WARREN CONNECTICUT – I didn’t feel like photography today so I procrastinated and ultimately found myself at the far end of the day here with my iPhone in my hand. Some 20 years ago I paid $3500 at an out of the way auction for a set of 18 Edward Curtis gravures from his North American Indians body of work done around 1905. (This is a lifetime best for me in terms of purchasing photographs.) Interestingly Curtis’s project, which ultimately included 1500 photographs, was commissioned by JP Morgan. By 1905 the Native American way of life was badly impaired so the images are often posed reenactments. Here’s a Nez-Perce man photographed by Curtis via my iPhone:
On this day last year: sunlight redux. A continuation of a theme.