jetcode wrote in post #16725144
Must of been fun shooting the jazz cats of NYC. I have Paul C's light meter with hand written "Weston" settings on it. Adams solved the dry down problem by utilizing a microwave oven. There are some videos of his home and darkroom on You-Tube. I have never been there but I have a friend who not only knew him but took several of his long workshops in Yosemite. He was standing there when Judy Dater shot Twinka and Imogen Cunningham at the tree. He's long time friends with Twinka. It's a trip. He's a walking catalog of all things in photography. Studied with Aaron Siskind, etc, etc, etc. Brooks buddies with Arny Freitag who shot all those 8x10 chromes for Playboy.
Yeah I had read the microwave thing to. I put one in my darkroom after hearing about that. It worked great.
Always a huge fan of Siskind's work. I think I mentioned this to you before but one of my professors got his MFA from RISD and studied under Siskind and Callahan. Callahan had a big exhibit here in Chicago and IIRC Eleanor was the new body of work and I got to meet him because my professor stayed friends with him until his death. I meet him before he had his stroke. Great guy and an amazing photographer.
Can you just imagine hang'n in the village and Siskind and Franz Kline come in to see Davis playing. What a great time for art and music. Guys like Rothko were playing with the idea of how color made you feel and Davis and Coltrane were playing with the way color sounded. I read that Sam Shepard, Kerouac, Siskind, Rothko, Davis and Coltrane were all influencing one another.