Archive for August, 2010

August 30, 2010

Around New York City

by Keith Barraclough

Spent some time this past weekend working on images I recently shot in New York.  Even though we all see in color, this is really a black and white city

5th Avenue / SoHo

Empire State Building

August 27, 2010

The Picture Show

by Keith Barraclough

I recently found this blog from NPR called The Picture Show.  It’s a daily dose of photographs and interviews from around the world – a fantastic source for everything photographic.   It’s most definitely worth a look.

One of the featured artists - Jan Von Holleben

August 24, 2010

Horsin’ Around

by Keith Barraclough

Had a chance to visit my friend Amy and take pictures of her horse at a farm in Maryland.  Not much was going on at the stable so we were free to roam and take photos of what ever we saw.  It was a beautiful and very quiet morning.

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August 20, 2010

Grand Central

by Keith Barraclough

It’s still hot outside so I’m spending time inside photographing for my stock archive.

Grand Central Station, New York City

August 19, 2010

Figure of Style

by Keith Barraclough

I love looking through photography books – especially books on the history of photography.  It’s a great source of inspiration.  On a recent assignment we were shooting at a pool and just had to take a photo in honor of George Hoyningen-Huene.  His 1930 photograph of couple by a pool, titled “Divers”, has had a lot of influence on me.

My version of "Divers"

August 17, 2010

At the Pool

by Keith Barraclough

Had a recent photo shoot incorporating a pool, some good food and wine and “relaxation”.  At least some relaxation for those involved.  I’m kind of an antsy person so was completely comfortable moving around most of the time.   The project was to show how we incorporate a backyard pool into our everyday lives.   I had a lot of fun looking for design elements and interesting angles.
Here are some out-takes (more to come in a few days):

August 11, 2010

Is Photojournalism Dead?

by Keith Barraclough

They say “photojournalism is dead”.  I disagree.  To prove this, here are some great photography sites developed by news organizations.  It’s a fantastic source for photography from around the world.
The quality of photography and the scope of coverage are always amazing.
Here are a few of my favorites.

New York Times News Blog

Los Angeles Times

The Boston Globe

The Wall Street Journal

August 10, 2010

This Old House

by Keith Barraclough

During a photo shoot this past weekend in Long Island, I had the opportunity to get away from the set and take some photographs in and around the house where we were located (photos from the main shoot will come later this week) .  The house was built in the 1930’s (I believe) and had been recently vacated, with some of the furniture and private belongings left behind.   It was strange to see what had been left.  It was as though the owners wanted to keep a “presence” in the house.  I wouldn’t say I believe in ghosts, but I certainly didn’t want to be in the house when it was dark.  It was a very eerie place.  Here are some of the photos:

The Garage - I assume the previous owner used this chair, but who wrote on the wall is unknown.

The Living Room - View from the fireplace looking towards the foyer and mud room

The Master Bedroom

The Baby Room

The Hallway

August 9, 2010

Winner Take All

by Keith Barraclough

Here’s an interesting article in The Week Magazine about rising to the top and how some make it and others don’t (click on photo below).  It revolves around a set of theories on how and why Coco Rocha (a model) became famous so quickly.  A clue: it wasn’t her looks.   Kind of reminds me how other industries work – photography for example.
It’s an interesting read…

August 6, 2010


by Keith Barraclough

Since it’s people that I really like to photograph (can’t say “shoot” anymore – not PC) I added a “Faces” section to my web site.   Here are some of the latest portraits.
The first is from an Allstate photo shoot and the second is from a personal assignment.

Allstate PSA Campaign on teen driving

Susan with wig