Photo Discoveries – Gregory Heisler

Many times during Jay’s workshop (again with Jay’s workshop!?) he mentioned Gregory Heisler, but it was not until today that I had a chance to study some of his images at A master of the portrait he is most noted for this Time Magazine covers. He lists several portfolios on his website: QUIET, DISTINGUISHED, SIMPLE, STRANGE, VIBRANT, DYNAMIC, CONTEXTUAL, MINERS, BANJOISTS, TIME COVERS, OTHER. Now that is an eclectic grouping. I am dying to find out his relationship with Banjoists.

But do not get distracted as you work your way through the portfolios. You must make it down to the images in OTHER.

Gregory Heisler

Photo Discoveries – Street Photography Reading List

Check out this reading list for street photographers posted in in35mm a blog by Alex Coghe

Street Photography Reading List compiled by Alex Coghe


  1. Helen Levitt
  2. Friedlander The museum of modern art
  3. Henri Cartier-Bresson Mexican Notebooks 1934-1964
  4. Clement Cheroux  Henri Cartier-Bresson
  5. Henri Cartier-Bresson The decisive moment
  6. Elliott Erwitt Personal best 
  7. Robert Frank The Americans
  8. Winogrand: Figments From The Real World
  9. Thomas Leuthard: Going Candid
  10. Thomas Leuthard: Collecting Souls
  11. Chris Weeks: Street Photography For The Purist
  12. Street Photography: From Atget to Cartier-Bresson
  13. Bystander: A History of Street Photography : with a New Afterword on Street Photography Since the 1970’s by Colin Westerbeck, Joel Meyerowitz
  14. Daido Moriyama: Stray dog
  15. Maya Goded plaza de la soledad
  16. Rolf G. Renner Hopper
  17. Pedro Meyer Verdades y Ficciones
  18. Andrè Kertesz
  19. Nacho Lòpez
  20. Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places
  21. Cuartoscuro (magazine)
  22. Luna Còrnea (magazine)
  23. National Geographic Magazine
  24. Martin Parr Small World
  25. Koudelka Gypsies
  26. Susan Sontag On Photography
  27. Bryan Peterson Beyond Portraiture: Creative People Photography
  28. Andreas Feininger that’s photography
  29.  Photojournalism: the professionals’ approach: Volume 1
  30.  Truth Needs No Ally: Inside Photojournalism
  31.  Eggleston, William (1992). Ancient and Modern. Introduction by Mark Holborn. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-679-41464-9
  32. The Sidewalk Never Ends: Street Photography Since the 1970s by Colin Westerbeck (Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, 2001
  33. Robert Doisneau – Mes Parisiens. (My Parisians). – Nathan Publications. Paris. 1997
  34. Winogrand Garry – The Man in the Crowd: The Uneasy Streets of Garry Winogrand (1998)
  35. An Unofficial Biography of Diane Arbus: Exploring the Marginal Through Medium Format Photography
  36.  Walker Evans  Evans Walker, Sante Luc – Phaidon – 2001
  37. Vivian Mayer Street Photographer
  38. Slide Show: The Color Photographs of Helen Levitt
  39. Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940-1959
  40.  Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision
  41.  London Street Photography 1860-2010 (Museum of London)
  42. Mark Cohen Grim Street
  43. On City Streets: Chicago, 1964-2004 (Center for American Places – Center Books on American Places) by Gary Stochl
  44. Street Photography Now
  45. Martin Kollar Nothing Special
  46. Jeff Mermelstein Sidewalks
  47. Gus Powell Company of Strangers
  48. Eugene Atget
  49. 5 great street photographers
  50. Richard Kalvar Earthlinngs



Photo Discoveries – LA Times Framework

This is my first post under the category “Photo Discoveries” where I will write up quick notes on interesting photographers and sites that I might find that day. They will get interspersed with my posts featuring my own photography.

An new acquaintance of mine Michael Ares, posted that a recent photo of his has been chosen for the Los Angeles Times Southern California Moments page, where they pick a photo per day. This led me to the Los Angeles Times Framework site, devoted to photography and the site of one of the LA Time staff photographers Rick Loomis.

Other photographers often published include: Chris Camargo, Eric Kim, David Patrick Valera, Elizabeth Wang-Lee and Erin Xavier.

I also learned that April is Month of Photography LA