Jack Welpott

Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 09:06:15 -0400

I love your website, not just the images but also the thoughts and ideas you have contributed to photography. I am doing a project on how women have been photographed throughout the ages...any ideas or suggestions- or maybe even things i should read? i am very interested in this and would like to hear what you think.

Submitted by: Rosalie

Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 03:14:20 -0400

Great to see all the images. Hope you're doin good.
Don Cardoza

Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 10:27:50 -0400

Hi, Jack,
It's been a few years since early 60s at SF State. Judy,
Bob Coyne, Don W. Joanne Leonard, Gutman. Trip down to
Adams etc. Lore and I spent six years in Europe, and I  another ten in Japan. Hope all is well with you. Good to
see you on the web.

Submitted by: Fred Johnson

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 15:22:11 -0400

Hi Jack  Your image Butoh at The Beach is extraordinary. Is the child doing the dance? Im working on a piece and want to interview someone who can tell me about butoh dancers who began as children. Would you have a reference?


Lily Pond

Submitted by: Lily Pond

Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 18:09:25 -0500

Hello Jack,
I am a student at the Maine Photographic Workshops, the professional certificate program and the program ends shortly.  I admire your work and your focus of the medium.  My dedication to the medium is basically my life and am searching for someone to take me under their wing, to work for and with.  If you have any thoughts, advice, or requests please contact me.  Thanks for your time, Ben Nixon

Submitted by: Ben Nixon

Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 17:11:11 -0500

Did you make an image of a hand that seemed to be glowing - it's very beautiful. It was shown at a workshop that I took and I think it could be your work, which is extraordinary.

Submitted by: Dianne Arnheim

Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 02:47:15 -0500

Hi Jack:

Love your work! First saw it at the museum in Carmel

Can you please send me a price list for your work? Most interested
in prints 81/2 x 11 and 11 x 14

Submitted by: Vince Ferraro

Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 15:27:02 -0500


Just happend to stumble accross this site. Remember me?, Paris 1985. John Cernak from South Bend, IN with two boys and one wife. Now living in Atlanta, working as a packaging manager for the Home Depot. Hope things are going well for you and Brooke. Boys are grown men now and divorced from wife. Let's go back to Paris!!!

Submitted by: John Cernak

Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 20:00:04 -0500

Hi Jack, I live at 1336 Green St. in SF. across the street from Imogen Cunninghams former home. Long story short- the property is danger of being completely destoyed..the garden to be excavated & replaced by a garage. There is a large group which stongly oppose this.

Submitted by: tami twarog

Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 17:44:24 -0500

Jack, I think my browser died before I pressed submit. Let me know please! I was writing that I really appreciate your images. Thank you for letting me see them.
Could I print some for you? I set up a digital lab in Emeryville called Pictopia. We are printing for Galen Rowell among others. I'd love to do some B&W like yours!
Pls call me anytime - - 510/658-5877 xtn. 101
thanks! Mark@pictopia.com

Submitted by: Mark Liebman


Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 05:30:43 -0500

dear jack - i hope you are well and dandy and that you receive this email okay - and basically i am contacting you with a proposition/request - as i may have indicated previously i am a great fan of instant polaroid art and to this end have set up a web site in part as a resourse tool -a collection/compendium of such work - and thus to this end though it might be interesting to contact phtographers who i admire and whom i am not awear of working in polaroid in the hope that they may wish to!!!  i realise that this is a big thing and i can provide no insentive what so ever other than i think it would be kina interesting.

the site is at:


probably one of the most boring addresses i have seen in a long time but i am working on that!

either way i hope you are well.

much fun


Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 22:36:06 -0500

Jack , would be keen to hear of your views of the work of Walter Chappell. I am quite familiar with his imagery having worked with Walter in the early and remaining friends until his death.My own thoughts are that he was one of the profoundest photographers of his generation. Iam speaking here of the imagery only, not the talk, but separating from the personality if you will. Walter being such strong presence and sometimes quite frankly such a pain in the ass I realise how difficult it can be to separate the two.

