Michael Carlebach

Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 20:25:30 -0400

 Thank you for your Photographic insight.

Submitted by: Grant Dixon

Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 09:39:28 -0400

 please help me, i am a student photographer and i am desperate to find
 images that illastrate themes of contrast. not contrasting ideas or values,
 but contrasting tonal values in the photographs.
any help at all would be greatefully recieved.

thank you.

i am very lost and very desperate

Submitted by: packard

Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 15:58:30 -0500

 I really enjoyed seeing your work Michael Carlebach.  I get such a sense of the tragedy and
strangeness of  everyday life and yet I am not sad or haunted from the pictures,just curious
wanting to see even more.

From: Molly O'Bryon-Welpott ---

Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 03:46:23 -0500


Submitted by: Mark Rodgers

Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 22:34:59 -0500

Great work, Michael. I've enjoyed having you as a teacher, and I've learned alot from you.

Submitted by: Stacey Spalter

Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 17:49:08 -0400

Hello, I really enjoyed your photography, I keep looking on the internet for black and whites that touch me, but so far you have been unique. I am an artist and live in Paris, France. My work consists in painting black and white photography of streelife and people, I do imagine the colours while painting which allows me to be creative within my art. Unfortunately my time doesnt allow me to take black and white's myself, also i dont have any notion of developing, nor can I stand out on a street and paint, since unique moments go by so fast.

I have just started a series of american streetlife and would like to paint atleast 8 paintings within this theme. The first one I realized is a photography taken in New York by my parisian friend,it called "the shoeshiner" and it came out great. I would like your permission to paint one or two of your pictures stating your name on the back of the canvas. I would be glad to send you a pic of my painting in this serie of american streetlife

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Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 22:28:03 -0400

Great sensitivity to people. Americana through your eye-photos is quite moving.

From: Duane Edgar --- 

Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 23:48:59 -0400

I'm, a former student of Michael's and love his work. You have a treasure of a prof in him!

Submitted by: peter keady

Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 16:31:34 -0500

Fantastic!! You honesty, irony and scence of humor, make your pictures a delight to see.

Submitted by: Rick McCawley

Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 22:08:54 -0500

These images are very moving. They are able to expose the emotional complexities of individuals of all age groups. I especially like the way special attention is paid to the eyes of the subjects. It seems like these images were not staged. The subjects seem to be in their own natural private spaces, which is an extremely difficult task to fulfill.

Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 01:52:08 -0500

The Memorial Day Parade picture is outstanding.Good work.

From: Ray --- 

Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 10:58:09 -0400

I was wondering if you had some symbols of the following countries: Babalonian, Assyrians, the Persians, the Egyptians, the Hebrew, the Chinese and the people of India. I'm in high school and I need these symbols for my history assinment. It would be greatly appreciated if you could send these to me.

Thanks, Zachery

Submitted by: Zachery  

Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 20:49:43 -0400

The images are terrific. I enjoy this type of "humour", and i had a good chuckle with some of them. Can you please advise if prints are available of these images, I particularly like #9 the bather, it reminds me so much of "Coney Island Bather" - it is a wonderful image.

Nice work. Enjoyed it.

From: Soren Harbel --- 

Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 01:27:08 -0400

enjoyed seeing the images,the western pictures are very good.thanks

From: Ray --- 

Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 15:43:06 -0400

I am a former student of Michael's.

Enjoyed viewing these photographs. Good luck.

Submitted by: Jonathan Elliot

Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 10:19:18 -0400

Hello Michael! What a nice treat! A Sunday morning surprise...I really got a kick out of "Cody Wyoming, 1992"...terrific picture (among others)!

Best, Priscilla Forthman

Postscript...after further inspection, I have to GO PHOTOGRAPH! thanks. It is great when work makes you feel compelled to photograph. My faith in possibilities is restored...(brief slump) Thank you (smiles)

Submitted by: Priscilla Forthman

Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 18:40:45 -0400 (EDT)

A fantastic portfolio. I enjoyed the Mr. Carlebach's ability to remove himself from the image, and yet still be an integral part of it. Very interesting stuff.

Submitted by: craig davis

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 03:18:46 -0500

Ok, my compliments. I like n.14 very much.

Submitted by: antonietta

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 09:57:59 -0500

Your work IS inspiring. Great eye and sensitivity. I would buy your book if there is one to buy.

Submitted by: Barry Pehlman

Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 14:54:11 -0400

The collection of "This Way to the Crypt" is fabulous...I found it to be surreal and yet also revealing. What a strange culture we have!

Submitted by: Dabney Gough

Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 12:30:33 -0400

I searched the web for Ken Haymen and found Michael Carelbach. His is an inspiration to my own work: I had a show in 1994. What better place to place it than the web? Thank you for making his work accessable.

Are there any books of his work available?

Mark Frautschi

Submitted by: Mark Frautschi

Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 20:31:38 -0400

Michael Lloyd Carlebach has provided a glimpse of something much more than the human spirit. It is that spirit comfortably nestling up with the candor we look for but but rarely find. Humorously nibbling on the toes of irony. A real treat!

Submitted by: Ken Forman

Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 16:57:00 -0400

Great to see your stuff again. Just surfing the internet and came across your page. The rodeo photo is as funny as ever.

The Express-News is online also.

Check it out at www.express-news.com

Submitted by: Doug Sehres

Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 15:35:07 -0400

hey, michael, welcome to cyberspace. what's this about providence? maybe miami myself next week.best, s

Submitted by: spencer reiss

Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 21:15:48

I'm Never dissappointed with Carlebach and always surprised

Submitted by: Fred Karrenberg

Date: Sat, 27 Apr 1996 20:22:25

I enjoyed these photographs a lot - there is a dour, impish sense of humour running throughout the series. Lovely. Perhaps the best set of doc. photos I have found yet on the web.

