Sept. 11 was the most photographed event in history, even if it happened just before the widespread proliferation of cell phone cameras. We were still years away from the true social media revolution, which enables sharing personal information and crowdsourcing efforts to unprecedented degrees. Hell, a lot of people were still tapping AOL through dial-up modems when the arc of history forever changed.
Meet Max Schwartz, a Brooklyn-based lifestyle photographer who has set up a side project that specializes in spicing up your Tinder profile. It’s called Tinder Headshots and its goal is “to help you get the most out of Tinder by taking photos of you that show your true self, or a slightly better looking version.”
Photographers Facing Danger and Death —NYTimes Lens Blog
“It’s sad because Camille Lepage died for pictures that almost nobody was interested in,” he said. “Nobody in the photography business cared for Camille Lepage before she died. Nobody gave her a guarantee. Nobody gave her insurance. Nobody gave her a helmet or a bulletproof vest. Suddenly she dies, and everyone says she was a talented young photographer.”
“I would love for people to care about young talented photographers before they are killed.”
Photographing a Diva: Pop Star Allegedly Demands No Natural Light and Only Left Side Photos, Then Storms Off
Try to remember the most difficult model/subject you’ve ever had… what were their demands? Did they not like any of the photos? Complained incessantly? Took directions poorly? Whatever they did, it probably wouldn’t have been as frustrating as what pop star Ariana Grande allegedly pulled recently in Australia. Read more…
For celebrities, selling off the rights to publish wedding photos can be quite the money-maker. And if your last names are Pitt and Jolie, that is doubly true.
However, rather than raking in the dough for themselves, the couple decided to team up exclusively with Getty and use the photos of their recent nuptials to raise money for the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation. Read more…
The Rifleman’s Creed (also known as “My Rifle”) is a famous creed from World War II that all Marines learn during recruit training. The text emphasizes the rifleman’s symbiotic relationship with his personal rifle, and talks about how he needs to become one with it and treat it as an extension of himself.