15 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Power of Social Media and Political Satire
- Krystal Grow: “We spoke to Redux photographer Mark Peterson,
whose candid and at times outrageous political photos have appeared on the Instagram feeds of MSNBC and GQ, and in print in the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Fortune and TIME. Instagram, he says, offers endless opportunities to indulge in the unexpected. To wit: “One thing that was interesting was how the conventioneers wouldn’t walk in front of me when I was taking a picture but other photographers would just walk in front of me because they didn’t think I was covering the convention as a photojournalist.
It made me even more invisible as a photographer in many ways and able to capture things spontaneously.” SOURCE: #LightBoxFF: Political Satire and Social Media with Mark Peterson - LightBox http://tinyurl.com/oemxuzg
PHOTO: Mark Peterson
-- This week’s “How I Got the Shot” showcases a virtual paradise, Tahiti, where photographer Daniel Russo
introduces us to the term “mind surf.”
Currently Russo works closely with Vans and their surf program, a role he considers more akin to a family relationship than a standard job because he’s been given the freedom to document the best surfers in world,
around the world. “It’s a dream job!” he says.
PHOTO: Daniel Russo
08 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
- With Real Wildlife: Dennis Green: "Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova
has thrown the age-old saying "never work with animals"
to the wind. That is indeed a real bear
, however it isn't just your average bear. With the help of professional animal trainers, Plotnikova creates photographs you would never believe possible using the most savage of subjects.” SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2014/04/08/animal-surrealism/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily
PHOTO: Katerina Plotnikova
08 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
What's Your Niche?
David Walker: Photographer Jeff Scovil of Phoenix travels 230 days per year around the U.S. and Europe to photograph crystal specimens for mineral dealers, private collectors, museums, scientists and publishers. He’s the author of Photographing Minerals,
Fossils, and Lapidary Materials (Mountain Press Publishing Co, 1996)
, and is a long-time contributor to The Mineralogical Record and Rocks & Minerals
magazines. SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Whats-Your-Niche-M-10597.shtml
Corey Rich’s Film “Dedicated” Spotlights Pro Photographers. Mike Wilkinson: “Corey Rich
just released his new film, “Dedicated,” which reveals the hard work and perseverance of 3 professional photographers. Each shooter profiled has their own version of what it takes to perform at the highest level and produce great work. A behind the scenes video is in the full post. The photographers featured are Dave Black, Robert Beck and George Karbus.
PHOTO: Corey Rich
01 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- The Aim of a New Photography Series - Carmel Melouney.
Photographer Thai Neave, 32 years old, started his “Shooting Hoops” documentary photo series in 2009 when he traveled from his home in Sydney to New York City, birthplace of numerous basketball legends
and home to the famous Rucker Park courts. http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2014/03/24/shooting-hoops-in-new-york-is-the-aim-of-this-photography-series/?KEYWORDS=CARMEL+MELOUNEY&mod=wsj_valettop_email
18 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- iPhone Meets Hasselblad: Analog and Digital
Unite in Ukraine. Richard Conway: “The videos featured in Views From My Belly Button
— an ongoing Instagram project by photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind — probably couldn’t be more timely. The video portraits were taken on the fringes of the Maidan anti-government protest camp in Kiev, and are the result of the photographer mounting an iPhone on her Hasselblad camera via the use of an elaborately constructed arm, and then filming what she sees through the viewfinder. http://lightbox.time.com/2014/03/10/ukraine-iphone-videos-instagram/
11 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Facebook’s Teru Kuwayama on How To Use Social Media. Holly Hughes: “Long before he went to work for Facebook as the social media giant’s liaison to the photo community, photographer Teru Kuwuyama
saw social media as a tool for photographers
‘to eliminate the gatekeepers and the editors, and to be our own operators.’ Many photographers who have been ‘adaptable’ to social platforms are using them to reach and engage audiences.
04 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
B&W AND THE DISTURBANCE OF COLOR
-- Jagdish Agarwal
made his first photograph fifty years ago and sold his first photograph over forty years ago. He started the first photo library of India, DINODIA, more than twenty five years ago. In all these years, as a photo library owner, he has viewed and processed millions of photographs. We asked him, “What’s the difference between painting and photography?” “A painter starts with a blank canvas and adds elements, he is an aggregator, whereas, a photographer starts with the whole world in front of his eyes and he eliminates, he is an ‘eliminator’. “The photographs chosen for my exhibitions are the result of the silent hand of time. The photograph does not exist, a moment before it was photographed. The photograph does not exist, a moment after it was photographed. The photograph exists in the moment. The moment of truth.
