Interviews

Who I’ve Hired: Chloe Coleman, The Washington Post | PDN Online

Chloe Coleman currently works on The Washington Post’s international news desk. She is also a photo editor for Outlook, the newspaper’s weekly section for for news analysis and opinion, and a contributing writer and editor on The Washington Post’s In Sight photo blog. Previously, Coleman worked as a photo editor at NPR and The Denver Post, and has served as a faculty member at The Kalish Visual Editing Workshop.

B: Q & A & A & Q & Q & A with Mark Shapiro

When I first became aware of digital I maintained that prints or books are the sine qua non, not the computer screen. Everyone’s monitor is different in quality and brightness and contrast, so your pictures are subject to the vagaries of bad monitors, bad settings, and in general the distraction of the computer interface. But I wanted my work to be seen on the Internet. So I came to the idea that at least my own calibrated monitor can be a kind of “platonic” standard and that there is a tacit disclaimer that the pictures might not look the way they are meant to look on other displays or as they would look definitively in prints.

The Evolved Documentarian : Interview with Burk Uzzle | LENSCRATCH

I’ve been corresponding with legendary photographer Burk Uzzle over the past months and am excited to share a wonderful interview today, written by Janet Kagan. Burk is an exceptional photographer with a most amazing legacy. I was recently listening to an NPR podcast and Burk’s name came up. It turns out that Burk was the photographer who shot the Woodstock album cover, of the couple wrapped in a blanket. After exploring his legacy these past months, my first thought was “Of course it was!” Thank you Burk, for a life time of incredible work. – Aline Smithson

Quick Tip: Gus Powell on Shooting Better Street Photography | PDNPulse

Gus Powell, a member of the street photography collective iN-PUBLiC and author of two monographs of street photography, will lead a seminar called “Street Photography How & Why” at PhotoPlus Expo on October 25. Street photographers Michelle Groskopf and Elizabeth Bick will also participate in the panel. The following excerpt from “Q&A: Gus Powell on Street Photography as Poetry” offers a preview of street photography strategy and advice that Powell and his colleagues will discuss at the PhotoPlus seminar.

The Daily Edit: Interview with Frank Ockenfels Part Two | A Photo Editor

You look at photography now, and most photographers, which I kind of make a joke about. Jeff Dunas does this photographers breakfast once a year and it’s  about 25 of us. We get together and sit around this table having breakfast at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club and discuss life. We discuss what happened in the last year and we’ll tell stories to each other.  Everyone from Douglas Kirkland to Gerhard Ludwig attends, it’s a wide variety of photographers, Claxton and Marshall and Herman Leonard.

Triggered: David Hobby Reflects on 12 Years with Strobist – PhotoShelter Blog

For the past 12 years, David Hobby has been living his life as Strobist – one of the first and greatest online photography resources. Entire photo empires have come and gone, but Hobby remains stubbornly wedded to teaching people how to use off-camera flash to augment their photographic skills and inspire their creativity.

The Daily Edit – Interview with Frank Ockenfels Part One | A Photo Editor

I probably didn’t have that till I got to New York and probably my third year of college is when I finally hit it where I was like, Oh! This is something you do every day. Every single day, you wake up and you have to take pictures and to basically answer that question that’s in your head. That is the reason why you would become a photographer. Why is it that one person figures it out while another person doesn’t figure it out? There is no rhyme or reason even though there’s a passion in photography on both ends equally. At my workshops people are looking for me to for the answer, I wish I had the golden ticket. “Look at my book and tell me why I can’t get a job.” I tell them,

Noah Kalina on The Great Discontent (TGD)

For more than fifteen years, Noah Kalina has carved out a freelance career that manages to strike a balance between fine art and commercial photography. Here, the Barryville, NY-based photographer talks to us about the path he took to get there—the high school awards that gave him the confidence to keep taking pictures; attending art school, and jump starting an independent career by taking $20 head shots out of a small Manhattan apartment; and why he chose to move his life and studio to rural Upstate NY. Despite the ups and downs that working solo can often present, Noah still says he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Q&A: Gus Powell on Street Photography as Poetry | PDN Online

“Pretzel” (2017) from Gus Powell’s ongoing series of personal street work called “Mise en Scène.” Powell tells students in his street photography classes “not to be sneaky, because you have people who are trying to shoot from the hip or be misleading, and if you get caught doing that—if you feel guilty, then you’re guilty. The most important thing for me is being open and present.”

Ken Weingart interviews Mei Xian Qiu | LENSCRATCH

Mei Xian Qiu is a Chinese, American, and Indonesian fine art photographer. Mei’s work is rich in metaphor and meanings, and she has had tremendous success. In the following interview, she opens up about her history and how her unique visualizations came to be.

Photography legend Joel Meyerowitz: phones killed the sexiness of the street | Art and design | The Guardian

He chased parades, ambushed hairdressers and refused to leave Ground Zero. Over PG Tips and ricotta at his Tuscan barn, Joel Meyerowitz relives his most stunning shots

B: Q & A with Peter Kool

When I woke up again my vision wasn’t changed, but I had to get used to taking pictures again. My photography world had been very small until then. I had some books of a few well knowns and visited some nearby expositions, but suddenly there was the Internet. I had no idea; looking at pictures of photographers from all over the world gave me a lot of inspiration. It was also a colourful world and I let go of the black and white, but that took a while.

Enlightening Photography: An Interview with Joey Terrill – PhotoShelter Blog

Nikon Ambassador and lighting master Joey Terrill carved his own path as a freelance commercial photographer early on in his career. After a portrait assignment, Terrill became fascinated by the creative possibilities with strobe portraiture and has subsequently put his mark on the world of photography with his eye catching photography.

B: Q & A with Ernesto Bazan

“I look at my contact sheets. A feeling of utter depression seizes me. I sense a huge loss within me. And what’s worse is that there is nothing I can do about it. I want to cry the silence of the empty room. A reminder of how difficult it is to take a damned good picture. I can only accept the verdict as a sentenced prisoner.”

David Hurn’s Social Arizona Trips – The Eye of Photography

Magnum photographer David Hurn’s documentary photographs are distinguished by their quiet observation and remarkable insight. “Life as it unfolds in front of the camera is full of so much complexity, wonder and surprise that I find it unnecessary to create new realities,” he writes. “There is more pleasure, for me, in things as they are.” Hurn fell in love with the state of Arizona, in the United States, and made several trips back between 1979 and 2001, turning his eye to ordinary Arizonians in their daily life, their schools, exercise classes, holidays and their landscape. His new book entitled Arizona Trips contains more than 150 photographs on the subject. The British photographer is here in conversation with writer Sir Christopher Frayling.

Telling Complex Truths About Africa at LagosPhoto Festival – The New York Times

The eighth edition of the LagosPhoto Festival opened last week and runs through Dec. 15th. Azu Nwagbogu, the festival’s founder and director, spoke with James Estrin about photography in Africa. Their conversation has been edited for clarity and brevity.

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