burn.02 launch party with special guest bruce davidson…

At Home with David Alan Harvey workshop students and staff with today’s guest,
photographer James Estrin (in red) creator of the NYTimes LENS blog.

Burn.02 Launch Party with Special Guest Magnum Photographer Bruce Davidson

Saturday, 8 October
Doors locked at 9pm sharp for respectful showing of work from Bruce Davidson and our workshop students…
get here early or you won’t be let in until the show is over.
Fiesta to follow, please bring your preferred beverage…
475 Kent Avenue #607 –  Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Featuring the work of:

There is lots going on this weekend in Burnland. For those of you in the New York area, please come and see work from Bruce Davidson and my class from last week as per described above.

If you are closer to San Antonio, Texas, then check out the burn.ed GARDEN at the SMARTart Project Space. The brainchild of Burn Curator-on-the-Texas scene, Panos Skoulidas and mostly Kim. Many Burn commentators have submitted prints to this totally renegade and totally endorsed exhibition from our Burn family…yeah, family sounds corny I guess, but I would not know how else to describe. Panos has worked very hard to assemble prints from many of our readers here.

I want to thank Jim Estrin (in red shirt above), MaryAnne Golon, Steve Fine, Chris Bradley, David Griffin, Alice Gabriner, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Michael Loyd Young, Kerry Payne, Franco Pagetti, Peter Turnley, Christopher Anderson, Bruce Gilden, and Bruce Davidson…all who came to my class to present to my 12 students and a few assembled guests. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

This gathering is also a celebration and New York official launch of Burn.02. Come and check it out. Yes, purchase one for the good guys. Check us out carefully, and you will see we are simply trying to do the right thing. To help get something going in our biz for the next generation. Not mine. I am fine. This is for you. Pay back/pay forward. Do it when the time comes.

242 Responses to “burn.02 launch party with special guest bruce davidson…”

  • can’t believe that Akaky and Civi missed this one :))

  • AVE AKAKIU…oh shit.

  • …and the Alex Majoli-MP-4 commercial in Venice is my favorite commercial ever, even better than the old Cap’n Crunch commercials the networks used to play on the Saturday morning kiddie cartoon marathons. Unfortunately, I don’t think bugging Mom for a Leica will work as well as getting some Cap’n Crunch, though.

  • still recovering from my two week new york marathon…back to read comments soonest…so pleased the Texas print sales off the charts..defies all models for selling prints…great work from Panos

  • Akaky…

    I really am a sucker for this commercial…
    I love the whole style and she’s gorgeous and she also uses a Leica in real life.

  • and for the adherents of the smartphone and its photographic possibilities, there is this:


  • note from Bruce Davidson.

    Dear David,
    You orchestrated an amazing event which inspired passion among younger
    photographers and got the blood flowing in seasoned senior photographers
    like myself.

    Of course Michael helped with the presenting the images and
    controlling the mob.

    Emily and I were moved by the creative intensity and the mood of the loft.
    We however forgot to pick up a copy of Burn and the disk of images. If you
    wish to send it, that would be terrific.

    On October 13th Aperture is exhibiting the Subway dye transfers (68
    photographs) which are on loan from a major west coast collector.

    Thank you, and Best wishes,

    Bruce & Emily

  • 4 days done, 4 more to go, 4 medals so far, 3 of them today, 1 more competition for ‘my kids’, a lot more for the ‘normal’ ones.. what a ride!


    Few things learned, as always: Panos’ right about Canoncrapcolour files, need a west? vest?.. that thing with thousand pockets.. and new bones, all if them!

  • ‎”I think my interest gets sparked when I recognize a memory. That is when I take a picture.” -Alex Majoli


  • http://instagr.am/p/P62GS/


  • http://dpreview.com/articles/9890146101/how-smartphones-are-changing-digital-photography

    for those of you who want to know about the super secret nuclear hamster base in Denali National Park.

  • a civilian-mass audience


    What did I tell you?…Greeks are strong and fast and furious…
    according to my theory…

    WE ARE ONE…and together we can do miracles!!!

