Critique Night #1

How to make a ___-agraphy out of your photographic locale:

  • Step One. Create a wikipedia entry
  • Step Two. Get off the computer and physically meet in person
  • Last night was the first the meet up of critique night with a group of Chicagraphers, and hopefully the beginning of more like it.
    Attendees; Matt Siber, Chase Browder, Anna Shteynshleyger, Nate Baker, Jon Giteslon, Eric (?), Betsy Treacy, Bryan Steiff, and Chicagrapher in residence from Amsterdam, Jan Theun van Rees.

    I showed many new portraits, Anna work in progress on a new series, and Jan Theun showed a rough edit of prints for his upcoming book. It’s nice to share work and ideas with a group of friends and at the same time be surprised by such strong work by others. Jan Theun’s work has me completely jeaulous.

    Your turn, your city….
    (I know the Minneagraphers used to do this sort of thing)


    1. danny g
      Posted February 28, 2007 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

      Miamiographers? Is it lame if the only way it works is featuring the entire name of the city?

      Harlan, help me out here.

    2. Posted March 1, 2007 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

      Hey, what should it be if I live in Columbus?
      Any Ideas?

    3. Posted March 1, 2007 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

      I’m in Columbus too….Columbusagraphers? Sounds lame.

    4. Posted March 1, 2007 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

      I would say Columbographers isn’t too bad. Ohagraphers?

    5. Posted March 1, 2007 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

      Buckeyeographer? nah…

    6. Posted March 2, 2007 at 8:36 am | Permalink

      I actually was thinking about this while laying in bed last night (yes I’m that much of a geek). I thought of Colagraphers—but it sounds too much like colostomy.

    7. Anonymous
      Posted March 2, 2007 at 8:54 am | Permalink

      Funny how awkward it is for NY.

      New Yorkagrapger
      New Yographer

    8. Posted March 2, 2007 at 9:27 am | Permalink

      Indeed. NY already has it all though. It’s only fair that we can’t make a -ography out of the art capital.

    9. Anonymous
      Posted March 2, 2007 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

      How about Ohiographer?

    10. Posted March 3, 2007 at 12:14 am | Permalink

      we did use to do and I thin some still do.
      well a few of us did…
      and what happened?
      did I miss the phone call?

    11. Posted March 5, 2007 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

      “Miaographers” kinda works “Dadeographers” no not quite….

      “SoFlagrophers” could be cool if we wanted to include broward! or maybe we get really spacific “Winnwoodographers”?!

      like I think for ny the “Brooklographer” name works.

    12. danny g
      Posted March 6, 2007 at 1:29 am | Permalink

      Broward?! F**k that Sh!t.

      It’s all about the 305!


      Oh nevermind, I give up. I’ll leave the 305 repping to Trick.

      Take it to tha house!

    13. Posted March 9, 2007 at 5:59 am | Permalink

      From here in Japan:

      Tokyography is too awkward. . .

      One could put the first kanji of TO-kyo with “Satsu” (from Satsu-ei, which means to Photograph) and come up with To-satsu. Which is a pretty good pun since Tosatsu means to take someone’s photo without their consent.

    14. Posted March 9, 2007 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

      OK John, i’m going to nip Tosatsu from you.

    15. Posted March 13, 2007 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

      “OK John, i’m going to nip Tosatsu from you.”

      Fri Mar 09, 12:17:00 PM
      (nice pun with the “take” verb there)

      Oh man but I already validated it for my portfolio at 9:43 pm Japan Time.

      However this must be taken simply by my word.

      But what about other places?

      Utahgraphy (mormongraphy? “Moremahngruphy”)
      Tulsagraphy? (with apologies to Mr. Clark)

    16. Posted March 13, 2007 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

      not coming from Georgia but I’m sure they have the potential to cause confusion as to their interest…

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