The truth of black and white photography. Without the disturbance of colour. Jagdish Agarwal has just had his ninth one-man-show
of black and white photographs “Silent Hand of Time”
at Jehangir Terrace Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.
PHOTO: Jagdish Agarwal
A “Master of Photography,” Karen Cernich:
“Don’t talk to Jack Sims
about retiring. Even though he was 95 Saturday, Feb. 22,
he won’t think about putting the brakes on his career as a portrait photographer. “I really love it too much,” he said. He has an indoor studio inside the two-story farmhouse that was built around an original one-room log cabin.
25 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
Patrick Smith Named POYi’s 2014 Sports Photographer of the Year - David Walker:
Freelance photographer Patrick Smith has won Sports Photographer of the Year honors at the 2014 Pictures of the Year International
competition (POYi). Other categories in the 2014 POYi Sports Division contest and their first-place winners include: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2014/02/patrick-smith-named-poyis-2014-sports-photographer-of-the-year.html
PHOTO: Patrick Smith
04 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Meet the woman who elevated conservation photography to a whole new level -
Jaymi Heimbuch: “It is no small task to take the good that can come of photography and turn it into a movement. But that's just what Cristina Mittermeier has done with conservation photography. SOURCE: http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/stories/meet-the-woman-who-elevated-conservation-photography-to-a-whole-new-level
EVERYONE WANTS TO WORK WITH HIM:Chase Jarvis
Dan Schawbel: In an interview with Dan Schawbel, he talks about how he got started in his career, how he’s stood out in the competitive world of photography, the inspiration behind his business, the technologies he’s paying attention to right now and his best advice. http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2014/01/27/chase-jarvis-how-he-became-the-photographer-everyone-wants-to-work-with/
21 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
A POEM AS LOVELY AS A…
-- Editors of Wall Street Journal: “When the giant Sequoia nicknamed the President
was a sapling, the Hittite Empire was crumbling and Troy was still standing. A photographic review of "Wildlife Photographer of the Year
”: Portfolio 23. One of the world's largest trees and other natural delights. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/kaf57f4
Via: Roy Iwaki
PHOTO: Michael Nichols
Imaginative photographer lands world-tour job at Coke
- Ameya Pendse: “Growing up, Canadian photographer Joel Robison,
known on Flickr as Boy_Wonder,
was always a bit of a daydreamer. Blame it on the movies he watched or the stories he read as a kid, but it caused him to look at everyday objects differently. It’s a creative direction that blended both fantasy and reality. And years later, it would lead him to a dream job in photography and become a Flickr icon!
-- School senior selected for show at Vermont gallery - Ryan Johnson: “Brittany Cossette
didn’t realize an assignment in her photography class at Minnesota State University Moorhead
would get her into an international juried gallery show. The portrait, “Something I Need,”
was among the 60 selected out of more than 800 submissions for the recent “Faces” juried show 1500 miles away at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vt. SOURCE: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/423509/group/News/
14 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
ONE OF PHOTOGRAPHY’S GREATS
- Joe Bendel: 'In No Great Hurry', a little more exposure for photographer Saul Leiter. It has been a terrible year for photography. For many, an important form of art and journalism has been debased by the ubiquitous “selfie.” Can a curmudgeonly but self-effacing octogenarian photographer rejuvenate viewer appreciation
for the art-form in the age of Kardashian vanity? http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/434556-delving-into-one-of-photographys-greats/
PHOTO: Saul Leiter
07 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
HIS STREET TO THEIR STREET
Quitting Wall Street To Tell A Prostitute's Story.
HPR Staff: “Chris Arnade spent 20 years working on Wall Street, but after the financial crisis of 2008, he found himself increasingly disillusioned with his profession. So, in the summer of 2012, he quit and began walking the streets of New York, camera in hand.
