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In Paris, Photo Booths For The Stars - Or Anyone Who Wants To Look Like One

In Paris, Photo Booths For The Stars - Or Anyone Who Wants To Look Like One | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The booth is black. The curtain is red velvet. Inside there is a slot to slide in bills, not coins – bills, as in the 10-euro variety. Now smile, we’re going to take your photo!

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Classic Street Photographs: Untitled (girl serving ice-cream), Martin Parr | Street Reverb Magazine

Classic Street Photographs: Untitled (girl serving ice-cream), Martin Parr |  Street Reverb Magazine | Photography Now | Scoop.it

A recent discussion of this ilk centred around Staged vs Candid street photography with a specific lean towards the work of Martin Parr and his Last Resort series took centre stage.

Several of Parr’s images such as the one shown above (Untitled girl service ice-cream) show some level of participation from his subjects, and it’s this level of acknowledgment from the subject which raises suspicions for some as to whether they are candid, posed portraits or even completely fabricated.

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Doisneau, Les Halles Nostalgia | La Lettre de la Photographie

Doisneau, Les Halles Nostalgia | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Les Halles moved out of Paris, to Rungis ( outside of the city) in 1971, and Victor Baltard’s illustrious pavilions built there in 1866 were, as referred to by Jean-Claude Gautrand in his book about them, “assassinated”. In 2011, the improbable architecture that replaced them will in turn be demolished and replaced.

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Paolo Roversi: the photographer and his muse

Paolo Roversi: the photographer and his muse | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Once describing himself as ‘an unsophisticated photographer making sophisticated photographs’ the work of Italian-born photographer Paolo Roversi is marked by a graphic simplicity, that the historian Martin Harrison would suggest in Appearances: Fashion photography since 1945 (Jonathan Cape, 1991), is both ‘starkly modern and delicately ethereal.’

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A Link Log: 10 golden rules for a photobook designer ...

10 golden rules for a photobook designer Embellished & borrowed from Syb http://www.sybontwerp.nl/...
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The Image: Hiroshi Watanabe, "Flying Octopus, Akashi, Japan"

The Image: Hiroshi Watanabe, "Flying Octopus, Akashi, Japan" | Photography Now | Scoop.it

This photograph titled "Flying Octopus, Akashi, Japan" was taken in a city named Akashi in the western part of Japan, west of Kobe. In its fishing port, octopuses are caught in the summer, and stretched and dried under the sun. When it is dried and hardened, the shape is retained and it looks like a kite.

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Displaced: The Cambodian Diaspora

Displaced: The Cambodian Diaspora | Photography Now | Scoop.it
As a son of the Killing Fields born in 1982 in the refugee camp to which my family had fled following the Cambodian genocide, I have struggled for most of my life to understand the legacy of my people.
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New York Colors : From Haas to Davidson | La Lettre de la Photographie

New York Colors : From Haas to Davidson | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Featuring color photographs by Bruce Davidson, Ernst Haas, Saul Leiter and Helen Levitt, New York in Color offers visions of the city as romantic as any in black-and-white.
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The day Apple buys Kodak

The day Apple buys Kodak | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Carrying a film camera around in the 21st century, the most common question people ask me is: Can you still buy film for that?
Kodak’s recent announcement of bankruptcy is a sad moment in American corporate history.
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Interlude, by Max Pigott

Interlude, by Max Pigott | Photography Now | Scoop.it

A brief selection from "Interlude", a work-in-progress project by photographer Max Pigott. Max's photographs share something of the same faith that underlies Merrill's poem: faith in the profound proximity of the intangible to what is most concrete, faith in the potential equivalence and simultaneity of all things, faith - finally - in the instructive powers of our own imagination.

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The Daily Edit – Thursday 2.2.12

The Daily Edit – Thursday 2.2.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

National Geographic
Creative Director: Bill Marr
Deputy Creative Director: Kaitlin M. Yarnall
Design Director: David C. Whitmore
Art Director: Juan Velasco
Deputy Photography Director: Ken Geiger
Photographer: Martin Schoeller

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Featured Photographer: Susan Meiselas

Featured Photographer: Susan Meiselas | Photography Now | Scoop.it
"The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don't belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation."

Susan Meiselas received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.A. in visual education from Harvard University. Her first major photographic essay focused on the lives of women doing striptease at New England country fairs. She photographed the carnivals during three consecutive summers while teaching photography in the New York public schools.

