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The Wonderland Awaits: Researching The Good Echo | JSTOR Daily
There’s nothing quite like squinting to decipher the blue ink scrawled across the back of a photograph, or unearthing an ornate pair of cufflinks worn by someone who is all but forgotten who once walked the same pathways you now walk. Such hands-on discoveries can spark the imagination in thrilling ways, and from there, the wonderland awaits.
photography  information  library  research  writing  novels  fiction  nonfiction  onlnie 
19 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Ex-Cons Create ‘Instagram for Prisons,’ and Wardens Are Fine With That: Bloomberg Technology
“When you first go in [to prison], people keep in touch for a month or so and then they start to forget,” Levine says. “They’ll take photos and leave them sitting in the camera instead of printing them out and there’s no way to turn it into something tangible without a lot of effort. We are trying to make it easier for people who are walking around all day with a smartphone in their pocket, not a typewriter or a pen and paper.”
crime  social  socialnetworking  photography  attention  mobile  technology 
6 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Why Your iPhone Selfies Don't Look Like Your Face - The Atlantic
The global economy is wired up to your face. And it is willing to move heaven and Earth to let you see what you want to see.
iphone  photography  surveillance  technology  beauty  identity  app  apple  google  mobile 
december 2018 by allaboutgeorge
We are bearing witness to a profound moment in black culture, Aperture shows - Los Angeles Times
“First, in general, just even the idea of storytelling — the aesthetics, the accent, and the structure of storytelling still has to operate in the empire of this Eurocentric America. America is really European aesthetics. In general, the vocabulary of America is a white supremacist vocabulary and Europe lives in America with all of us being the ambassador and emissary of its vocabulary. My struggle is not only what I want to tell, but it is the very form of storytelling that I am in constant struggle with.”
storytelling  culture  black  african  aesthetics  media  magazines  photography  photojournalism  socialmedia 
october 2018 by allaboutgeorge
How Gordon Parks Became Gordon Parks - The New York Times
He understood the silence of African-American history in terms of the larger story. And he was determined to make sure that his story was told, and the breadth of his story was told from multiple perspectives, from a boy growing up in the Midwest, to someone who had a dream about being a photographer. His life was complex. And it was not one-dimensional, as most people think when they see someone who is black and poor in that time period.
photography  culture  journalism  attention  news  media  black  history  documentary 
october 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Teju Cole on turning his photography into music with jazz pianist and fellow polymath Vijay Iyer
I take notes at the time of being in places. I take a lot of photographs. You never know until you develop your film whether that idea worked. If I photograph a shining Mediterranean full of boats, it could be a perfectly banal picture or it could work. It might just have enough tension in it. I don’t know for weeks and months after I develop the film whether something I’ve done retains its charge. And I don’t know of the many things I’ve jotted down which one is worth writing up more fully. It’s not about text or image coming first. It’s about being attentive — about having both pieces come together like magnets.
art  beauty  media  music  culture  photography  attention  curation 
september 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Darkness in The Sunshine State • Alex Webb • Magnum Photos
I often find something a little ominous in Florida. Some kind of trouble or—at the very least, uncertainty—seems to lie just below the surface. Perhaps it’s because many come to Florida in search of youth, sex, sun, or, for immigrants, some version of the American Dream. And most are woefully disappointed.
photography  photojournalism  florida  immigration  weather 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Otis R. Taylor Jr.: Looking serious while black: Reactions reflect some troubling attitudes
I'm not angry.