Arnade was drawn to the Hunts Point neighborhood in the Bronx, known for its crime, drug trade and prostitution. There, he met Takeesha, a prostitute, outside an old monastery with a high, barbed-wire wall a block long. SOURCE: http://news.wjct.org/post/quitting-wall-street-tell-prostitutes-story
PHOTO: Chris Arnade
17 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Gay lover of famed photographer Francesco Scavullo battles his estate over archives - Jensen Werley: “The ailing gay lover of the late fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo
is battling the renowned artist’s family for possession of his valuable photo archives. Executors for Scavullo’s $1.5 million estate are telling Byrnes to keep his paws off the pieces, arguing they are not the “tangible property” Scavullo left him in his will.“ SOURCE: http://nypost.com/2013/08/12/gay-lover-of-famed-photographer-francesco-scavullo-battles-estate-over-archives
-- Oil Spill by Daniel Beltrá - in pictures - It was one of the world's most destructive environmental disasters in human history: in April 2010. Spill is the first book from photographer Daniel Beltrá, who documented the spill from a Cessna floatplane
, SOURCE: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/dec/09/spill-daniel-beltra-in-pictures
via Frank Nowikowski
PHOTO: Daniel Beltrá
TIME PICKS THE BEST
-- Muhammed Muheisen: Wire Photographer of 2013.
AP: “Throughout the year, one name has stood out from the rest: Associated Press photographer Muhammed Muheisen
. At-once authoritative and distinctive, Muheisen’s photographs have become indispensable for news outlets the world over; in fact, throughout 2013, Muheisen earned distinction as the photographer whose work appeared most often in LightBox’s Pictures of the Week
PHOTO: Nathalie Bardou
10 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
LAST MOMENTS With Beloved Pets
- Minneapolis Photographer Captures Beautiful Images - Devan McGuinness: “Sarah Beth, from Minneapolis has been offering a unique service she calls ”Joy Sessions”
under her distinctive pet photography business Sarah Beth Photography. And when I saw her photos, I instantly fell in love.” SOURCE: http://www.babble.com/pets/photographer-captures-beautiful-last-moments-with-beloved-pets/
PHOTO: Sarah Beth
Vancouver non-profit uses photography to change lives around the world
Christine Tam: “Vancouver non-profit works with at-risk and marginalized youth around the world, many of who have never held a camera.
Through photography, their programs are changing lives and giving a voice to incredible stories of survival.”
03 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
AFTER TYPHOON HAIYAN
-- Photojournalist Captures Resiliency in the Philippines. Ker Than: “Photojournalist David Guttenfelder was on assignment in North Korea when he first learned about the catastrophic damage that Super Typhoon Haiyan had inflicted on the Philippines.
Guttenfelder, who is the chief Asia photographer for the Associated Press news agency and a frequent National Geographic contributor, read about it on Twitter while traveling in a car from the capital city of Pyongyang to the far northeast corner of the country, near the Russian border. SOURCE:
PHOTO: David Guttenfelder
-- 2013 Epson International Pano Awards.
The Epson International Pano Awards were announced this week including the winners of the 2013 Epson panoramic photography competition. Winners include photographer Andrew Prokos who was honored by jurors with five awards
for his panoramic fine art photography of New York City, Toronto, and Bryce Canyon, Utah. SOURCE:
TOP OF THEIR FIELD
-- National Geographic's pioneering female photographers.. Sheena McKenzie. “Leading Women connects you to extraordinary women of our time. Each week, we profile women at the top of their field,
exploring their careers, lives and ideas. SOURCE:
PHOTO: Erika Larsen/National Geographic
-- Around the world in one beautiful time-lapse.
Yahoo News UK: “Photographer Dustin Farrell, 35, spent four years traveling around the world in his quest to capture the most beautiful sights our planet
has to offer.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/lo8hgvv
PHOTO: Dustin Farrell
-- The haunting wildlife photography - Frances Cha, CNN: “One thing makes Scottish photographer David Yarrow's work stand out from a world of wildlife photography -- a unique point of view.
