FILL THE FRAME

Photography Book by Joe DiMaggio

Great Book on Photography by Joe DiMaggio!

A quote from DiMaggio – Recalling My Adventures as a Working Photographer from the 60’s to present day. The book describes my career working for publications such as SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, TIME MAGAZINE, HBO, rapidly followed by a brilliant career in Corporate and Advertising.  It’s also about how photography has evolved over the years.

FILL THE FRAME goes into detail about the many people I have photographed – celebrities, sports figures as well as many others and my experiences working with them as well as the stories behind the photographs.

Book is $20 plus $4 shipping. You can pay by check, paypal or credit card (through Paypal.)  

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White Gallery: The First Review Is In!

© JoAnne Kalish

© JoAnne Kalish

© Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

“From Commercial to Fine Art

 By Leon Graham

“Raindrop” is currently on display at The White Gallery. photo by Joe DiMaggio

“Crossing the Line,” now at The White Gallery in Lakeville, is a collection of work from three talented commercial photographers, good friends with award-winning credentials, who now make fine art  for their own pleasure. Throughout their careers they created images for magazine publishers, advertising agencies, major companies. Now they bring the same eye and originality to these very personal photographs.

Dennis Wheeler is best known for the many Time magazine covers he created. And created is the right word, because he made covers that were collages designed to grab attention on newsstands as well as comment on the cover subject in powerful ways. Four silhouetted male profiles — red, yellow, white, black — overlapped for a story on leadership in America. A cover on the sex explosion showed a young man and woman facing each other with much of their bodies covered by a giant fig leaf zippered down the middle.

At the White, Wheeler shows complex mixed media collages of carefully arranged objects, drawings, little photos, slashes of paint both long and short, all on brilliantly colored backgrounds.

“Pasture” stands out for its evocation of land and horses and the suggestion of fences. Made in browns and blues, the work is focused on a central black-and-white image of horses eating in a pasture. A gentle horse face peers at us from behind the pastured animals; there are small pictures of lakes too. All lie on swirls of thin, colored lines that suggest fencing wire.

JoAnne Kalish was the first woman photographer at Sports Illustrated. She is known for her ability to capture light and motion, as well as for the sensuality of many images. Her pictures of vegetables — two bell peppers at the White show — are luscious, rounded, inviting. Her pears are erotic and painterly. Even the two dogs meeting in “Venezia” seem about to begin a romance.

Kalish’s “Eiffel” is a pyramid of luminosity as if reflected in water. Her “Reflections” catches a small boat to the left tied up on a narrow canal, while buildings are reflected abstractly in the water on the right, which has the sheen of a mirror.

Kalish’s partner, Joe DiMaggio, is also a former Sports Illustrated and Time magazine photographer. (His and Kalisch’s images of professional hockey are now shown at the NHL Hall of Fame in Canada.) He worked for many advertising agencies, won many art direction awards. He is a master of suggesting motion in still photos. “Chevelle” shows a bright and shiny wheel cover that seems to be catching a passing landscape on its surface. In “Frankfurt,” a group of people are blurred so they appear in motion.

“Raindrop” catches a pearl of water as it is about to fall from the wide brim of a black cowboy hat that glistens from the moisture. We see only the nose and mouth of a man, who sports a marvelous neck bandana studded with white stars. “Infinity” is made of double yellow highway lines stretching into the distance between hazy trees and road shoulders that appear to converge up the road. It is wonderfully composed.

“Crossing the Line” continues at The White Gallery, 342 Main St. in Lakeville, Conn., through Sept. 9. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 860-435-1029 or go to http://www.thewhitegalleryart.com.

