How Skateboarder Turned Actor Jason Lee Started Photographing the American West | Vanity Fair After two decades in the spotlight, the star of Mallrats and the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise is now a small-town Texas photographer and dad of five.
B: Another dusty old gem My old teacher Rich Rollins recently sent me this chat between JP Caponigro and Lee Friedlander, originally xeroxed from a 2002 issue of Camera Arts magazine. It contains several pearls of wisdom, tangents, and outright deflections, and is altogether so good I thought I’d share here. Enjoy.
Gannett just launched its own image licensing and wire service – Poynter In a press release, Gannett said the platform, called Imagn, includes original sports, entertainment and breaking news images. The site promises 600,000 photos “per year from 10,000 sporting events covered by 300 sports photographers nationwide” to start, and an additional 1.8 million photos […]
‘Photographer’ Named One of the 25 Worst Jobs in the US 24/7 Wall St. used data from CareerCast’s 2018 Jobs Rated Report as well as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to put together its list of the 25 least desirable jobs to have based on a number of factors, including work environment, stress level, […]
Remembering the Past, Remembering the Present – Witness Two years ago I attended Through the Lens of History, an exhibition showing original prints of some of the iconic images of western photojournalism. It was an exhibition where pictures of Lenin lead to pictures from wars, revolution and protest. The horrors of the World War II […]
The Future of Sublime Landscapes | PDN Photo of the Day Drawing upon the language of 19th century survey photographs, Drew Nikonowicz‘s work investigates the existence and role of a contemporary explorer by combining computer-generated and traditional photographic processes. The images in his first monograph, This World and Others Like It (Yoffy Press, 2019), suggest […]
A Conversation With Alec Soth About Art and Doubt – The New York Times Ahead of his latest solo show and book, the photographer talks with T’s Hanya Yanagihara about the often unsettling power dynamic of taking a person’s picture, and their shared love of the artists who do it so well.
What are the secrets behind great portrait photography? For the first time in its history, the ICP has dived into its 300-year-old archive to exhibit the best portraits ever taken.
The Myths and Realities of Artistic Collaborations | LENSCRATCH On Saturday, March 9th at 9 am, there will be a panel discussion on The Myths and Realities of Artistic Collaborations presenting two collaborative projects: Wig Heavier than a Boot, a project by Photographer David Johnson and Poet Philip Matthews and Fade Like a Sigh, by […]
Wayne Martin Belger: Us & Them | LENSCRATCH I first discovered the work of Wayne Martin Belger about six years ago doing a Google search for DIY, homemade cameras for a personal project I was working on. I stumbled upon images of several of his painstakingly crafted pinhole cameras. I remember rushing into the next […]
Once It Comes Time — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER Michael Adno admired no artist’s work more than Alabama’s William Christenberry. And after Christenberry died in late 2016 at 80, Adno retraced his footsteps through west-central Alabama. Today, read through a two-year journey with Christenberry’s family and friends, recounting how he made a record of his native […]
The photo industry is its worst enemy – Thoughts of a Bohemian After over twenty plus years working in and observing the photo industry, one conclusion is clear: One of the worst enemies of the photo industry is its own members.
Conservatives React Differently to Disgusting Pictures – The Atlantic To a surprising degree, our political beliefs may derive from a specific aspect of our biological makeup: our propensity to feel physical revulsion.
These Teens Were Asked to Edit Their Portrait for Social Media The British photographer Rankin recently conducted an experiment for a project titled “Selfie Harm.” He photographed 15 teenagers between ages 13 and 19 and gave them the untouched portraits to edit themselves. Each teen was instructed to retouch their face until it was “social […]
When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.) – The New York Times The invention of the daguerreotype was announced in 1839. By the 1840s, photography had spread like wildfire and become a vital aspect of European colonialism. It played a role in administrative, missionary, scientific and commercial activities. As […]
#Freelancelife AMA with Melissa Lyttle – PhotoShelter Blog We often talk about the impact of social media on the photography industry. One thing less discussed, though, is how photographers can harness their own social media influence to help their peers. Enter Melissa Lyttle.
The Forgotten Legacy of Gay Photographer George Platt Lynes From the late 1920s until his death in 1955, George Platt Lynes was one of the world’s most successful commercial and fine art photographers.
Quick Tip: Jake Stangel’s Advice to Photographers Struggling for Assignments | PDNPulse In our story called “How Top Photographers Conquer Self-Doubt,” Jake Stangel was one of several photographers who shared his advice about how to keep going when the phone isn’t ringing. Here’s what he told us:
2018 In the Rear View Mirror | LENSCRATCH Today instead of mulling over the past year, I wanted to share part of a commencement speech that artist Teresita Fernández gave some years ago at the Virginia Commonwealth University of the Arts, Richmond, Virginia. Teresita is an acclaimed sculptor and recipient of the Macarthur Fellowship. She was […]
What Does Photo Editing Look Like? In the digital age, locking down a sequence of images in print can seem like an act of resistance.