Submitted by: Blaine Ellis

Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 09:56:01 -0500

Hi Jack,
I was surfing the net and came across this site.  I think of you often as you continue to be one of the major mentors of my life.  I wonder if you remember me?  It's been a long time since I've lived in the Bay Area (I'm in NYC), but your "vibe" inspires me everyday.  I hope you are well and that this message makes it to you.  I adore you and my wish is that we meet again someday soon.  May your holiday be filled with love and warmth!
Your devoted student from the 80's,
Lelah Adler

Submitted by: Lelah Adler

Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 01:46:22 -0500

Jack- I am hoping to get intouch with you reguarding a reseach paper I am doing on Imogene Cunningham. Also one of my instructors, Larry Bullis, told me you would be great to talk to about art in general. If you have time please e-mail me. Thanks!

Submitted by: Tanya Peila (tpeila@hotmail.com)

Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 18:34:21 -0500

please be kind enough to advise where your images are available for purchase - i saw them in new b & w magazine and enjoyed them very much!! especially kathleen kelly 1972 - what a marvelous - wonderful thoughtful face - thank you for capturing it!


Submitted by: lee drotman

Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 02:24:10 -0400

Hi Jack:

It was great to meet you, see your images and learn a little about the zone system.  Thank you for the invitation to come back and talk about your image of the camera with dog and shadow (sorry, I can't remember your title) and the zone system.  I would love to  visit after I get back from San Diego.I return the end of August.  Please let me know when it would be convenient for you.  A Tuesday or Thursday works great for me and if you want to get together during the day I can bring lunch.    Dona

Submitted by: Dona Kopol Bonick

Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 16:18:11 -0400

Comments about Jack's material (blue.unix-ds8s)

i have followed your work since 1975. you're still the man.

Submitted by: erik

10 Aug 2001 18:40:09 -0400

Hey Jack!  I found your website, and loved looking at new/unfamiliar images.  Am now being a shrink in SF (living in Sausalito), but after a decade of school/exams/licensing/etc., I'm back in jazz piano and photography.  Half expected to see you at the Ansel Gala last week.  Would love to get together.  Are you well?
Pat (Friedman) Ross (Maggie)

Submitted by: Pat Friedman Ross

Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 11:20:10 -0400

Dear Jack,

Years ago, I saw your photograph "Sabine, 1973" in LE NU (Photo Poche, n 24).   Now, at last, I found more information on your work and saw some other photographs of Sabine.

Where can I see more photographs like these ones?   Is there a publication on your work or especially on your work with Sabine?   Probably these photographs are a lot too expensive for me but are these works still available and at what price?
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,

Luc Van hoogenbemt
Louizastraat 11
B-2800 Mechelen

Submitted by: Luc Van hoogenbemt

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 14:52:52 -0400

Hi Jack,

Great stuff! I've always enjoyed your work.
I'm doing a show at Artisans Gallery, 78 E. Blithedale in Milly Valley, on Art, Science, & Technology in July. The reception is Tuesday, July 3, 6-7:30 pm. Hope to see you there.

I ran across your comments in the Henry Holmes Smith monograph from the Greenberg Gallery. I'd love to see more of his work. Are any of his people still in the area?
Loren Means

Submitted by: Loren Means

Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 17:00:51 -0400

Hello Jack, I met you at Barry Singers Gallery. I would love to talk with you about the festival I organize called Camera Art. Please e-mail an address that I can reach you at.

Submitted by: Kathleen McCallum

Date: 5 May 2001 04:14:07 -0400

I first saw Sabine in a catalog for an auction -- Sotheby's? -- in Los Angeles in the '70s.  I'm delighted to see her again.  Wonderful photographs.

Submitted by: Jon Streeter

Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 11:50:48 -0400

While I was searching for information on the life of George Catlin (I recently came into the possession of a print "Game of the Arrow" and have become interested in it's history)I inadvertently stumbled across your photography and would like to say I was reminded of sitting on the ground as a child and watching ants and praying mantis.  It was a fortunate diversion and makes me wonder still about the "grand scheme of things".

