Posts Tagged ‘story’

Photographer Thankful to Laptop Thief for New Creative Direction

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Having your laptop and photographs stolen usually isn’t a good thing, but for photographer Melanie Willhide, it actually helped her career move forward.
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The Story of How I Acquired and Defeated Gear Acquisition Syndrome

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This is the story of how I fell in love with photography and how I acquired and defeated gear-acquisition-syndrome.
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Inspirational B&W Short Film Voiced Over by an Interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson

The folks at 522 Productions have been slowly putting out videos that capture the essence of what inspires each of them. The charge was led a few weeks ago by 522′s art director Chris Jurchak, but it was editor Eli Sinkus’ What Inspires You? video, uploaded on April 1st, that caught our eyes and ears.

His video tells the tale of his love affair with photography and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s famous “Decisive Moment” through the magic of (mostly) black and white film. A fictional tale of a boy discovering the world through photography, the entire video is then “narrated” by an interview Cartier-Bresson gave Cornell Capa in 1973. Read more…

‘Eyes of Hate’ Captured in Portrait of Nazi Politician by Jewish Photographer

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In September 1933, LIFE magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt traveled to Geneva to document a meeting of the League of Nations. One of the political figures at the gathering was Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, one of Hitlers most devout underlings and a man who became known for his “homicidal anti-Semitism.”

Eisenstaedt was a German-born Jew. Not knowing this at first, Goebbels was initially friendly toward Eisenstaedt, who was able to capture a number of photos showing the Nazi politician in a good and cheerful mood (as in the photograph above).
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How I Busted a Thief Who Tried to Sell My Camera on Craigslist

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Sunday morning: time to survey the damage from last night’s party. As I walked around the apartment picking up empty beer bottles and cups, wiping up spills, and putting the furniture back, I remember having a distinct feeling that something was amiss. A quick survey of the apartment, and it hits me. My DSLR was missing.

Even as I frantically searched every nook and cranny of the apartment I knew the answer: someone had stolen my camera.
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World Press Photo Winner Had to Sell His Camera Last Year to Survive

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26-year-old freelance photojournalist Daniel Rodrigues landed the biggest ‘win’ of his photographic career this year when it was announced that his photo Football in Guinea-bissau (shown above) had won 1st prize in the prestigious World Press Photo competition’s Daily Life category.

The win was more than a fancy new line on his resume: you see, just two years ago Rodrigues was flat broke, and this award will allow him to resume the career that he almost had to abandon to survive.
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In His Iconic Portrait, Winston Churchill is Scowling Over a Lost Cigar

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This is a photo of Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh, captured in 1941 during the early years of World War II. It is said to be one of the most widely reproduced photos of all time.

It’s a legendary portrait of a legendary man by a legendary photographer. There’s also a legendary story about how it was shot.
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Honest Couple Finds and Returns Camera Bag with Gear and $11,000 Cash

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A couple were visiting a vista point near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco this past Valentine’s Day when they came across a black camera bag that had apparently been misplaced. After the owner didn’t turn up to recover it, they looked inside and found a wallet with Chinese currency, credit cards, an “expensive-looking” camera and lens… and $11,000 in cash.
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Match Made on Flickr: The Story of Patrick Eggert and Sophie Ellis

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Online dating websites are a multi-billion dollar business nowadays, and more and more single-and-looking people turn to the Interwebs to find their soul mates. Photographers Patrick Eggert and Sophie Ellis met through the Web as well, but not through a matchmaking site: their relationship started through a Flickr comment.
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‘It Was Just a Case of Following My Instincts, And Taking a Risk’

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Belgian photographer Francois Lenoir has written an interesting account of how he managed to snap an extremely rare photo of serial killer Marc Dutroux through prison windows with some good ol’ fashioned patience (and a dash of good fortune).
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