“Six Photographs”: René Burri

Posted by    |    July 1st, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Fascinating look into the world of Swiss photographer Rene Burri, who spins a story around six images from his archive:  photographing Che Guevara in 1963, Pablo Picasso, and others.

From Vimeo.  “Burri also recalls his iconic 1960 São Paulo photograph ‘Men on a Rooftop, 1960′, shooting the San Cristobal Stables in Mexico city in 1976 and the reopening of the Suez Canal in 1974, explaining why modern techniques like photoshopping are getting in the way of our pursuit for the truth….


Directed by Anthony Austin
Interview by Matt Willey
Produced by Helena Reis
Lighting by Genki McClure
Camera Assistance by Patrick Larder
Sound by Daniel Brosnan
Make up by Ezana Ove


‘Tu’ by Bebo Valdés
‘Trem Das Onze’ by Adoniran Barbosa
‘Recuerdos de la Alhambra’ by Narciso Yepes
‘El Gato Montés’ by Banda Corrida
‘Suki Sa Suki Sa Suki Sa’ by Nana Kimono
‘La Ouaynaki’ by Farid El Atrache
‘Granada’ by Mariachi De México

A Bosh film”


Steve McCurry’s “Unguarded Moment” opening reception at Laura Rathe Fine Art

Posted by    |    May 15th, 2013 at 11:17 am

AmcCurrySteve McCurry is a name that is probably unfamiliar to most people outside of photography circles but his images are instantly recognizable to millions across the world. A master at capturing the human condition through vibrant images that come alive with color and energy, McCurry has been featured countless times in National Geographic and other international publications and  has won many of photography’s top honors throughout his career.

“His career was launched when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. When he emerged, he had rolls of film sewn into his clothes of images that would be published around the world as among the first to show the conflict there. His coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, and award dedicated to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers Association. That was the same year in which he won an unprecedented four first prizes in the World Press Photo Contest. He has won the Olivier Rebbot Memorial Award twice.” (via)


Lost Dallas

Posted by    |    January 30th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

markdotylastdallas.jpg.380x380_q85Tomorrow night at 6pm at the Lakewood branch library Mark Doty, the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Dallas, will be giving a lecture and slide show presentation on his new book Lost Dallas. This book takes the reader on a photographic journey through a Dallas most of us have probably forgotten or never even knew existed. Here Doty documents over 200 buildings and neighborhoods  built in Dallas over the past 170 years many of which no longer exist.


M83 at Granada Theater

Posted by    |    May 21st, 2012 at 12:47 pm

M83 at Granada Theater on 5.19.12


Big Freeze Photos Sunday Special: $10 Per Person Today at Dallas ComicCon 2012!

Posted by    |    May 20th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

It’s true! Today at Dallas ComicCon 2012, YouPlusDallas is selling individual photos for $10 at the Big Freeze on the 4th floor in front of the Grand Ballroom. Come get immortalized in your costume at the height of action! Check out the video at the bottom of the blog to see how it works. We’ll be at Dallas ComicCon all day today.

The Big Freeze Video

YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Pat Green

Posted by    |    May 7th, 2012 at 9:27 am

YouPlusDallas covers Pat Green at the Real Texas Festival in Mesquite.


Kina Grannis at The Kessler Theater

Posted by    |    April 16th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Former Austinite Kina Grannis stopped in Dallas on her In Your Arms Tour for an intimate evening with a capacity-crowd at the Kessler Theater. During her show the singer-songwriter was charming, sweet, and at times a little bit goofy. The crowd loved every ounce of her. (more…)

Getting to Know Starlet Kina Grannis

Posted by    |    April 14th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Kina Grannis performs at the Kessler Theater Sunday, April 15, Doors at 7, Show at 8pm. The below interview was conducted in October 2010, when Grannis appeared in the Cambridge Room at House of Blues.

Kina Grannis is freezing. The green room at the House of Blues, which is adorned with funky wallpaper instead of living up to its namesake, is entirely too cold for the month of October in Texas, and Grannis’s thin black sweater isn’t helping very much.

It’s the Fall of 2010 and Kina is getting ready for her performance in the Cambridge Room, a cozy environment perfect for her fans that take her lyrics to heart. The audience will be able to get close enough to the stage to shout out their requests and see her fingers fly across the frets.

We begin the interview, and within moments, she and I are talking like old friends. Put two California girls in a room in Texas and they’re bound to bond over the lack of palm trees in the Lone Star state. After a stint in Austin, Kina can relate.

Photographer Emili Carmichael is taking pictures of Grannis during our conversation. “I feel like that light is probably doing scary things to my face!” she laughs as Carmichael’s flash emits a blinding light and the camera shutter clicks open and closed. It is pretty much impossible to make this girl look anything but gorgeous.

The first time I heard Grannis’s voice, I was casually listening to The Sixty One, browsing for new artists to add to my self-professed awesome collection of underground singers when I stumbled across her cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence“. My ears have forever submitted to her sweet voice and talent powerhouse. Her music is a comforting blend of honesty and hope. Grannis, the eternal optimist, has a way of writing the most dismal affairs into positive, uplifting melodies. (more…)

YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Green River Ordinance

Posted by    |    April 2nd, 2012 at 4:31 pm

YouPlusDallas covered Green River Ordinance at the House of Blues 3.30.12


YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: FUN.

Posted by    |    March 22nd, 2012 at 2:46 pm

YouPLusDallas covered FUN. at the House of Blues. 3.21.12