05 April 2007

Magic Slim, Johnny Rawls, Ian Siegal, Deborah Coleman

Magic Slim has been active on the Chicago Blues scene since mid 50s.
There are not many great bluesartists left from that era. Fortunately
you can see him live in Gothenburg tomorrow night (6th of April) and
Stockholm 17th of April. Go and see him if you can. You wont regret it.

Johnny Rawls is one of those great but underrated blues/soul artists
from USA. He is a great and very professional singer as well as guitarist.
The picture was taken in small place in Motala where he was playing for an
audience of about twenty people.

Ian Siegal is an amazing young artist (well he was born 1971) from UK.
He has been influenced by artists like Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters,
Waits and Sam Cooke. On the picture he was playing solo on his old
accustic guitar from 1929. He is gonna be a big name in
music...believe me.

This picture was taken at the same night as the Ian Siegal one, last
weekend in Linköping. Deborah Coleman will be back for a tour in Sweden
late April/beginning
of May. If you like soulful modern blues sung with a
deep voice and a
skilled guitarist...dont miss her.

/Pictures and text by Torsten Ståhlberg.
Have a look at his site for more blues artists. www.tsphoto.se

Outlook - Christopher M Perez

There is a way that light appears to illuminate a subject from within
when printing to hand coated Palladium. And there are ways to manipulate
one's tools to create something that the mind "sees". When combined,
every now and then, an artist is fortunate enough to realize something
uniquely beautiful.

It's for these moments that I live.

/c.1948 Linhof III 5x7 folding camera (non-Technika), 210mm Schneider
Xenar f/6.1, Ilford FP4+, Kodak D76 (N+2), hand coated Palladium
to Cranes Weston Diploma

from our friend in Blekinge

Tulips. Våra tulpaner niger så fint när man går förbi.
kanske tackar dom för det fina söderläget på branten.

The snowdrops and the oak. Snödropparna och eken. Holga kameran
får fram det magiska när snödropparna bryter frusen mark.

Tuft of grass. Grästuvan gör sig redo i vårsolen. Blir säkert grön och frodig.
men retsamt nog inte inom räckhåll för kreaturen på andra sidan hänget.

Pictures and text by Benny Persson.

Stazione di Firenze Santa Maria Novella

The Printer

There has been some fuzz about printers and stuff lately on
The F Blog.
Well, brothers and sisters; this is what Mr Urbano
thinks of when
hearing the word "printer". The picture is part
of a collection
at the NYPL ( New York Public Library) containing
617 silver gelatin
prints by the great photographer Lewis W. Hines

The picture is called "The old printer" and is dated 1905.
Collection Guide: Lewis Wickes Hine: Documentary Photographs,
Browse the
NYPL site to find out more.