Stellar Photo Manipulations the Old Fashioned Way Friday
January 18, 2013
by Benjamin Starr, Visual News
Featuring Thomas Barbèy's photomontages.
"Photo manipulations have been a mainstay of photography, even before the advent of Photoshop, but with the ubiquitous use of program by everyone and their brother, the world has become flooded with seriously questionable work. Luckily the other day we ran across the work of Thomas Barbéy to give us hope. His pieces bring back a classic surreal quality, perhaps because he does this the old fashioned way – with carefully planned film based photographs, selection of negatives and maybe even a bit of airbrushing... Read more
Discovery in Stone
by Sioban Roth, National Geographic Magazine
Feature on Bill Atkinson's book Within the Stone.
"Shooting extreme close-ups of polished opals in a hotel room couldn't be farther away from hiking in the woods, seeking rays of evening light that hover between the branches of a flowering dogwood tree. But the two have their commonalities. "It's a found art, a little bit like landscapes," Atkinson says of his stonescapes." Read more
Photos celebrate glories of nature
December 16, 1999
By Robert L. Pincus, San Diego Union-Tribune
A review of Burkett's exhibition at the Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA
"Burkett has an extraordinary eye for framing nature, for making his rectangular windows onto it seem as if they were destined to be pictures. In this respect, he is a lot like Ansel Adams. He isn't grounded in one locale, as Adams was with Yosemite. But the same reverence is palpable..." Read more