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ON PHOTOGRAPHY:Interview with Elena de la Rúa

ON PHOTOGRAPHY:Interview with Elena de la Rúa | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Elena de la Rua is a Spanish photographer who is giving a talk on her work and the workshop "La necesidad interior" in La Fototeca.

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Hockney in HD | we produce beautifully crafted multimedia

Hockney in HD | we produce beautifully crafted multimedia | Photography Now | Scoop.it

David Hockney’s ‘A Bigger Picture’ Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Fantastic stuff – particularly liked his video installation of the Yorkshire countryside in summer and winter, filmed at a walking pace using a grid of HD cameras.

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Photography is killing photography

Would a publication like LIFE be successful today ?

The editors at LIFE decided to put photography first and text second in order To explain world around us via photography. LIFE’s magazine decision to give prominence to photography worked in a world were photographs, at least compared to today, were scarce.

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Q&A With Chess Design Photo Editor and Art Director CHARLIE HESS

Q&A With Chess Design Photo Editor and Art Director CHARLIE HESS | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Charlie spoke with POP about hiring photographers for their dream projects, bringing back the photo essay, and the role that a photo editor can play in the career of a photographer.

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Cindy Sherman talks to Simon Schama - FT.com

Cindy Sherman talks to Simon Schama - FT.com | Photography Now | Scoop.it

"although Cindy Sherman’s work, over four decades, has been catnip for heavy-duty post-structuralist theorists who sometimes embalm her antic mischief in solemn lucubrations about the Lacanian “gaze” and the commodification of the body, her popular appeal is much simpler."

(via: http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/2012/02/cindy_sherman_talks_to_simon_schama/)

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La importancia del punto de vista // The importance of point of view (by Alexander Rodchenko)

La importancia del punto de vista // The importance of point of view (by Alexander Rodchenko) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“If you want to teach the human eye to see in new ways, it is necessary to show everyday objects and familiar under totally unexpected perspectives and angles and in unexpected situations, new objects should be photographed from different angles, to provide a complete representation of object.”

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Movies and Photography

Movies and Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it
A car thief and a Minox "spy camera" feature in the plot ofLouis Malle's famous Ascenseur pour l'échafaud.
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Une conversation avec Horacio Fernández

Une conversation avec Horacio Fernández | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Horacio Fernández est historien de la photographie et curateur. En 1999, il concevait l'exposition Fotografía Pública dont le catalogue est considéré comme le tout premier des livres consacrés aux livres de photographie.

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Fotografía de moda // Fashion photography (by Man Ray, 1930)

Fotografía de moda // Fashion photography (by Man Ray, 1930) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Man Ray was a photographer who was always characterized by his modernity. His pictures show a peculiar vision of the feminine soul. He worked for show a body fashion, nothing superficial through a bold use of light and a minimalist staging.

All come together in a theoretical thing: Man Ray revolutionized the concept of fashion photography and made it through the fusion of art from portraits to fashion.

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Kohei Sugiura: The Japanese Photobook as Object

Kohei Sugiura: The Japanese Photobook as Object | Photography Now | Scoop.it
There's a wonderful article about Japanese photobook designer Kohei Sugiura over at the ICP Library blog, talking, amongst others, about my favourite photobook The Map (Chizu) by Kikuji Kawada (my vdeo presentation is here).
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Incredible Photos of Cathode-Ray-Tube Televisions Being Switched Off

Incredible Photos of Cathode-Ray-Tube Televisions Being Switched Off | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Stephan Tillmans is a Berlin-based photographer.  He writes: ‘The Luminant Point Arrays show cathode-ray-tube televisions being switched off.
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Profile: ONWARD '12 Selected Photographers

Profile: ONWARD '12 Selected Photographers | Photography Now | Scoop.it

fototazo served as a media sponsor for this year's ONWARD Compé '12 which featured Todd Hido as juror. After a review of all of the selections made by Hido, we have selected 11 images from the exhibition to publish here as part of our media sponsorship role and with hopes this brings our readers a chance to discover new work.

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Still Images In Great Advertising – Jeremy & Claire Weiss

Still Images In Great Advertising – Jeremy & Claire Weiss | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I reached out to Day 19 (Jeremy & Claire Weiss) after seeing this great Converse campaign, because they seem to work well as a husband and wife team. Here is our conversation about how they make it work… together.

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