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My name is G. and I’m in a photography class this year, and we are writing papers about a photographer that interests us. When I was looking through a list of photographers your pictures just really interested me, and you are the one I picked to do my paper on. Your pictures are so amazing. I just wanted to say that you do great work. :]
Hi. You probably get this a lot, but I’m an aspiring photographer (or as much as I can be with an ancient digital and a hundred disposables) and I really like your work. The contrast in some of them are…amazing. The way you bring it to life…its so cool! I’m only 15, but looking at your work really makes me want to look into photography as a profession. If you have an tips at all, please email me back. Thanks in advance!
A Wishing Photographer
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hi im j,
and i have been an admirer of your work for some time now. Ive used you in my photography sketchbook at college for artist research and inspiration. i hope thats cool with you 🙂
I was just wondering what camera you use because i know your fond of the medium format camera but what slr do you use, also what film do you tend to use the most of ?
My favorite image of yours is the newspaper stand and the empty tube car as i love the stories behind those images 🙂
Ive been trying to persue black and white film photography and i think its great, im currently using a canon eos 5 and have been experimenting with ilford Hp5 400 film and also fuji neopan 1600, you ever used them? if so what are your thoughts?
i hope to hear from you if your not too busy
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My name is B. I am currently a senior in high school with a strong passion for photography. I have been taking classes for two years through my school and we also only make black and white prints. My first year taking a class, I entered a photography contest through my county’s water service authority and I won first place for the picture that I took. I just recently received my acceptance letter to the [blanked by editor]. I plan on getting my Bachelors degree in photographic imaging. I was excited to hear that my photography teacher wanted me to do an essay on a current photographer of my choice for my mid-term exam. So I decided to search the internet. Your name was the first to pop up on the search and once I clicked on your website, I became very intrigued by your photographs. Your interests are very similar to my own and I concluded that I had to write my report on you. When I went to look to find information about you and your inspirations, I found enough information to write a summary, but not enough to write two pages. So if you wouldn’t mind, I have a couple of questions for you.
When did you first become interested in photography?
If you had to pick, what would you consider your “trademark” (within your work)?
What is/are your favorite picture(s) that you have taken?
Is there anyone (not a photographer) that has inspired you and your work?
Is there a specific subject or concept that you like capturing in your photographs?
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I’m a senoir at E. High School in Ohio and I’m currently taking an digital photography class. We had to choose a photographer to do a presentation on so I choose to do Dave Beckerman because I really like all of his photographs. There is only one problem I cant find enough information online about him.
I have to know his birthplace, how they became intrested in photography and date of birth.
The next slide must include his style, subject atter, special techniques.
and last slide must inclue artists work that i liked the most. I really like the ones taken in New York of random things such as people living in community. If you could help it would be much appreciated!
Dear Mr. Beckerman,
Dear Dave Beckerman,
i am a junior at [blanked] High school in CT.
I am taking a digital photography course and in that class we have to do a
slideshow presentation on a photographer that inspires us the most. I
picked you, because i really like all the subjects you take pictures of
and i love the way they all turn out. but, for this project we pick 5
pictures and have to tell what the..:
Film speed, type and format.
i was wondering if you would tell me the information if you have it for
the following pictures:
59th Street Reflection
Atlantic City Beach
A First Snowflake
A taste of snow.
I would really appreciate it. i think you are an amazing photographer and
should get noticed.
Thank you very much,
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Hello, my name is M and i’m a senior at [blanked] High School in [blanked]. Currently i’m taking a class where we’re researching jobs that we’re interested in then forming power points on them. A section of the power point is to get a brief interview with a person in the field you’re interested in. I have been taking photos throughout my days at school and I have joined as many art classes as I could. I chose to write my power point on photography because it is a passion of mine. I have seen your work before and found it inspiring. I was hoping you could lend me a few moments of your time and answer these brief questions so I can include them into my power point project. Thank you so much for your time, hope to hear from you soon.
Where is your place of work?
How long have you been in the field of photography?
Dear Mr. Beckman,
I hope you have the time to answer a few questions that I need for my school paper. I thank you in advance.
Why do you only photograph in b&w?
Have you run into any problems getting model releases from the people you shoot? I have had all kinds of problems with that.
At what age did you first start using a camera.
DOB / Place of Birth
I’m writing about the central Park picture. Could you offer any insite into how you took that picture and why you say it is so popular.
What lens did you use to take that picture?
Do you remember what F-stop you used and what film, if you used film?
I thank you very much again for you’re time.
One reason that I don’t put my actual birthday on the web, or send it out is that I’m paranoid about having my identity stolen. As far as answering the questions, no matter how many FAQs I put up on the site – no one seems to find what they want there. Everyone once in a while, I get a well thought out and interesting question – and that I will answer happily because it gives me something new to think of, and shows that the student has put some thought into it. But most of the time I feel as if the student wants me to do their homework for them.