I wanted to tell all of my friends who love photography about an amazing new Documentary about the one and only @jaymaisel “Jay Myself". The film by Stephen Wilkes is a beautiful, funny and insightful love letter from a mentee about his mentor. Jay has won numerous awards, but the awards don't do justice to the hundreds of young photographers that Jay has influenced. A true master of color photography his work stands alongside with #Ernest Haas, #DavidAlanHarvey, #PeteTruner, and #WilliamEggleston. Somehow after moving to NYC and only being in the city for a few months, I found myself working for Jay in his legendary Germantown Bank building on the Bowery. I didn't stay very long but I was inspired by his vision that was about so much more than photography. Nearly Twenty years later I was able to teach alongside Jay at the Jackson Hole workshops, I left the workshop inspired and in awe of his commitment to the craft after a career of over 60 years. To my surprises, he wanted to trade prints and I was quick to oblige as I didn't want this opportunity to pass by. The last image is the one I selected, cheers to Jay and Bavo to @StephenWilkes for a wonderful film. If you are in NYC catch a screening tonight at 9:45 @ the IFC as part of @docnycfest. @jaymaisel JayMaisel #colorphotography
My thoughts are going out to all Veterans today, but most especially to my father Russ Clark. My Dad enlisted in the Navy after Pearl Harbor, he was rejected because of a hernia, he went and had the operation and then set out with his classmates where he fought in the Atlantic and Pacific. Love you.
More images from one of my trips to AngkorWat in SiemReap #Cambodia. I was in country working on a story about the threat of water to the temples, both from the past and the current over use, which is causing in stability in the buildings. I was in the are on assignment for @NatGeo. Angkor Wat is one of my favorite places on earth. The temples are some of the most unique from any civilization.
Editing & processing pictures from Cambodia for some large-scale prints. This picture was taken in Ta Prohm one of the Temples in the temple complex of #AngkorWat near Seim Reap, Cambodia. The picture became the cover of @NatGeo. Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. The control of water & heavy rains which repeatedly flooded the complex lead to the capital of the empire to be moved to Phnom Pen. @atedge@thephotosociety@leica_camera
I love when you are editing/reorganizing and find something you forgot about that reminds you of a time and surprises you. I shot these Ape hands as part of a story “Was Darwin Wring” for @natgeo. This is pre-digital for me, and I was using type 55 #Polaroid so that I could have a beautiful creamy negative to make a print from. This was dot on my 4x5 #Sinar in 2008. By the way Darwin was not wrong.
3 of3 Ok, so I said butterflies, but instead, I chose a moth. Because of how fragile both moth's and butterflies are, they don't show up very often in the fossil record. Not until recently have scientist agree upon when they appeared. They have settled on the Jurassic period, give or take a few million years. The above is a swallowtail moth from Cambodia, #LyssaZampa, they are also found in China and #Singapore and #Borneo.
2of3 This Collection is not in my archive, sadly, but I would be in huge trouble if it were. I was able to shoot a beetle collection that belonged to Alfred Russel Wallace. I was able to shoot this collection for “The Man who Wasn’t Darwin” for @natgeo. Wallace along with Darwin conceived of #NaturalSelection to be the vehicle that propelled evolution forward. Wallace wrote Darwin a letter in 1858 proposing the idea, an idea which Darwin had been restlessly trying to prove to himself ever since he set foot back in England from his five-year voyage on the Beagle.