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You've heard of "Throwback Thursday," right? What? You been living under a rock or something?? Well, anyway, this week on the ROCK SHOW, it's a real "Throwback Friday!" I've got great tunes from days gone by, and you know what? They really ROCK! It's only natural...
This week on the show my guest is artist Doug Young. Doug has just begun a new body of work of paintings on glass, using a technique called reverse painting. The images in Doug's paintings depict strange and fantastical places including a vintage Disneyland Attraction, a lethal injection room and a view of the Death Star's equatorial trench which Luke Skywalker famously navigates at the end of the film Star Wars.
That's photographer Andy Freeberg talking about his project called Guardians. It's one of two body's of work he has been working on over the last few years. Both of his shows depict people occupying space with works of art, but the worlds Andy documents in these two shows couldn't be more different.
Over the last decade Gregory Crewdson has become a household name in contemporary art for his large-scale staged photographs. The creation of just one Crewdson photograph requires the work of over 50 crew members including actors, electricians, set designers and a cinematographer. The artist shoots on location in sleepy towns in Western Massachewsettes, often shutting down entire city blocks to use as his set.
Mark 2, Stanford Linear Accelerator, California This week on the show: photographer Stanley Greenberg. Stanley has made his career photographing the visible, and invisible, parts of the built world He has photographed the hidden tunnels, aqueducts and tanks of new york's water system, gained access to photograph the construction of buildings by some of the world's most famous architects, and most recently, has been traveling around the world to places like Switzerland, Japan and the North Pole to photograph particle accelerators and other exotic high energy physics experiments. Stanley has published numerous books of his photographs including Invisible New York: The Hidden Infrastructure of the City, and Architecture Under Construction. His most recent book is called Time Machines and features a selection of his particle accelerator photographs.
Last month the Chicago Sun-Times laid off it's entire photo department. Their plan: to replace their 28 staff photographers -- including Pulitzer Prize winning photo journalist John White -- with reporters carrying iPhones. So, in addition to their normal reporting duties --- tracking down leads, collecting quotes, interviewing witnesses --- reporters will now have to stop what their doing, whip out their iphones and do the job of a photojournalist.

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