Sad Day for Photojournalism

I haven’t been on RB for a few months busy with work. Hope to catch up with everybody’s work and respond to comments about mine soon. Meanwhile felt I had to post this…

Earlier this week the Chicago Sun Times laid off it’s entire photography staff and decided to have the reporters take the necessary photos with their i phones. This was an especially sad and poignant day for me. One of those photographers was John H White, Pulitzer Prize winner in 1982. John was an inspiration and a mentor for me for one special day when I was just beginning in photography.
I lived in Mexico City and was a stringer for AP in the early 79’s. John was their to cover Pope John Paul’s first ever trip for a Pope to Mexico City. I covered it for AP. The Mexico City editor for AP told me John wanted to photograph M

Mary Ellen Mark & Helena Christensen

Supermodel Helena Christensen and Documentary Photographer Mary Ellen Mark discuss their work, travels and inspirations with Mark Seliger. From Johnny Depp to the circus performers of India and from the villages of Peru to the celebrities of Hollywood, Christensen and Mark talk about the challenges of finding the essence of their subjects and the thrill of taking a beautiful photograph.

Fantastically Real Photography

Vincent Fournier, Brussels, Belgium-based Vincent Fournier is a commercial and fine-art photographer whose photographs of rockets, moon landscapes, and cosmonauts have enjoyed worldwide appeal since 2006. The winner of a bronze award at the Cannes Festival and Gold Clio, Fournier has a distinctive style that merges fantasy with reality, leading the viewer through a colorful journey into the unknown.
Link to a short film of Vincent photographing Cape Canaveral for his Space project, you can also explore his website from this page and view other works

Space project:

A little blur by Hassellblad on using their camera.

For Your Enjoyment: Gregory Heisler

Gregory Heisler is one of the Top Portrait Photogs working today with over 70 Time Cover Photos. This link will take you to three videos, one of him explaining how he shot Michael Phelps for the cover of time and two others one on Technique and one on Advice for Photographers. They are all fairly short videos. Enjoy ! tony


Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson’s photographs usually take place in small town America, but are dramatic and cinematic.6 They feature often disturbing, surreal events. The photographs are shot using a large crew, and are elaborately staged and lit.7 He has cited the films Vertigo, The Night of the Hunter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blue Velvet, and Safe as having influenced his style,8 as well as the painter Edward Hopper9 and photographer Diane Arbus.

Check out the clips from A Brief Encounter a documentary film about the creation of Crewdson’s incredible photographs.

“Brief Encounter”

If you have a Heart, a Soul, any Humanity whatsoever watch this !

A short film by Alan Spearman who works for the Daily Newspaper “Commercial Appeal”. small ton newspaper in the Deep South. Well worth the 13 minutes it takes to watch and also check out his photographs from the streets of South Memphis, the poorest metropolitan area in America. This is beautiful and powerful. The photography is photojournalism at it’s best. “April” is also worth a look. Moving stuff.

As I Am

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