Tag Archives: philosophy


Stealing Photos

Oh, man.  It’s happened again.  Stacie Frazier is no stranger to having her photos used without permission in boudoir Groupon ads.  Yesterday, someone called her attention to the latest offender.  But it’s only one of several new incidents I’ve picked up on in the last several days. Stealing photos has become so common, and it’s […]


Buy Real Art, or Make Your Own

My wife and I were strolling through Bryant Park the other evening, on the hunt for a Christmas gift for our daughter.  Every year, the park is transformed into a “Holiday Village,” complete with ice skating rink, giant Christmas tree, and over one-hundred vendors selling everything from food to arts and crafts.  It’s so much […]


Moving Forward with Your Photography: Helping Others Do the Same

[This was a segment in my newsletter today.  My enthusiasm sometimes overpowers my typing and editing skills, so there were just a couple of typos in the e-mailed copy, which I've corrected here.  Even if few others noticed, I did.  Hopefully I've caught them all.  I can't make any promises about the grammar. Please feel […]


Great Predictions in Photography: Or Stuff You Already Knew Was Coming

I remember when Syl Arena proclaimed that “Still Photography is Dead.”  He got all excited about how DSLRs where suddenly capable of shooting quality video, fell in love, thought no one would buy or look at stills anymore (at least that’s how I understood it at the time, but maybe he didn’t really mean it […]


Does Everything Have to be Retouched?

Maybe real is beautiful enough.


Unmasking the Solution

I’ve been interested in using masks as props for my images but just a little unsure about how to make something like that work.  On the one hand, a mask hides the face and expression, which is not really something I’m interested in.  On the other hand, it can help create a feeling of anonymity […]


What Terry Richardson Can Teach You About Style

Lots of talk in the last several days about photography bad-boy, Terry Richardson and his collaborations with pop star, Miley Cyrus.  Since the singer’s twerked-out performance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA’s), the release of the Richardson-directed Wrecking Ball video, and several raunchy photos shot and posted by Richardson, there’s been a growing outrage […]


Good Links

  Photos, Like Life, Blurred and Re-Envisioned:  After a brain injury, Brian Nice started to see the world differently. My Point of View:  Brian’s blog.

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How to Make a Book With Steidl

I’ve just finished watching, How to Make a Book With Steidl, for the second time in about two weeks.  You can find it on Netflix and elsewhere.  I want to recommend it for a variety of reasons. Candid discussions with some of the great photographers about their work A view of the thought processes of […]

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Young Photographers Are Going to Rule

We become photographers for one reason or another. I’d always enjoyed taking snapshots as a child, and when the announcement was made one day at middle-school that they were going to be in need of a photographer, I jumped at the chance. Not as a way to express myself creatively, or contribute something to the […]