Chasing Light is a fifteen minute documentary aimed at people of all ages, with or without an existing interest photography.
Mario Pires's insight:
Going from mainstream to minority interest, analog photography has left some of it's practitioners with some regrets. I don't think that being harder is a guarantee to being better in some way. After all, in the end, tools are just that, what really matters is achieving your goals.
Photographer Matthew Rycroft put together this video containing 13 strange, random, and mind-bending “facts” about photography. These are short and seemingly obvious statements that may make you stop and think.
Joe Purdy stopped by Aperture to check in with executive director Chris Boot following his performance with photographer Alec Soth and musician Billy Bragg at our Aperture Open Road Benefit Party and Auction. For the multimedia performance, the three traveled along the Rock Island line with filmmaker Isaac Gale, playing music and photographing along the way
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Can you imagine a camera in your toothbrush that acts as a crystal ball into your health? How about a robot paparazzi cloud trailing celebrities?
President of the 2014 CHIPP jury, this journalist is one of the biggest names in Chinese photography. A member of Xinhua and several photography associations, she lectures worldwide. She spoke to us about her baby, the CHIPP.
“A lot of the language surrounding Songbook is about community and American culture…and that stuff’s in there, but actually what I wanted to do with it is talk to something more primal, more internal, and more about the human condition than the American condition. It’s the great problem of consciousness.”—Alec Soth
“Choose a person, preferably a stranger, to make a portrait of. After securing their permission, begin photographing them. Ask them to try a few poses, move the camera around, suggest a different location. Never stop photographing. If/when the subject becomes visibly irritated, snap the shutter at an even faster pace. Fake technical problems to prolong the session for as long as possible. The only rule is that you cannot choose to stop photographing—the subject must [tell] you that they no longer wish to have any more pictures made. Bonus points for those who get a model release signed post-shoot.”
Vogue China invited renowned fashion photographerMario Testino to help create a special issue by contributing every one of the photos inside. Testino delivered, and 153 pages of photographs went out to 1.2 million subscribers of the magazine.
An interview with Kathy Ryan, director of photography at the New York Times Magazine, on her recently published photobook "Office Romance". Mostly shot on the sixth floor of the landmark Renzo Piano-designed New York Times building, where she works as director of photography at the New York Times Magazine, Ryan captures moments of luminous beauty in her daily routine. First published on Ryan’s Instagram feed, these photographs offer her rendering of the minute details of her working environment: her colleagues, the glorious building she works in, and the light of New York City.
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