1. paurerfimbbep
    December 12, 2009

    Fantastic, I didn’t heard about this topic until now. Thx!

  2. sean wrenn
    March 10, 2010

    Very well written- concise and insightful much like the book. Both hit close to home. I find it marvelous that the now stagnant murk of the English Kills Canals at one time supported tide-mills! Before the walling off of the natural creek bed (into a canal dead end of combined sewer overflow effluence and oil run-off), the Newtown Creek was a living waterway with the tides powering early industries.


  3. Kirby Chhom
    April 16, 2010

    There should be some strategy to forestall those natural disastor from happening…we must think ahead of every risk, a minimum of we should always do what we ought to be doing…

  4. Tien Rake
    April 28, 2010

    Just wanted to give you a shout from the valley of the sun, great information. Much appreciated.

  5. Ben Griffiths
    May 24, 2010

    Sumo wrestling is my all time favorite. i always watch it a lot in Japanese channels.”:~

  6. Blair Evan Ball - Memphis Camera Club
    October 21, 2010

    Enjoyed your interview…a range of emotions must be attached to life and your mission. I love to read and seems like a part of me is going away with the local, homespun bookstores and the memories that it creates by just entering in.
    While I was aware of the trend in bookstores, you put it into perspective with the numbers that have dwindled.
    The big (Amazon) are getting bigger, and mass drives cost. You seem to have a great attitude about this, and it will be a new season in life. Embrace it, and press on, and write a new chapter.
    All the best.

    Blair Evan Ball

  7. Allen Frame
    November 27, 2010

    Glad to see you’re here. Looking forward to your next post.

  8. Anon
    December 21, 2010

    Furthermore, what makes Prager’s work “new?” It is exactly the same thing she was doing 5 years prior – no growth.

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  10. Allen Frame
    January 1, 2011

    The Baldessari and Thek shows were indeed incredible gifts at the end of the year. It was inspiring to see them both wrestling with such complex notions of art making, in their own very different, brilliant ways.

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  12. Dorinda Kewish
    February 25, 2011

    I’m really impressed with the article I have just read. This is exactly what all of us need to know. Great job!

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  14. solar
    April 11, 2011

    Photographic surveys are useful in their own ways. Just take for example the survey which they did in New York’s Industrial Waterway by Anthony Hamboussi separating north Brooklyn from the western perimeters of Queens, flowing westward towards the East River. Images are presented chronologically for clarity purposes. This can be really useful if one wants to know more about the development of such a place. Photos can tell a thousand words as the old saying goes, and that has been long proven.

    Green Diy

  15. Alisah Johnson
    April 11, 2011

    So informative that could also help..people understand the flow of water and electricity..right?

  16. Prof. M.Browne
    April 13, 2011

    Very interesting article, the irony of the ‘Newtown Pippin’ is well made and poignant in the light of the industrialisation that came in its wake.

  17. Pat the Baton Rouge Property Manager
    April 14, 2011

    The first picture aptly depicts a gloomy present and future for this place.

    The Newtown Creek should be rehabilitated; waste and pollution being dumped here should be regulated. This brings a host of health issues just waiting to explode. Isn’t it a wonder why

  18. Eliza
    June 25, 2011

    Great review! The grim reaper going after the ‘smart car’ photo is priceless.

  19. Meredith Fitzgerald
    July 27, 2011

    Thanks for sharing Seung’s work. I remember seeing his parking lots before and was really taken with them. And yes going back to school after a long time usually is about re-finding a community of artists before you go barking mad 🙂 it was 12 years for me and I am very happy with the family I found at Pratt as well!

  20. Allen Frame
    July 27, 2011

    I couldn’t agree with you more about Seung Hun. Those eerie night photos are so subtle and evocative. And I’ve just had the pleasure of spending lots of time with him on a film set where I enlisted him to do stills for Josh Sanchez’s film Four. One or two of them should be published on indiewire tomorrow with an interview with Josh about the film. If so, I’ll send you the link. His style is already so cinematic that I thought he was a perfect person to do this, and I was right. Plus, he has the patience to wait through the long hours of making a film.
    Enjoying all your posts!!!

  21. Eliza
    July 27, 2011

    Wow, Seung Hun’s photos are absolutely fantastic. I am definitely now a fan. Thanks for sharing!

