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Saturday, February 9, 2008
All Gators All the Time
Two thoughts. My friend Randy Vidrine was looking at some of our old alligator photos and said, "gators are easy, it's like taking a photo of a rock." I thank him for that, it made us reexamine the way we photograph alligators. These are the results from swamping yerterday.
The second thought is about the miracle of technology. The new cell phones will talk to you and give you directions in electronic voices. We sat in the boat with a woman who leaned out to take a photo with her cell phone. We broke up as it exhorted the alligator to "say cheese!"
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.