Awesome coincidence? Or a convergence of some unknown force?
I do not know, but it is interesting nonetheless.
Last week Petapixel ran an article I had written titled “Prints. Remember Prints?”
Almost immediately afterwards they ran Lynne Cartia’s wonderful article on the importance of a printed photograph.
I think that is cool juxtaposition.
And I hope it makes people think a bit more about how important prints are to the lifeblood of photography.
I just love this image.
I don’t really know why.
Photograph by Ted (Nahum) Baron.
My friend and mentor, Selina Maitreya is sharing a lot of great stuff on video. There is an upcoming course, but you can grab a lot of great info from these videos. Check them out here.
I have known Selina for many years. I have all of her books, and have trained with her. I consider her a mentor, coach and friend.
Selina has joined us here on Lighting Essentials many times, and each time is a delightful experience for me.
Selina was perhaps the first commercial photography rep in Boston (or perhaps anywhere) and she represented some of the biggest names in the business. Today she is working with photographers to help get them motivated, moving and most importantly… out of their own way.
I have known many photographers who have gone through here one on one’s and her portfolio rebuilding exercises, and all have benefitted greatly from the experience.
Now you have the opportunity to experience Selina’s approach to becoming all you can be for absolutely free.
Take some time to listen to these videos and open your mind to the possibilities that are all around you.
I am really enjoying these videos… I hope you do as well.
Register for the free video course here.
Every year I host a meet-up of Project 52 members. Part workshop, part social, full on fun. There is no fee for this, we share all expenses, so it is a very comfortable and relaxing time with the tribe.
This year we will also be doing a road trip to the north country. The itinerary is the same as this workshop that I planned last year. We have two 12-passenger vans, an aggressive plan, hotel rooms booked, and cameras ready.
Along the way we will be doing portraits, landscapes and still life. I hope to be able to post to the blog next week, and if I can it will probably be video. (I really need to do more video… so do you.) I will also hope that we can post some images from along the road. That week will be a mish-mash of posts, so bear with us as we try something new.
If you have ever taken a Lighting Essentials Workshop, or been a member of the Project 52 groups, you are welcome. I will post next years week when I get back. We will be going to Canyon Lands on that trip, as well as the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon. As I said, more to come.
Matt Mahurin is a a multi-discipline artist who uses film, photography, and illustration to create a pallet of amazing work. (Wiki)
From American Photo Mag:
“When you commission a graphic from Matt Mahurin, you never know what you’re going to get. Which is the whole point. Skipping around his toolbox, Mahurin uses whichever media combination will help him create charged images to illustrate difficult stories. No wonder, then, that publications such as Time, Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal hire him to make visual sense of complex topics like Abu Ghraib or the Wall Street crisis.
But while his technique is top-notch, editors and art directors come to Mahurin, based in New York City, for something beyond Photoshop expertise. “They come to me for my point of view,” says Mahurin, who began working with Photoshop soon after its launch in 1990 and personally executes every stage of his photo illustrations. “I walk the line of having an emotional take while working with the point of view of the article.”
Illustrator of the Week: Matt Mahurin
“Matt Mahurin is an illustrator, photographer and film director. He often uses images of himself as reference for his digitally-manipulated photo-illustrations, once posing as Sigmund Freud for a Time magazine cover. Mahurin is also well-known for a darkened image of OJ Simpson on the cover of Time, based on Simpson’s mugshot at the time of his arrest, which raised some controversy when it appeared next to the unaltered mug shot on the cover of Newsweek on the magazine racks.”
“Judd Apatow & Matt Mahurin join Mark Seliger to talk about photographing tragedy, finding humanity with comedy, and meeting their heroes. From Tom Waits to Seth Rogen and Steve Martin to Henri Cartier-Bresson, they share stories of collaborating throughout their careers.”
Photographers you should know is an ongoing weekly feature. You can find more by using the category link to the right of this article.