Whether it’s 10,000 hours or 10,000 frames, there is no doubt Jay Maisel has put in his time to master the medium. Photographer Chris Callis photographed Jay swimming in his rejected slides for the cover of American Photographer magazine in 1982. © Chris Callis
The romantic notion of inspiration striking like a bolt of lightning is just that—a romantic notion. From my experience a…Read On…
It wasn’t just the media; it seemed everyone at The Republican Convention in New York City, 2004, was taking pictures. One of 1728 images I took on August 29, 2004 with my Nikon D70.
It’s no great mystery: maybe the best way to learn something is to do it. The more you shoot, the better you get. Period. The more you shoot, the faster you react, the more experience will teach you w…Read On…
I’m optimistic about the future of photography in this visually oversaturated world. That’s because I believe in its transformational power. It can transform light and time into something physical. It’s a universal language we all speak, and great photos communicate so much, in an instant, without words or sound. We think in still images; our memory is formed by them.
The image of…Read On…
When I first encountered Paul Shambroom’s photographs, it was quite by accident. It was the autumn of 2002, and I was making the rounds of some of the galleries near where I live in New York City. As a longtime newspaper photographer, I would often be sent out to cover a meeting. These were perhaps the least inspiring group of photo assignments I can think of.
Then I encountered Pa…Read On…
Some projects are about photographers challenging themselves. There is a wealth of photo-a-day blogs that have sprouted up all over the web and, as you’ll see in future posts here, getting through a volume of work is necessary to get you to the next step in your work. (more…)