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I was teaching a workshop at ShutterFest a couple of years ago when nobody in my class knew who Mary Ellen Mark was. Out of that frustration came the concept for this series. "Why?" is about introducing you to some of the most respected artists in photography. Some are relatively new to the craft, but doing amazing work, while others represent the veterans who have blazed a path of creativity and set so many of the standards we most respect.
Every artist has shared a piece of wisdom related to their journey thus far. What started as a way for you to meet the industry's movers and shakers has grown to be a significant body of work thanks to their willingness to share.
Dave Frieder joins me in this new episode. Dave and I go back a lot of years to my early Hasselblad days. His work centered around one unique passion, climbing and photographing all the bridges of New York...from the top! Over the years he's built a significant body of work, and currently is working on a fine art tabletop book anticipated to be published in the very near future.
Click on either image to visit Dave's website. Check out more of his work and the detail of each of New York's famous bridges.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.