Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Photojournalists Speak to the Museum of Photographic Arts About Their Craft

Aspiring photojournalists probably have a hard time finding much inspiration these days. The profession was ranked 188th out of 200 in terms of desirability, the entire photo staff of the Chicago Sun Times recently got the axe, and a story from earlier revealed that even the successful ones sometimes get stuck on a 12-hour flight with an empty airplane seat as a subject.

So in case you’ve always dreamed about becoming a photojournalist but you happen to find yourself low on inspiration, here’s a short video in which some successful photojournalists speak to the Museum of Photographic Arts about the craft they love and practice. Read more…

Interview with NYC Fashion Photographer Shane LaVancher

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Shane LaVancher lives and works in New York City. The primary focus of his work is fashion and editorial assignments. His work is often compared to paintings, as they represent a collision between the worlds of fashion and art.
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An Interview with Eric Draper, George W. Bush’s Presidential Photographer

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If you haven’t been living under the rock for the past ten years, chances are you’ve seen a photo captured by Eric Draper. That’s because he was the official photographer of former U.S. President George W. Bush.

Draper’s eight years in the White House were nothing short of intriguing. From capturing the now-iconic photos of President Bush on September 11th to the handing over of leadership to Barack Obama in 2009. His unfettered access to the Presidency gave us some insight as to what life is like in the “bubble.” Read more…

A Conversation with Jeff Widener

A chat with the photographer behind 'Tank Man,' a photo that is widely considered one of the iconic images of the 20th century.

Eric Calouro · Jun 21, 2013 · 7 Comments » ·

Interview with Jim Mortram of Small Town Inertia

A conversation with a photographer who dedicates himself to shooting long form, documentary-style photos that portray the lives of those living on the fringe of society.

Bill Lytton · Jun 18, 2013 · 5 Comments » ·

Skateboard Photographer Talks Travelling the World with Camera and Board in Tow

It started with a trip to Hong Kong. That’s what got skateboard photographer Jonathan Mehring hooked on travelling. But while there are a lot of photographers that travel the world capturing different cultures, Mehring was more interested in answering the question: “is it even possible to skate some of these places?”

This short interview was put together by The Photographer Series, a site by multimedia storyteller Andrew Norton that dedicates itself to telling the stories behind some of skateboarding’s coolest images — and Mehring has captured some awesome images. Read more…

Photojournalist Bill Eppridge Discusses the Importance of the Still Image

At last year’s Fall Photography at the Summit, the folks at the Summit Series of Workshops got a chance to sit down and speak with legendary photojournalist Bill Eppridge. They asked him about “the importance of the still image,” and Eppridge responded by sharing the wise views on photography he has spent a lifetime acquiring. Read more…

Portraitist Miller Mobley on Hard Work and What it Takes to Make It … Twice

Portraitist Miller Mobley is a successful photographer twice over. As a college student, he built a successful photography business in Tuscaloosa, AL, working for both local and regional clients. Later, he and his wife picked up their entire life and moved to New York City, where the now 24-year-old Mobley has managed to land all of his dream clients one after the other. Read more…

A Conversation with Martin Schoeller

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Flip through the pages of any major magazine published in the last few years and it’s likely you’ve seen a picture snapped by Martin Schoeller therein. The German-born award-winning photographer got off to a rough start upon moving to the United States in the early 1990s, only to find himself as an in-demand iconic picture taker today.

He’s covered every major celebrity you can imagine with his trademark close-up portraiture and fashion photos alike (though, he admits fashion isn’t quite his bag). From Paris Hilton to Barack Obama, Schoeller has worked with Hollywood’s elite and America’s most influential politicians. He’s seen it all.
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Interview with Shane Lavalette, The New Director of Light Work

Shane Lavalette is an American photographer who currently lives in Upstate New York. He is the founding publisher and editor of the independent publisher Lay Flat, and is the new director of Light Work, an influential non-profit photo organization.


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PetaPixel: First, please tell us a bit about yourself and your background in photography.

Shane Lavalette: I’ve been interested in photography since I was a child but I got serious about it as art as a teenager, starting in the black and white darkroom.
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