I’ll be traveling for the next week and the blog might be a bit quiet. But since I’m going to Los Angeles, I though I might do a celebrity photographer update.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov is showing his project Dominican Moves at the Edwynn Houk Gallery through March 31st.
- “I have asked Jessica [Lange] if taking pictures is a kind of release for her,” writes Mary Ellen Mark in the current issue of Aperture, “She says: ‘Absolutely. It’s a way of being able to work completely alone without having to depend on anyone else. Because acting is collaborative, you have to depend on so many others.’”
- In last month’s Vanity Fair there is an article promoting the new book, Photo by Sammy Davis Jr. Here is one passage: When Sammy started taking pictures, as a teenage performer in the 40s, he used a Brownie and whatever inexpensive camera came his way. “We were in Florida and I was at the Beachcomber. [Singer] Steve Lawrence was down there. He was in the army, doing a show, and he came to the dressing room, and then we went to my hotel and hung out. He said, ‘Oh, you’ve got a Polaroid, the new Polaroid. I just got some stock in that. You ought to buy some, too.’ “I said, ‘Stock? What stock?’ He said, ‘I bought it for two dollars a share.’ ‘Two dollars? For a piece of paper?…I got a Polaroid so I can take pictures of chicks’ boobs.’”