    P.S…I have to admit though…I am pissed off…:))))

  • a civilian-mass audience

    thank you for your links
    I am out fighting…BUT ,BUT,BUT…I am watching you…
    keep reporting
    you have been warned;)

    P.S…I love you ALLLLL…EVA,November almost here

  • a civilian-mass audience

    note for


    We love you and thank you!


  • ALL, im preparing a tiny utube/vimeo/whatever little iphone movie as we speak from the opening night last saturday in SMARTart gallery
    stay tuned

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    Saturday?…no worries,we will be there…!

    SAN ANTONIO is smelling …BURNED:)

    VIVA my people !

  • Eva…

    Wishing the best of luck for all the team!!

    The Canon files always need a very good dose of Lightroom or Camera Raw and I always end up going into Photoshop to really finish punishing my files. The only real difference I’ve found with the cheap Canon’s and the big pro Canon files, is the fact that the pro files can withstand a lot more punishing.

  • An open letter to the Burn community,

    I want to thank those of you whom submitted photos for the BURNed Gallery, in San Antonio, TX.

    I wish to openly thank Kim and Panos for arranging the show. Their hard work must be applauded. BRAVO!

    Being the novice photo enthusiast, I appreciated the wide variety of subjects, settings and the “stories” behind the photos. I am certainly one to immerse myself into a photo and find “my” personal message.

    I must thank Doug MacLellan. Who I just happened to bump into and began a conversation with regarding the photos. Little did I know I was learning from a Master Photographer. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation regarding the many aspects of photography (and hockey).

    Again, a BIG THANK YOU TO ALL!!!
    D. Lawson

  • Diego and i are sitting on my front porch…sipping on a tequila, enjoying the total quiet…Burn of course comes up…our question to all of you is this, and it is a serious question as we often think about this comment section which is always the topic of conversation when it comes to change…anyway, the question is this: why are the numbers of comments in direct inverse proportion to the quality of the essay? think about it…go back and look…quick research…not a challenge, just a real interesting thing to think about…probably a simple answer…now, sure we all to give and take a bit on my tastes etc etc..but what i am talking about are stories over time of all tastes…by the way, this magazine would be dead as a doornail if i or anyone actually set out to consciously please this audience…the more time goes on, the less i am interested in any kind of sponsorship…and right now everybody loves Burn…all the more reason for me not to please….but yes of course i want you to be happy…but that is another concept…ok, back to the porch…just thought you would like to know..

    cheers, david

  • David did you get Tequila’s opinion, she usually has a lot to say and prone not to please all in the morning …………enjoy as we slave at work

  • Tequila sucks mean d$c#;) Imants agreed!


    hey you guys aren’t thinking i am a slacker are you? just cause i have not been here….been bustin it my friend..two weeks back to back classes…you of all people should know how exhausting that is…just taking one night off, and even off tonight i am firing up some stuff..taking this to the front page , stay tuned…

  • what would be interesting to know, is how many DIFFERENT people comment. my sense is that it’s about 6-10 names… imants, paul, civi, bob, panos, akaky, eva… a few others… these are names which most often pop up… unscientific survey by me but i’m sure you could parse those stats quite easily… candidly, not sure WHY that would be interesting, exactly… seems to me that though “everybody” may love burn, you certainly have a zillion more readers than commenters, and that may be because, to the outsider, it seems like a private club with the same familiar names trading youtube links and hugs… not that there’s ANYTHING at all wrong with that, just an observation Mr. Editor…

  • arm in arm with that Tequila lass say no more!!

  • Paul..

    thanks :)

    I just don’t see the point in investing so much time in tweaking on colour files if there’s the possibility (and there IS, I’ve seen the files coming out of the Nikons) to get it almost straight IN camera. Canon might be cheaper, but what good does it if you have to invest so much time (money) in processing?

    That said I’ve just been told to forget about competitions today and go out and shoot COLOUR.. ‘I need colour’ says my chief.. and I’m sitting here, a bit at a loss..


    I might be wrong, but the comments DAH is talking about aren’t the youtube links and grouphugs ones, but those under the essays.. anyway, my 2 cents to the argument is that if you want things to change, don’t talk but do. Just start. And I’m not referring to anyone specific here, but to all and none.

    Off searching colour..

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    No comment…

  • a civilian-mass audience

    Nooo…actually,I have a comment…

    DQ has a point…where are you MY BURNIANSSSSSSSSSSS…?