African elephants tower over you, lions stare balefully into your eyes, tigers look up from the water and rhinoceros charge straight at you. SOURCE: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/26/travel/africa-wildlife-david-yarrow/
-- Pro Bono Photography -- Doing Good - Maria Piscopo: “The photographers interviewed for this article share their experiences in this field, including why they became involved and how giving of their time and effort pays off in both personal satisfaction and in recognition of their work by others, which often leads to work that helps pay their own bills
.” SOURCE: http://www.shutterbug.com/content/pro-bono-photography-doing-well-doing-good
PHOTO: Benjamin Rasmussen
25 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
RESCUE FOR THE RESCUE DOGS
-- This Photographer Is Giving Her All To Save Shelter Dogs - Nick Visser: “Every week, Shannon Johnstone goes to the local animal shelter to photograph a dog
in need of a new home. The dogs she picks up have been homeless for at least two weeks and face euthanasia if they can't find a new family
, so she takes them for a car ride, lets them frolic around the local landfill for a few hours and then takes their portraits. SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/shelter-dogs-shannon-johnstone_n_4282076.html
PHOTO: Shannon Johnstone
-- Artist Denzil Browne's photography turns city into model/ Linda Stewart: “These images may look like Northern Ireland's most ambitious toy railway set, but they're actually aerial shots of Londonderry. The pictures were taken from a helicopter by photographer and artist Denzil Browne and then tweaked to produce a curious 'toytown' effect. "It's a combination of aerial shots and then applying a focus technique called tilt shift to the images, which gives them the effect that there is a very shallow band of focus, so it looks like a model or a toy town,
" the Dungannon-born artist explained. SOURCE: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/theatre-arts/artist-denzil-brownes-photography-turns-derry-into-model-city-29768473.html
-- Holly Baker: “Jim Anderson has a different perspective on northern Michigan. He spends his time looking at things from above and through a camera lens for his aerial photography business.
Jim started taking pictures from his airplane in 1980 after being a speech pathologist in Traverse City for over 30 years. Jim decided to "retire" so his aerial photography business could really take off.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/m3bygs3
19 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- James Estrin & Merrill D. Oliver: “Ms. Panich-Linsman, who was studying at the International Center of Photography, wanted to shadow and photograph teenage girls
as they made the small decisions that began to define them as women. So she went inside and started to explain how she wanted to be a fly on the wall
as they lived their hormone-charged teenage lives. They were, to her surprise, immediately interested. SOURCE: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/forever-fifteen/?_r=1
PHOTO: Illana Panich-Linsman
Via Roy Iwaki
VISUAL STORY TELLING
-- At the National Geographic Traveler - Oded Wagenstein: “Calling Myself A Photographer Took Some Time. In fact, it took me quite some time to call myself a "photographer" and to decide to do it fulltime. Like everyone else, I had a normal office day job, yet I spent my money and free time on photography.
I was not spending it on buying new gear (!!) but on crafting my art: buying photography books, going to lectures, seeing the portfolios of photography masters and mainly traveling as much as I can.” SOURCE: http://www.diyphotography.net/visual-story-telling-national-geographic?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Diyphotographynet+%28DIYPhotography.net+-+Photography+and+Studio+Lighting%29
On Being a Woman Photographer
With Maggie Steber and Lynn Johnson
Walking through the National Geographic Society’s latest exhibition, “Women of Vision,”
one is instantly surrounded by exhilaration and pain, beauty and longing. Although all of the images are courtesy of 11 female photographers,
once their images grab you, gender falls by the wayside. SOURCE: http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/05/are-women-photographers-wired-differently-with-maggie-steber-and-lynn-johnson/
12 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Ringo Starr’s “Photograph” reveals his incredible photography archives
- Tim Barribeau: “It turns out that Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was more than just a member of one of the greatest music acts of all time — but was also a passionate photographer. And now Starr has opened his archives for a new limited edition book called Photograph
. Tracing Starr's life both in and out of the Beatles, it's compilation of not just photos by the musician, but also of him, and personal materials.
28 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Pete Souza
on His Long-Term Photographic Partnership With President Barack Obama - David Walker: “PDN speaks with the chief official White House photographer
about his experiences photographing the President since his early days in public office. SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Pete-Souza-on-His-Lo-9332.shtml
PHOTO: Pete SOUZA
WHO WAS SHE?
