Dylan Coulter sent over an email the other day to tell me about the work he’s been doing with Nike and the “Oregon Project” (Sounds like it involves Jason Bourne, no?) and we got to chatting. I thought I’d share the conversation.
The work of Nadav Kander has always fascinated me. My curiosity only grew when seeing Obama’s People and later working on the review of Yangtze, The Long River. I finally approached Nadav and asked him whether he had a moment to talk about his work. I’m grateful he did.
Deb and I had the good fortune to cross paths with James Whitlow Delano because of the Blue Planet Run book and Redux Pictures. His images of China’s desertification caught our eye for the book (They didn’t make the final edit). But more than the subject of the photographs, it was the tone, the feeling and what they convey that held our interest.
I’ve always thought that the highest standard for photojournalism is to create images that serve the publishing environment for the day but that remain relevant beyond the day. Another way of saying this is to make images that are as at home on a museum wall as they are on a page.
James’ photos linger in the mind and the eye.
We were able to catch up with James just before he traveled from his home in Japan.