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Around town with Jean Bredin (Blogfinger.net staff) In Provincetown where boys will be boys and where girls will be boys.

Around town with Jean Bredin (Blogfinger.net staff) in Provincetown where boys will be boys and  girls will be boys; and where the fine arts are really fine arts.  Click to read the bike ad. Re-post from 2016.


LORENZO FULLER from Kiss Me Kate:

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Paul Goldfinger ©. June, 2019. M10  Click to enlarge.  Ocean Grove.


THE BAND PERRY:   “Gentle on My Mind”  2015 Grammy Nominee:




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Summer tents. August 22, 2015. ©

Summer tents. August 22, 2015. ©  By Paul Goldfinger.  Click to enlarge.

The OG summer tents are sought after by painters, photographers, tourists, renters, historians, strollers, bikers,  and others. Our tents are unique.   From a photographer’s point of view, we look for new ways of seeing the tents;  we try to be creative with lighting and composition.  It’s not easy to come up with something different, but that is what we require at this Ocean Grove website where photography is used more than words to describe our town.

When I submitted a “plain vanilla” portrait of the tents for the book “New Jersey 24/7” I was surprised that the image was one of the winners, but then I realized that those of us who live here are a bit jaded, like New Yorkers who take the Empire State Building for granted.

But for you OG photographers, Blogfinger will continue looking for fresh ways of seeing our historic and beautiful tents.

ADAM LEVINE   “No One Else Like You .”  From the film Begin Again

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Nadine and Moe. What do ya know? 2015.

Nadine and Moe and Abe.. What do ya know? 2015.  DC or is it AC.?  Electricity abounds. Selfie by Moe.

STUART MATTHEWMAN   “Amapola” from the movie Twin Falls, Idaho.  ©

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Photographer unknown. From Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. Scanned from Black and White Magazine, 2002.

Photographer unknown. 1941.  From Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. Scanned from Black and White Magazine, 2002.

By Paul Goldfinger, photography Editor @ Blogfinger

Most of the time “vernacular” photography refers to photos made by unknown individuals.  The definition is   “Vernacular photography is the creation of photographs, usually by amateur or unknown photographers both professional and amateur, who take everyday life and common things as subjects.”

Regarding the photograph above, Los Angeles gallery owner Paul Kopeikin, “begs viewers to spin their own yarns. Do the somber expressions on the faces of this family tell a poignant story? The December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor catapulted America into conflict and sent young men off to war.  Was this the last photograph before a long separation?”

On Blogfinger we have posted articles by well known photographers such as Eve Arnold.  Here is a link to our post about her from April, 2015.

BF about Eve Arnold

Now we show you an image by an  unknown artist. If you can “spin your own yarn” about this photo, please comment below.

Subsequently we will continue posts about photographers whose work we admire.

*Title borrowed from the Feb. 2002 edition of B & W Photography magazine.

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III  Score from the movie The Aviator.

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Norman Mauskopf from the book "a tTme Not Here.

Photo by Norman Mauskopf from his  book “A Time Not Here.

Norman Mauskopf

Norman Mauskopf

Norman Mauskopf is from Brooklyn, New York. He was born there in 1949 and he didn’t take up photography until he was 30, but since then he has been a traditional black and white photographer who has been teaching and making images mostly using the film and darkroom methods that he has clung stubbornly to, despite the digital deluge.  Norman is all about the image, regardless of how it is acquired.  He admits to enjoy the challenges of the darkroom, however, he says that if his materials ever disappeared, he would switch to digital without missing a beat.

Mauskopf has published several books of photography including:  “Rodeo;”   “Dark Horses” about thoroughbred racing; “Descendants” about Hispanic culture in New Mexico; and a “A Time Not Here” about the spiritual and musical lives of African-Americans along the Mississippi River.  He also has completed a documentary about the Mustang Ranch bordello in Sparks, Nevada.

Norman Mauskopf from his book "Rodeo." ©

Photo by Norman Mauskopf from his book “Rodeo.” ©

Norman Mauskopf  from his Mustang Ranch series. ©

Norman Mauskopf photo  from his Mustang Ranch series. ©

Norman Mauskopf  lives in Sante Fe, New Mexico where his work is shown at the Verve Gallery. He has taught at the Maine Photo Workshops where I was a student some years ago. His work was recommended to me by Timothy Whelan, photographer, also from the MPW.

ALISON KRAUSS.   From the movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou.

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Eve Arnold on the set of The Misfits with Marilyn Monroe.  ©

Eve Arnold on the set of The Misfits with Marilyn Monroe. ©  Photographer unknown–perhaps Robert Penn

By Paul Goldfinger, Photography editor @Blogfinger

While we are on the subject of still photographers working on images of actors and scenes while a film is being shot,  undoubtedly the most famous of that genre was on the set of The Misfits, a 1961 John Huston film starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach and Thelma Ritter.  Huston invited members of the famed photo agency “Magnum” to have freedom on the set to shoot the dynamic scenes behind the scenes. They mostly took photographs of the actors in and out of their film roles.

The famous group included Bruce Davidson, Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, Cornell Capa, Robert Penn and Ernst Haas.  So many of their images became famous, and books have been written about that collaborative photographic project.

Here is a link where you can see some of those photos:    Phaidon link The Misfits.  Phaidon published a book called The Misfits.  This link is about when photographer Eve Arnold met Marilyn Monroe.


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