-- To Deepen the Mystery: The Self-Portraits of Vivian Maier – Mia Tramz: “Diane Arbus said, ‘A photograph is a secret about a secret
. The more it tells you, the less you know.‘ The odyssey of Vivian Maier is proving to be further proof of this. Mr. Maloof and Elizabeth Avedon, who have provided the introduction to Self Portraits, discuss Vivian, her work, and what they have gleaned about the prolific and ever evasive artist. http://tinyurl.com/mp7mruv
PHOTO: Vivian Meier
-- Robert Capa: Finding a Fearless Photographer’s Voice – James Estrin: “Robert Capa — born a hundred years ago — was famous as a dashing, brave photojournalist who often put himself in danger. He was a pivotal figure in the history of photography and helped found Magnum before his death covering the French Indochina War in 1954. But in the last few years, accusations that he set up one of his most famous photos — “Falling Soldier,”
from the Spanish Civil War
— have tarred his reputation. Until today, when the International Center of Photography
released a recently discovered recording
of a radio interview made in October 1947.” SOURCE: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/finding-a-fearless-photographers-voice
-- A South Dakota farmer
who creates time-lapse photos
and videos of the sky over Western landscapes went to new places for his latest project. Randy Halverson, of Kennebec, SD, says his "Horizons" video includes images from the Black Hills, Devil's Tower in Wyoming and the Aurora over South Dakota's Badlands. SOURCE: Associated Press: http://www.kwqc.com/story/23713310/badlands-in-sd-farmers-latest-time-lapse-project
PHOTO: Randy Halverson
-- Janene Holzberg: “At 2 a.m. one morning in March 2010, photographer David Hobby
was wandering, awestruck, around a gilded palace
in Southwest Asia as the royal guest of a monarch. "I thought to myself, 'Holy crap! I'm in the sultan's palace in Oman, and no one's even around,'" recalled the Ellicott City, MD, resident, who had been invited to the small Arab state
to speak about Strobist.com, his photography website and blog.” SOURCE:
16 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
: "Unlike people, birds don't pose for portraits. But the photos in "Birds as Art"
have the beauty and detail that would seem to come from a lengthy sitting, rather than a brief encounter." SOURCE: http://www.wickedlocal.com/westborough/fun/gardening/x2139020039/Photographer-Arthur-Morris-captures-the-beauty-of-birds
Stephen Banks captured the stunning rock archway backdropped against the star-filled 'gateway to the Milky Way'
in Dorset. By setting his camera to a 30-second exposure time, and using a bright LED torch to illuminate the arch, the 24-year-old
snatched the perfect moment. SOURCE:
07 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
CAPTURES MOLTEN LAVA FLOWS
-- Fearless photographer gets up close in Hawaii. Meet the photographer who risks death
standing just an INCH from molten lava flows - even though he's color blind. Lava lover Sean King,
47, dedicates his life to documenting hauntingly beautiful images of volcanoes on his island home of Pahoa, Hawaii
. SOURCE: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/photographer-risks-life-capture-molten-lava-flows-hawaii-article-1.1472664
PHOTO: Sean King
22 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Photographs the Cast of Duck Dynasty.
Jaron Schneider: “Art gives you a look at how he captured images for the #1 hit nonfiction show that has 11.8 million viewers
. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/lom9w57
PHOTO: Art Streiber
18 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn
-- Photographer Captures Spectacular Images. Ali Swank: With his high-speed camera, German photographer Martin Klimas
often combines art and science. He's photographed vegetables bursting, flower vases cracking, and porcelain figurines breaking apart upon impact. SOURCE: http://shine.yahoo.com/photos/photographer-captures-spectacular-images-shattering-slideshow/
PHOTO: Martin Klimas
FIVE YEARS LATER
-- Predictions/Observations from a Local Galveston Photographer. After Hurricane Ike unleashed a 15 foot wall of salt water that flooded 75 percent of the structures in the city, nationally recognized photographer, Robert Mihovil made a bold prediction
to Guidry News Service that “Historic Galveston Island would be back to normal in two years and better than before in five years.” This is his report after five years.” SOURCE: http://www.guidrynews.com/story.aspx?id=1000054953
PHOTO: Robert Mihovil
11 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
Julia Margaret Cameron, The Victorian Queen Of Contemporary Photography
- Priscilla Frank: “Cameron was 48 years old when she obtained her first camera, given to her as a gift by her daughter and son-in-law. "From the first moment I handled my lens with a tender ardour," she wrote upon receiving it, "and it has become to me as a living thing
, with voice and memory and creative vigour." SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/01/julia-margaret-cameron_n_3832126.html
PHOTO: Julia Margaret Cameron
and interview edited from an email interview. Sara Clemence: “The globe-trotting photographer on shirt collecting
, the most beautiful destinations and an expensive remedy for jet lag. SOURCE: http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-319060/
Vet-turned-photographer. Shawnwees Peacock:
“In a world where everyone seems to be a budding photographer with the simple click of a button
on their smart phones, it might appear to some that the art of photography is sadly dwindling. However, one glance at local photographer Ted E. Davis’
pieces illustrates how the fusion of modern day technology and art is advancing the field and pushing each photographer’s creativity
to new heights.
