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Isaac

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Henry Wessel -- “He’s a photographer’s photographer"
« on: February 12, 2016, 06:42:09 pm »

“He’s a photographer’s photographer — a craftsman of the highest caliber,”

Take a walk with him and his camera.


He seems to hide away his negatives and not look at them for 4 or 5 years -- so he can judge the pictures rather than how it felt to take the pictures.
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Re: Henry Wessel -- “He’s a photographer’s photographer"
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 04:45:02 pm »

I have a book of Wessel's (not at home, forget the title). One of the things I find eye-catching about the photos is how light they're printed. Many of them have no real black areas. This isn't a printing error, rather it's mentioned in the text. Time to give the book another look through.

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Re: Henry Wessel -- “He’s a photographer’s photographer"
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 06:41:15 pm »

This isn't a printing error, rather it's mentioned in the text.

What does it say?
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Re: Henry Wessel -- “He’s a photographer’s photographer"
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 03:54:40 pm »

What does it say?

I'll have to dig out the book—it's in the back row of a double-depth shelf, but I don't remember which one—but it's made clear the fine tonal detail in low-mid & shadow regions is deliberate.

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Re: Henry Wessel -- “He’s a photographer’s photographer"
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 09:20:03 pm »

Wow.  How good is/was Henry?

Never knew a thing about him.

Thanks!
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Re: Henry Wessel -- “He’s a photographer’s photographer"
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 02:03:17 pm »

Never knew a thing about him.

Me neither until I saw that short 2007 KQED program a couple of weeks ago.

Henry Wessel - Museum of Contemporary Photography
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