|Blurbarian Since||July 2008|
|Name||Manuel J Branco|
|My Web Site||http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuelbranco/|
|Location||Boston, MA, USA|
|My Occupation||Artist, Photographer|
My photography is almost exclusively abstract, but I’m curious to start photographing people. I like the cutting edge of everything creative. I'm a student of the classics but admire those who break new ground, artists like Andres Serrano, Thomas Struth, Edward Burtynsky, Cy Twombly and Francis Bacon. I'm a painter and sculptor as well as a photographer but like the immediacy of taking pictures. I take my camera everywhere, always on the prowl for a subject or good shot. It's remarkable how many opportunities we come across almost every day for a great image that can escape even the trained eye.
I have doubts about my photography all the time.
All of my photos are shot on film.
I do all my own digital processing with an EPSON Perfection V750 Pro scanner.
I worked as an R&D Laboratory Technician for Polaroid at their now defunct Chemical Operations facility in Waltham MA.
I attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University through the late 70's
|Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...|
|ALCAZAR - The Dressing Room|
|Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...|
|Andres Serrano, Thomas Struth, Edward Burtynsky, Chris Jordan, Cy Twombly and Francis Bacon|
|This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)|
For pure escapism, anything by Raymond Chandler.
For pure intellectual stimulation, anything by Arthur Koestler, especially "The Act of Creation" and "Ghost in the Machine"
Also, Joseph Campbell, Anne Sexton (poet), Jacob Bronowski, and Voltaire
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