A Photo Editor – Photographer Website Design

So, the other day I cranked through 145 websites in about 3 hours for the consultation demo and then I had a conversation with a magazine art director friend about how we look at photographers websites in obviously different ways (design vs. photo) and I realized something: Design and layout has a powerful effect on […]

Alec Soth stays sane by staying put – City Pages (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

: If Beverly Hills has a Main Street, it’s Rodeo Drive—three blocks of palm trees and designer boutiques with names like Armani, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. Impossibly expensive cars—Ferraris, Rolls-Royces, Lamborghinis—cruise down the strip. Paparazzi stalk red carpets and limousines. From the balcony of a brand new Chanel Boutique one evening this past December, Minneapolis […]

Wandering Light: An inner silence

: I chose not to photograph people smiling in portraits. I too am always searching to reveal the inner silence within a subject. Posed smiling is a learned reaction and does not provide insight to subject’s being. Instead it blocks the viewer from studying a vulnerable face. I ask a lot of the people I […]

Nextbook: Fighting Shots

: Even if you’ve never heard his name, chances are you know the work of David Rubinger. For roughly six decades he worked as a Time-Life photographer, documenting Israel’s tumultuous history. Some of his photographs, such as the 1967 shot of Israeli paratroopers reaching the Western Wall, have become icons. In 1997 he was awarded […]

Portfolio Reviews (Conscientious)

Over the past couple of months, I spent quite a bit of time thinking about this, and I now want to offer portfolio reviews. Needless to say, I have no idea how much interest there is in something like that, so this is going to be quite interesting. Also with time there might be modifications […]

A Deviant's Diary : outlookindia.com

: Sensitive, reflective, intimate. These are not words normally associated with the oeuvre of Pablo Bartholomew, best known for his stark World Press Photo award-winning images: morphine addicts shooting heroin up gnarled forearms in cheap Paharganj hotels, and the glassy-eyed dead baby that came to symbolise the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984. But it was […]

Golfweek's Bland Rage – Blogs Design and Production @ FolioMag.com via PDN Pulse

: Lots of buzz online about the termination of editor Dave Seanor over this cover, which refers to a thoughtlessly stupid remark by golf anchor Kelly Tighman. It’s worth noting that the controversy over this cover is inextricably wrapped up in its conceptual quality. The insipid stock image brings nothing to the package that isn’t […]

Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Seattle Cops James Pitts and David Toner Pwned After Trying to Take Photographer's Camera

Check it out: Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection: Seattle Cops James Pitts and David Toner Pwned After Trying to Take Photographer’s Camera Pop Photo blogs about the case of amateur photographer Bogdan Mohora who was jailed in Seattle last year after he took photos of police that they didn’t want him to take during an arrest. […]

The Secret Museum of Mankind website, the "World's Greatest Collection of Strange & Secret Photographs" – Boing Boing

Seen: The Secret Museum of Mankind website, the “World’s Greatest Collection of Strange & Secret Photographs” – Boing Boing Ian Macky says: “Published in 1935, the Secret Museum is a mystery book. It has no author or credits, no copyright, no date, no page numbers, no index. Published by ‘Manhattan House’ and sold by ‘Metro […]