From: Mona ---

Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001


I'm looking for a specific photograph of yours that is untitled.  Taken in 1979, and is currently in the Contemporary Art Museum in LaJolla, Ca.  It's a part of a series of New CAlifornia Views.  It a black and white photograph of a truck parked next to a building.  The trailer of the truck is painted so that is looks like part of the background.  Where can I find it in a book, and where can I find your biographical information?  Thank you Christi Van Wyhe

From: christi van wyhe ---

Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 01:05:53 -0500

Dear Mr. Welpott,
I have found your work incredibly interesting ever since an instructor of mine(Robert Barry) showed slides of some of your work during one of his slide show lectures. The photographs included an interior of an old building and a couple of nudes. The style in which the nudes were done was one which I found incredibly interesting. Nudes haven't really been my favorite subject, but I found the way in which you had photographed them incredibly intriguing. As opposed to many nudes I have seen in which the form is all that is emphasized, these seemed to emphasize the person as well. This semester I received an assignment for a portraiture class to do a report on one photograher out of a list of photographers whose portraits were greatly admired. Seeing your name on this list the choice seemed obvious but this website(which Mr. Barry provided me with the address for) has been my only resource to date. For my report I am required to show a slide presentation (conventional or digital) as well as recite an oral report. I am sending you this e-mail to ask if I might conduct a telephone interview or maybe even one in person. I was also wondering if it would be alright for me to use digital slides such as those on your website for the visual display in my report. You can e-mail me at kavster@yahoo.com or call me at (760) 747-1338. I will be around during the day for the weekend. That is the extent of my request and I thank you greatly for taking the time to read my exorbantly long message.

Kaveh J. Kamgar

From: Kaveh Kamgar ---

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 20:38:19 -0500

Nice stuff. I need to call you and install your card, if you haven't already done so. Sorry for my busy schedule.

--Matt Gallagher

From: Matt Gallagher ---

Wed, 21 Mar 2001 16:00:31 -0500

When i saw that pictures..., i thought that i was dreaming.
They are really very beautiful, and, some then, are shocking, but not so much that the beautiful was gone.
Congratulations for Jack Welpott!

Submitted by: Mrcia Monteiro Rocha

12 Mar 2001 09:23:18 -0500

Hello Jack:

I love your images. Is Nash Editions doing your portfolio in black and white Iris prints?

How much color do you do?

Talk to you soon.

Ataraxia Studio, Fine Art Printmaking

Submitted by: Maureen E. Dougherty

Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 22:32:25 -0500

Greetings to Jack from Tom Pitre...a student of Art at SF State, circa 1964.  Hoping this finds you well as I send my best to you for all you did for me as my teacher.

Sequim, Washington

Submitted by: Tom Pitre

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 03:17:49 -0500

found you looking for a london independent news paper  what a delight i met jack wellpot many years ago in s.f. calif. i  remember some of the work on your site it has really rekindled my interest in photography something i love dearly but abandoned for mixed media a long time ago

your site has ignited a spark        thank you and jack

(you are very welcome, Fixing Shadows)

From: david benedict ---

Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 21:13:44 -0500

Jack, your photographs are beautiful. You are one of the
few remaining greats. I lost your e-mail address and Noelle
and I want to come over for a visit and maybe some lunch or
coffee. please e-mail us soon    spiderfarm@ap.net

take care
-Brian Gaberman

Submitted by: Brian Gaberman

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 15:55:00 -0500

dear jack-everything is a lot warmer-arlene an i have insulated the windows and put curtains up-decorated-photographs and paintings and poems on the wall (bits from kenneth rexroths 'women poets of china') etc etc -the place was a shell when we moved in but the landlady is lovely-no bond and no rent up front-so we saved about 800 quid there!

as well as being a dish-washer and decorator and cook i also do i great deal of photography and framing making-i'm became disillusioned by the end of my degree-the turning towards theory to such an extent i thought the images were been fogotten-relagated in favour of the text-my final paper was concerned with defending ones own emotional responses to photography-although writing about certain photographs from this angle proved difficult-to articulate what it is about an image beyond its formal qualities-i,m starting to ramble here-i'd be interested to here your views on this point-i,ve come across little text on your work but imagine it would be also concerned with the 'photography'and the 'photographer' rather than the the actual 'photograph'

i,ve been following the election over here-gore vidal was interviewed on the world service saying that there was little real democracy in the election-that voters had a choice between two sides of the same coin-i also read a facinating article about trading votes/tactical voting between gore and nadar supporters in an attempt to ensure that gore wins and nadar gets his all important five 5%.-

none of the work on the site is dated-i recognise some of it from the books-is any of it recent work?-i'd love to see some!

anyway i better go-the pub calls-
hope your well and as warm as we now are!-sean.

