Eighteentwentysix’s Blog

Peter van Agtmael

Posted in Uncategorized by eighteentwentysix on June 13, 2009

Peter van Agtmael is a documentary photographer covering everything from Afghanistan and Uganda, to the war at home. I have the utter most respect for the Yale-educated photojournalist. A very honest photographer.

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Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

Posted in Uncategorized by eighteentwentysix on May 19, 2009
Downtown Detroit from the series The ruins of Detroit

Downtown Detroit from the series The ruins of Detroit

Eisfabrik, Berlin from the series Eastern Germany industrial vestiges

Eisfabrik, Berlin from the series Eastern Germany industrial vestiges

Fabian Theater, Patterson from the series Forgotten theaters of America

Fabian Theater, Patterson from the series Forgotten theaters of America

Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies
and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension.”

Three great series by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffe with a really interesting outlook on buildings and spaces that once were.


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Immersion Project

Posted in Uncategorized by eighteentwentysix on April 30, 2009

Photograph by Robbie Cooper

“Robbie Cooper’s compelling portraits of adolescents playing video games, which appeared last November in The New York Times Magazine, are part of an ambitious and unusual project called Immersion. A former photojournalist, Cooper plans to film hundreds of adults and children as they immerse themselves in movies, TV programs and video games.”

I find this project really interesting and yes, a bit humorous. The photos are taken from the television or computer screen they are playing or watching from, which makes the facial expressions extrememly genuine.

More at robbiecooper.org

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Requiem for a City

Posted in Uncategorized by eighteentwentysix on April 30, 2009
Photograph by Jose Moreno

Photograph by Jose Moreno

“Once a thriving industrial hub, Camden, New Jersey, now ranks among the poorest, most dilapidated, and most dangerous cities in America.

Photographer Jose Moreno spends quite a bit of time there covering mostly bad news for the Cherry Hill Courier Post. But what he notices— beyond the prostitutes and drug dealers—is the ghost of Camden’s mid-20th century glory days, the beauty of its rundown architecture, and occasional signs of hope and renewal. He captures all of that in an offbeat slideshow called “Camden: An Architectural View.”

View slideshow at courier post online

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The Best Man

Posted in Uncategorized by eighteentwentysix on April 28, 2009
Photograph by John Marquess

Photograph by John Marquess

I find these tones beautiful for wedding photographs. I also love the snap-shot quality that this has.

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Last One Out, Please Turn On The Light

Posted in Uncategorized by eighteentwentysix on April 28, 2009
photograph by Richard Nicholson

Photograph by Richard Nicholson

“I have lit these often-gloomy spaces to reveal the beauty of the machinery; enlargers are masterpieces of industrial design. And I have sought to shed light on the surrounding personal workspaces (snapshots of family members, souvenirs from globetrotting photographers, guidebooks to Photoshop, out-takes from glamour shoots, lists of unpaid invoices).”

Richard Nicholson explored London to photograph the last remaining professional darkrooms, finding himself extremely nastalgic. I am lucky to work in a lab, and I know that when I no longer smell those chemicals or work in the dark, I will feel an overwhelming nostalgia, as well.

richardnicholson.com/darkroom