Sunday, January 31, 2010

100 places to remember

This story is important for two reasons:

First, these are places (many not in Al Gore's powerpoint) that may not be the first places (unlike the dramatic pictures we see coming in from Bangladesh, Glacier National park, Kilimanjaro, Arctic, Antarctica, New Orleans, or Greenland) we think of when considering the effects of global warming, but these areas will be forever changed if predictions are accurate.

Secondly, the Getty photographs from people like National Geographic journalist, Sarah Leen, are amazing, and make the case for continuation of premium stock by the best photographers. As good as some of the d00des are getting on flickr, for me this story really makes the case for top shelf, well-practiced photos from seasoned photographers. Not as poignant as the loss of glaciers and rising seas...but certainly, if premium stock goes away, our experience as readers is diminished.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

5b4, for reviews and pictures of photo books

5b4 is one of the best blogs/sites that simply reviews photo books (the artsy ones) and shows both an elongated spread that includes a sample rephoto of the book along with good copy describing something meaningful about the book.

Simple. To the point. Exactly what I'm looking for on the subject of photography books:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It pays to check out my journalism

Literally, I think.

I've signed on to be the Austin MN concerts examiner. I think my articles may also get some play in Minneapolis.

I'm still trying to figure out how I get paid, but I it may be based on ad impressions seen by unique visitors.

Friday (1/15/10), I went to go see James Cotton and was allowed to photograph the first 2 songs. I posted a review and a slideshow of the first two songs. This may have been a disadvantage actually (since everyone else could take pictures throughout), but I wasn't questioned while I was close to the stage for the first two songs and got to meet James Cotton backstage.

So, by all means check out my articles, and click on a few ads even (just in case).

James Cotton Performance Review

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

On art school

"Eh, I don't feel like talking to you right now. I'm an Artist"

- Father Guido Sarducci

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Come See My Samples

Visit me in Rochester, MN at the Wedding Extravaganza this Saturday, 1/9/2009 for extra special giveaways and promotions. Check out my samples and say hello. It's a good time to ask questions or get a feel for my style and product options.

Say you saw my blog entry for an extra bonus.