It is night again
I let down my silken hair
Over my shoulders
And open my thighs over my lover.
"Tell me, is there any part of me
That is not lovable?"
                     -Tzu Yeh ( written about 1600 years ago!amazing!)

Submitted by: sean

Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 23:35:50 -0500

Jack, This is Nancy from the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, Missouri, just writing to check on the status of your resume. We are crunched for time with our grant project for the museum site so I was just wondering if you had mailed your resume to me yet? Everyone was excited when I told them you used to live in Sedalia. We all thought it would be great if you came to the grand opening next fall. We'll let you know when we do have the opening,ok. I will look up the information for you at the library as soon as I have completed the text. I just have yours and a handful of others to complete. The site address iis www.daummuseum.org and your photograph is already on it and they are waiting on me to finish the rest of the text.If you could let me know the status of the resume you mailed to me, I would appreciate that. Sorry to be bugging you again about this. I've been reading more about you on other sites and I see that you have been an Emeritus since 1992. That is impressive, Jack. It is so weird that you used to live here. I'm anxious to finish this project so I can do some research at the library in town on you and your parents. I'll send whatever I can find, ok. I'll look for that playbill of jazz or ragtime from 1927-1929,too. Take care and Happy Holidays. Your work is splendid and you must be an excellent teacher since I know you taught so many successful professional photographers, like Judy Dater, etc. Best regards, Nancy, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art

From: nancy weant ---

Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 22:36:31 -0500

Jack, Great photos. I'm doing research for the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art website (www.daummuseum.org) and we have works of your in our collection and I need a resume, your birthdate, etc. if you can help me out, I'd be grateful, Jack. The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art is under construction on the State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO. My phone #: 660-826-6414, address: Nancy Weant, 21864 HWY. F, Sedalia, MO 65301-0725. emails: nweant@iland.net or wnancyk@hotmail.com. Thank-you in advance for any way you can help me out, Jack. Cheers,Nancy

Submitted by: nancy weant

Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 17:16:30 -0500

dear jack-many thanks for the info-usless in the sense that i will still resort to my own imaginings when looking at the photograph-though will be usefull if i meet some know-it-all down at the pub one dark rainy night...but seriously thanks for abating my curiosity

did you have a book/lett in regards to your exhibiton at the photographers gallery?-if so i could ring them-or pop in next time i am in london-to see if they have-on the offchance-any left

good to know that there are some decent immigration people in the uk (no racist-though i wonder how much of this is personal or political...)-

and man ray!-i have a quote by him that is a great inspiration-i saw a retrespective of his work at the serpentine a few years ago-the pictures were so small-and beautifully so (often smaller than the reproductions i had become familiar with before hand)

still no president!-chomsky is no-doubt having a field-day on the subject-though i'd no-doubt spend a wee while locating what he'd/s written in this regard (he does have a fair bit of expousure in the left-wing broadsheets here-and as an aside-years ago my partner-hallo arlene!-went to a talk he gave a number of years ago at cardiff university and the place-apparently-was packed-speakers were hooked up in the next room just so people could listen to him-others were sprawled along the hallway...popular or what!)

lovers are often blind
and poets lie on oath:
you're in a double blind
trusting those who are both.

-oliver reynolds

once again-many thanks-

much fun to you


Submitted by: sean (again)

Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 11:41:00 -0500

dear jack-its been one of those weeks!-leaky roof and the odd clitch preparing a web site-and...

many thanks for your reply to my previous e-mail-for been relaxed enough to answer the wee questions i pose in lieu of the fact that many '..andmonish  not to answer any questions.'-and so i have a wee one-the image on the web site 'woman'(bottom left)-i assume the person in the photograph has had undergone some medical proceedure-i'm wondering if this is the case-i find it the most sexual image on the site in a way similar to (and again i don't have a copy at hand as most of my stuff is still in storage) 'sleeping woman'-who is in fact dead but frozen forever in a yawn-a large scar running up her torso-i mean sexual in the way that amichai's poem 'your skin is the outer skin/of all that has ever happened./...' is-(does this make sense?)

have you exhibited much-or at all-in the uk? - i haven't seen much recently and of what i have can't have been that good because i can't remember them!- francesca woodman at the photographers gallery stood out-beautiful to see prints on the wall in the same dimensions as the the prints in the book (why do so many photographers feel a need to exhibit huge prints!)