04 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn
-- Thano Genos, a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is beginning a journey he has long desired to start but hasn't found the outlet to do it until now. Helping veterans
has become a huge part of his passion. Through a project on Kickstarter.com and an overwhelming level of encouragement from friends and family, a local Marine Corps Veteran and photographer
tells his story of passion and drive to make a difference in the level of homelessness in the veteran population. SOURCE: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1418932
WARHOL GETS HIS FAME TOO
-- Never-before-seen photographs of celebrities captured in informal moments by the artist Andy Warhol. The American pop artist
used photography as a medium of art towards the end of his career. SOURCE:
PHOTO: Andy Warhol
Via Roy Iwaki
-- Charles Runnells: “Chris Ceron already knew his tricked-out Lexus was a sexy beast.
Now he has the photos to prove it. Ceron has photographer Bryon McCartney to thank for those gallery-worthy shots
of his sweet ride.” SOURCE:
26 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
is fascinated with the human interest angle at fairs across the country. Using a large format 8x10 camera,
Miller documented the events, producing a series of intriguing shots commissioned by Life's newspaper supplement. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2401720/photographer-Greg-Miller-tells-human-tales-county-fairs-U-S.html
A WOMAN’S EYE:
How Imogen Cunningham
broke through gender barriers to help redefine modern photography
In her long life, Imogen Cunningham was one of America's finest photographers and one of a handful of our great portrait artists. Throughout her long photographic life one thing remained constant: She photographed the world with a woman's eye, from a viewpoint far different than that of the male dominated photographic world
of her time and ours. http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/08/23/womans-eye-how-photographer-imogen-cunningham-broke-through-gender-barriers
PHOTO: Imogene Cunningham (Self-Portrait)
-- Woodstock photographer. Patrician Sheridan: “He was the official photographer at Woodstock, the famous music festival that took place August 15-18, 1969, in Upstate New York, but Henry Diltz
started out as just another folk singer riding the wave of a counterculture that swept across America in the 1960s. As the peace-and-love generation began to "Turn on, tune in and drop out," Diltz picked up a camera and captured the era for generations to come.
PHOTO: Henry Diltz
20 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson
- Matthew Healey: ‘Made in America: Building a Nation” seems a rather grandiose title for a set of stamps, a glance at the images chosen for the 12 new stamps
issued last week by the Postal Service shows it is only fitting. Mostly featuring black-and-white photographs by Lewis Wickes Hine
, the sociologist and photographer who came to fame in the early 20th century documenting immigrants, child laborers and other have-nots, the stamps each offer a portrayal of American industrial labor
that can be fairly described as iconic. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/nyregion/working-class-heroes.html?emc=eta1
-- The fact that he's only 17 is remarkable'
"I started shooting when I was 11 - just with my mom's old broken camera that got fixed." Six years later, 17-year-old Lijah Hanley
of Vancouver, Wash., is one of the Pacific Northwest's up and coming photographers. And that's not just us saying it - the folks at National Geographic
have had their eye on him for years.
-- Ted Spagna was a photographer with a one-track mind: he only photographed his subjects in bed, fast asleep
. Freud would have loved the results, writes Horatia Harrod.
STUNNING VIEW OF DOUBLE RAINBOW
-- Rebecca Lewis: “Given nature's blessing: Wedding photo captures stunning view of double rainbow on Alaskan mountain. The talented photographer later captioned the shot: 'We guarantee double rainbows on your wedding day.'” SOURCE:
PHOTO: Josh Martinez/Chugach Peaks Photography
13 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
Louis Draper, Plucked From Obscurity
– John Edwin Mason: “Until recently, histories of photography would have ignored Louis H. Draper — not because of the quality of his photographs, but because of the color of his skin. With the exception of Gordon Parks, African-Americans were mostly glossed over or excluded
PHOTO: Louis Draper
-- Veteran Documents His Afghanistan Unit. While he was deployed to Afghanistan, Drew brought his equipment from art school, including equipment to make tintypes
– an antiquated photographic process that reached its peak during the Civil War. Drew’s tintype portraits of his unit were the first to be made in a war zone since the Civil War. SOURCE: http://www.kuow.org/post/veteran-documents-his-unit-tintype-photographs
PHOTO: Ed Drew\Robt. Koch Gallery
Automotive Photographer, an award winning advertising & commercial car photographer who is well-known for his spectacular automotive images. For some projects he uses camera rigs attached to the cars
or sometimes he even inserts the cars into the images using CGI technology. SOURCE: http://www.slrlounge.com/harniman-photographer
-- Diana Tula: “Today we’d like to introduce you to Gabriele Liaudanskaite, a 17 year old food photographer from Lithuania. Photography is her hobby and here’s the story
of how it started. SOURCE: http://500px.com/blog/728/gabriele-liaudanskaite-a-food-photographer
06 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
Fuji, the 3-year-old Nigerian photographer
. Carol Kuruvilla: “The young photographer has been snapping pictures of street life in Lagos, Nigeria ever since he first got his hands on a camera at 11 months. He’s currently working on a Sony DSLR Alpha 200, but his parents say he’s outgrown it.