Regards / Tony Sleep 

Date: Sat, 14 Oct 1995 07:59:05 -0400

The photos are nice! I am working hard to establish our Hong Kong Stanley Photo association at Hong Kong. Internet is new to us, most of the Hong Kong photographers do not know how to use computer, I wish you can send us more informations about your association so that we know how to communicate each other and exchange the experiences of photography.

Submitted by: DIMAS CHAN

Julia M. Dawson

Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 14:47:19 -0400

I really liked yours pitchures I am 14 and I think it is wonderful how you take pitchures of the steppers and i like looking up things on drill teams my mother has a drill team. In wisconsin and I think that you should consider comming to Wisconsin. We are not the best but I think that we are pretty tight. Things are going swell we get in the local news paper every year but i think that going some where out of state would be wonderful thing for us. And maybe even you taking (pics).

Submitted by: Zakira 

Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 12:24:43 -0500

I loved Dawson's photos of the Texas drill team, and the very useful commentary by your colleague. I will send my students to this site. Katy Salter Goodell

Submitted by: Katy Salter Goodell

Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 05:02:45 -0400

i love your photography!

julie anne baillie

Submitted by: julie anne baillie

Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 04:29:06 -0400

Regarding "Stepping out and parading about in Texas"... Having no athletic ability, I was never qualified to be
on any highschool sports team.  I always resented the fact that the football team got to sit on the front row
in the auditorium while the cheerleaders were on stage for pre-game pep rallys.  The football team got to check
out the "genital region" of the cheerleaders.  Your article brought back the memories of those days, plus gave me a
different perspective.  Great article!

Submitted by: Jim Nuckols

20 Mar 2001 11:47:25 -0500

Hey, Holly.  I was just wondering if anyone reading this knew what year Holly graduated from Paris High.  (I assume it was not NLHS.)  I am married to a boy from Paris, Danny Gambill, and my parents grew up in Pattonville (Mary Bryant) and Clardy(Delbert Ballard).  What a great piece you wrote here on Texas drill teams.  My sister-in-law, Gail Gambill King, was a Blazette.  I especially loved the quote you included about the Kilgore Rangerettes.  Too funny.  People in Texas certainly take their drill teams seriously.
Teri Ballard Gambill

Submitted by: teri gambill

Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 03:20:44 -0400

Hey where are the colored photos of the cheerleaders in the 90's and up

Submitted by: Redrum

Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 19:02:07 -0400

Great pics of girls doing splits.

Submitted by: sleestaak

Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 22:18:16

Hi Julia,

My name is Mason Resnick and I, too was a student of Garry Winogrand. I live near NYC and I've been shooting on the streets ever since I took a summer workshop with Garry in 1976. I love shooting parades and celebrations, so I think we're kindred spirits! Your work's great!

I run a website called "Black and White World," which consists of links to what I consider the best B&W photography on the web. It is growing steadily in popularity, averaging 3,000 hits per week. I'd like to list your site in my June "Top Ten Websites" list.

Feel free to check out B&W World at http://gramercy.ios.com/~mresnick/index.html. Also, check out my personal portfolio (lots of NYC street photography that I think you'll find interesting) at http://www.photogs.com/mrphotos/mrphotos1.html.

Great work!


Submitted by: Mason Resnick

Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 21:49:33

Great work.

Submitted by: ckholter@fred.net (Kurt Holter) 

Date: Sun, 5 Nov 1995 16:05:03

Great pix! Enjoyed 'em tremendously. Winogrand would be proud, I daresay.

Submitted by: Peter Esmonde


Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 14:49:42 -0400


I came across your site and I am truly amazed at the beauty of your photographs.  Really beautiful, and when I entered dead bird photos on google I didn't expect anything back let alone such a great site.
Birds maintain their beauty after they die but there is something else present.  I haven't been able to articulate very well except to say it's a silent noise.


From: Rebecca

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 14:05:40 -0400

Hello. My name is Rocky Baird. I am an artist and musician living in California and have recently completed an albumn. It is called Gravity Caught and I've been searching for a suitable albumn cover image for a while now. When I stumbled onto your photo of the deceased bird held in that hollow glove I felt that nothing could be more perfect. I was curious if you would allow me to use it. I am not a wealty artist but would pay for as much as i can. I definitly would make sure your name appeared in the albumn with a title of the work. The albumn will be available on the internet and various stores. The songs are not so much tragic as they are still. A kind of submission is happening with them, or an acceptance of sorts as they find peace in a seemingly backward way. A sense of giving in. Your bird in glove photo, I belive, represents them perfectly. I enjoyed your work. It really is wonderful.  I hope to hear from you soon.

Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this. Rocky

From: Rocky Baird <

Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 05:56:59 -0400

Are you the same Carol Hudson who learned about photography from the same community group as myself in Greenwich London (T.I.P.P.)

From: Andrea Moore

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 17:17:43 -0400

Hello my name is Beverley Lewis and i am a student at a college in England. i am currently studying Textiles and photography, my theme in my exams has currently lead me into an interest into errosion and decay. This has lead me to research into different artists. i then came across your work and i have got a fond interest into your work and i wish to ask you if i can please be allowed to use you and some of your photographs as reference to artists as part of my exam work. Your work or your name will not be ill published, your work will be strictly for my exam work as reference to my work and ideas. i am most grateful for you to spend time on this matter and i look forward to your responce, your sincerely Bev

From: Beverley Lewis

Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 15:58:17 -0400

The birds are cool but,you really need to explian how they died, where you found the bird, and how old the bird died at and, what kind of bird  it is, and if the bird caused its own death.It may seem inpossible to find out if if the bird had anything to do with he/andor/she`s had any thing to with it`s death ,but you can find out by: loooking atany nail shortings or if hurt any where. You can tell if it`s hurt by:scraches on there body.

