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:
- SPNC - Year 4 - # 03 108 photos, 173 members
- SPNC - Year 4 - # 02 70 photos, 140 members
- Decisive Moment 69,043 photos, 24,797 members
- America Is Dead 654 photos, 58 members
- Hands 96 photos, 290 members
- Burn My Eye Photography Contest "ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD 171 photos, 462 members
- The Asphalt Jungle 88 photos, 37 members
- Smoking Streets 644 photos, 150 members
- Vertical Framing Street Photography 415 photos, 275 members
- Creative Street Photography 1,404 photos, 190 members
- Third Dimension 158 photos, 230 members
- iCyou 348 photos, 177 members
- Flare Whore 4,536 photos, 884 members
- Street Photography Online Gallery 74 photos, 61 members
- SPNC - Year 3 - # 03 122 photos, 178 members
- Leica World Street Photography competition 186 photos, 142 members
- SPNC - Year 3 - # 02 148 photos, 191 members
- SPNC - Year 3 - # 01 134 photos, 245 members
- SP meet-up for NYC Winogrand Show summer 2014 2 photos, 13 members
- Hardcore Street Photography en Français (HCSP-Fr) 9,242 photos, 1,021 members
- Risked Returning 925 photos, 1,674 members
- -seen through- street 1,007 photos, 176 members
- The Sandman Cometh 402 photos, 175 members
- Altered States Of Agoraphobia (II) American Invasion 205 photos, 51 members
- Erwitt and his Dogs 538 photos, 185 members
- "LOOKING AROUND IN B&W" 7,299 photos, 230 members
- www.street-photographers.com 281 photos, 4,580 members
- UNPHASED 310 photos, 171 members
- Elite Street Photography 859 photos, 3,020 members
- Street Legal 3,166 photos, 391 members
- Street Photographers' Salon 431 photos, 216 members
- un-posed.com 1,774 photos, 911 members
- Magnum Showcase (Moderated) 1,858 photos, 536 members
- Figurations de l'absence 253 photos, 182 members
- VERTICAL LIBERATION FRONT 6,397 photos, 225 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 19,730 photos, 971 members
- Alec Soth Flickr Project 278 photos, 224 members
- SPNC - Year 2 - # 01 188 photos, 289 members
- 52 Weeks of the Street Photography Now Project 166 photos, 277 members
- Instruction #52 283 photos, 385 members
- The democratic photograph 10,753 photos, 402 members
- Street Photography Now Project - Authors' Picks 525 photos, 501 members
- Instruction #51 255 photos, 335 members
- Instruction #50 216 photos, 290 members
- SPNC - Street Photography Now Community 534 photos, 1,797 members
- We don't like beach volley 231 photos, 213 members
- Instruction #49 239 photos, 289 members
- Instruction #48 253 photos, 292 members
- Instruction #47 234 photos, 292 members
- \\\ El Rayo Que No Cesa /// 2,046 photos, 187 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