But that's the perception some readers have of me based solely on the photo that accompanies my column. I know this because since my column debuted in this space exactly two years ago today, I've received a steady stream of emails and handwritten notes imploring me to smile.
identity  journalism  newspapers  sanfrancisco  black  photography 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Aperture: You Must Live and Look
Very often you don’t have to see a photographer’s pictures. Just by watching him in the street you can see what kind of photographer he is. Discreet, on tiptoes, fast, or like a machine gun? Well, you don’t shoot partridges with a machine gun. You choose one partridge. Then another partridge. Maybe the others are gone by then.
photography  photojournalism  streetphotography  attention  documentary 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Exploring the History of Afro-Mexicans - The New York Times
“Afro-Mexicans have been in limbo,” she said. “They are Mexican and have the same rights as anyone. But they are in a situation similar to indigenous people, having to deal with poverty, lack of education, and limited resources and development. But they have not had the help that the government gives to indigenous people.”
mexico  indigenous  african  photography  history 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Tender Photos of Black Men That Redefine Masculinity - VICE
There is a refusal embedded in my pictures, but also my use of shadow and light, and decisions about display, points to me as a black male taking ownership of signifying the beauty and possibility of these bodies.
art  photography  african  BlackLivesMatter  beauty  men 
september 2017 by allaboutgeorge
It All Started Here: The Gay Legacy of GQ | GQ
“That’s how I became aware of Bruce, through GQ,” says Klein. “I loved what he was doing. I thought he had a wide appeal, beyond straight or gay. With him we were able to show women and men in a sexy way.”
fashion  men  gay  lgbt  magazines  photography  style 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Why All of That Instagram Food Porn Is Taken from Above | MUNCHIES
"The ubiquity of the top-down 'foodstagram' plants the seed for a spiral of conspiracy theories"
photography  Instagram  foodporn  foodstagram  from twitter
march 2015 by allaboutgeorge
Flickr Is Back, Letting Us Go Home Again | Gadget Lab |
It wasn’t just that we wanted yet another app update. It’s that we didn’t want to give up on what we already had. In short, we wanted to go home again.
flickr  photography  twitter  facebook  social  mobile  memory 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Snapchat and the Erasable Future of Social Media - Businessweek
“Unarchived communication is our most primal form of communication,” she says. “It’s natural for us to go back to it for things like communicating with our friends and family, and not having to think about the fact that the Internet is forever. Ephemeral data is the future.”
twitter  facebook  privacy  photography  mobile  memory  law  presence  reputation  attention 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Breaking down the Situation Room - The Washington Post
For all that's happening inside the frame, there is a lot going on outside it, too. Using the photo as a window, our in-house experts offer a tour of the personalities, gadgets and ideas found only in the world's most secure warren of rooms.
photography  media  presence  whitehouse  obama  usa 
may 2011 by allaboutgeorge
A Colorful Weekend
Whereas apps like Instagram, Picplz, and Path are great for sharing one-off photos, that’s not what Color is doing. Their specialty is the ability to rapidly document an event with multiple pictures (and short videos) from multiple perspectives. The result is actually quite fascinating when it all comes together. You get a sorta living, breathing photo album for an event.

Some of the photos are good, but many of them are mediocre to bad. But it doesn’t matter. It’s about the album as a whole, not a single picture.
location  social  photography  video  journalism  attention  technology  business  travel  documentary 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Doc Searls Weblog · What if Flickr fails?
So I think we need to do two things here.

First is to pay more for what’s now free stuff. This is the public radio model, but with much less friction (and therefore higher contribution percentages) on the customers’ side. In ProjectVRM (at the Berkman Center) we’re working on that with EmanciPay. Here’s a way EmanciPay will help newspapers. And here’s our Knight News Challenge application for doing the same with all media sources. You can help by voting for it.

Second is to develop self-hosted versions of Flickr, or the equivalent. Self-hosting is the future we’ll have after commercial hosting services like Flickr start to fail. Fortunately, self-hosting is what the Web was meant to support in the first place, and the architecture is still there. We’ll have our own Flickrs and Zoomrs and Picassas, either on servers at home (ISP restrictions permitting) or in a server rack at the likes of RackSpace. But somebody needs to develop the software.
newspapers  media  journalism  business  technology  radio  flickr  photography  online  software 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
open letter to newspaper photographers | Redlights and Redeyes
What you need to do, Newspaper Photographer, is a few things. Right now. Trust me. I’ve done it.
newspapers  business  photography  inspiration  freelance  diy  journalism  media  news 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
eMediaVitals: Vogue's microblogging experiment by Ron Mwangaguhunga
Tumblr, which is rich with photo and video content because of its simple yet refined design interface, is -- theoretically, at least -- the perfect entry point for a Vogue blog. Luxury fashion magazines, particularly those with an iconic photo library like Vogue, are a natural fit for the microblog.
fashion  technology  blogging  magazines  beauty  video  photography 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
So, You Want To Be A Wire Service Photographer? - Feature Story - JPG Magazine
Lately, you've been practicing with that new digital SLR/kit lens combo and are ready to try your hand as a professional. No wimpy children's photography for you, no way. No stodgy wedding photography, either. Ixnay on the corporate workay also. No, you dream of being a camera slinging, press-pass wearing, always on-the-run wire service photographer, travelling the globe on assignments ranging from entertainment to news to sports. So–march right in to your boss's corner office and turn in your two weeks. You're destined for the big time, just chomping at the bit to see your credit in magazines at newsstands around the world.

