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Searching for Edward Hopper–Photo Essay by Rodger Kingston

by on Mar.07, 2013, under Creating memories, Favorite Photo Sites, Photo Techniques

Rodger Kingston, a PictoColor customer,  called me yesterday to tell me about his latest photo essay project, Searching for Edward Hopper.

Searching for Edward Hopper-Photo Essay by Rodger Kingston

Searching for Edward Hopper-Photo Essay by Rodger Kingston

Rodger’s Kingston–A connoisseur of the commonplace

“I discovered Edward Hopper in the late 1960s, a poet on the verge of becoming a photographer. In some essential way Hopper’s paintings made it right for me to shift from writing poetry to making photographs, and color photographs at that. He opened my eyes to what traditional values had conditioned me to ignore: the ordinary, the everyday, the commonplace. Where Cartier-Bresson emphasized “The Decisive Moment” in his photographs, Hopper painted the quiet places between such moments, those non-events that make up the greater part of everyday life. My discovery of Walker Evans a couple of years later only reinforced my interest in the vernacular, and what Evans called “lyric documentary” photography. Under their direction I’ve truly become a connoisseur of the commonplace.” See the Searching for Edward Hopper Photos

Rodger Uses iCorrect Portrait Plug-in to color correct his images
Rodger has been scanning old photos for this essay and called to say that he used iCorrect Portrait to color correct virtually every scanned image. He has been a user and fan of iCorrect Portrait for many years and says he would be lost without it. I did a blog posting last year  entitled, iCorrect Portrait is not just for people, to illustrate that, while iCorrect Portrait is famous for its Skin Tone Technology for fixing skin color, it is a fast and easy way to correct any photo.

 

Rodger is an American Artist with a camera and is indeed a connoisseur of the commonplace and I highly recommend a trip through four decades of history as seen through his eyes behind the camera. For an enjoyable photo experience go to http://rpkphoto.smugmug.com/

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