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Spotlighting Caryn B. Davis’s ‘A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style’

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Globe Pequot announces the September 30th release of A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style by photographer Caryn B. Davis, with accompanying essays by author Eric D. Lehman. Here is what celebrated chef, author, and Connecticut resident, Jacques Pépin, has said about A Connecticut Christmas: “A Connecticut Christmas is a sentimental journey through the lore of Connecticut and makes you want to sing Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas.’ The beautiful pictures celebrate the…

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Photo of Bruce Springsteen © Eric Meola 2007

40 years ago, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt drove through the Utah and Nevada deserts…

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                                                                                                                                                                  Image © Eric Meola Cross-posted from The Salt Lake Tribune [by Nate Carlisle] There was no limousine waiting when Bruce Springsteen landed in Salt Lake City 40 years ago this week. Springsteen, who already was one of the biggest names in rock ’n’ roll, would spend the next few days driving, riding and even sleeping in a used car. His closest bandmate and sidekick, Steven Van Zandt, accompanied him on the trip. Springsteen also was…

Watch the Moon’s Shadow Sweep Across the Teton Valley in This 360° Video

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Cross-posted from TIME [by Jonathan Wood] Some people spent years preparing to view the Aug. 21 solar eclipse in the United States. Westport, Conn., photographer, artist and filmmaker Stephen Wilkes waited until 4 p.m. the Friday before. “We were sort of late to the party,” Wilkes told Time in an interview at the International Photo Festival in Olten on Saturday. With hotels, rental cars and flights all but sold out, Wilkes decided to fly to…

Watching the Eclipse with the Photographer David Burnett

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Image © David Burnett Cross-posted from The New Yorker [by The New Yorker] On Sunday afternoon, the photographer David Burnett arrived in western South Carolina, within the path of the coming total solar eclipse, just as makeshift stands selling protective eyeglasses and lemonade began to appear. On Monday morning, after driving into a Walmart parking lot in the town of Laurens, he encountered a small band of photographers rigging up their cameras with the eclipse…

Deconstructing Henri Cartier Bresson’s Composition

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[by Greg Scoblete] Legendary street photography Henri-Cartier Bresson once declared that “photography is an immediate reaction.” And yet, despite his reliance on the fleeting “decisive moment” Bresson’s work channels some principles of symmetry and geometry that would seem to betray a more deliberate style. Tavis Leaf Glover has created a fascinating two-part video look at how Bresson used the principles of dynamic symmetry and geometry in his work. It’s well worth your time. Read the…