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:
- NICE... 2,401 photos, 733 members
- St. Louis Arch - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary 116 photos, 10 members
- juX%t 126 photos, 128 members
- I Hate Street Photography 758 photos, 329 members
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 224 photos, 115 members
- Street One 352 photos, 3,195 members
- Gauntlet - The Street 1,436 photos, 65 members
- Good Street 179 photos, 103 members
- Rambles 182 photos, 561 members
- Photography Is My Drug ☆ P.I.M.D. 1,269 photos, 1,350 members
- Street hard 74 photos, 219 members
- Фотографија / Photography 23,715 photos, 906 members
- Global Street Photography 33,155 photos, 1,763 members
- Alter Vista 126 photos, 59 members
- /Under Construction\ Street Photography Competition 58 photos, 772 members
- Postcards from France 190 photos, 177 members
- Ok Cool 9,111 photos, 2,129 members
- Editions Croque-Madame: AMERTUME 179 photos, 182 members
- APF Magazine Street Photography Group 648 photos, 4,238 members
- Tembea Na Mimi - The Walking Artist 919 photos, 56 members
- One face 175 photos, 211 members
- Streets on film 991 photos, 267 members
- Double X Street 533 photos, 294 members
- SPNC - Year 4 - # 03 91 photos, 133 members
- SPNC - Year 4 - # 02 54 photos, 102 members
- Cadillac Ranch Dressing 3,530 photos, 239 members
- America Is Dead 580 photos, 49 members
- Hands 197 photos, 458 members
- Burn My Eye Photography Contest "ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD 142 photos, 471 members
- The Asphalt Jungle 128 photos, 74 members
- Smoking Streets 1,982 photos, 358 members
- Vertical Framing Street Photography 413 photos, 311 members
- Creative Street Photography 8,832 photos, 842 members
- Third Dimension 206 photos, 383 members
- Flare Whore 8,170 photos, 1,402 members
- Street Photography Online Gallery 63 photos, 63 members
- SPNC - Year 3 - # 03 108 photos, 138 members
- Leica World Street Photography competition 170 photos, 162 members
- SPNC - Year 3 - # 02 126 photos, 153 members
- SPNC - Year 3 - # 01 120 photos, 197 members
- Hardcore Street Photography en Français (HCSP-Fr) 31,488 photos, 2,855 members
- Risked Returning 1,005 photos, 1,833 members
- -seen through- street 2,491 photos, 1,120 members
- The Sandman Cometh 824 photos, 364 members
- Altered States Of Agoraphobia (II) American Invasion 153 photos, 44 members
- Erwitt and his Dogs 537 photos, 263 members
- "LOOKING AROUND IN B&W" 19,473 photos, 292 members
- UNPHASED 262 photos, 157 members
- Elite Street Photography 749 photos, 5,990 members
- Street Legal 4,661 photos, 622 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."
April 22nd, 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."
November 23rd, 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"
September 21st, 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)."
September 11th, 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."
December 22nd, 2009
- Don Hudson
- February 2009
- South Lyon, Michigan, US
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Amateur Photographer
- Burn My Eye