That’s not my slogan. It’s Meural’s. Founded in 2014, Meural has created customer-selected art and fine photography on rotatable “digital canvases,” surrounded by actual fine frames. I am thrilled that Meural is now featuring and promoting my images, including, recently, those of noteworthy American scenes as well as historic Route 66 in particular.
For six months, the nation’s premier photographic gallery, the Annenberg Space for Photography, exhibited images from the Library of Congress’s historic visual archive in a show bizarrely called “Not an Ostrich.” (You had to be there to get it.) I am proud that 48 of the 400 photos were mine, and a movie that ran throughout featured my travels and reflections.
As those who know a focal length from an f-stop may know, I carry and almost exclusively use a 151-megapixel Phase One camera, which produces unparalleled resolution. My Phase One dealer, Digital Transitions in NYC, profiles photographers from time to time, and this time was my time. And Dorothy’s!
Depict, a new company that makes digital frames into which their owners can insert what the company called “museum-worthy” customized art and fine photography, is featuring Highsmith images, including a series called “Neon Alley 2.”
Only TWENTY — that’s right, 20! visitors a day are allowed to see, let alone photograph, this wonder on the Arizona-Utah border. Carol got her chance recently and jumped at it as a new jewel for her America collection.
For his new album, “Honky Tonk Time Machine,” country music superstar George Strait picked Carol’s image of the Broken Spoke dance hall in Austin, Texas.
One of the things I look for on the road are beautiful or unique libraries, partly because I love them and partly because the Library of Congress—the greatest library of in the world—likes them, too, for obvious reasons. The LoC and Norton Publishers have just put out a book about historic American libraries, and I am pleased that it chose my images not only for the front and back cover but for each and every color image (21 in all) in the book . This is the spectacular George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland. Not your corner birdhouse library, eh?
Phase One, the Danish company that makes Carol’s favorite camera, producing the largest-megapixel images on earth, posts more than 500,000 images! every day on three Instagram sites: Phase One, Capture One, and Phase One Photo. Of those HALF A MILLION images, at least one of Carol’s images is selected almost every day. Here, ALL THREE of the top nine are Highsmith images!!
A lot of you tell me you like this Web site. (Thank you!) And so do the folks who judge such things. At the most recent W3 awards competition – the crème de la crème in the Web site field – the Bates Creative Agency (which designed the site) and I hauled in four biggies for it, including Best in Show. (Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!)
Prodibi Pixel is an online magazine that delivers a “weekly dose of stunning full-resolution images from top photographers.” I was pleased to be in that number in the edition that featured a veritable gallery of some of my faves, including this one of “Uncle Bob” Beringer, a historical interpreter at an authentic early-Texas sharecropper’s cabin on the George Ranch Historical Park.