features include wireless flash trigger for 1/1600sec sync and USB connection port for easy firmware updates of the camera body.
See mor on the Phase One web site.

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by JamesNYCAugust 15. 2010 19:44
KickStarter is a site dedicated to funding artists and their projects and here a a very worth while project that we believe you should take a look at.

Brandon Schulman has been taking pictures since his childhood, making prints in his fathers B&W darkroom before he could even read. Upon Graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara with honors he moved to NYC to start his commercial career. Brandon has traveled to 13 countries over the past 9 years; constantly drawn to new environments and cultures. Roughly three years ago Brandon realized that he was forgetting about something very important, his own country! Since then, he has set out at least every year for a two week project photographing a few states at a time. Brandon predominately shoots with his Linhof Master Technika (4x5 camera) and prints every print by hand in his own Color Darkroom in Brooklyn, New York.

This is my third big trip (second Kickstarter project) for my ongoing series titled: “A Portrait of America Left Behind”.
You are directly contributing to this body of work! Any image that you find in this gallery for the link below taken in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada are because of people like you!

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Swiss Picture Bank - "The only Photo Storage Guaranteed For Life"

by JamesNYCDecember 31. 2009 01:59

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Digital Rail Road closes

by JamesNYCOctober 29. 2008 03:53
As we reported over the weekend, Digital Rail Road was probably not going to make it to the end of the year.
So it comes as no surprise that they shuttered operations today.

In response Photo Shelter has an offer for DRR customers.

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Fashion Photographer Alban Christ passed away 03/06/2007

by JamesNYCMarch 7. 2007 01:51
To everybody who knew and loved my husband , Alban Christ,
I have very difficult and sad news to tell you, he passed away on
Tuesday night, march 6th,
after a short but very difficult fight with lung cancer.

There will be a memorial service on march 18th 2007 in New York
Andrett Funeral Home
353 Second Avenue
New York,New York, 10010
T 212 475 2024

Memorial 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Service 4:00 to 5:00 pm

His wife, Pascale Grisé
if you need any information or anything else,you can contact me at and please do not reply to Alban's address
also, please forward this message to everybody you know , in case i am
forgetting anyone,or missing any addresses or information
thank you

A tous ceux qui ont connu et aime mon mari, Alban Christ,
J'ai une triste et difficile nouvelle a vous annoncer, il est decede
mardi soir, le 6 mars,
apres un court mais tres difficile combat d'un cancer des poumons

Il y aura une cérémonie commemorative le 18 Mars a New York
Andrett Funeral Home
353 Second Avenue
New York, New York, 10010
T 212 475 2024

Ray Chin

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Stuff people say

Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar. - Helmut Newton


"The Camera does not lie, Post Production and Publishers do". - James-ism 09/06/2013


Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. - Booker T. Washington


"Papa, ... Music is your love, but Photography is your Religion." - Joya D. Hall-Sullivan | Age 10


"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." - Richard Avedon - 1984


 "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison


"Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar." - Helmut Newton


"You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth." - Annie Leibovitz


"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track." - Weegee


" The camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It is a medium via which messages reach us from another world." - Orson Welles


"Some people's photography is an art. Not mine. Art is a dirty word in photography. All this fine art crap is killing it already." - Helmut Newton


"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. " - Nikola Tesla


"I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable." - Richard Avedon


"The first 10 000 shots are the worst." - Helmut Newton


“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.” – Edward Weston


"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi


"Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man." - Edward Weston


"If you want reality take the bus." - David LaChapelle


"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams


"When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I’m human. It’s the same thing when I’m behind a camera. I forget I exist." - Robert Mapplethorpe


" Great photography is always on the edge of failure." - Garry Winogrand


"I don’t think photography has anything remotely to do with the brain. It has to do with eye appeal." - Horst P. Horst


"Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn't look like somebody else's work." - William Klein


"Avedon claims to have been the best photographer in the '60s - bullshit - Bob Richardson was - despite or because of being insane and strung out on drugs, I managed to do photographs that are considered iconic - being known as the 'photographer's photographer' means I lead and they follow - I'm broke and they are rich." - Bob Richardson


"If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success" - Will Smith


"Either take the lead or follow behind, just stay the fuck out of my way." - James Sullivan

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