07 October 2010

Eliot Porter: October 7, 1956

"Trunks of Maple and Birch with Oak
Leaves, Passaconaway Road, New Hampshire"
This was taken on October 7, 1956
Eliot Porter (1901–1990) introduced color to landscape photography. In so doing, he created a new way of viewing the world that today has become commonplace. An artist with strong scientific and environmental interests, Porter took up color in 1939, long before his fellow photographers accepted the medium, to produce more accurate photographs of birds. Soon thereafter, he expanded his focus to celebrate the colorful beauty of nature in general. Over a fifty-year career that includes works from Maine to China, he built a broad popular reputation based on thousands of richly hued prints and twenty-five books. His work energized environmentalists, drew accolades from museums, and created the foundations for today’s color nature photography

24 comments

  1. Hi!!
    I agree with you 100% about sunscreen ^^ I should try your tip about that foundation, to change my opinion, i guess I'm not trying the right brands ^^ and I must confess you are an expert about skin products, so why not to give it a try! About Egypt, I went there 5 years ago, and yes, I shall do a post with some photos :)

    About your post, what a beautiful article! The work is indeed incredible and so relevant to history of photography**Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. oh, and I've changed the part about foundation in my blog ^^ in your honor of course** ;)

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  3. Oh I love this, it reminds me of upnorth Michigan sooo much, and that's where I want to be right now. :)

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  4. Ah this is so beautiful! & New Hampshire- my very own state! (:

    Thanks for posting!

    x
    Michal

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. I have this thing with landscape photography, I love how an image in the wild can be captured and given life. Just breathtaking.

    xo
    Sophie

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  6. This is a gorgeous photograph and I love the note about it.
    Very insightful.
    Definitely saving this. :)

    Ps. Thank you for the award!

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  7. Oh wow, I had no idea that he was one of the pioneers of colored photographs. Thank you for sharing this historic tidbit:) Thanks again for ur comment on my blog. I agree, love the idea of garden flowers for the holidays! Gotta mix it up a bit:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow, this is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. yes i agree with sunscreen !
    i put them on everyday :) and my skin actually looks better too :)

    thanks for the sweet comments !
    www.GlistersAndBlisters.com

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  10. Oh, this is wonderful and inspiring, thanks for sharing! It made me wish I was a better photographer so that I could capture moments like these too:)

    xx

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  11. Wow! Could this be any more beautiful?

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  12. Wow! What a history!

    And a fabulous blog you have over here

    xoxo

    www.awonderingstar.com

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  13. hey!!
    you took classes at Concordia in Montreal? I think theres a couple schools that go by the name heh!

    The Fashion Press
    (http://thefashionpress.blogspot.com/) asked me for an interview and I mentioned you in favorite blogs! - hopefully it'll be up in the coming week or so!

    fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

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  14. Супер, Весьма отличная идея

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  15. Wow! Could this be any more beautiful?

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  16. Wow, this is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. This is a gorgeous photograph and I love the note about it.
    Very insightful.
    Definitely saving this. :)

    Ps. Thank you for the award!

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  18. Absolutely beautiful. I have this thing with landscape photography, I love how an image in the wild can be captured and given life. Just breathtaking.

    xo
    Sophie

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  19. Hi!!
    I agree with you 100% about sunscreen ^^ I should try your tip about that foundation, to change my opinion, i guess I'm not trying the right brands ^^ and I must confess you are an expert about skin products, so why not to give it a try! About Egypt, I went there 5 years ago, and yes, I shall do a post with some photos :)

    About your post, what a beautiful article! The work is indeed incredible and so relevant to history of photography**Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi!!
    I agree with you 100% about sunscreen ^^ I should try your tip about that foundation, to change my opinion, i guess I'm not trying the right brands ^^ and I must confess you are an expert about skin products, so why not to give it a try! About Egypt, I went there 5 years ago, and yes, I shall do a post with some photos :)

    About your post, what a beautiful article! The work is indeed incredible and so relevant to history of photography**Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is a gorgeous photograph and I love the note about it.
    Very insightful.
    Definitely saving this. :)

    Ps. Thank you for the award!

    ReplyDelete
  22. hey!!
    you took classes at Concordia in Montreal? I think theres a couple schools that go by the name heh!

    The Fashion Press
    (http://thefashionpress.blogspot.com/) asked me for an interview and I mentioned you in favorite blogs! - hopefully it'll be up in the coming week or so!

    fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is a gorgeous photograph and I love the note about it.
    Very insightful.
    Definitely saving this. :)

    Ps. Thank you for the award!

    ReplyDelete

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