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Favorites: LensWork 87 Extended Edition Black & White Photography

In Black and White Photography, Books, Photo Print Collector, Software on April 20, 2010 at 8:24 am

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The latest version of Lenswork is out on DVD. If you are not a subscriber to the extended DVD version of the venerable LensWork publication, you are missing out on some great photography and features.

In this edition:

  • Loli Kantor
  • Chuck Kimmerle
  • Gavin Lyons
  • Voicu Bojan
  • Scott Hendershot
  • Miles Lowry
  • Markham Starr

Also of note are the ongoing folio presentations and Brooks Jensen podcasts.

In this issue we were very impressed by Kimmerle’s The Unapologetic Landscape and Hendershot’s Architecture. Checkout the new “LensWork Creative Labs” feature. A nice surprise was to see another visit to Mark Starr’s excellent fishermen series with a new offering In History’s Wake. We will be interviewing Mark in the near future.

To see more ofLensWork Extended 87

Artist Spotlight: Brooks Jensen

In Black and White Photography, Photographer on January 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm

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Brooks Jensen – Folio Sample “Silva Lacrimosa”

Many followers of Black and White fine art photography are familiar with Brooks Jensen’s role as Creator, Publisher and Editor of Lenswork.

For years, Brooks has provided a platform for some of the best emerging photographers along side many photography masters. He publishes a beautiful quality magazine, available by subscription, as well as DVD-ROM extended editions of the magazine.

In recent editions, he has begun offering folios of his photographer friends … including his own folio presentations.

It is his impressive personal photographic work we would like to highlight in this article. From landscapes to abstracts, he has a wonderful sensibility for light, shadow, form and texture. Not a big believer in high priced art (if you have read his articles or listened to his podcasts) he keeps a focus on creating excellent value with his prints.

Take a brief tour of one of his folio offerings, “Silva Lacrimosa” (Tears of the Forest) and see what is meant by “craftsmanship”.

The fine art photography community owes Brooks a debt of gratitude for everything he has done in the past two decades. We hope he just “keeps on, keepin’ on” …