When, unexpectedy, love returns from its dissappointments
and flopping into your arms,lying says,
'this time i have come back to stay,
all other bodies were at best a comprimise.'
then if you are wise
you will choose to believe is lies.
                      -brian patten

i guess that one of the great things about patten's poems is the fact that he turns love into something solid-physical-indicates that it is a person rather than a feeling...

again many thanks for your time

hope your well-sean

Submitted by: sean

Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 19:55:36 -0500

dear jack-many thanks for your e-mail-i printed it out and read it on the journey up to newcastle where i attended my partners brothers wedding-lots of good food and traditional dancing-(a ceilidgh-pronounced kaylee)very tiring!

the american (none)election is still dominating the broadsheets here-becoming more strange by the day-perhaps the most honest-and oddest remark i came across was by pat buchannan-saying it was obvious the 3000 or so votes he recieved in palm beach consisted of a high proportion that were no-doubt for gore and that he didn't want anyone elses votes!


Your skin is the outer skin
Of all that has ever happened.
When I caress you at night
I caress wars and ancient kings
and whole nations wandering
or resting at peace.

(Yehuda Amichai)

I love this-it turns everything into an act of rememberance and perhaps celebration.

of the people you have photographed-how many are you still in touch with?-knowing what dianne is now doing would indicate that to some degree you are-are the relationships with those you have photographed more generally confined to the studio/workshop?

a bit about me then- i'll attempt to fill in the edges of the picture!-i live in lancaster-a small city about an hours drive north from manchester-famous for its castle where the pendle whitches were interned before their execution and as the place where the birmingham 6 and the gilford 4 were tried (all now released and whos convictions were overturned-although one died in prison if my memory serves me correctly)

i attended university in newport, south wales-both of my course teachers were american-one of whom-(ann-bush crews from new mexico)-apparently-used to sit under an enlarger while her mother did prints for immogen cunningham!-i am no intellectual!-perhaps i'm fortunate in having a passion for a few things-or rather one thing that excercises my mind-there is little difference in regards to the reasons why i am facinated by  poetry and photography-i still have to read various texts more than once (and more than that)-and still it  won't all go in!

its of great interest to discover something about those in the photographs-i'm unsure if it alters my viewing of them-especially in light of what you  have told me about kelly (this relates to the issue of  learning about an artists life and how-if at all it allows others to understand that work or indeed whether or not it is relevant at all-authorship was one of the very few logo-centric text dominated/abstract topics i found facinating during my studies)-i would, at present, err towards the position that it does not-but this is an area on which i am unsure

in one respect i,m thankful that i don't have the book 'women and other visions'(have you published others?)-as i could imagine our conversation or dialogue becoming an interrogation!-another strange fact occured to me recently-many of your images that i know were published twnenty-five years ago-and i only discovered them perhaps 3/4 years ago-and as i think of them i relate to them as having being created at that moment...

i'm unfamiliar with the 'Odalisque'-is this some kind of compendium?-i'm familiar with the painters you mention
-i find the impressionist period interesting-the time, i believe, when painters began to use photographs as source material for their work-excluding the camera obscura you mention ( a very good friend of mine exhibited work at the watershed in bristol early this year under the title 'camera obsucra'-white text on white-the text consisted of answeres given to the question 'what do you see?-a question she asked of those who have visual impairments) utilising that which was predicted to herald the death of painting!-and thankfully did not!

you say in your e-mail that place your work within certain traditions-do you see yourself as continuing it by other means (the photograph), extending it, or perhaps both?-i have somewhere i lovely quote from an essay by kenneth rexroth placing his own poetry within a tradition spanning thousands of years-and part of that tradition is to do with simplicity-i'll hunt it out and send it you

i will check the fixing shadows web-site for up-dates-

i hope i am less mysterious to you now-

hope to here from you soon-all the best-


'a mandarin fell in love with a courtesan. "I shall be your ," she told him, "when you have spent a hundred nights waiting for me, sitting on a stool, in my garden, beneath my window."  But on the ninety-ninth night, the mandarin stood up, put his stool under his arm, and went away.