Well, go ahead, get out of your chair! What are you waiting for? Take a picture of your boss on the way out as a memento! You'll show her!
photography  freelance  advice  media  newspapers  magazines  work 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Jezebel: The Day I Trailed A Paparazzo
"He comes out at eight," Wagner says. It's 7:45 am on Friday, and we're part of a small group gathered across the street from the apartment building where Michael Douglas lives. Everyone is a paparazzo except for me.
I'd been trying to shadow a paparazzo for a while, to get a behind-the-scenes look at the juggernaut of today's "celebrity" industry. When it comes to celebrity "news," more and more, paparazzi pictures — a candid image of a celebrity doing something — are all the "news" consists of. But how much do we know about where these images come from?
celebrity  photography  cities  media  power  story  magazines  from:karimamara 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
It’s Smarter to Be Chivalrous Than Comfortable -
There are so many young people today that want to get into the business, and that’s wonderful. Photography is an incredibly powerful medium. A picture can force people to think, or to respond in some way to the images they see. So if I can help someone during our brief encounter on the plane, that’s O.K. with me.

It makes up for getting my picture snapped while I’m snoring.
photography  television  interviews  nytimes 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Final Salute Gallery - The Digital Journalist
The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. [...]
death  digital  journalism  iraq  military  photography  politics  war 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Road Movie With Director John Hillcoat - Q&A With The Road Director John Hillcoat - Popular Mechanics
I was nervous about those trees. But I was told how to deal with it: The worst thing to do is run if a tree is falling because you'll lose your bearings. Trees go deceptively so far out that you could cross its line way off in the distance and it'll get you. The experts said if anything happens, the thing to do is just to watch it carefully. You've got seconds. Just watch it, and see where it's going, and then you can sidestep it. I thought I'd pass on that information.
culture  film  geography  movies  cinema  creativity  aesthetics  beauty  neworleans  photography 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Potter: Daring hoax exposes limits of instant journalism -
"This really brings home the reality that in the 24-hour news cycle you've got to be suspicious of just about everything until you confirm it," said media expert Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Centre for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University.

"It is almost to the point that if you don't recognize the figure on stage you must assume they are not legitimate. But what do you do, use your handheld technology to look online for a picture of the man? Maybe that is the next step in combating nefarious acts."
mobile  news  attention  reputation  editing  video  photography  journalism  media  television  public 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Kurt Vonnegut's 'Look at the Birdie' --
"Shameful days, shameful days," he murmured. "And to think that I was once a respected professional man."
fiction  shortstory  story  writing  losangeles  psychology  photography 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - E-Media Tidbits - Ken Sands - Vegas Newspaper Pulls Plug on After Four Months
Eventually, people will watch Web videos on their home television sets and mobile devices. In theory, newspaper companies should invest now to develop video skills and earn a reputation for quality video journalism. But the equipment, training and staffing are expensive. And while video pre-roll advertising typically commands a high rate, it's difficult to produce enough video to break even. So when the economy tanks and newspaper revenues plummet, video is seen as expendable.