30 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
Brush Prairie woman redefines herself with art, photography
- Joanna Michaud: “Although 54-year-old Donna Torres has been through many hardships in her life - divorce, car accidents and loss - the Brush Prairie resident has not let that stop her from pursuing her dreams. In fact, those hardships are part of what push and inspire her today. http://www.thereflector.com/news/article_d4888ca0-ed9e-11e2-9db9-001a4bcf887a.html
Interview with NYC Fashion Photography Duo Pony and Brett Seamans
Gregory Eddi Jones: “Pony Lott and Brett Seamans are a fashion and editorial photography duo currently stationed in New York City. Their edgy style
captures the imagination with a vulgar elegance and hard sexual attitude. Often inspired by historical figures, classic art, and vintage cinema, they play on classical forms while adding their own lavish vision. http://petapixel.com/2013/07/25/interview-with-nyc-fashion-photography-duo-pony-and-brett/
PHOTO: Pony Lott and Brett Seamans
-- Chief White House Photog Pete Souza is Now an Instagrammer –David Becker: How do you take the next step after rising from humble newspaper shooter to chief official photographer for the White House?
You start sharing pictures of your lunch, of course. At least that’s the strategy for Oval Office documentarian Pete Souza, who opened his new Instagram account Wednesday with an image of healthy snacks aboard Air Force One” SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2013/07/24/chief-white-house-photog-pete-souza-is-now-an-instagrammer/
PHOTO: Pete Souza
17 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
Roanoke gets spotlight. Ralph Barrier, Jr.”A new magazine has devoted an entire 116-page issue to Roanoke. That description would make it a big seller in the Star City — that is, if anyone could find a copy for sale.” Local Quarterly is an industry upstart with a distinctive mission: dedicate entire issues to a small or mid-sized city, then go cover the heck out of that place.
09 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Prince says he doesn’t have a phone.
Gabiville: “It may
be one the first and foremost modes of communication in the 21st century.
But in a new interview with V Magazine, 54-year-old legendary singer Prince
hints that he does not have a cell phone. SOURCE:
PHOTO: Inez and Vinoodh
25 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson
Female surfers beneath the waves
- Yahoo News
: Underwater photographer Sarah Lee
uses a technique known as "duck diving"
to capture these stunning photos of surfers in Hawaii. Surfers "duck dive" under the water to avoid incoming waves so they can get further out to sea.
PHOTO: Sarah Lee
25 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- What's Your Niche: Mining and Industrial Photography – David Walker: “James Hodgins shot weddings and family portraits for 17 years in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, before finding a creative renewal—and a less crowded niche—shooting for mining and industrial clients. PDN: How did you get into photographing the mining industry?” James Hodgins: “By chance.” SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/features/Whats-Your-Niche-M-8348.shtml
PHOTO: James Hodgins
18 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- RINGO STARR has published an ebook of his never seen before snaps which give a new look at the Beatles from their early days in Liverpool to performing in the USA. SOURCE:
21 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
Stan Douglas, Vancouver photographer
, scores $50,000 prize in the third annual Scotiabank Photography Award. Brian Morton: "Stan Douglas has helped define and enrich the Canadian art and photography landscape with his outstanding artwork,” said Edward Burtynksy, jury chair and co-founder of the award. “He has pushed the limits of contemporary photography and will continue to have an incredible impact on the world of photography
both here in Canada and abroad.” SOURCE: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Vancouver+photography+Stan+Douglas+scores+prize/8397653/story.html
THE FASHION MASTER
“And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer
has made my life possible.” SOURCE: Jamiya Wilson ; http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/05/15/this-week-in-photography-history-the-birth-of-richard-avedon/
PHOTO: Richard Avedon
GREAT PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES
-- The work of the late Herb Ritts,
Bill Dobbins: “They endure over time. But styles change in commercial and advertising photography. Think of Herb Ritts. When he became famous there was no digital and Photoshop hadn't been invented.
