"Straight" or Pure Photography. Abstraction, Twin Lakes, Connecticut, 1916 / Paul Strand / Silver-platinum print / "This picture is among the first photographic abstractions to be made intentionally." (from the Met)
Ralph Steiner, Typewriter Keys, 1921 By Jim Hughes I met Ralph Steiner when he was already in his He arrived in my office at the original Camera Arts lugging a big cardboard box filled to the brim not with.
onlyoldphotography: “ Paul Strand: Blind, 1916 “ In Strand made a series of candid street portraits with a hand-held camera fitted with a special prismatic lens, which allowed him to point the camera in one direction while taking the photograph.
Paul Strand: I like this photo because of the columns add line and shape and the shadows create interesting lines. Also, making the photo black and white creates more contrast between the columns and the doorway.