Link: Photo Journal: Gregory Heisler – Exploiter of Light | NPPA
Using light (artificial or natural) and understanding its nuances, is an art form in itself. The subtleties imbued with light and shadow can make or break a compelling portrait. And few in our industry, embrace, admire, love and know light as well as Gregory Heisler.
Link: Jimmy Chin on Pushing the Envelope | PROOF
According to Jimmy Chin, “It takes a ton of creativity to push the boundaries at the front edge of action sports.” And he would know. Rock climber turned photographer and filmmaker, Chin has shown audiences extraordinary places that few people could
Link: Spotlight On Maggie Steber | The Image, Deconstructed
Eating dark chocolate in the middle of the night is a hidden secret pleasure. No one needs to know about it. In that way, it is mine alone. It’s like a secret garden, where I can retreat and work on something and it doesn’t matter whether I ever show the work and if anyone likes it or not. It’s where the dark side of my personality can come out to play and thrive. It’s like a guilty pleasure. I’ve thought about this a lot…. maybe this is where one’s work reveals a longing to be free of one’s self. I think we are described, for the most part, by how people regard us personally and professionally. In this secret garden where I might “eat dark chocolate in the middle of the night” I get to define myself and my work. I think this is a healthy and critical thing for anyone engaged in the creative process.
Link: Art Producers Speak: Topher Cox | A Photo Editor
Funny thing is that when I told a bunch of them that I was going to be a photographer they all suggested I do otherwise. They told me the photo days of the 80′s and 90′s were long gone. It is true, but it is whole new era….an exciting one.
Link: Photo Expert Stephen Mayes on the Changing Future of Photography
In a fascinating interview with Image Source Art Director Stephanie Cabrera, Photography expert Stephen Mayes explores the work of photo-journalist Tim Hetherington, the wider impact of stock imagery and the rapidly changing future of Photography
Link: Covering the Russian Army in Crimea
Sergey Ponomarev, 31, is a freelance photographer covering the conflict in Ukraine on assignment for The New York Times. He grew up in Moscow and also in Ireland, where his father worked as a journalist for Itar-Tass. He previously worked for The Associated Press. He spoke to James Estrin from Crimea on Sunday evening Eastern time. The conversation has been edited.
Link: Photo Journal: Erika Larsen – A Quiet Elegance | NPPA
a photograph can also speak volumes with a whisper. The stoic beauty of a quiet moment can pierce the heart. Few have managed to do that as well as Erika Larsen.
Link: The Cinematography of the Oscar Nominated 12 Years A Slave – LightBox
I find that the single camera approach is the most efficient and effective because it also makes you concentrate, instead of just hoovering up a bunch of images and finding the scene in the edit. You have to make decisions on the day itself, and that really sharpens everyone. For me that’s kind of the essence of filmmaking — that you have a group of people who are all focused and making important aesthetic and story decisions on the day, as opposed to putting those decisions off to some later point.
Link: Anna Silveira: A Passion for Immortalizing Everyday Moments « The Leica Camera
Anna Silveira uses photography to document and preserve the events and emotions that arise in the course of her subjects’ daily life experiences, or as she eloquently puts it, “to document the routine in a natural way without adornment or artifice.”
Link: Jason Langer Interview | A Photo Editor
A lot of what I do now is try to carve out every possible minute of the day to allow myself time to do my personal work. As we’re bombarded every day with more and more media, I find I have to make a concerted effort to fall away from the rest of the world, and its responsibilities where possible.