  22. JongHeon Martin Kim
    July 27, 2011

    your works so awesome~~~~

  23. Gail Quagliata
    July 28, 2011

    I think my older brother is able to evoke the same sense Gregory Crewdson spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to create on a much more elaborate scale. Just saying.

  24. Zeina
    July 29, 2011

    great work! even individual shots have emotion and narrative which is really hard with “empty” spaces. I love the voyeurism as well.

  25. eric breeding
    July 29, 2011

    agreed Gail. Seung Hun is not only a brilliant photographer but one of the most humble and sweet people on the planet. he redefines the definition of modest. cant wait to see what he does next. it was an honor being associated with him in graduate school.

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  27. John Stanley
    October 9, 2011

    Thank you so much Gail! You have to post your photograms here someday soon!

  28. Allen Frame
    October 16, 2011

    I loved your posts. This last one was very amusing. I didn’t know who Man Ray was when I was in high school. My big example of a photographer was my father’s friend, a National Geographic photographer named Dan Guravich who lived in our town, Greenville, Mississippi. Then there was the portrait photographer who lived down the road, whose studio and darkroom were so glamourous to me. My best friend in high school was her assistant, but at the time it never occurred to me to pick up a camera and take pictures myself. Anyway, I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog entries and hope you get that Leica you want.

  29. Allen Frame
    October 16, 2011

    Looking forward to your blogging for CCNY. Interesting comparison between the Brownie and the iphone.

    • Harlan Erskine
      October 27, 2011

      Thanks Allen, I have a longer post exploring the Brownie / iPhone relationship coming up.

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  35. Photographer
    December 29, 2011

    Arlene Gottfried is a rip-off and a thief. She has gotten away with photographic larceny and stealing images from other photographers, as many of you already know. She should be ashamed of herself and brought before jury of her peers for accountability. I know, she has stolen from me.

  36. Chad Orellana
    January 27, 2012

    Exhaustively flippant and unsportsmanlike with the end of life

  37. True Mirror
    January 27, 2012

    You have truly frightened me, thank you

  38. Jason
    March 15, 2012

    Nice. I’d argue though that by protecting the rights to their collection, the museum is merely clinging to the basic construct of art as aspirational. If everyone’s an artist, no one’s an artist, so why do we need the museum? The basic premise may be shaky, but doesn’t it make sense from the point of view of a for-profit institution?

  39. Andrew
    April 2, 2012

    So funny. The gallery’s actions also seem to indicate their own disinvestment of the value of seeing the original work in person. I mean, do they know the kind of terrible monitor most people are viewing these images on? Also, if I hashtag “copyright” on my instagram photos, that holds up in court, right?

  40. Michael Miller
    May 5, 2012

    I believe the allowance was $1300 per year.
    Still generous in the 1890s-1900’s.

  41. Austin Nelson
    May 8, 2012

    Thanks for the correction, Michael.

  42. femr2
    May 17, 2012

    Very interesting viewpoint. I’d add that my position on the subject matter is pretty neutral, and primarily explorative.

    It may help understanding to realise that each frame of a video smearogram visually shows the displacement/time profile of the associated vertical pixel column. Very useful when looking at rate of descent and similar behaviours.

    I’ve developed software which automates the translation process if you’re interested. Select standard video, spit out smearogram a click (and some time) later.

    Initial single-image smearogram (and naming of such) was created by user einsteen, btw 😉



  43. femr2
    May 17, 2012

    You may also be interested in a number of still images generated from video, which are generated by time-lapse frame averaging and “dark frame” subtraction (which is the subtraction of the average “darkest” data from the image in order to maximise the contrast of “changing” features…


    Obviously a sensitive subject to refer to as “art”, but the images have a technical purpose even though their visual form is “interesting”.

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  46. Fabiano Busdraghi
    July 2, 2012

    This is really a great interview, thank you very much for sharing.

    I especially liked the discussion about photography limits. So many people thing that photography is mainly narrative, but I agree, movie is a better media to tell a story. And yes, photo books are much more similar to poetry and music than story telling.

    Really inspiring food for mind, thank you!

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  50. Kyle
    March 29, 2013

    This is DOPE.