Interviews

 

external Interview: Photographer Chris Guillebeau And “The Happiness Of Pursuit” —Chase Jarvis

I think it’s fair to say that people are thinking differently about their lives. They’re understanding that with all the opportunities available to us, we should put our limited time and energy to good use. We should strive! We should live with urgency!

 
Sep 25, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

external Photokina 2014: Canon interview – Mirrorless ‘in the very near future’ —DPReview

We know that many of our customers need more resolution and this is under consideration. In the very near future you can expect us to show something in terms of mirrorless and also a higher resolution sensor.

 
Sep 24, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

A Conversation with Fine Art Photographer Ken Rosenthal

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Ken Rosenthal received his MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. His artwork is represented by Klompching Gallery, New York;  Etherton Gallery, Tucson; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe; Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco. Rosenthal’s photographs are in many public and private collections internationally including The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Art Institute of Chicago; National Portrait Gallery, London; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Wittliff Collections’ Southwest and Mexican Photography Collection, San Marcos, Texas, which recently established a major collection of his work.

Since 2002 his work has been featured in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions internationally. The first publication of Rosenthal’s work, Ken Rosenthal Photographs 2001-2009, was released in 2011, and was included on photo-eye’s Best Books of 2011 list. Read more…

external 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.

 
Sep 08, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

external Nils Jorgensen: What Was He Thinking? —Blake Andrews

London-based photographer Nils Jorgensen stays true to his minimalist credo in this interview describing his work in as few words as possible.

 
Aug 30, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

“Actual Photography is a Solitary Pursuit”: An Interview with Fred Lyon (Part 2)

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Editor’s Note: Part two of Rfotofolio’s interview with San Francisco photographer Fred Lyon Read more…

“Indulge Your Curiosity. It’s the Basis of Creativity”: An Interview with Fred Lyon (Part I)

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Editor’s note: In early February Rfotofolio had the pleasure of talking to photographer Fred Lyon. We are honored to share the first of two interviews with this photographic master.
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external 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.

 
Aug 26, 2014 · Via · Permalink · Comment

external Veteran Photojournalist Talks About Going Into Hotspots —Poynter

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.

 
Aug 22, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

external Design & Technology: The Men Behind The EOS-1 Series SLRs —Canon Europe

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.

 
Aug 21, 2014 · Permalink · Comment