Some videographers at other newspapers complain privately about cutbacks that result in fewer videographers, more of an emphasis on short, breaking news videos at the expense of longer, narrative pieces, and being required to shoot still photos for the paper.
video  newspapers  media  television  creativity  lasvegas  nevada  business  web  online  photography 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Luc Sante on Robert Frank’s The Americans -
The overt influence of the book on the young may be on the wane these days, in large part because of the different possibilities and demands of digital photography. Among art photographers there may be more interest in manipulation, narrative, scale and deliberate control of the image. In documentary photography, on the other hand, its influence is deep-rooted and seemingly permanent. "The Americans" might be said to have brought agnosticism to photography; it forcefully introduced doubt, as expressed by asymmetry, overlaps, tilts, radical cropping, out-of-focus foregrounds and the use of massed shadows and pulsing glare. That quality has come to be synonymous with truth-telling, even if it has been abused over the years. Until someone comes up with a transformative new way of taking pictures that can convince us it has an even stronger mimetic relationship to the way we actually see, it is likely to stand as such.
culture  photography  beauty  usa  race  books  aesthetics  identity  travel  documentary  journalism  art 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Story Is Dead. Long Live the Story. « CRASHING INTO MEDIA
In his New York Tribune editorial of 1865, Horace Greeley famously advised: “Go West, young man, and grow up with your country.”

If Greeley were around today, I think this is what he would tell publishers, journalists and other story-tellers of all ages:

Go digital, and grow up with your fellow citizens.
digital  story  journalism  media  photography  video  publishing  newspapers 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple Is Just Fine
We get our breaking news from blogs, we make spotty long-distance calls on Skype, we watch video on small computer screens rather than TVs, and more and more of us are carrying around dinky, low-power netbook computers that are just good enough to meet our surfing and emailing needs. The low end has never been riding higher.
marketing  business  technology  economics  video  publishing  society  photography  computers  email  news  media  journalism 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
AFTER STAFF - Nader Khouri, Commercial success with an emphasis on food | RESOLVE — the liveBooks photo blog
Many photographers don’t have much text on their websites, and I decided to use text to help put my work into context. Not all clients will look at the text, but I value it when photographers take the time to give some explanation. I believe in the power of images to give a point of view, but I also think that stating a mission helps complement the images. Not only that, but it helps set the stage for the kinds of expectations I have for myself and of the clients I want to work with.
photography  business  marketing  creativity  food  ethics  aesthetics 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Lament for a Dying Field - Photojournalism -
“This is not a new trend; it’s the continuation of an old one,” said John G. Morris, a former photo editor whose résumé includes years at The New York Times (which publishes the International Herald Tribune), Life magazine and The Washington Post. “I’m 92 years old, and I’ve survived a lot of crises in photojournalism,” he said. “I find the present situation depressing, but I’m crazy enough to be hopeful. There have never been more images out there, and we need more help in sorting out all the information.”
photography  journalism  media  newspapers  online  flickr  business 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
MediaPost Publications Most Americans Still Befuddled By Smartphones 07/02/2009
Women are far more eager to rate texting as very important (71% compared to 46% of men), cameras (55% of women versus 30% of men), listening to music on their mobile devices (44% of women versus 25% of men) and game functions (14% versus 9% of men.) Women were also more likely to rank GPS and book reading features as very important.

Men, on the other hand, are far more likely to rank calendar functions that link to their computers as very important (46% versus 39%).
gender  men  women  mobile  research  business  technology  location  games  photography  music  social 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Tribune Interactive Creates Photo Galleries Using Creative Commons Images from Flickr - Poynter Online - E-Media Tidbits
"For me, it was just a way of giving back a little," Wright said. "I've been online for years and seen lots of free media that really spoke to me, entertained me and in a few rare cases even moved me. So when I found out about Flickr I felt like to go Creative Commons was a way to pay it forward to the online community so that others could see my work and do what they would with it. Honestly, if I never sold a single work I'd still do it because I love it."
photography  journalism  newspapers  technology  online  media  creativecommons  creativity  flickr  chicago 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
How Important are Avatars? - Bokardo
The mere presence of others dramatically changes our behavior.