Submitted by: sean

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 07:20:35 -0500

dear jack-thanks for your previous e-mail, for taking the time to answer the wee questions-i realise i spelt nadar rather than nader last e-mail (live and learn...)-the election coverage here-in the broad sheets and the radio is massive-i'll no-doubt stop up to catch the results-

i would agree with your views on reading photography, emotional content, triggers etc-in the text on this site you mention sabine,s resemblence to your mother-and it reminded me of reasons as to why people take photographs-perhaps to remember-but i don't think a photograph works any differently than a poem or, say, a letter-theres a short story by, i think, calvino, concerning a man who becomes obsessed by photographing his partner to such excess
she finaly leaves him and all hes left with are the images
(i wish i could find it-most stuff is still in boxs dotted around the house)Barthes writes in 'A lover's discourse':
'but isn't desire always the same, whether the object is present or absent?  Isn't the object 'always' absent...there are two words: Pothos, desire for the absent being, and himeros, the more burning desire for the present being.' photography seems to straddle these two points (or a poem etc), uncomfortabe if alone in either.

i tried to send you a scan from athe book 'Anonym'- a collection of erotica/pornography collected together by Serge Bramly-as the title indicates all the images are by unknowns-facinating to wonder why and who whilst knowing that those facts will no-doubt forever remain hidden-alas the file was sent back-though perhaps you have the book anyway

the two images on the site that i can't remeber seeing in the book are the ones of a) diana b) kelly gray-i can't decide which is the most facinating-kelly looks as if she'd rather be some place else-not an easy emotion to get across-especially-i,m assuming here that the setting in which the image was taken was formal rather than a chance happening-i'm struk by the poverty of words while descriding these images (the difference between the 'unreal' and the 'disreal')-

i realise that there are no specific questions(?) here, though i would be more than interssted to here you opinions
on the issues mentioned-its facinating for me to discover your views on things-as its not so long ago i was at university, turning frequently to the book you published with judy dater (and emmet gowin,s early work concerning his
family)-i'll leave with a poem by brian pattern (which relates to what i've written above in an altogether different way!)

when she wakes drenched from her sleep
shw will not ask to be saluted by the light
nor carrolled by morning's squabbling birds,
nor lying in his arms wish him repeat
the polite conversations already heard;
she'll not be loved by roses but by men,
she will glide free of sweet beauty's net
and all her senses open out
to recieve each sensation for herself.
if i could be that real, that open now
and not by half a light half lit
i would not gossip of what is beauty and what is not
nor reduce love to a freak poem in the dark.

(similar to thom gunn's-paraphrasing here-'i stride through the whore-house/when my girls are off-duty-load them with chocolates/but never for one moment can i possess fresh cheeks like hers/bee-stung lips like hers/or a wastful heart...

again, many thanks for your time-trust your well and warm

Submitted by: sean (seancath@uniservity.net)

Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 01:58:53 -0500

hey Jack,excellent pics here! please send some info on black & white photography using an SLR.thanx

Submitted by: gautam (spacestation04@yahoo.com)

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 14:27:08 -0500

jack-i wonder if you may, at some future date,are planning to place more of your images on the web. Your books are out of print and i cant'keep popping to the university library as I graduated moons ago.

in regards to talking about work,Man ray once said(or wrote or maybe has had attributed to him...)
'Of course there will only be those who look only at the technique and ask 'how?', while those of a more curious nature will ask 'why?'.  I have always prefered inspiration to infomation.'

The house is much warmer.

I trust you are in good health. regards,sean.

Submitted by: sean

Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 08:10:05 -0400

A reference to your work in a book that I was using as research for my photography dissertation on the nude, stated hat the representation you employ towards the female nude is sexualised and objectified. I would like to know whether you feel this to be a fair statement, and your viewpoint on the subject either way. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response,

Submitted by: vicki brown (vicsta_b@hotmail.com)

Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 05:01:12 -0400

nice to find your sight-i first came across yours and judy's work at university-and along with one book of emmet gowin's photographs around the 70,s and polaroid stuff found came across little that i found of interest-i never looked up who had taken which image betwween the two of you-they seemed to jell together so well ,to give way to all passions, i know, is merely whoring, yes, but to give way to none is to be  a whore master.'
               (thom gunn)
forgive the mess-my house is so cold i can bearly bend my fingers!

