Sunday, August 26, 2007

Neither more nor less

Photographer Bob Arihood
Shot with Nikkormat FT2 35mm SLR, Nikkor 50mm f1.4 lens
East Village, Manhattan


Anonymous said...

I like this photo of Bob very much because you got his "serious side" and the graffiti....

some how strking yet funny--ironic.

Michael Thaler you are so much apart of our neighborhood...the sensitivity of your photos underscore my feeling! My grandfather was born on Ludlow Street and your Dad was born right down the street and we are both so drawn to the neighborhood where they were born -- literally -- they did not go to hosptials in those days to give birth unless you had the money. You and I don't agree on everything but I feel connected and I love your photography and feel simpatico with your passion to be here and our creative expression.

You are Bob's and Lorcan's equal in the depth and passion of your photography! I love the boxing photos and the martial arts ones too!

Love and admiration,
Suzannah B. Troy

Michael said...

Suzannah, thank you so much for your heartfelt comments! I really, really appreciate them.

YourFireAnt said...

Great portraits. Two of them are the photographers you referred me to the blogs of. [OK, copy editor, fix THAT sentence.;-)]

The facial expressions that you captured are so full of life I can imagine the sounds of their voices.


Michael said...

Thanks, FA. With these portraits, I hope to incorporate 35mm film photography into my digital work. Eventually, I would like to buy a film reader so that the negatives can be digitized directly into the computer. For now, I have to scan the prints, and my scanner isn't so hot. There's something very organic about using film and a prime (i.e., not a zoom) lens and having the anticipation build while you're waiting to see if the photos turned out well. I like digital's instant gratification, but film teaches patience more effectively.