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“The Thing Itself is Such a Secret and so Unapproachable” George Eastman House , Image Magazine, Vol. 17., No.4, December, 1974, Originally Published in Yale Alumni Magazine , February, 1974. Walker Evans, the eminent American photographer, who taught photography at Yale until his retirement several years ago, talks informally with today’s students about his life, his art and the mysteries of the creative process…
Jeff Ladd lives in New York City, where he is an active photographer as well as the author of 5b4 and a co-founder of Errata Editions . His photos can be found online here , here , and here . B: Can you briefly trace your photographic path? When did you first become interested in it? Was there any special teacher or photographer who grabbed you initially?
Brighton Beach, England, 1966. Originally Published in Creative Camera , Issue 52, October 1968 In an era of pop commerce, and out of the gimmick-ridden world of lucrative non-art, it is refreshing to discover a photographer who – by-passing the slick ploy of self-conscious fashion cult – has an eye for What Is. His hand does not finger the lining of his pocket in anxiety to feather his roost or to create a cultural dream.