Lives in United States New York, NY, United States
Works as a Theatre Director, Educator, & Photographer
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Joined on Aug 17, 2011
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Adam Koplan is head of the Performance Department at the Dreamyard Project ( which brings arts programs to NYC schools. He is also Artistic Director of The Flying Carpet Theatre Co. ( Follow him on Twitter: @FlyingCarpetNYC.


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The title seems to have captured people's some attention. Just want to assure folks that there is nothing tasteless or vulgar in the authors' overall style. And even if "top ten" organizing principle is indeed a touch gimmicky, the concept allows them to cover many tried and true lighting techniques. My guess is that their their title was aiming to quickly grab the reader's eye as well as have a little a fun, and make sure they set a conversational and engaging tone. My take is that they were pretty darn successful on these fronts.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 02:56 UTC as 14th comment
On article Edward Weston: One Hundred Twenty-five Photographs (23 comments in total)

Hi Folks. Thanks for all the thoughtful comments. I was especially moved (largely to jealousy) by the story of someone scoring original prints for as little as $10.00! I also wanted to address the comments about the quality of the printing. I think this is an instance where quality is a very relative term. Without question, the copy I reviewed had reproductions that, in capturing a range of subtle tones, far exceeded the versions in other, less expensive Weston books I had around. Certainly when compared to museum prints, though, the experience is not as visually rich. Ultimately I do strongly recommend the book, but at this price, I also agree with Munro Harrap. If at all possible, try to check out a real copy and see if it's to your taste. If that is impossible, I might contact your bookseller and confirm their return policy.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 20:22 UTC as 4th comment
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