Photo Finds, June 18, 2012 – Daniel Milnor

Photo Finds, June 18, 2012 – Daniel Milnor

Welcome to Photo Finds, a feature where we point you to some of the best photography around the web. A Leica, a Hasselblad, a few rolls of film. That’s pretty-much photographer Daniel Milnor’s ammunition when he goes out shooting. Whether it’s along the streets of Paris or in the wilds of Machu Pichu, Daniel’s style of documentary photography stands out head and shoulders above the crowd. Daniel refers to his work as “classic Black and White documentary work,” and I think the description really does fit. There’s an air of old-world richness to his images that’s evocative of the golden age of black and white photography (think Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, and Robert Frank), and some of them might as well have been taken in the mid-20th century. There are two things that I find particularly fascinating about Daniel’s work. The first is the curated nature of the work he posts.Every image I see online seems to be carefully considered, and presented with a certain reverence. Daniel doesn’t indulge in the kind of spray-and-pray photography I see so often (and that I myself am sometimes guilty of). Rather, he seems to shoot and edit with care, and his body of work reflects that attention to detail. The Leica Files, a series of video posts that Daniel has been putting up on his website, adds credence to that hypothesis. Here, he takes one image per video post and talks about it. Normally used to seeing a ton of content packed into as little time as possible, this hit-the-brakes-hard approach is almost a relief for me. The second thing that captures my...