This Is Your Life, Vivian Maier

http://petapixel.com/2015/05/17/interview-jeffrey-goldstein-on-why-hes-suing-vivian-maiers-estate/

https://vivianmaierbio.wordpress.com

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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…

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Wynton’s Guidelines

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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 relative paucity of Friedlander’s statements, this is gold, Jerry, gold.

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You Need To Know

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

http://www.cswfilmsystems.com

Good Night, Elsa.

A “perverse combination of dime store photography and Renaissance portraiture.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/arts/design/with-film-supply-dwindling-a-photographer-known-for-huge-portraits-stares-at-retirement.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=wide-thumb&module=mini-moth&region=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below&_r=0

Be sure to follow all of the links as well.

http://radioboston.wbur.org/2015/12/30/elsa-dorfman

Photographer Elsa Dorfman with her 20x24 Polaroid camera in her studio. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Photographer Elsa Dorfman with her 20×24 Polaroid camera in her studio. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Oh, just stop.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/education/edlife/the-scholarship-in-selfies.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-4&action=click&contentCollection=Media&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article

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