From: Traci Holmes

Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 07:22:42 -0500

keep up the good work, the subject matter is great.

From: spark

Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 19:49:09 -0500

Dear Ms. Hudson,
I must admit, I have never seen your photgraphs until this moment, but am struck by their beauty...something about the way the computer screen allows the image to glow, though not as seductively as they must in ral life. I will share your images with my students as they will be exploring space in a still life project this month. Thanks for sharing your images here.

From: Amanda Tinker

Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 17:21:10 -0500

I am a Georgetown University student researching alternative photographic practices.  I was wondering if you could provide me with some more information about yourself as a professional photographer and your theoretical approach to the medium.  Thank you for your time, Sara Chieffo

From: Sara Chieffo

Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 19:14:46 -0500

Dear Carol,

I'm glad and surprised I happened upon your website-sharing your ideas and work. I also photograph dead birds and use them in my work (their image). My main medium is clay. I've been attracted to birds for some time now, and only recently really discovered why.
We share some of the same concerns. It's comforting to know I have a kindred spirit out there.
I really enjoyed your photographs.
I too am in academia, mid-thesis. If you have a personnal email address, perhaps I could send you photos of my work.
Again, thanks for doing what you do.
Julie Johnson

From: Julie Johnson

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 16:03:26 -0400

I like the point that you brought up: that death is present everywhere, yet we still try to ignore it or fictionalize it.  Your pictures accept death.  That's something society needs to work on now more than ever.
I'm only fifteen, but I still worry about death.  That shouldn't be considered strange, but natural; people have made it an untouchable topic, which is simply setting everyone up for more emotional upheaval.

From: Catherine

Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 11:03:21 -0400

I particularly like the image on the silk hoop. These images are not macabre, just quiet.

From: Hans Staartjes 

Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 06:31:30 -0400

hi carol i am a realist abstact charcoal artist and yesterday an image of a dead bird appeared in my head to draw /create a stark image .nothing shakes human feelings like this unexpected sight. ps love your photos and my artwork will be quite large. greg schiffler.

From: Greg

Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 00:17:44 -0400

fascinating....i love them

From: matt

Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 14:14:00 -0400

Hello Carol,

I came across your website and wanted to say that I enjoyed seeing your photographs. In the early 1990's I went over to Paul Hill's Place and took a 5 day workshop with John Blakemore. I don't believe Paul gives these workshops anymore since he started teaching full time.

Last year I was having coffee with Emmet Gowin and asked him if he knew of John Blakemore's work, and he said that he had heard of John but did not know his pictures. I think they would get along very well together if they could ever meet up.

I also made it to Inversnaide(1996) in Scotland for a workshop with another UK photographer that I had been following, Thomas Cooper. He was interesting! Afterwards I helped put the Inversnaide people, Linda & Andre in touch with a friend of mine here in Texas, Keith Carter. I believe Keith has given two workshops over there since that time.

I guess you are in the UK? Are you doing photography full time?

By the way, Blakemore was great.... it was the best workshop I have ever attended.

Cheers from Texas,

Ron Evans

From: Ron Evans

Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 18:24:58 -0400

great photos man!

From: ori

Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 15:40:33 -0400

Do you have any books out?

From: Matt Echols

Date: Tue, 1 May 2001 10:56:17 -0400

After reading your web site, I began to realize that you're, so right send me some more of your work if you can.

From: James Newport

Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 14:56:01 -0400

What happens to dead birds? Where do they go? Please respond soon because this question has been bothering me for quite some time.Thanks

From: Jenna  ---

Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 12:37:45 -0400

my name is jack stevens and i am in a band called asthmatic pigeon. i am very interested in you photos and would like to feature one on a forthcoming album cover.
would you be oppposed to this?
please reply with an answer/comment/question

From: jack

Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 14:53:04 -0500

Beautiful photos! Came across these by chance, but they're lovely. Maybe I'll take up photography after all.

From: Ero ---

Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 04:31:26 -0500

Send me some photos i will be grateful

From: Jimmy

Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 12:38:51 -0500

This page made me cry.  I am still not convinced my bird is dead though.  None of these pictures look like my bird.  My bird has been sleeping on the floor of the cage for three weeks now.  I am considering consulting a physician.  I think he/she.... It might have a chronic sleeping disorder.  When I bring the bird out and try to play with it, it just lays there, stiff as a board.  It is aquiring a strange odor.  I would appreciate some info on this situation.  Thank You For Your Time.

From: B! ---

Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 15:04:20 -0400

I like your photos very much. I am 15, and doing research for GCSE art. I have a dead pheasant, so my Art teacher suggested looking for more on the internet. I have always liked this kind of thing - its good to see a site by somebody who doesnt think i am 'sick' or 'mentally disturbed' keep with what youre doing and who you are. Never Change.

From: Amanda Dickinson

Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 22:31:54 -0400

I was searching the net to find whether a dead bird is symbolic of anything when I cam across your site.  I have seen quite a lot in my life and it always seemed queer in a mysterious way.  Today I have come across three dead birds.  I would appreciate any information you may have on the symbolic meaning of a dead bird.  Is there any?  Your shots are very interesting.  I am fond of your work.
Thank you

From: Joy McCoy ---

Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 16:14:41 -0400

Interesting. Death comes to all creatures; maybe it's good to be reminded of it.

From: x

Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 19:11:54 -0400

your site is incredible.

From: Mike ---

Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 17:52:37 -0400

Carol, you're a genius, I've always said so.
Don't stop now, start on something else - your public needs you. Love and a kiss ...

