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    Now that the bedroom wall street stock market analysts wannabes have gratified us with their “copy and paste” insight of what Getty reported for 2006, it is time to move on to other more important topic. I am sorry, but to me, it’s like copy and pasting part of Bush “State of the Union” Read More →

Wpn or otherwise called World Picture News acquired New York-based editorial photo agency Reflex News and its founder Carlo Montali joined WpN as Editorial Director and a minority owner. I have no further comment, for now.

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- Photographers shoot images that they think photo buyers will want to use. – Photo buyers purchase images that they think readers would like to see. – Readers do not know what they want to see before they see it. The less an image is important to convey a message, because text plays an important Read More →

First, note of interest: The French government has awarded Goksin Sipahioglu, a good friend of mine and a living legend in the world of photography, the highest reward a civilian can get from the country, the Legion D’honneur. Those who know me personally know that I am not very found of the French governement, but Read More →

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I set up a new customized search engine. You can access it on the top left of this page (under the “ABOUT” link) or by clicking here. The idea is to make it easy for someone to retrieve info about the photo industry while avoiding the “noise” of the internet. Since I can add specific Read More →

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Although I was aware it was coming, I read the news on PDN today. The media giant TIME, Inc has fired 289 people yesterday. Closing offices, laying off staffers, it is terrible. I know some of the people there and it hurts. One of the very interesting comment made by a spokesman who appears to Read More →

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   There are no absolutes in this business. Fresh young and not so young MBA’s, whether from l’ENA in France or Harvard in the USA have come and gone, and have left nothing behind them besides their rulers and equations, hopelessly ineffective. There has been so many failed attempts to predict the future of photography Read More →

I have noticed something interesting. There is a fundamental difference between editorial photographers and commercial stock photographers. Commercial stock photographers are exactly that: commercial. They are the ones that spend the most time blogging and ranting. They have endless discussions on the economics of picture taking, from the cost of an image to the licensing Read More →

For the upcoming week end, I thought I would share some links to a few web application I have been dying to play around with. Some are still in there infancy, others well on there way, but all our certainly a part of the evolutionary process of the FAWM project. LightBox network : A very Read More →

Enough !!. Those that talk about the good old days of photography have no memory. They are the same who declared the photography industry dead when Royalty Free first appeared. And did the same when technology forced them to move to digital, which they did very reluctantly and backwards. They cried at the arrivals of Read More →