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Chasing Ice: The Memory of Landscape

Posted on November 19th, 2012

Chasing Ice glacier melt

  Until Hurricane Sandy came through New York, I always thought about climate change in a disassociated kind of way. It is obvious to me that it is a serious problem with catastrophic effects, but I don’t think I really grasped the full extent of what is happening to the planet until I saw “Chasing Ice,” Jeff Orlowski’s film about James Balog’s project recording the disappearing glaciers. I first came to photographer James Balog’s work when I saw his book, “Anima,”…

Magic Hour Foundation

Posted on October 28th, 2012

Guest blogger Giovanni Savino writes: After binging for several hours in the photo-technological kaleidoscope of the PDN PhotoPlus Expo at the Javits Centre I was starting to feel a bit dizzy.  So I decided to head home to digest the great quantity of new gizmos I had the opportunity to admire, and to reflect on several evolutionary aspects of the business of photography I kept seeing all day long, while bouncing with the crowds, not being able to find the…

Portrait Sales: Increasing the Revenue, Decreasing the Awkwardness

Posted on October 28th, 2012

By Sari Goodfriend, guest blogger: Ok, wow what a different mindset from the art world panel on portfolio reviews that I just went to. Tamara starts off by talking about Push vs. pull marketing. Use a combination: PUSH – reaching out very directly. Hand out cards, be a presence at a a charity where you do on-site portraits, and then have people to sign up for sessions. A good market is to get photos of couples together. They never usually have…

How to Survive and Conquer at Portfolio Reviews

Posted on October 27th, 2012

This first post from Sari Goodfriend: Featuring Ariel Shanberg from Woodstock Center for Photography, Mary Virginia  Swanson, Independent Consultant, W.M. Hunt, Curator, Gallerist and Collector I wasn’t able to be at this panel from the beginning so when I walked in, Ariel was showing some work from Klea McKenna – unfolded paper airplanes that have been exposed to light. He told the audience that as  a reviewer, he wants to fall in love with a body of work and emphasized…

More From PhotoPlus Expo

Posted on October 26th, 2012

Giovanni Savino reports: (This is a corrected version of his earlier post) In thirty years of image making I’ve always considered photographic devices a means to an end. In other words, I’ve never lusted after a particular camera or lens for its beautiful construction or desirable rarity but only acquired and used these devices for the specific image quality they could help me pursue. At the Photo Expo I explored many interesting potential additions to my photographic arsenal but, honestly,…

PhotoPlus Expo 2012 Day 1

Posted on October 26th, 2012

So here we are again at PhotoPlus Expo, trying to get a sense of it all and blogging for the three days.  Today’s first post is from Giovanni Savino: “On the morning of October 25th 2012 I walked into the Javits Center building, in New York City, to visit the PDN PhotoPlus Expo event being hosted there.  I arrived just before the doors officially opened, still thinking about a “state of the industry” article I had been reading in the latest…