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.
The Relationship of Photography, Poetry and Narrative —Hyperallergic
Nils Jorgensen: What Was He Thinking? —Blake Andrews
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I Take Photographs To Make Discoveries For Myself —Try Hard Magazine
I am interested in ideas. I am not interested in doing the same thing over and over again. The reason I take photographs is to make discoveries for myself. Always trying to piece together the puzzle, that’s where I get my rush. Once I find the answer I am looking for that’s usually it for a project, the excitement and energy is gone. I move onto something else, or away from that subject matter until I can view it with fresh eyes again.
Photojournalist Ron Haviv, who has been taken hostage 3 times in his career, talks of the importance of shedding light on the human experience within conflict areas; but now more than ever, secondary to the training and safety awareness necessary in being successful in carrying out that mission.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Canon EOS-1, Canon Europe had the opportunity to interview the men behind the design and technology of the EOS-1 series. In these exclusive interviews, Tsunemasa Ohara and Yoshiaki Sugiyama of Canon Inc. Tokyo share secrets behind the development of the EOS-1 series that first debuted in 1989.
Photographing The Most Challenging Mountains On Earth —Indefinitely Wild
National Geographic photographer and The North Face team climber Cory Richards was the first American to summit the 8,000 meter peak of G2 during its brutal winter season. In this interview he shares about the natural compliment of photography and climbing that’s taken him to great heights in his career.
Chris Ozer: From Instagram Enthusiast To Successful Pro Photog —Huffington Post
In an interview with Huff Post, photographer Chris Ozer talks about his early fascination with Instagram that led to his decisive career change from humdrum desk job to professional gigs with clients including Cole Haan, Evernote, Facebook, Nike and Samsung.