From: Tony Mayne, London

Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 05:21:41 -0400

had a look at your birds today carol, intresting
regards,  nick mayne


Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 22:09:50 -0400

I found a small bird and decided to sculpt it and am having such a frustrating time depicting the
feathers. I wanted to capture what is at once ugly and quite beautiful at the same time. That
comes across in your photos. They are sentimental.

From: Dawson

Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 11:37:24 -0400

hi, this is your nephew, I like the pictures.

From: russell Mayne

Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 18:10:18 -0400

Great stuff!
Try to be a bit less clean...

From: Patrick Demers ---

Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 00:00:27 -0500

Stunning composition, especially the pigeon (?) 2nd photo.
Thank you

From: m. Bachofen

Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 04:07:28 -0500

i loved the pics.to me it shows a lasting meaning to the animals. Just to give them a name and a worthy funeral.
thanx for showing it.

I was looking for these kind of pics because i have to make a piece of nature
in a different material than it really is. It's an assignement for school.I have
something with death, it gives a moment of rest in your life.
Like when you are walking on a gravejard.You can think about your life and
moments and just take a break.I have the same feelings when i saw your pics.silence.....

My theme i'm going to use is death.To show people what happens
everywhere, but what we like to ignore or forget....

Well, greets from The netherlands

From: shirley ---

Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1999 21:21:10 -0500

Hi Carol,

The dead "wren" on the glove is a chickadee (or a tit if you're in the UK). Since it's a
black-and-white photo, I can't identify the species.

Best regards,

Bill Pranty
National Audubon Society
Brandon, Florida

Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 09:33:25 -0500

Great, I'v seen quite a lot of carols work over the last few years via Inscape and the RPS. I wish I was half as prolific. Paul & John have also been important to my photography.

From: Russell Lett ---

Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 18:51:42 -0400

Hello! I came apon your sight here quite accidentily, but what a exciting surprise. These photos are so poetic. How fragile and tragic of an idea. I have often marveled at the sight of a dead pigeon or sparrow. The sorrow but equal fascination I felt has always stired my imagination. When birds lie dead we can be close to them and see the detail and delicate features. Thank you for making this marvelous work available for all of us. Keep photographing!

From: Gillian Davis ---

Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 11:36:27 -0400

EWE! That is nasty as hell! Nice contrast though! I believe I was inspried!

From: Lisa ---

Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 23:11:43 -0400

Today a bird somehow came into my home and was in the vents. I took the register off and opened the windows in my home and when the bird tried to fly away, it hit the window and died in my living room. This incident has left me feeling strange and wondering if it has symbolic meaning in my life. I would appreciate any insight you might have. Also, last month a bird was found my living room on the fireplace mantle and opening the windows, it flew away free. Jodi.

From: Jodi German

Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 19:46:39 -0500

firstly I wanted to say that I found your images very haunting and disturbing and moving. secondly, I am requesting that I may be able to use one of your images with credit on my home page, which is a none commericial site.

please let me know. thank you.

From: brad

Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 18:33:51 -0500

hello carol, philosophically on the mark! well thought out text and constructed very nicely (image/text interplay). you comment about the interplay of light on these subjects, and on that note i think you could use a little less light. there is a mysterious component to "nature morte" which is needing mysterious illumination, that is, light that does not quite reveal the object of mystery. a darker treatment might be very evocative of the unknowable aspects of your subject. thank you for the opportunity.

Submitted by: Tom Meyer

Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 16:30:49 -0500

Heia, Carol. Thanks for an exhibition of inspired visualisation. I very much enjoyed looking 'through' your photos. The picture of the bluetit in the work man's glove send shivers down my spine. In 1996 I photographed the clean-up of the Sea Empress oilspill, off the West Welsh Coast. Over 70 000t of oil leaked into the sea and polluted beaches and Nature reserves. Over 5000 dead birds were found dead, but most are said to have died out at sea. I went to photograph the 'big black' sludge that covered the sandy beaches, the workers shoveling oil away into wheelbarrels- with minimum protection, and no airfilters. One of the workers showed me a bluetit, which he found in the nearby forest. As it had no oil on its wings I can only guess it died from the toxic fumes coming off the mixture of crude oil and dispersants. I took a few frames of the bird in the glove that covered this young man's hand- a glove just like the one in your picture. a selected frame of a multi-layered reality. thanx . Anita

Submitted by: Anita Hummel

Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 18:33:52 -0500

hello carol, philosophically on the mark! well thought out text and constructed very nicely (image/text interplay). you comment about the interplay of light on these subjects, and on that note i think you could use a little less light. there is a mysterious component to "nature morte" which is needing mysterious illumination, that is, light that does not quite reveal the object of mystery. a darker treatment might be very evocative of the unknowable aspects of your subject. thank you for the opportunity.

Submitted by: Tom Meyer

Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 14:44:09 -0400

Hi , my names Raquel and Im a brazilian photography fan.Congratulations! You did a very good job. You could show the strength of death in a beautiful way. The pictures are great! Raquel

From: Raquel Martinho Ciancio ---

Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 20:00:24 -0400

Carol - delighted to see your work where all the world can see too!

From: Fay --- 

Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 09:27:53 -0400


I wondered how long it would be before I saw the bird pictures electronically. Now I have!!

Best wishes

Ian Hughes

Submitted by: IWHughes

Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 19:36:48 -0400

Hi Carol

I was looking at your birds . I do agree with what you say and the pictures are ok BUT I don't enjoy looking at dead birds. Once I was in a photo club. We had this thing called a grab bag. You had to take pictures of what ever was on your slip of paper you pulled out of the bag. I got ROAD KILLS . I made a good presentation because I added little quotes from the dead animals.

by now


Submitted by: Charles F Hartman

Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 11:41:53 -0500

Hello Carol, I'm Vicki, I thought I'd write and say that I find your work different and the shapes are quite unusual, but you have to be sick or ill to enjoy photographing these poor dead birds. Bye.

