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    The work of Mitch Epstein

    I ran across this guys 4x5 LF work in Audubon Magazine of all places. Well executed and thought provoking.
    http://www.mitchepstein.net/index.html
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    Re: The work of Mitch Epstein

    Beautiful sense of color, and eye.

    THis is one of my favourites http://www.mitchepstein.net/work/city/detail_05.html
    this one is a bit short of what could be a masterful image http://www.mitchepstein.net/work/vietnam/detail_07.html in my opinion.

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    Re: The work of Mitch Epstein

    This one was in Audubon, haunting. http://www.mitchepstein.net/work/ame...detail_01.html

    I also love the simplicity and elegance of this.
    http://www.mitchepstein.net/work/index.html
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    Re: The work of Mitch Epstein

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    This one was in Audubon, haunting. http://www.mitchepstein.net/work/ame...detail_01.html

    I also love the simplicity and elegance of this.
    http://www.mitchepstein.net/work/index.html
    Some of the pictures on the website look interesting. But the fine print says "70x92 inches", which gives pause.

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    Re: The work of Mitch Epstein

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Some of the pictures on the website look interesting. But the fine print says "70x92 inches", which gives pause.
    Actually I was hoping the images were big, since in some of them, the important components of the image are tiny.

    An example is the one of the teenagers handling a snake abandoning the child.
    I couldn't see any child in the image,I think it is in the background to the right.

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    Re: The work of Mitch Epstein

    He is also a very talented and accomplished cinematographer. The one thing that I know I have seen of his (he may have been 2nd unit DP) was Salaam Bombay. In fact he and Mira Nair were married for a spell. It was interesting to see how his color sensibility, as I had known it from his pictures, infused that whole film.

    Also, his book about his family's furniture business in Holyoke, MA coming to an end is amazing.

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    Re: The work of Mitch Epstein

    I know he also uses 8x10 for some of his work (he got outbid on my Phillips Explorer when i sold it and we then had a conversation about where he could get one as he was looking for a lighter camera).

    imo, Mitch is one of today's more interesting photographers. His work is often very 'quiet" and subtle
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    Re: The work of Mitch Epstein

    Kirk,

    Thanks for posting this, I have enjoyed his work very much.
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