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Goodbye Mr. Penn

Goodbye Mr. Penn

Irving Penn (June 16, 1917–October 7, 2009) lived to be 92. photo by Irving Penn “Beautiful and boring,” wrote New Yorker magazine’s Janet Malcolm in a review of an exhibit of the butts at the Museum of Modern Art in 1975. “He considered himself a workman,” said photography historian Diana Edkins, a former curator of Continue Reading

2009 International Photography Awards

2009 International Photography Awards

The 2009 International Photography Award winners were announced this week. Jay Watson Photography grabbed honorable mentions in the categories for people lifestyle, editorial portrait, and fine art portrait.  Once again, it was nice to participate. Contests are not really that important, but a little recognition is sweet. • • • • • A gallery of Continue Reading

1964′ Impala. Mounted On Wood

1964′ Impala. Mounted On Wood

click to enlarge 64′ Impala lowrider. 8″X12″ mounted on wood. © Jay Watson Another photo illustration on wood I finished last week. This was originally intended to go to an art auction last month in Hawaii to raise money for Habilitat, a substance abuse center in Oahu. However, I ran out of time and sent Continue Reading

Works On Wood: Art For Mattson Art Benefit

Works On Wood: Art For Mattson Art Benefit

click images below to enlarge Cowboy, Salinas, CA. 8″X 12″ mounted on wood. © Jay Watson Surfer 16 Kappa, HI. 12″X12″ mounted on wood © Jay Watson Above are two pieces I will be showing at Surfindian in San Diego on June 26th for the Mattson Family Art Benefit. News of the art show just Continue Reading

Website Now Viewable On iPhone

Website Now Viewable On iPhone

Finally! Mobile users, if you are viewing this post using one of those thin Apple products that connects to the internet, enables users to type letters with their thumbs, and allows you to hold this invention to your face to speak with or hear others with similar devices, click here to view a small mobile Continue Reading

Bob Burnquist Likes Bubbles

Thanks to Cab for reporting on this commercial shoot at my favorite skatepark. Bob Burnquist is the featured skater here at Lake Cunningham in San Jose, CA. The park was closed for 4 days during filming and balloons were stored inside the Skull Bowl (super fast lovelyness). Ty Evans directed this piece for Nestle’s Aero Continue Reading

PDN’s Photographer’s Advice for Next President

PDN’s Photographer’s Advice for Next President

photo by: David Hume Kennerly, President Gerald Ford with George Harrison PDN asked 4 photographers to offer advice for the next president. Their comments offer insight on how the appointed White House photographer plays a role in not only creating historic records but also in shaping the public’s understanding of the President. Gerald Ford swimming Continue Reading

A Brief Photo History On Halloween

A Brief Photo History On Halloween

Halloween allows everyone to explore in the mysteries of the unknown, but photography has always been connected to the unknown. Unfortunately, the gods of science played tricks on the early pioneers who tried to master the process. Ask anyone with a camera if they can explain how it works and give them a treat if Continue Reading

JW makes the cut at the 2008 IPA Awards

JW makes the cut at the 2008 IPA Awards

This week I found out from photographer friend Michael Singman-Aste that I scooped up two honorable mentions for the 2008 International Photography Awards. Thanks for the news Michael and congratulations to you as well! The image below is part of a new ongoing series called “Covered,” that won in the Fine Art category. The IPA Continue Reading

Off to Hawaii…

Off to Hawaii…

click to enlarge Bull rider at rodeo in Woodside, Ca © Jay Watson Photography Portrait of a surfer at Pacifica, Ca © Jay Watson Photography Well I wish it was me that is off to Hawaii for either a vacation or for a gig. Instead (2) prints have been sent to Kaneohe, Hawaii on Oahu Continue Reading

Jay Watson Photography awarded in IPA competition

Jay Watson Photography awarded in IPA competition

The IPA Awards show was held in October. This fall has been very busy, and I was not able to get the announcement out until now. A mini-press release is below. Go here for the editorial portraits awarded in the competition. Los Angeles, California. 10/15/07 The International Photography Awards (IPA) announced the winners of this Continue Reading