Experienced amateur photographer trying to understand what I photograph
Born December 29, 1950 Detroit, Michigan USA
I have a book of my From the Archives photographs Here:
- Decisive Moment 69,547 photos, 22,570 members
- Cadillac Ranch Dressing 176 photos, 94 members
- America Is Dead 667 photos, 60 members
- Hands 70 photos, 253 members
- Burn My Eye Photography Contest "ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD 140 photos, 398 members
- The Asphalt Jungle 82 photos, 36 members
- Smoking Streets 377 photos, 130 members
- Vertical Framing Street Photography 391 photos, 261 members
- Creative Street Photography 820 photos, 160 members
- Third Dimension 152 photos, 201 members
- iCyou 306 photos, 145 members
- Flare Whore 4,351 photos, 839 members
- Street Photography Online Gallery 77 photos, 57 members
- SPNC - Year 3 - # 03 124 photos, 191 members
- Leica World Street Photography competition 192 photos, 138 members
- SPNC - Year 3 - # 02 150 photos, 201 members
- SPNC - Year 3 - # 01 136 photos, 260 members
- SP meet-up for NYC Winogrand Show summer 2014 1 photo, 13 members
- Hardcore Street Photography en Français (HCSP-Fr) 7,963 photos, 962 members
- Risked Returning 924 photos, 1,664 members
- -seen through- street 870 photos, 144 members
- The Sandman Cometh 342 photos, 161 members
- Altered States Of Agoraphobia (II) American Invasion 208 photos, 51 members
- Erwitt and his Dogs 835 photos, 168 members
- "LOOKING AROUND IN B&W" 5,472 photos, 209 members
- www.street-photographers.com 285 photos, 4,614 members
- UNPHASED 312 photos, 173 members
- Elite Street Photography 862 photos, 2,730 members
- Street Legal 3,188 photos, 380 members
- Street Photographers' Salon 363 photos, 190 members
- un-posed.com 1,663 photos, 822 members
- Magnum Showcase (Moderated) 1,851 photos, 507 members
- Figurations de l'absence 246 photos, 178 members
- VERTICAL LIBERATION FRONT 6,084 photos, 226 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 16,342 photos, 863 members
- Alec Soth Flickr Project 272 photos, 228 members
- SPNC - Year 2 - # 01 192 photos, 293 members
- 52 Weeks of the Street Photography Now Project 168 photos, 271 members
- Instruction #52 287 photos, 390 members
- The democratic photograph 9,397 photos, 378 members
- Street Photography Now Project - Authors' Picks 532 photos, 501 members
- Instruction #51 262 photos, 341 members
- Instruction #50 220 photos, 295 members
- SPNC - Street Photography Now Community 502 photos, 1,657 members
- We don't like beach volley 234 photos, 211 members
- Instruction #49 244 photos, 294 members
- Instruction #48 257 photos, 297 members
- Instruction #47 239 photos, 297 members
- \\\ El Rayo Que No Cesa /// 1,970 photos, 186 members
- CONTACT-SHEETS 112 photos, 79 members
"So I just had a little Eureka moment & wanted to share it here (with Don & you too). Don's work reminds me of the classic, beloved film, "The Wizard of Oz" -- no not the books, but the film adaptation. At first, there's the black & white opening section -- full of characters and tensions and if it continued on in that vein, well you'd be very happy indeed.
Yet, suddenly there's a change in the air & atmosphere... and now we're captivated by amazing technicolor... a song and dance which doesn't make the viewer wholly forget what came before in monotone, but everything seems truly different. The color adds, doesn't detract. There are still intriguing characters, but now events have become more phantasmagorical, offbeat & out of this world. His shifting into color seemingly highlights more than just that element in the mix.
Don's archives (Get The Book!) are breathtaking and an endless trove of young Don's constant attention to the details of whatever surrounded him then. When he moved on to color and other newer tools, his already honed skills didn't forsake him, but they did necessarily engage with this newfangled world in another way.
Taken together, the combination makes for a more complete vision. There's the banal beauty of the before and then the magic of the middle journey, so in the end... we can make it home with a fuller understanding of what it means to be human. There's our foibles, our flaws... and also friends and family.
As in the film, Don (our Wizard) has quite a sense of humor that's coupled with his intelligent humility. Do pay attention to that man behind the curtain toting his bag of subtle tricks that somehow lets us know, lets us see ourselves and the real magic that's always around us so much better. Looking at Don's varied work, I'm always aware that it has been achieved by someone who is in command of his triple threat gifts of brains, heart & courage."
22nd April, 2013
Frank Eleveld says:
"Don Hudson is gifted with the eye and timing to make witty, high-quality portraits of America. A single image of his often says more than could be contained in lengthy essays. His archives of the 1970s and early 80s are downright fantastic, with every image a time capsule of that era, and his contemporary shots being classics in their own way already."
23rd November, 2011
"Don sees himself as an "experienced amateur photographer trying to understand what he photographs". Well, even if he doesn´t, the results are truly amazing. Well Don(e)! FloydMcLloyd"
21st September, 2010
"The reason I enjoy Don's photographs so much is that he is sharing from both the past and the present. You can study these photos and see that he hasn't been content to master just one kind of photography but rather has challenged himself to go out and push into new styles and aesthetics. His newer images continuously impress me and those he shares out of his archives almost always bring a smile to my face (not just out of nostalgia, but because they are also damn, fine images)."
11th September, 2010
two lane blacktop says:
"Don's photos are something to look forward to every morning with my coffee.
A great documentary photographer of the great upper Midwestern empire, his lifetime of work would be widely published and well-known in a more just world."
22nd December, 2009
- Don Hudson
- February 2009
- South Lyon, Michigan, US
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Amateur Photographer
- Burn My Eye