Link: The LPV Show – Episode 6: A Conversation With Mikael Kennedy | LPV Magazine
Each time I’ve met up with Mikael it’s been memorable. I have a small collection of his books sitting next to my desk and I always pick them up when I need a change of pace. His photographs take me on the road and slow life down. It’s a good place to visit, especially living in New York. In these episode we discussed the road, shooting Polaroids, Tumblr and Mike Brodie.
Guy Martin and Ivor Prickett were at Foto8 on 13 February to speak in conversation with Jon Levy. They discuss past work, their time in Tahrir Square and how that led to them covering events in Libya.
Krulwich talks about how he has seen journalism change and issues a call for a new generation to “not wait” for their dream jobs and stories to come, but to go out and find them ourselves. For those of us who are trying to make a career this way, the advice and enthusiastic support is warmly welcome
“I’m living a transient lifestyle now…We dumpster dive food, for example,” he explains. “That’s one thing that most people won’t do, and I guess I don’t blame them…we don’t buy food very often, and that cuts out the necessity to work that many more hours per week.”
Travis Dove swears he didn’t intend to become a photographer — particularly when he was working freelance assignments in North Carolina for $30/day. Earning his Master’s degree from Ohio University and winning both the College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) in 2007 and a World Press Photo award helped him acquire clients, but he still needed a kick in the pants from his accountant to start planning the growth of his business. We had a chance to speak with Travis (really nice guy!) on the phone.
Matt Eich was studying photography in college when he and his girlfriend had a baby at 21 years of age. As you can imagine, this forced him to be much more deliberate about growing his photography business and he started freelancing while in college. His vision as a photographer led him the 2006 College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) award, and he also co-founded Luceo Images, which is one of the bright stars to emerge in the photography collective world.
While researching our latest guide “Starting a Photography Business,” I had the chance to speak with Greg Smith, who helped develop the NPPA’s Cost of Doing Business calculator while servicing on the Business Practices committee in 2003. He had a lot of tough advice for people starting out in the business, and some of what we talked about echoed John Harrington’s advice about day rates.
an interview taped Tuesday with combat photographers Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva, both of whom have been seriously injured in the field.
Marinovich: “Just seeing someone — especially a mother over a young child or a young fighter or a young civilian who’s being killed — and that look they give you as you come to photograph them, while you’re kind of apologizing about photographing,” he says. “And people want you photographing to show what’s happened, but that look of hatred — that sometimes you get from a mother — is just so disturbing.”