“The Lakeville Journal, COMPASS,” August 4, 2016″ 

© Dennis Wheeler

© Dennis Wheeler

Small Things

© JoAnne Kalish

© JoAnne Kalish

Sometimes small things you do, can make a great difference in your photography. For instance, while shooting on the beach one day,  I decided to intentionally silhouette parents and their children playing in the surf  to make the photographs more universal.  Normally when shooting into the sun you open up about a stop and a half for the back light. Here I did not. As a follow up afterwards, again looking for a different “feel,” or emotion in a couple of the photographs,  I chose to make one of the photographs monochromatic and all golden and the other in sepia which sets a mood as well to the photos. The gold toned photo possibly  representing the end of day and the other one in the sepia tone gave it a more nostalgic feel.  The possibilities are endless.

©JoAnne Kalish

©JoAnne Kalish

©JoAnne Kalish

©JoAnne Kalish

 

Color Printing

© 2011 JoAnne Kalish

©JoAnne Kalish

© JoAnne Kalish

I’ve been making colorprints for many years. I first began making “C” prints (Chromogenic prints using traditional chemicals and processes.) You  make  a  4×5 internegative from a transparency and then print from the internegative.  I learned to color correct using color filters and I think I got pretty good at it.  From there I started to play around with “R” prints (Reverse prints) which are prints made directly from a transparency.  This is when Cibachrome became popular because the prints were more archival and they seemed three dimensional with their vibrant rich colors on glossy paper.  They are now referred to as Ilfochrome Prints. Well I have to tell you, the “C” prints no matter how good they were, they eventually faded in the light and I don’t necessarily mean direct sunlight  either.  The Cibachromes were better in that respect. From there I began making digital prints using Epson Printers which I’ve been extremely happy with. When I print I am really picky and want them to be as close to the original as can be.  Almost every print that has been in an exhibit and in our Gallery has been made by myself.  I pride myself in my printing. One day I made a quick and dirty digital photo and brought it to  friend’s home in celebration of a special day as a joke.  My friends actually put it in their  window and it has been there for a number of years. Every time I go over I’m amazed as it still has not noticeably faded in any way. The digital prints that are made nowadays are totally amazing in the way they hold up without fading. One day this Master printer (well kind of) was talked into trying some prints made by AdoramaPix and  I was more than pleasantly surprised with the quality of their printing for the cost. When I received the prints back I was looking to tear them apart but you know what?  They are amazingly good and I certainly would  recommend them to my students and anyone else for that matter.

The other day I tried a different type of print, their Aluminyzed Metal Prints and again, I was totally blown away.

My partner Joe DiMaggio turned me onto AdoramaPix books and again, I was a little tentative until he showed me three books he did.  Without telling me he did a book using my photos from a trip I made to France to visit my life-long friend Marie-Therése  a french restauranter,  and again I loved the printing.

Memorial Day Bike Race

© 2012 JoAnne Kalish

Our friend Brian has invited us over and over again to join him in shooting a Historical Memorial Day Bike Race in New Jersey.  The race is in Somerville and is the oldest bike race in the United States.  Every year we have good intentions but never quite make it.  This year we finally did.  This is a great place to work on your sports/actin photography skills.  Practice Practice Practice the more you do the better you get.  I must say I was a little rusty.

© 2012 JoAnne Kalish All Rights Reserved

© 2012 JoAnne Kalish

Love the Nik Software

For those of you who’ve never tried Nik’s software plug-ins I would highly recommend them.  They are fabulous.  With the right photos they are truly amazing.  All I can say is don’t misuse them but for the occasional use on a particular photo they can really add that special something.  In addition their Snapseed app for the Iphone is also a one-of-a-kind app.  All the other copycat apps don’t compare in my opinion.

This is was done with their hdr software –

©MMXII JoAnne Kalish

This was done with their Silver Efex Pro Software

©JoAnne Kalish

Judge for yourself.  Just remember one thing though.  You have to have a great photo to begin with.

Holiday Wishes

Would like to thank all of our great students who sent us greetings for a wonderful Holiday Season. 

The Dyna-lite alumni group has recently got in touch with us and requested a second advanced Dyna-lite studio workshop.  We will be adding it to our 2011 schedule. For those interested date will be announced in an upcoming newsletter.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!