While we can’t literally get people into the same room with software (yet), we can approximate the experience. Showing avatars of people gets us further along this spectrum, and we act differently as a result.
media  identity  social  community  socialnetworking  design  communication  photography  attention  technology 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Flickr Creates New License for White House Photos | Epicenter
The change marks a first for Flickr, which to date has not had a license for government works, other than a “No Known Copyright Restriction” license that is used on photos from its Commons project, which includes photos from some of the world’s greatest museums and libraries. Those photos include ones from the Library of Congress, for instance, that never were copyright since they were made or paid for by the federal government
photography  government  flickr  creativity  copyright  law  yahoo  president 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge Hires New CEO, And New Plans To Downplay Nudity - BusinessWeek
Nerve is an unusual Web content business in that it has four revenue streams. They are: personal ads, premium subscriptions, licensing (mostly books) and advertising. The personals, which Griscom says remains a growing business even after new ways to connect online with MySpace and Facebook arose, literally saved the business during the online ad drought earlier this decade.

The new Nerve will have no subscriber- and member-only areas—though the untitled new site for nerve’s photo archives will charge a subscription fee--which means it will tack somewhat against some current sentiment. Many newspapers, facing severe revenue droughts, are openly discussing a willingness to try new subscription models for online content.
business  sex  online  web  media  video  writing  essay  marketing  myspace  facebook  social  photography 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Creative Commons on Flickr: Users Prefer Restrictive Licenses - ReadWriteWeb
Flickr now holds the world's largest repository of Creative Commons-licensed images, but according to a new study, most Flickr users opt to license their images under the most restrictive CC license. Also, only a relatively small number of users (24%) allow commercial use of their images, and only about 12% of users choose the BY license, which allows for free sharing and remixing, as long as the author is attributed.
creativecommons  creativity  photography  flickr  copyright  law 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Rihanna beating photo: Can public handle ugly truth? - Los Angeles Times
Establishment media outlets had a much more negative, or at best ambivalent, reaction to the picture. Part of that stemmed from a legitimate concern about verifying the source of the photo and whether it accurately reflected the singer's injuries.
photography  news  newspapers  media  journalism  music  ethics  crime  celebrity  reputation  violence  public 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Digitizing life's clutter - Los Angeles Times
The average U.S. consumer owns 792 digital songs, 672 digital photos and 666 digital videos, according to a 2008 study by the Consumer Electronics Assn. In the next five years, this is expected to at least triple.
data  information  photography  music  video  marketing  usa 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Music - M. Ward Is a Four-Track Guy in a Digital World -
Ward’s job as he sees it is to capture something: less an emotional state or an overarching theme than an instant. “I wrote this song just to remember the endless endless summer in your laugh,” he sings on “Hold Time,” his album’s moody but sweet title track.

“I can trace all my songs to a specific moment,” he said. “Sometimes it’s as insignificant as a friend of yours saying something, a turn of phrase. Other times it’s like an epiphany moment or just something beautiful that you see. Some people are able to take a picture of that and capture it. I don’t have that skill.”
songwriting  creativity  music  rock  beauty  aesthetics  writing  photography 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
D.I.Y. News Blog Post Contest, Episode 2 - The Lede Blog -
Welcome to our second D.I.Y. News Blog Post contest. Since many readers quickly solved the riddle in our first challenge, this time around we’re making things a little harder.

You will see that there are two photographs in this post. Both taken today, at two points on the globe not far apart. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use the comments box below to tell us specifically where they were taken and how they relate to one another. Please include links to news articles on the Web that help put the images in context, so we can explain what happened, where it happened and why it matters.