Herb Ritts: “I like form and shape and strength in pictures."
"For me, the most important thing I learned was just honing my eye. I think I had a good eye."
"I think a lot of the time these days people are so concerned about having the right camera and the right film and the right lenses and all the special effects that go along with it, even the computer, that they're missing the key element." -- Herb Ritts
14 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
Peter Belanger takes Apple’s incredible product photography shots.
Photographer Peter Belanger
may not be the most well known photographer in the world but he has one of the most high profile gigs imaginable: product photographer for Apple. That's right, all those incredible shots of iPhones and iPods
against a clean white background that litter the Apple site?
30 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
: Combining Reality and Fiction in Photographs
Christian Reister, born in 1972, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He is a member of the photography collective Seconds2Real, curator of Fenster61 and has spent time as a bass guitarist and commercial web designer. He has self-published three books: “Ankunft Bei Aufbruch,” “Alex” and his latest “Berlin + Wien.” http://blog.leica-camera.com/photographers/interviews/christian-reister-combining-reality-and-fiction-in-photographs/
PHOTO: Christian Reister
23 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
HOLD YOUR BREATH
-- Stewart Oksenhorn: — “Underwater Photography
,” a new guide and photo book by photographer, Trent Burkholder, includes something of a cautionary tone. Taking photographs under the sea — adding camera and lights to the already long list of diving equipment needed for diving, making sure the gear is watertight — is not like snapping iPhone shots on dry land. Adding photography to the list of things a diver plans to do below the surface could interfere with a good scuba dive. “It's labor- and equipment-intensive
. Enormous, insane logistics,” Burkholder said. “You have to weigh how important this is to you against how much stuff you're willing to haul around. It's a high level of commitment.” http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20130406/NEWS/130409904/1077&ParentProfile=1058
PHOTO Trent Burkholder
Photographer Rafael (RC) Concepcion Discusses His Formula For Success
- Ramon Nuez . “When I reached out to Ibarionex Perello for help connecting with Rafael Concepcion, he quickly responded with that help. I was very excited to connect with RC. When I first got into photography, 13 months ago. Concepcion was one of the first photographers I gravitated to. http://www.business2community.com/travel-leisure/photographer-rafael-rc-concepcion-discusses-his-formula-for-success-0461227
PHOTO: Rafael Concepcion
-- Daily Brew: “When we stumbled upon Masashi Mitsui‘s
travel photography, we were struck by the vibrance and beauty captured in his work. The Japanese photographer has a talent for engaging his subjects, giving the viewer an intimate look at their lives. He’s visited 38 countries so far, usually riding a small motorbike to immerse himself in the local environment. SOURCE: http://brewingculture.com/exclusive-an-interview-with-japanese-travel-photographer-masashi-mitsui/
PHOTO: Masashi Mitsui‘s
Gallery: Syria coverage wins Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography 2013
The series of 20 images by AP photographers won the highest honour in photo-journalism
for their dramatic visual account of the conflict, including some harrowing depictions of the injuries suffered by those caught up in the war. SOURCE: http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/17/gallery-pulitzer-prize-in-breaking-news-photography-2013-3619075/
Google Doodle honors Sir Norman Parkinson
- one of Britain's most celebrated portrait and fashion photographers. Rob Williams. Parkinson, who was born on this day in 1913 and died in 1990, is widely credited with revolutionizing the world of British fashion photography. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-doodle-honours-sir-norman-parkinson--one-of-britains-most-celebrated-portrait-and-fashion-photographers-8581654.html
16 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos
-- Jakob Schiller: Johnny Tergo,
a Los Angeles photographer, has built an over-the-top camera and lighting setup in his Chevy Silverado
that he uses to take studio-quality portraits of pedestrians.
UNSUNG HERO of photography
, Thurston Hopkins turns 100. This Picture Post photojournalist may not have a Wikipedia entry, but his humanist eye
helped the British public through the worst days of the 20th century.
Beautiful Photography and Less-Beautiful Personal Life: Bert Stern.
Steven Heller: “A new documentary shows two sides of the man who took some of the most iconic celebrity photographs of the 20th century: creative genius and womanizer
.” SOURCE: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment
PHOTO: Bert Stern