Television personality Jason Silva recently put together a poignant video with Shots of Awe that examines The Instagram Generation, and how this photo-driven generation sees their future as a series of ‘anticipated memories’. Read more…
6 photography quotes every photographer should live by —Digital Camera World
Katie Orlinsky on Mushing in the Dog Days of Summer —National Geographic | PROOF
“I’m from New York City. I had never even heard of the word “mushing” before I covered the Yukon Quest,” photographer Katie Orlinsky admits. “But as soon as I watched the first dog team come into a checkpoint with their legs pounding on the sparkling snow and their paws covered in those funny neon-colored booties, I was hooked.”
California time-lapse photographer Hal Bergman wanted to pay tribute to his homeland using his artistic abilities. And so he spent four years packing as many of California’s diverse environments into one, 4-minute video simply titled California.
The result is simply gorgeous, and captures everything from Long Beach to Ansel Adams’s playground, Yosemite National Park.
The Relationship of Photography, Poetry and Narrative —Hyperallergic
If I were to place a picture I made in 1998 next to a picture I made this year it would feel like two different and opposing artists. The younger me seems impossibly ideological. I used the camera then to fix a utopian fantasy onto the world, I forced the world to look the way I wanted to see it, and through photography proved that it existed. But even then, unlike most practitioners of staged narrative photographs, my production values where low so my constructions inevitably unraveled as I photographed them, allowing for a slip between being allegorical and the actual event before the camera (i.e, bringing schoolgirls into the woods to be photographed).
The thing that changed in the work was this slow letting go. It seems cliche to say I became more interested in the world than my projections onto the world, the truth is something more crushing and brutal maybe about losing illusions.
I’m not a wildlife photographer…
But I love to shoot the birds and bugs in my backyard. Read more…
Art Elevates —Huffington Post
I am an author/illustrator, she a photographer extraordinaire. One day she asked me why I felt compelled to share my art with the world. I was stumped. I had a vague sense that my talent is here to make the world a more beautiful place. But what’s the use of beauty? It has no worth that can be measured or weighed.
The folks over at F8 Photography recently got a chance to sit down with well-known, love-him-or-hate-him street photographer Eric Kim. And whatever your opinion of the successful street shooter, the advice he offers in this short video interview about fear, book recommendations, and figuring out the ‘why’ behind your photography is well-worth 4 minutes of your Saturday. Read more…