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It is a notorious issue that the paparazzi  are getting completely out of hand in Los Angeles and its surrounding. It is even getting ridiculous. What used to be a loner sport for those looking for a rewarding exclusive shot has now become a gang like activity. There are probably more photographers waiting outside a Read More →

Great photographers are fundamentally unhappy people. Not in the suburban housewife way of unhappy and waiting for something tremendously beautiful to happen and be swept  away, a la “Madame Bovary”. Not at all. They are unhappy with the world around them and how it functions. What bothers them is the way reality is commonly perceived Read More →


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There is confusion in the heartland of photography…and a lot of budgeting. Today, after a few months of waiting, the legendary LIFE magazine relaunched as a website. Great idea !!. I , personally, could not wait. How great was my deception. Besides the great images of the past, all new images are just Getty and Read More →


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When most companies announces layoff, downsizing, bankruptcies, others announce new beginning : CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER FRANK MICELOTTA FORMS NEW PHOTOGRAPHY AGENCY NAMED PICTUREGROUP Los Angeles, CA – Trusted entertainment photographer Frank Micelotta has announced that he will launch a new digital photography production company called PictureGroup. Micelotta, a 25-year photography veteran, has been the photographer of Read More →


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Lots of people have asked what to do in a down economy ? Some answer with what not to do, like slashing prices, but no one really offers a solution. Yet, answers are everywhere. I know of at least 2 photographers that had a hard time selling their images who created a  multi-million market for Read More →


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 If you do not live in Italy, you might have not seen this. In an interview given to the Sunday magazine of Corriere della Sera, an Article on legendary photo woman and person extraordinaire, Grazia Neri : As you can see, its starts with a reference to this blog. In a nutshell, it reads, “although Read More →


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 “We’re never going to get into the business of the long lens, hiding in the bushes, hunting people down. Our business is based around relationships with celebrities and publicists and publications. The way we shoot is we’re invited. Paparazzi business is getting more play, but that’s also a very cyclical business.” Mark Kuschner, Getty’s global Read More →

You know it’s coming…you are just not sure what to do about it. A few weeks ago, Apple released the new version of their personal DAM called Iphoto. Besides being one of the worst photo organizing application, it came out bundled with a little gadget that allows  it to recognize faces and tag them accordingly. Read More →

No Time magazine. No People, Sports Illustrated, In-touch, Life & Style, Star Magazine or  National Enquirer among many others. The battle between Time Inc., Bauer Publications, American Media VS Anderson News and Source Interlink Cos has started. The 7 cents surchage per issue requested by the distributors has deprived the clients of about 4,000 Wal Read More →