More Influences


Station Squaree Machinery

Steel working machinery on display at Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA

Aside from painters, such as Hopper featured in an earlier blog posting, many photographers have influenced my work as well.  Documentary black and white photography by people such as Lewis Hine and Margaret Bourke-White had a major influence on the types of subjects I like to look for and photograph.  I often venture into industrial areas, seaports, rail yards, and any other areas where I can find industrial machinery, modern or rusting, looking for interesting detail shots of the machines and sometimes the people working with the machines.

This photos focuses in on the workings of part of a steel mill.  This machine is on display at Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA and reminds visitors of the steel-making history so embedded in that area.

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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