This afternoon I’ve been making a music CD for someone I love. Hurding up some of the best music I’ve heard in the last few months (there is so much of it) I came back to the songs of Luke Sital Singh. A young man with a tremendous voice and turn of phrase. There’s a [...]
Photographer Platon Reveals Power Through Portrait from WIRED on FORA.tv
It’s rare for a photo book to create a big buzz; especially one that hasn’t been released, nor any preview copies issued. But Jim Mortram’s Electric book (his first) sold out in 24 hours.
I’m not surprised. Mortram is a breath of fresh air.
I was disappointed when Jim’s book sold out. You could argue [...]
John Edwin Mason wrote the article and Mediastorm made the film.
A perfect combination.
Imagine photographs by Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Wait a moment, then imagine some more by Diane Arbus and others by Sebastian Salgado. Good. Being the sort of person who reads this blog, you probably just conjured a dozen or more [...]
Corey Pein, former Editor in Chief of Demotix has quit, and he’s not gone quietly. He’s written a post on his blog about the damage he feels Corbis are doing to Demotix since they bought out the company. Pein only has good words to say about his former colleagues at Demotix. It takes a lot [...]
Justin Leighton suggested I point you to this post on The Register for an alternative point of view on The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. Full article here.
Everything you wanted to know about the Instagram Act, but were afraid to ask
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Analysis The UK [...]
Yesterday I posted why I think some of the rhetoric around the new Enterprise and Regulatory reform act was misleading and inaccurate to say the least. This scaremongering, particularly by the campaign group STOP43 has caused a lot of concern to photographers.
The IPO (intellectual property office) has put out the following myth-buster in relation [...]
From some of the things being written in the last few days you’d think that the sky is about to fall on photography’s head:
“@stop43uk: #Stop43, This act will kill the Media industry. Photographers, artists, novelist and music industry. STOP IT NOW”
— Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld) May 1, 2013
That’s just one of a tirade [...]
Jim Mortram’s first book Electric Tears and All Their Portent opened for pre-order yesterday. There will only be 150 copies and as of this morning there are about 40 left!
Get a copy whilst you can.
(On that note I sincerely hope Cafe Royal do a second run for more reasons than I have time [...]
Ben Roberts is a superb photographer whose work on a huge Amazon warehouse has just gone viral. The following post is taken from his blog. It’s a thought provoking read. Thanks Ben for allowing us to re-publish it here!
Over the last week or so, my series ‘Amazon Unpacked‘ has gone viral. [...]