Mr. Gitz Speculates

“The future, Mr. Gitz!”


The Next Revolution in Photography Is Coming

What is 21st Century Photography?

John Pfahl



“At that time there was a lot of conceptual art around which was documented by photographic means, but generally without any formal or even photographic interest. Nothing was there but the idea, and it was preferably shown in its most minimal form — as a poorly lighted, exposed, and printed black and white photo. You could not get lost in the print itself; you were always confronted with the idea.



“I always felt that one of the basic beauties of the medium of photography was that there could be many levels of interpretation; a certain richness of multiple meanings. That is where I veered away from conceptual art. My photographs exist completely as photographs, with all the complexity intact, not merely as illustrations of literal concepts. I like to consider them more as formal experiments dealing with the properties, history, and aesthetics of photography and concept of illusion, beauty, and landscape.”


This Is Your Life, Vivian Maier


P. S. We’re still perusing our Popestock proofs to see if Viv is in there. Someone should do the same with hers, for us.


Ken Van Sickle

If you can agree with most of what you hear, well, then…


Wynton’s Guidelines


No, not that Wynton.

1. Seek out the best private instruction you can afford.

2. Write/work out a regular practice schedule.

3. Set realistic goals.

4. Concentrate when practicing

5. Relax and practice slowly

6. Practice what you can’t play. – (The hard parts.)

7. Always play with maximum expression.

8. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

9. Don’t show off.

10. Think for yourself. – (Don’t rely on methods.)

11. Be optimistic. – “Music washes away the dust of everyday life.”

12. Look for connections between your music and other things.

Golden Silver Nuggets, from Lee Friedlander

…and from Richard Benson. Given the dearth of Friedlander’s statements, this is gold, Jerry, gold.


You Need To Know

“A word to the wise is sufficient.” -Alfred Stieglitz


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