Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Inspirations - John Dugdale

In 1993 photographer John Dugdale photographed his Hudson River Valley farmhouse for the New York Times magazine. At that time, he was best know for his atmospheric portraits and still-lifes using the cyantype process, an early form of photography. The photographs were published just before an AIDS related stroke took almost all his sight and left him hospitalized for months. Since that time, he has continued to work with the help of an assistant, sketching and titling each image before it’s made. Recently, he has shot a campaign for the Broadway revival of “The Miracle Worker”. Here he explains the process he now uses as a blind photographer.




All photographs by John Dugdale for the New York Times.

8 comments:

Daniel Hale said...

That video was pretty stunning. Thanks, Great images beautifully captured.

Daniel

Reggie Darling said...

Dugdale is one of the most brilliant photographers of our day. I really believe this to be true.

Thilda said...

What a magic photos! I love old houses, the older the better! And old gray Finnish woodhouses, or Russian or from anywhere...
One of my favourite houses is "Flat Iron Building"! Some day I will visit there! :)

Paulette P. said...

Your blog just keeps getting better and better.

Dale P.L. Chadwick said...

I've never seen that finish in the cornflower blue - I quite like it!

by land by air by sea said...

so lovely to find your blog.

yes, he is a miracle.. i remember my first discovery of this story.

and once i lived in hudson...

B

Summer is a Verb said...

A smidge reminiscent of Grey Gardens...XXOO

andrew1860 said...

I love all of the American classical furniture and the age old patina of the building.