This page started like many others - with something completely different
in mind. I started this page partly because I had become aware of other galleries
which I felt were worth publicising. Some I stumbled across through the alt.photo.*
newsgroups, and some because there were people that had contacted me to comment
on my gallery and to tell me that they had put links from their gallery or creative
site to mine. However list number of galleries I stumbled across (predictably)
grew much faster than my ability to catalogue them. Nowadays there are plenty
of better places with lists of photographic sites, and of course there is always
Google. A traditional starting point is:
Hallinger's Photo Exhibitions and Archives
This page here is, or at least is going to become, a modest collection
of selected like galleries which I recommend or found rather interesting
or worthy of comment. Most but not all pages are photographic galleries.
A few are sites of genuine artistic creativity in other fields. Recommendations
for additions to this page are always welcome.
The Eye of the Low Countries
This is an excellent photographic site, mostly B&W, which cannot be
recommended too highly. This quote from the site gives a good description.
"On these pages you will find recent work of photojournalists and press-photographers
from the Netherlands and Belgium. Most of them are freelance; some of them
work for a newspaper or magazine. The pictures here have been chosen by
themselves. Some of these pictures never made it to a newspaper and are
shown here now for the first time. This 'exhibition' has no commercial intention.
There is no contest, nor any competition. She just shows what kind of pictures
Dutch and Belgian photojournalists make nowadays. I change the pictures
often; so log in frequently to see the newest additions.
Cafe Society International Photo Exhibition
A first class photography site. A genuine online gallery. Many different
photographers and images. My only reservation is the speed of the site,
especially given the size of some of the images. "Welcome once again
to this unique and exciting gallery forum and exhibition circuit. These
galleries are playing host to work from Hull, Holland, France, Belgium and
America. The galleries are constantly show casing new work."
Western Echoes - Jerry Olsen
Another first class photography site. One that makes me jealous. There are
some quality black and white landscape photos of the US here (don't let the colour
logo fool you). More photos that here at CyberHalides. If I am honest, probably
better photos. It is not surprising given Jerry's background:"Jerry Olson
is a North Dakota Native, and has been a photographer and artist for the past
35 years. He was a photographer's mate in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1964, where
he first served at the Naval Air Station in Beeville, Texas, then at the Subic
Bay Photo Lab in the Phillipines, and finally aboard the U.S.S. Oriskany aircraft
carrier as a Photographer's Mate Petty Officer. He attended the University of
North Dakota in preparation for his training at the Brooks Institute of Photography
in Santa Barbara, California, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Professional
Arts. He has been a photographer and graphic artist at the University of North
Dakota for the past 30 years. He has been taking landscape photographs for nearly
35 years." Worth a look. A long look.
the Children of Bangladesh - Ihtisham Kabir
This is not the flashest of web sites, and under normal circumstances
it would not make it into this list, but the quality and the sheer power
of these portrait photographs is breathtaking. If you visit no other site
on this page, look at this one. Perhaps a plain site is best for these images.
In addition, he has managed to get a good balance between image size, file
size and on-screen image quality.
a bAD hABIT
This is a real quality site by an emerging young photographer with a sharp
eye, a good sense of imagination, a Nikon FE, and a cagey old photographic
Farms in Black and White - photography by Nökkvi Elíasson
A (bilingual) web site from Iceland is a rarity, and one as interesting
as this a double rarity. These are dark and brooding images from a place
that few of us will ever get to. "Here you will see some of the
photograhs I´ve taken of deserted farms for the past years. This subject
has been my main interest for the last 10 or 12 years (which should tell
you that I´m far from being normal!). For now you can see about 25 photos."
Also landscape and some portraiture images. A nicely designed and interesting
Art VISiOns - Web
It may seem strange putting this site in this list, as there are only
a few black & white photographs there, but I did so for three reasons.
First, There are some real quality original images here in my view. Congratulations
to Stefano Visona' from Lonigo, a small town in the "Italian Silicon Valley"
(even though the web server is in Hollywood). Second, I like the attitude.
Third, he has a cross link to the pointer to my primary site on his link
IO the Musician
This too is top quality site. It is not a photographic site. What is does
contain is quality, original, modern compositions in the Glass style. Admire some
genuine creativity in another field.
Handmade Photographic Images
by George L Smyth
This is a site that I had accidentally and seriously underrated until
the owner drew to my attention that I had overlooked the bulk of his site.
There are some very good images here, which demonstrate both traditional
technique and a variety of alternative techniques. This site also contains
extensive information on infrared, pinhole and other alternative techniques,
and may change your mind on the potential of some of these techniques. In
my view this site has two minor drawbacks. One, the entry page focuses more
on alternative technique information than on the gallery, although whether
you view this as a drawback will depend on what you went there looking for.
Two, in my view the file size of the images is a bit large for browsing.
Nonetheless definitely worth a look, but scroll down to the bottom half
of the entry page to get into George's gallery.
A good site with quite a number of images and varied galleries of image
Wilderness Photo Gallery, by Peter Sundstrom
A very good Australian site of colour
images of the Australian wilderness and National Parks, in New South Wales, Australian
Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania from a number of his bushwalking and
ski touring trips. Galleries include: Skiing, Bushwalking and Huts. A good number
of good images, well organised and presented. The only real drawback is that they
are all in colour,
which limited the interest to me. Peter is also the author of the CGI script that
I use for CyberHalides PhotoCards. Send a digital postcard
from either this gallery or his.
The Hans Roggen
An excellent individual photographic website from the Netherlands, containing
a range of colour
and black and white images, with only one serious drawback. The thumbnails are
really fullsized images resized in your browser. This site is associated with
The Eye of the Low Countries
site reviewed above.
Black and White ArtZone
Another site dedicated to Black and White. Not that many images, and large
image files, but a good site nonetheless. Apart from the fact that second
and subsequent images for each artist are hard to find (look for coloured
spots at the bottom of each page), excellent site design. Be prepared to
experiment in navigation.
Pauquette's Online Gallery
I do rather like original creativity, and this site contains it. There
are 5 pages to view, each with thumbnails of several original colour
images, and each of them uses a different technique or process to produce
a rather non-traditional image. Full sized images are well worth viewing,
but can be slow.
David Krueger's City
Shadows Photographic Gallery
A collection of interesting images, which observe people and the city
environment in the tradition of Eisenstaedt, and which show good technique.
Very creative site branding.
Penultimate Pinhole Photography Page
Pinhole photography has always been photography's poor cousin. But if
your idea of pinholes is those scrappy experiments you did back at school,
this site will change your mind. There are some really appealing images
here, some in colour,
and the site is well laid out. A bit of a novelty, but definitely worth
Nice site of colour
images of ballet and opera and some other miscellaneous images
Black and white landscapes and colour
travel photographs of Santa Barbara, CA.
I decided to keep online Photography magazines separate from galleries, even
though the distinction is sometimes less than clear. Partly because I found
them harder to rate
Clearly this site is also more than just a gallery. Another whole online
'zine which includes photography and poetry. This one includes discussion
groups and can be subscribed to by email.
Nordic Camera -
Photography, Design and Travel Magazine!
Another online photographic magazine.
There is one site that I should warn you about:
In the interests of good taste, please avoid this site at all costs.