Arts & Photography Individual Artists Books

Helen Langdon's 'Caravaggio'

With a focus on Caravaggio, this 20-hour free course explored the biographical monograph, one of the most common forms of art history writing.

Travels In Arizona - Sedona Revisited

Approximately 67 pages with about 64 color photographs. This work is ENTIRELY pictorial.

Sedona, also called 'Red Rock Country' after the distinctive red sandstone permeating the region. The rock was formed in the Permian geological period approximately 250 to 300 million years ago and has been a favorite location for photographers for decades. Early morning and late evening are ideal times for photography as the morning and evening sunlight make the rocks appear to glow a brilliant red.

The town has become a favorite tourist destination with a large number of hotels, resorts, and four-wheel drive tours able to accommodate considerable numbers. For Arizona the average temperature is considered moderate as the town's elevation is approximately 4,500 feet allowing for moderate winters and summers.

The author began photography and photo-journalism in early 1963 when he accepted an offer from his local newspaper to write about and photograph sports events at the Arizona high school where he was a junior. After a stint in the service, he had an opportunity to study photography and printing techniques with Bernard Hoffman, a true gentleman and scholar, and one of the earliest staff photographers for Life Magazine.

Since that time he has had thousands of photographs and hundreds of articles published by more than 60 national and international periodicals. He was also a contributing editor for one of them for more than ten years. Topics ran the gamut from professional sports, medicine, archeology, and photography to science.

After twenty years away from Arizona he returned in 1985 and it has been the base from which all his photographic excursions are launched. Along with many others he has embraced digital photography but can still be seen, from time to time, peering through the ground glass of a large format camera, hoisting a large medium format 6x7, or indeed still using a 35mm film camera.

The photographer currently has fine art photography on exhibit at The Center for Fine Arts in Globe, Arizona, and is currently represented by more than ten stock photo agencies where he has more than 13,000 photographs available for commercial use.

Ten Thousand Spirals

For the past two years I've helped Steve Young research and write his life story for his family. I asked him if I could post an excerpt. This is from a chapter called, "Ten Thousand Spirals." -Jeff Benedict

Painting China Now: Artists' Book: Painting China Now (MAM - Museum of Modern Art – Rio de Janeiro – Brasil) by Brody & Paetau

This is an "artists' eBook" made in parallel to the exhibition of Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau at the MAM - Museum of Modern Art - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This eBook is not an exhibition catalogue - it is an independent work: a collaboration between the artists and the curator of the exhibition, Luiz Camillo Osorio who wrote the text of this book to accompany details of the 30 paintings commissioned in China by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau (an installation of 30 paintings in oil on canvas - 30 x 40 cm - which can be presented in different ways, according to the space). At the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, the installation was accompanied by the text of the curator and formed a layout.

Painting China Now: Fixed Layout Artists' Book: Painting China Now (MAM - Museum of Modern Art – Rio de Janeiro – Brasil) by Brody & Paetau

This is an "artists' eBook" made in parallel to the exhibition of Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau at the MAM - Museum of Modern Art - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This eBook is not an exhibition catalogue - it is an independent work: a collaboration between the artists and the curator of the exhibition, Luiz Camillo Osorio who wrote the text of this book to accompany details of the 30 paintings commissioned in China by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau (an installation of 30 paintings in oil on canvas - 30 x 40 cm - which can be presented in different ways, according to the space). At the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, the installation was accompanied by the text of the curator and formed a layout.