Submitted by: I forgot it (Vicki)

Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 11:46:32 -0500

hello again Carol, It's Vicki I have just read your comments above and I feel I was a bit harsh on you, so I apologise, It's just not my taste, but the positions they are in is very interesting, I mean If I had one hanging on my wall it would look smart but thrn I'd think that is a dead bird. Ok then I'm away Bye

Submitted by: I still can't remember (Vicki)

Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 21:22:53 -0500

Carol: How wonderful - given that I now live about as far from London as one can - to find your metaphors for life, photography, and art still singing. I do hope you'll remember me. Kind regards.

Submitted by: lumiere@xtra.co.nz (Peter Turner) 

Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 11:40:51 -0500

I like photography but have never seen this. What is this all about

Submitted by: Corey

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:13:50 -0500


i have been into dead birds many years,but only as circumstances forced me to.i once visited thw twin towers in nyc.a wading shore bird must have been blown in across from the jersey marshes.it looked like it was leaning up against a marble fasade of the south entrance.i took it's picture.it looked quite fresh.it also looked completely out of place in that man made artifical environment.i took it's picture in death because i was compelled to do so.i hvae to dig it up and put it on my web site.maybe we can swap banners or links if you like.my site is at, http://members.tripod.com/~ark_logic/

Submitted by: ike mc grath

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 14:52:08 -0500

hi carol - i really appreciate your photos and how you photographed the birds with dignity. though dead, they are still beautiful, and allow the viewer to study them closely to see the fine details of their tiny bodies. i especially like the photo of the chicadee on the glove. i'm a fine art photographer too and understand your choice of subject - most people probably don't. thanks for the show. you can email me, but my email address is temporary because i am housesitting.

Submitted by: cindy mahan

Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 07:40:31 -0500

Carol, for some reason I find myself taking shots of dead animals too. I thought yours were very good. There is a beauty of the fragilness of life there that comes through

Submitted by: James Shelton

Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 14:55:03 -0500

te felicito por tu trabajo, soy estudiante de fotografia en Xalapa, Veracruz MEXICO. tu trabajo me parece muy interesante por su sencilles y dureza. FELICIDADES

Submitted by: nirvana paz

Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 13:16:51 -0500

I needed your flix for an art prac. Damn cool!

Submitted by: (AMP!) 

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 10:56:01 -0500

I wish you had pictures of dead cardinals. You are psycho.

Submitted by: Rick

Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 22:20:23 -0400

Very interesting pictures!!. I am trying to find out whether the light from a flash harms the bird that is being photographed. I know in your pics it doesn't matter but at our Naturalist Club meeting we had quite a discussion on whether there is truth to this or not. I feel that too many photographers harrass their subjects, especially on the nest. ow do you feel about this??? Looking forward to your comment. hanks a lot

Submitted by: Sandy Northey

Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 23:37:40 -0400

this was wonderful carol...i liked it alot...it gives me much pleasure to know that someone is thinking and has a heart...could you organise my funeral for me!!!! (smile)...well done carol...well done

Submitted by: melissa labiza 

Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 18:42:27 -0400

Having just read quickly through your piece on dead birds, and enjoyed reflecting on a number of the photographs, first I say thank you. I would be delighted to feature your photography if you were to find my fledgling literary/photography ezine a possible showplace for your work. If you care to stop by (http://www.form-and-substance.com/slumgullIion) I would be delighted. Otherwise, thanks again for your work.

Submitted by: Glenn Court)

Date: Thr, 10 Apr 1997

Carol- Your photos are very interesting and well done. I'd like to see more of your work and am curious about your photographic studies. Are you getting an MFA now, studying photography at a community college, what? Where do John Blakemore and Paul Hill teach? I'm a photographer, exploring some of these same issues and questions with my work- that's why I ask.

Submitted by:Julie Stovall

Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 00:59:11 -0400

If someone told me I'd like photographs of dead birds I would have said, "I don't think so." My taste runs to the traditional classic, Strand, Evans, Steiglitz, Bresson, Lange, Abbott stuff. Your comments about death in our society ties in very well. Your work is very moving.

Submitted by: George

Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 22:18:23 -0500

Thank you for your imagery. When I recall having lost a canary several years ago, and now looking at your images, I am convinced of the unity of life, a oneness, that is experienced by all living creatures. When we see a bird that has died we sense that part of that uniting consciousness has been lost. That is the sadness that we feel - that even in the loss of a small, and to some, insignificant creature, life is diminished.

Submitted by: Scott Weaver

Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 14:30:10 -0500

Very compelling work. Have you thought about the ecological concerns implicated in your pictures, ie.technology (camera) and its relationship to nature (birds)?

Submitted by: Kevin Cassidy

Date: Mon, 23 Dec 1996 04:39:30 -0500

Hello Carol I enjoyed your page,, and wanted to comment on a thing...Frist It reminded me of my frist picture .. for class was a Texture pic.. And I found a dead deer on the side of the road and was a perfect picture no blood no guts death ... it was a mortel

Submitted by: Robert

Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 16:09:43 -0500

Congratulations. Having seen recently a Witkin show, I must tell you that it seems you have approached a similar theme with much more dignity.

Submitted by: Carlos Maia

Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 13:31:14

Really super. Can't pick a favorite, which is a very good thing. 

Date: Sat, 11 May 1996 20:24:53

The picture of the dead wren was one of the most powerful pictures I've ever seen. And you were so true about how death is all around us and we are still affected when we really SEE it. That little dead bird lying quietly in the glove spoke for all the deaths a person will ever see or not see. I fancy myself a phtographer, and I've taken pictures of lots of obscure things, but dead birds never occurred to me. Thank you.

