Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I am working on creating a list of the best items, what I'm calling things "Worth Owning". In both good and bad economic times one needs to make their money to further and so I'm working on a list of great things. This is a list of things that work straight from the box, that won't get out dated quickly, and you will want to hold onto. Well, that's my in my opinion at least.

here's the link: Ron Greer's "Worth Owning" List
I just received my copy of Robert Frank's The Americans; the expanded version. Wow, what a great book, first off its huge. Second the quality has to be seen to appreciate, it's printed in Germany and the reproductions, binding are of the finest quality.

I have owned the standard version of the book for a decade or so and was hesitant to the same book over. Well, the moment I opened the Amazon box thoughts disappeared. Although I'm just starting to read it it is clear the author has really done their research. The addition of such items as copies of letters, including his Guggenheim grant proposal, and his contact sheets really make the book come alive.

Anyone interested in street photography needs this book! Here's a link for it:

Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, Expanded Edition

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Annie Clark, aka St Vincent is my current favorite musician. Below is a link to a great in-studio recording. Check out her dreamy voice and her effortless finger picking guitar licks. While I think she is better in person her two albums are well worth picking up.

St Vincent: Marry Me

St Vincent: Actor