    I need to hear from all of you…and whoever thinks that this is a private club…
    this I have to say:

    life is short…we can’t please you ALL
    I am just a civilian…and if I can do it…
    then all of you can do it…COME OVER the windows are open…

  • a civilian-mass audience

    DQ…keep reporting and if you are near Europe …come to Grecolandia…

    we can have ouzo on my front porch…VIVAA!!!

  • a civilian-mass audience


    break the silence…cause together we can do miracles!

  • … imants, paul, civi, bob, panos, akaky, eva… a few others… these are names which most often pop up…

    but but lets put it this way : “not all the readers of NYT for example are interested in writing there either, although they do read their paper everyday!
    Some love watching car races , that does not mean they will actually want to be race drivers…
    in any field there are some (few) people that work a little “harder” than others!
    Bob’s insights (example) and analysis under essays is NOT your typical anyday comment! its a lot of work, lotsa lotsa work! And some people (like Bob or Imants) HAVE actually SOMETHING TO SAY /write and BURN is an outlet that “needs” Imants, bob or civi!
    I cant imagine anyone here not enjoying Akaky (another example)…And the SILENT readers that enjoy AKAKY SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT, to keep reading Akaky (why take their pleasure away?)
    why kill AkaKY, bob, civi…etc!?????
    why kill EVA when is the ONLY ONE HERE that constantly searches foe venues/exhibitions/contests etc and SHARES the link with ALL?
    I myself PREACH constantly for democracy and ANTI-ELITE!!!!!!!!!!
    i proved it with BURN-ED GARDEN..
    i have names on the Wall that you and the rest here never heard of..but they read what Akaky writes and they SEND me prints when i ask (or beg) for it!…where is that invisible circle jerk party?
    what am i missing here? whats broken? whats needs to be fixed?

  • Maybe it’s something like this?!?!?

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    PANOS…you need some ouzo,IMO…:)))))))

    observations are vital…
    without them…we would have only chickens and souvlakia…oime…

    BURN is the place to be
    BURN is BURNing

    please,if you have a question…only this I have to say:

    YOU have the answer too…hiii…I am going out…night from Greece…

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    and yes…we are a private club…

    UNIVERSAL one…


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    and DPLAWSON…welcome home and thank you

  • Well, it’s time to pay the school taxes again and once again I find myself wondering just what in the hell my money’s going for. I don’t suppose I’d object to paying the taxes if they uneducable dolts who infest the school buildings my money provides them actually learned something, but as we all know, the modern American school is simply a place to warehouse the young during the daylight hours so they can conduct their social lives with a minimum of adult interference and the modern American curriculum little more than a warm bath of politically correct verities that no one is allowed to question lest someone ask why aren’t the kids getting a real education? Hence, my trepidation at paying for such nonsense. I would not mind paying school taxes if I could choose what schools got the money: I have no objections to paying for parochial schools or for schools of fish or even for schools that trained performing seals. In all of these cases the students actually learn something worth knowing. Parochial school kids learn their 4R’s: reading, riting, rithmetic, and religion, although I suppose for the Roman Catholic kids religion and riting go together [yes, I am punning there, so kind of you to notice], as well as how to avoid mean nuns sucker punching you in a lunch line [yes, that hurts, especially when the nun in question wraps her rosary beads around her fist], school fish learn not to bunch together so closely, lest a whale whack them over their collective heads for lunch, and performing seals learn useful skills like balancing a beachball on their noses, which is a skill no one will pay an illegal alien for and guarantees the seal’s long term job prospects in an uncertain economy.

  • I’m sorry, but I seem to have missed something here; why is the issue of killing me, as well as Bob and Civi; I don’t want this to seem like it’s all about me here-up for discussion at all? I was just wandering by minding my own business…it occurs to me that I’ve been sitting here too long. The assassins must be homing in on me by now….must escape…..

  • Really, guys, kill Bob first; he was supposed to be kielbasa now anyway…

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    AKAKY…I had a dream…yeap,a good dream…

    I was writing like you and BOBBY and the other ACADEMIANS…
    and then the rooster started…

  • Roosters are like that, Civi, which is why they wind up in the cacciatore. Annoying little bastards.

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