Good luck.
newspapers  nytimes  journalism  social  news  media  photography  games  public 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Errol Morris Blog -
During the last week of the Bush administration, I asked the head photo editors of these news services — Vincent Amalvy (AFP), Santiago Lyon (AP) and Jim Bourg (Reuters) — to pick the photographs of the president that they believe captured the character of the man and of his administration. There are overlapping pictures — of the president with a bullhorn at Ground Zero, of the president looking out the window of Air Force One over New Orleans, of the president receiving the news on the morning of 9/11. It is interesting that these pictures are different. They may be of the same scene, but they have different content. They speak in a different way.
blog  president  nytimes  bush  film  history  photography  news  usa  politics  journalism  media  newspapers 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge >> Entertainment: Dawoud Bey on portraiture
Photography is the way I best know how to point out the things that matter to me. It is a way to create a heightened sense of another human being. What I try to do in my photographs is to create a momentary sense of heightened and intimate engagement, so that you are left with a feeling that you now know something about that person that you didn't know before seeing my photograph. In my portraits, I try to create a real sense of a person being revealed to you. Ideally the camera disappears between you and the person, and you are left with a real experience of that person.
photography  identity  communication  art 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The weird science of stock photography. - By Seth Stevenson - Slate Magazine
While it's fun to ponder which future trends Getty's seers are banking on, it can also be illuminating to learn which sorts of images have been most attractive to their clients in the recent past. Getty's Web site gets more than 3 million unique users each month, all scouring it for purchasable content. Getty gave me lists of the most popular search terms on their database for 2006, 2007, and the first half of 2008. Only three entries showed up in the top 10 on all three lists: business, people, and woman. (Woman climbed from eighth to fifth to first, which Waggoner attributes to the increasing global presence of women in the workplace and thus the increasing global demand for photos and video depicting women in the workplace.)
data  futurism  sociology  design  photography  culture  journalism  media  marketing  information  business  women  work  jobs 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
David Farber's Interesting People: Maryland Students Use Speed Cameras for Revenge
High school students in Maryland are using speed cameras as a tool to fine innocent drivers in a game, according to the Montgomery County Sentinel newspaper. Because photo enforcement devices will automatically mail out a ticket to any registered vehicle owner based solely on a photograph of a license plate, any driver could receive a ticket if someone else creates a duplicate of his license plate and drives quickly past a speed camera. The private companies that mail out the tickets often do not bother to verify whether vehicle registration information for the accused vehicle matches the photographed vehicle. [...]
law  crime  transportation  cars  business  maryland  photography  computers 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
William Claxton, Jazz Photographer, Is Dead at 80 - Obituary (Obit) -
"When we started out, there were hardly any other photographers doing this kind of thing because there was no money in it. We started doing it because of the love of photography and the love of jazz."
jazz  photography  culture  music  love  obituaries 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Narcissists Can Be Identified By Their Facebook Accounts - Psychologists | Scientific Blogging
"Observers used three characteristics – quantity of social interaction, attractiveness of the individual and the degree of self promotion in the main photo – to form an impression of the individual's personality."
psychology  facebook  social  yasns  blogging  education  identity  photography  beauty  health 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Home | Sprout Builder - Create living content.
"Sprout is the quick and easy way for anyone to build, publish, and manage widgets, mini-sites, mashups, banners and more. Any size, any number of pages. Include video, audio, images and newsfeeds and choose from dozens of pre-built components and web services."
data  web  online  blogging  information  photography  video  mashup  audio 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Constant Setting
Because the sun is always setting somewhere.
photography  flickr  astronomy  data  design  time  internet  art  mashup  flash  attention 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Social Media: 4 tips for shooting live events
"Last month social media consultant and photographer Josh Hallet (Hyku on Flickr) not only took some spectacular photos at BlogHer under difficult lighting conditions — but also managed to upload them in near real time. I asked Josh for his tips, and here they are."
photography  online  journalism  blogging  conferences  flickr  documentary 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powell's Books - PowellsBooks.BLOG - Photo Shoot
"Should I smile?" I ask.

"Just try and look natural," the young woman says, her finger moving toward the camera's shutter button. "Relax. This is going to be fun."

My face breaks into a smile. This is going to be fun.

The camera clicks and whirrs — capturing a moment in time that will never come again.

Man, I hope I don't look constipated.
photography  food  restaurant  writing  nonfiction  blogging  books  anonymity 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge Snap to it
"I can see it being like, survival of the fittest, now that party photos are a commodity. The more you have, the better; the more people who want to take your photo, the cooler you are, I guess."
photography  ritual  documentary  beauty  art  cities  urban 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
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