Sunday, March 15, 2009

A New Installment to Kendricks' Photo Ops in Union Tribune

As reported here earlier, filmmaker, artist, photographer, writer, Film Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and SDSU lecturer Neil Kendricks has been commissioned to write a new column, PHOTO OPS for the San Diego Union-Tribune. The column Kendricks describes it as "what I hope will be a comprehensive and engaging column for photographers and artists, photography enthusiasts and general readers alike, who share a passion for delving into the best and most innovative new volumes focused on photography-oriented issues coming from such respected publishers as Aperture, among others."

In the Photo Ops second instalment entitled "Star Search", Kendricks reviews various coffee table volumes of celebrity portraiture. In this review, Kendricks will not only direct you towards a wise purchase, but he also explains the subtle distinctions that separates a photographer like Rollingstone's Mark Seliger (whose work Kendricks finds is "too carefully composed, too wary to let chance enter into the frame" from Annie Leibovitz, who "is far more versatile when it comes to shaping celebrity portraits."

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