Sunday, May 10, 2009

Ted Croner

I was reading an old issue of Black & White Magazine and came across an article about Ted Croner. Ted was a member of the "New York School" and was known for his black-and-white night photographs of, you guessed it, New York City. According the New York Times columnist Magarette Loke, Croner's is know as the best example of this movement.

(Taxi, New York, by Ted Croner)

Croner's most famous image, Taxi, New York, was used as the cover of Bob Dylan's 2006 album Modern Times. Unfortunately, I couldn't find much of his work on the internet. There's a short article on Wikipedia, as well as a very comprehensive obituary in The Guardian (sadly, Croner died in 2005 at the age of 82). The best collection of his work that I'm aware of is the December, 2003 issue of Black & White Magazine.


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