Submitted by: Hannah Moon

Date: Tue, 7 May 1996 09:15:56

stop taking drugs and every thing will be ok

Submitted by:ralf shaner

Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 20:51:44

Carol-I admire and agree with your philosophy of death in modern society. Your photographs are beatiful and filled with an enormous amount of emotion! They reminded me of when I came across a nearly dead bird that my cat had gotten to. I did everything I could to nourish it back to life, but in the end I was unsucessful. I was so moved by the experience, that I wrote a poem about it. It was one of my first attemps at poetry, but since that incedent I have been writting everyday for years. I have a new outlook on life and death since that day, and it is remarkably similar to yours. I truly hope that you continue to do that which you love. Thank you for inspiring me to write more on a subject that have not dared to tackle untill today. I wish you the best of luck with your photo career!

Submitted by: Alison C. Richards

Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 22:34:42

Hi Carol,

Your web page has been chosen to appear on the "Top Ten Black and White Websites" list in the April issue of Black and White World, the source for the best black-and-white photography on the Web.

Feel free to visit. Our URL is http://gramercy.ios.com/~mresnick/index.html.

The April edition will be up after April 1st.


Submitted by: Mason Resnick

Date: Sun, 10 Mar 1996 04:28:11

Dear Carol Each of the photographs of the birds related a story which is not so easy to put into black and white. Somehow you have managed to do that. Reflects your sensitivity.

Submitted by: Lashin

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 22:46:04

I have photographed the same thing tho mostly its been striaght down to mimic that fossil of the "first bird"I saw while growing up , in science class I dunno why but they facinate me also maybe if I can get one scanned in I will send it to you?? see yah

Submitted by: ian mccausland

Date: Sat, 10 Feb 1996 15:57:23

Carol Hi.........long time since we were at Derby. Nice to see a name from there. Would be good to hear from you. Keep up the good work. Ed

Submitted by: Ed Horwich

Peter Marshall - Bus and Carnival and Gay Pride

27 Jul 2001 11:34:09 -0400

I am hosting a meeting on Tuesday 31st July here in Cape Town for the local businesses, trying to get some hype for our first Pride Parade this December. I am doing a powerpoint presentation, and am looking for some (about15) really nice large crowd at Pride London shots, for them to see. Can you help?



Submitted by: Ian McMahon

Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 07:03:59 -0500

Hi Peter

The photos are great! I just love the Notting hill Carnival one.  I wondered if I could ask you a quick question re photography and if you could mail me back?

Well, I love working with visuals and have really become very into photograhy over the past year.  What is the best way to go about getting trained, started up, equipement etc etc.  I see so many courses in papers etc but never know which ones are legit.  Could you help me out.  THANKS!  Kate xxx

From: Kate Marshall  ---

Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 16:13:06 -0500

i really enjoyied your notting hill carnival b&w photographs
i found the b&w medium a wonderful way to capture this event
with textures and observation that was not detracted from by colour.i'll be there next year with a camera!
many thanks for inspiration. Michael simmonds

Submitted by: m.simmonds

Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 11:59:54 -0400

Dear Mr. Marshall,

I emailed you roughly a month ago, and, unknown to me, my
email address no longer works, so my appologies if you have
been trying to reach me. I am a 23 year old struggling
photographer and my dream is to move to and work out of
London. There is a good chance I will be in London to visit
in November and would really enjoy meeting you and get some
feedback from you about the ups and down of being a London
based photographer. Thank you for your time...

Emily Burkhart

Submitted by: Emily Burkhart

Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 04:44:05 -0400

Great photography! Do you plan to update?

Submitted by: Henry

Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 14:37:02 -0400

Dear Mr. Marshall,

I am a struggling photographer and my dream is to move to
London and start my career. I am incredibly impressed by
your work and would love to meet you. You might get this
quite a bit and I understand if it wouldn't work for me to
meet you. I am simply trying to get my foot in the door of
a very difficult career! Thank you for your time, and I hope
to hear from you soon.

Emily Burkhart

Submitted by: Emily Burkhart

Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2000 05:24:10 -0400

Dear Peter, I've found a kindred spirit. Not that I'm a photographer (my husband says I move the camera too much) but that I am fascinated by the Greenwich meridian. In fact my school in Blackheath was just half a mile from the Line. I've made it something of a project this year to find as many meridian markers as possible and get myself photographed (by somebody else) by them. The results will go up on the display board in the foyer at the Royal Surrey County Hospital: my regular programme on the hospital radio includes a feature on the Greenwich meridian.

So far I've visited Toft (Cambridgeshire), Greenwich (of course), East Grinstead, and Oxted (no marker there so I had to depend on my OS map on which I'd plotted the Line) - and, quite recently, Chingford, as a direct result of reading your information on the web. Still to come - Royston, Lewes, Chailey, and Peacehave.

I took part in a sponsored walk in aid of the churches charity UNLOCK on 6th May. The charity encourages churches to get involved in their local areas and during the course of the walk, taking us through the Isle of Dogs and Greenwich, we visited several of their projects - homework clubs, Vietnamese lunch clubs, workshops for the unemployed, facilities for the disabled and able-bodied working together. Of course we crossed the meridian several times - and I think (but am not sure) that to the south of the Old Royal Observatory the line of stones across the footpath also denotes the meridian.

Your photos are super - please don't take them off as I like to return to them and look at them from time to time.

Many thanks - it would be good to hear from you.

Submitted by: Shelagh Godwin

Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 05:57:31 -0400

I was just browsing your web site while researching items for this year's BBC production of the Notting Hill Carnival.

