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QT Luong
11-Nov-2009, 19:23
Jock Sturges, Gallery 291 (291 Geary at Powell), San Francisco
from Nov 12 through 2009. Reception 6-9pm. I'll be there.

Also, Ben Nixon:

12-Nov-2009, 08:47
Makes me wish I was on the West coast sometimes. Jock's work is awesome. Let us know how the show is QT!

Peter De Smidt
12-Nov-2009, 09:12
I'm with Brian. I wish I could be there!

Tracy Storer
12-Nov-2009, 10:55
See you there. I have not seen Jock since shooting with him in Seattle a couple years ago.

Tony Karnezis
12-Nov-2009, 16:03
And I have not seen Jock since...well...ever. See you there.

QT Luong
13-Nov-2009, 02:00
Jock turned out to be a gentle and warm man, and he shared a lot of interesting thoughts:
- the deeper the story behind a photo, the better the photo, even if you don't know the story
- the zone system ruined Adams own photography. he didn't do any great work after creating it. in the 30s and 40s, he was a man in love with the Sierras. later, he became a photographer
- the half-life of a color negative is one year
- the 8x10 camera is much easier to use than the 4x5 because you don't need a lupe

13-Nov-2009, 08:04
That's an interesting statement about AA, but I'm not sure I agree. I also don't think I can click the shutter on an 8x10 without at least checking the focus with a loupe. It's like focusing an enlarger without a grain magnifier. You can get it close but hardly ever perfect.

He's right on about the story of a photograph. I bet the exhibit was excellent. Thanks for sharing QT.