K. Praslowicz Blog

Night Photography Tips - Volume I

Published December 20, 2009 in Gear & Technique

A list of five practical tips for night photographers.

My Favorite Ansel Adams Photograph

Published December 19, 2009 in Humor & Satire

A short discussion about Jacques Henri Lartigue's photograph of Ansel Adams.

The Four Newest Vernacular Photographs in My Collection

Published December 13, 2009 in Found Photos

A few random snapshots I found in an antique store, including the sinking of the Marseillaise.

Does a Photographer Need to be a Framer?

Published December 6, 2009 in Reflections On Photography

Some thoughts on why I don't believe a photographer needs to be the person doing all the matting and framing of a print.

Should, Shouldn't

Published November 1, 2009 in Reflections On Photography

Some thoughts about people who will tell you how to do your art differently, and why they should be ignored.

From the Anonymous Collection: Fire and a Boat

Published October 24, 2009 in Found Photos

Two images from my collection of anonymous photography. One of a burning building, the other of a man sleeping on a boat.

Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Street Shooting

Published October 15, 2009 in Gear & Technique

Some thoughts about using old fashioned twin lens reflex cameras for contemporary street shooting.

The Vivian Maier Cache

Published October 12, 2009 in Reflections On Photography

A few thoughts on the recent discovery of the Vivian Maier cache of negatives.

The Influence of Large Format Press Cameras

Published October 10, 2009 in Gear & Technique

Although they have been obsolete for some time, does the large format press camera still have influence over people?

The Burke & James 4x5 Press, Endorsed by Weegee

Published October 4, 2009 in Gear & Technique

Reproduction of the Burke & James Press Camera user manual, and some useful tips about freelancing by Weegee the Famous.

The night a cop tried to arrest me for doing street photography.

Published October 3, 2009 in Photography Journal

The tale of the night I encountered an overzealous police officer who insisted I was a sex offender.

Ciro-flex Cameras

Published September 28, 2009 in Vintage Media

Vintage Advertisement for Ciro-Flex TLR cameras.

I don't purchase fine art photography

Published September 26, 2009 in Found Photos

Sharing some anonymous photographs that have recently been added to my collection.

Garry Winogrand: Figments From The Real World

Published September 4, 2009 in Book Reviews

Book review of Winogrand: Figments From The Real World.

The Night I Almost Died

Published August 31, 2009 in Photography Journal

A story about a near death experience while doing some night photography.

Bob, 1929 - 2009

Published August 25, 2009 in Life Journal

The story of Bob.

Unexpected Speed Graphic Sighting

Published August 21, 2009 in Gear & Technique

Spotting a Speed Graphic camera in the last music video I'd expect to see one.