Submitted by: sean

Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 15:51:51 -0400

Your work is beautiful. I have been trying to figure out wher I stand in relation to the digital art world. I am a photographer, but I can't find my words as an artist. Your artist statement is inspiring, Barbara

Submitted by: Barbara

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 20:25:38 -0400

I own a print of "Carnival Woman", bought threw Barry Singer in witch he called it "Carnival". It is one of the newer pieces I have as most of my collection is 1900-1940. "Carnival is always commented on when people look at my collection.

Submitted by: Terry Loebel

Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 13:45:12 -0400

Hey Jack!  Nice show of great work.  Hope you are well and having some fun.  Have finally settled down for awile.  I have moved to Wyoming the "pee anywhere" state.  Much cheaper living here and I am still close enough to my kids to go down to Denver/Boulder for the day (1 1/2 hrs.)
Hope to get out there in the not too distant future.  Still recovering from my 3 mo. road trip.  Love and prayers! C. Roitz

Submitted by: Charles Roitz

Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2000 16:12:41 -0400

Jack,  What an incredibly wonderful way to display your photos!  Thank you so much for letting me know that you are now online.  I've never downloaded a picture off the Internet, but I intend to try making a copy of the picture of Kelly.  It comes across so beautifully on the screen.  Kelly will be delighted when I show it to her.  In fact she will be astounded.  Thanks so much for making it available.  She has been doing a lot with her art lately.  She is taking a beading class at the moment and hopes to start up with clay again in September.  Plus, as you know, she is doing a lot with watercolors.  She devotes a lot of time to her art.  What a remarkable person.  Hope all is well with you.  Adam and I will probably be in California next February.  See you then, although I am sure we will be in touch before that time.  Congratulations again on the web site!  Nancy McLane

Submitted by: Nancy McLane

Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 19:10:13 -0400


I finally found you!!!!  Great showing!!  I didn't realize you had so many prints here.


Submitted by: Jan

Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 13:47:56 -0400

Bravo Jack.....so many beautiful, inspiring, loving images....
just like you my friend ...all the best from the streets of LA a
at the democratic national convention  see you soon   BILL

Submitted by: Bill Mattick

Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 20:07:08 -0400

Terrific work, unfortunately poorly edited. It's a jumble of images from here and there, leaving the viewer with an array of pictures lacking a coherent statement that would pull them all together. The fact that they are all made by Jack Welpott, does not suffice. But it is good to see to it on the web none the less. He is a wonderful artist.

Submitted by: pedro meyer

Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 11:34:59 -0400

Jack, superb!  A truly wonderful collection of images, and very nicely laid out too.  Convent wall and one of the Sabine images are a bit flat though, they should be corrected to match the tonal quality of the other images.  It's great having your available on the web!  Welcome.


Submitted by: billkane@home.com

Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 08:31:42 -0400

He's my hero!!!!!,  Love Nork

Submitted by: Nork (strobo@atlantech.net)

Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 02:21:25 -0400

I love you and your work, Jack!!.....and it looks awesome on this sight.  It is an honor to be your friend and actually be able to see your work on our walls every day.  Thank you for  your knowledge, wisdom and inspiration thru the school years and now still in my life. I only regret that I don't see you more often. It's weird how the things one really wants and needs in life can slip by.  HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.  Love, Hugs and Kisses, Marilyn......and Tom too.  How about another dinner date?

Submitted by: Marilyn and Tom

Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 00:36:47 -0400

Jack: I got up the website immediately I got your email about it. Lovely portfolio. Oddly, I'd been thinking of you today, as I have ofrten recently, wondering what happened to our hot and heavy emailing a while back. We must end the interuption. I like so much the variety (and seeing skill) in your images, so rare these days among the heavy artists. Jim Burns

Jack: Did I mention the text? Typically fine. Jim

Fixing Shadows:

Words and photographs---Wright Morris must be a part of your history.

Incidentally, Jack Welpott and Wright Morris taught at the same time at San
Francisco State, Wright teachng fiction writing and Jack, photography. James

Submitted by: James Burns

Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 23:50:25 -0400

Wow, just great that you actually have some of your art on the Internet.
I am thrilled for you. The design of your site is way above the norm as the
photos really stand out on the brown b/g.
Congratulations dear cuz - a job well done.

Submitted by: Sis

Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 23:42:22 -0400

Hey Jack,
It's good to see the work again. It's about time millions can see it too!
Great show --- Cheers Timo

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