I'm currently looking for people to tell us their own personal history of Carnival as part of our coverage this year.  In particular, I'm producing a film provisionally titled "Carnival Love" - where we film people talking about why they love carnival so much - or, in some cases, why they hate certain aspects of it.

I would be very interested in learning a bit more of your story - you have captured Carnival on film for a number of years and must therefore have a fantastic insight and awareness of the details that make Carnival so special.

I look forward to hearing from you,


Richard Stubbs
BBC Manchester
Tel: 0161 244 3728

Submitted by: Richard Stubbs

Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 19:55:27 -0400

Hi Peter,

I enjoyed your site very much, and thought you might be interested in looking at mine. It will have more Pride and other gay stuff on it soon. It is at http://www.gordonr.dircon.co.uk. It's good to be in contact with other photographers with similar interests. Best wishes

From: Gordon Rainsford

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:36:28 -0500

nice pictures!

Submitted by: Terence (terencezheng@hotmail.com)

Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 01:15:06 -0500


Great Stuff! I really enjoyed seeing your images. Beautiful site too. We seem to share some ideas on photography. I photograph events (such as weddings, corp events) with b/w documentary style. I've been feeling in a rut lately and thinking I should at least go out and photograph parades where I won't feel like such the sneaky photographer, street shooting. One of my favorite shots is the Friedlander parade shot: sunny, baton-twirling girl/shadow. Any ways, my site is http://www.andrewcollings.com Let me know when you've some new images to put up.

Andy Collings

Found your site by searching for archival digital prints. Check out my site it you're interested.

Submitted by: Andy Collings

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 07:37:03 -0500

Hi Peter,

I thought I'd let you know that I've included your page of B/W pictures of Notting Hill Carnival as a link within my own personal homepage - hope you don't mind, but I think your photographs are superb and hope that other people arriving there from my site will think so too! www.homestead.com/dolcevita/home.html

Best wishes, Diane 

Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 12:58:59 -0500

HI, I like very much your pictures. Maybe we can drink a pint some day. I am student in economics but, my passion is street photography. I have some contact sheets already and every week at least I have two new ones.

It was nice to meet you looking at your pictures.

And I agree with you asking permision destroy the picture.

From: Guillermo Alger --- 

Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 06:18:22 -0400

Hello, I writing from a telecommunications company and we are in the process of producing Carnival themed adverts. Would it be possible to use some of your photographs?. Do you send out samples. Please e-mail me back. Cheers Rich.

Submitted by: Richard Brett (RBrett@golden.demon.co.uk)

Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 19:07:19 -0400

Hi, my name's Peter too. I'm a Danish photographer living in England. Last year I photographed London Pride for Danish papers and I'd like to do the same this year but I don't remember the date of the Pride this year. Can you help please? Cheers, Peter

From: Peter Mortensen --- 

Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 19:07:19 -0400 

Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 00:07:16 -0400

Hello Peter,

I've just seen your site and we share a similar way in our photography. Please have a look at my website, (www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/3642)


Submitted by: Adi Soon

Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 22:11:17 -0500

Peter I enjoyed your photos and would like to attend London's Pride in '98. Do you know the dates for this year?

Submitted by: Trisha

Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 21:14:08 -0400

Beautiful photo. Interesting comments on your camera. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for your eforts.

Submitted by: Guy Murray

Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 15:31:58 -0400

ARe these available for purchase, or collected in a book?

Submitted by: sam adler

Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 12:13:12 -0400

Thank-you for the photos

Submitted by: Kay

Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 23:30:56 -0400

I liked the London buses. I do a lot of work on the public transit in Edmonton Canada. What equipment did you use, I use a Konica Hexar which is very silent in is good for close up candid work. My main problem is getting the exposure right as you are usually forced ino taking a backlit shot with the bus window behind the subject and it tends to under expose the subject.

Your exposures seem to be spot on.

The gay pride shoots are good also but quite frankly with all of those people looking and acting outrageous it must have been a bit like shooting fish in a barrel (no offence, just jealous to miss such a great photo op)

Submitted by: Gerald Whyte

Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 09:47:57 -0400 (EDT)


Just returned from your Web site. Very sprightly. I'm particularly impressed by the B&W field portraiture. I can tell you from first hand experience that it's the most difficult because timing and fast compositon are essential to capture spontaneity. You have excellent rapport with your subjects. They aren't intimidated by your presence and remain themselves. Fine work.


Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 00:47:04 -0400

You go Peter! Nice page. I hope you'll post more of your Gay Pride photos. When I click on the small photo I don't get a larger version in Navigator 3.0. I couldn't agree with you more. I've been photographing the New York City Gay Pride March for over 15 years and will put up a Web page as soon as I figure out how. In a public event such as this people expect (and hope) to be photographed. I never ask for permission. I like to include more of the background to give a context to the subjects but seeing your photos I think I'll throw in a few more closeups. -George

Submitted by: George

Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 07:44:49 -0500

I feel that your skill is impecable. The photos, so enigmatic and visually stimulating! I was touched, in more ways than one, by your ability to click a button!

Submitted by: Andrew Stroud

Date: Tue, 8 Oct 1996 08:45:56 -0400


You answred to me a few days ago in the news about breaking the rules. So I just finished seing your bus tour and grenwish photos.

I must say I like the grenwich (hum sp ??) ones. I went near this place 2 years ago, And I particulary liked the area near the Thames with canary dwarf on the other side. And your pictures succeed in showing the spirit of this place.


