an empty lake

Photo Sharing could make you sick: Read today this article about spammers using photo file sharing site as a new tool to get their annoying messages across: “Dmitri Alperovitch, principal research scientist at Secure Computing, said that instead of embedding image spam inside of e-mail messages, cybercriminals are starting to embed only a link to Read More →

Green Recovery, new owners of what used to be Hachette Filipacchi Photo Group ( Gamma, Rapho, Explorer, Hoa Qui,Top) have decided to shut down their New York operation. The whole staff has been laid off. It’s a very sad thing. Gamma, among others, used to be one of the 3 great photo agencies in the Read More →

we are all doomed

While everyone is trying to find things to bury, form the death of photojournalism to the end of vertical images ( yes, I read that somewhere), in a desperate competition to be the first to announce “the end of..”, there is good news to report. The launch a new photo journalism agency. Not only that, Read More →

water boat

Can an agency survive by itself anymore ? Can one create, nurture and maintain a client base of its own, like it used to be, without any fear of competition ripping through your front door and luring your precious income away ? One of the least understood evolution generated by the digital age is that Read More →

Corbis: If I see one more article praising Steve Davis for the great work he has done at Corbis published in a major US newspaper, I will stop reading newspapers. After the declining New York Times ridiculous press release, it is time for the Seattle PI to think that running a company for 10 years Read More →

A lot has been said about those who contribute their images to microstock sites or the free photo sharing sites. A lot of bad things, mostly, said by professional photographers. But an article in the NYT of today just juggled a thought I had years back as this trend was rising. Is it really a Read More →

Friday is a good day. It is a good day to review the week past. And for that, the first thing I do is head straight to the week in pictures from A great place to see some of the best images of the week and also vote and compare your choice with that Read More →

Brian Storm Mediastorm has been nominated for the Webby Awards. “Hailed as the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites.” It is free to register to vote and anyone Read More →


I received numerous links to a New York Times article this morning, announcing, in a very smooth, borderline official press release, that the Chief Executor of Corbis title has officially been transfered from one lawyer to another. Must have signed a lot of papers to make this happen. The New York Times, in a very Read More →

not taken with an Holga

Mediavat. Let’s think about it for a while. WHAT HAPPENED?. No VC would invest in a company whose business plan is to sell within a year. Especially 15 Million dollars. For one year? That is what happened to Mediavast. Furthermore, no company would open an office in Amsterdam one month before selling. Would they ? Read More →