Frederic Goudal

Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 16:09:15 -0400

I think that part of the Artist's role is to reflect the "Common" in an "uncommon" way. The images inspire me to find new ways of seeing my world. Hopefully, my own photographs, indeed my own vision- will be affected by the images of life that excape my lenses unless recorded as honestly as yours. I think one of the most difficult things for any artist is to take their own creative instincts seriously. Your images help me re-affirm my own self-belief in recording scenes from everyday life that are mostly taken for granted by the public-at-large. Thank You Peter. Thank You Fixing Shadows, Best Regards, Thom Berea KY USA

Submitted by: Thom Hartley

Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 19:44:08

Peter, I am a beginning photography student here in the States. (I have only one fundamentals course under my belt.) The other day, taking a break from my job I came across your home page on the internet and found your pictures to be excellent "glimpses" as you put it into how we live. Your work at the carnival and on the buses is exactly the kind of work I'm after. There is something so curious about staring into stranger's faces caught in mid- expression. In our cultures, staring is not permitted, but photographs like your own give us permission.

I am currently working on a personal project documenting the people and lives of a north neighborhood in the small mid-western prarie town where I live (Lawrence, Kansas). I am wondering if you have any advice you could pass along to me besides, "Don't be afraid...just do it." I would also like to purchase a 35 mm camera (right now I'm using my sister's Nikon 4004, a manual & automatic camera, which means the manual is greatly compromised), and I wanted to get your advice on what to look for. Also, you mentioned that you used a wide-angle lens for the assignments. Do you recommend the same for the work I'm doing?

Keep up the excellent, inspiring work. I look forward to seeing more of it in the future.

Sincerely yours,

Shad Springer

Submitted by: Shad Springer 

Date: Sat, 8 Jun 1996 13:18:32 -0400

Good job Peter, I enjoyed the visit.

Ron Greene

Submitted by: Ron Greene

Very nice work. I also appreciate your philosophy of photogrpahy stated early on. I once took some pictures of people in bars, and I nearly got my lights punched out. But, those pictures captured something very important about the way people are.

Best of luck to you.


Submitted by: p bruce

Date: Tue, 7 May 1996 20:52:49

Dear Peter, I loved looking at your photos. It is inspiring and thought provoking to observe people without their knowledge and recognize the common bonds between all people the world over. Now if only we could all get alongŠ Alas! Keep taking the pix and good luck on those buses. I found your page because my wife and I recently purchased an old 'Bristol' double decker for conducting bus tours in Ketchikan, Alaska, our home. I won't be taking any pictures clandestinely, you must have some apparatus for that. But I do observe my passengersŠ

All the Best from Ketchikan!

Submitted by: Chris Wilhelm

Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 15:27:33

Peter, I'm a photography student living in the U.S. From January 1997 through May 1997 I will be living and studying in Central London, at Regents College. I am looking for an internship to do at the same time. I have a strong background in shooting and printing color and black and white and have experience with alternative processes such as toning, hand coloring and more. I also have a working experience with digital image manipulation (i.e. Photoshop). I'm a creative, diligent and dedicated worker with a unique sense of humor. I am eager to learn and hone my skills in a professional working environment. If you are interested in working with an intern please snail mail me (I have limited Internet access) at either of the following addresses.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration

Robert D. DeValentino RR2 Box 211 Pulaski Hgwy. Goshen, NY 10924 (USA)

Date: Sun, 11 Feb 1996 00:56:31

I enjoyed these images. I was wondering what type of camera you use

Submitted by: Randal Smith

Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 22:01:50

Thoroughly enjoyed your work. I thought I'd just look at a few, and ended up looking at nearly everything.

Submitted by: Kurt Holter

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 09:18:50

Hello, my name is Andrea and I attend a high school in the U.S. I am currently working on a school marketing project with two other girls. Our assignment is to choose a product and a country to market it to. We have chosen yearbooks and the country of England. We will set up a store in London and then contact various secondary schools throughout England. In our project, we have to make it as realistic as possible. In that case, we would need to find employees. If this were a real company being set up in London, would you be willing to work on our staff as a photographer? If so, what would you charge and what would your hours be? Please send us some information as soon as possible. What is your reaction? Do you know of anyone who we could contact? Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely, Andrea Notestine

Submitted by: Andrea Notestine

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 12:19:15

I lived in Notting Hill Gate for a time. Your images truly capture the essence of the carnival. I would like to come back to London for the summer; I'm working on my MA in the history of photography right now. I'm trying to get in touch with people at the Photographer's Gallery, off Leicester Square... Any ideas? Thanks in advance... Jess Mackta jessicam@gas.uug.arizona.edu

Submitted by: jess mackta

Date: Sat, 6 Jan 1996 16:27:00

you must love people

Submitted by: judith



Date: Fri, 8 Dec 1995 11:17:23

I will return some other time to view more. Thanks.

Submitted by: (scott feld) 

Date: Fri, 24 Nov 1995 08:20:05

Hi I'm very interested in taking photographs and I really enjoyed your work. I'm writing to you because I would like to go to London or somewhere else in England this summer and attend a university to learn more about how to take better photographs. But it's VERY difficult to get an addres to or some information about some schools that have these kind of courses. So please, if you know ANYTHING about this, an addres or a name of a university please send it to me.

Thank you! Lindha (Gothenburg)

Submitted by: Lindha Feldin

Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 14:25

I am currently making a film about the London night bus. I would appreciate any comments,suggestions or advice. I was very impressed with your photographs, I believe that not enough photographers document every day life these days. Your photographs were 'real'. I hope 'The Night Bus' will turn out to be a document of a slice of London life The film is part of my final year work for a Media Arts Degree at Royal Holloway University of London.


Submitted by: Stephen Walmsley

Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 15:28:28

My buddy (Keith Bardin) is a professional photographer in Dallas (here) and was interested in photography sites on the Web. We found your page through the first search engine listed under Netscape's "Net Search" button. Nice pages -- very well done.

Submitted by: Mark