When you look at a photograph, you might have two distinct reactions, usually never conjointly. You might find the image stunning, pretty, beautiful or you might find the image compelling, forceful, impressive. An image might appeal to your senses of beauty, while the other will appeal to your emotions. That’s because there are only really Read More →

In effect , photography is a tool for the blind. Because of our deep relationship with the animal world, our brain is wired exclusively to detect motion. In a natural state, we pay little or no attention to anything static because it offers little to no threat. We actually have to make a dedicated decision Read More →

Watch this video : Pretty cool, no ? a 2.3 Gigapixel photograph that allows you to zoom in and out with incredible definition. The future of photography, right ? wrong.  This image actually denies the fundamental role of a photographer and photography. Let me explain:  The fundamental role of a photographer, whether a journalist or Read More →

Always dreamed to be a Getty contributor but could get yourself accepted? Or did you wish your images screamed “come and purchase, this is dirt cheap ” ? Or you simply thought the Getty Images logo was so beautiful that you had to photograph it over and over ? Well, so did Getty. Thanks to Read More →

Stop thinking about yourself and start thinking about your clients. Here and there, and almost everywhere you hear, or read, photographers and photo agencies complaining about this or about that. Their complains can be resumed to : ” But what about me” Always starts with “I “. I used to make more money, I used Read More →

 ( the issue with the player has been fixed) A great and insightful interview of VII Manager Stephen Mayes. You want to understand where the photo industry is going, you have to listen to him : Thank you Gerald Holubowicz

There is more than oil spreading in the Gulf of Mexico. There is also a veil of secrecy slowly being pulled upon the effects of the spill. In the pure tradition of “If you can’t see it, it doesn’t exist”, more and more rules and regulations are being implemented in order to block photographers . Read More →

London bridge

When technology meets photography, handled by creative minds, this is what you get :   The Museum of London has just launched an iphone App that mixes the present with the past. Works only in London, for now : You point your iphone camera to a location and  you can click on the “3D view” button Read More →

19 rooms New York times

It’s black and white, it simple, it is quiet and disturbingly peaceful. It is a series of images of death without a cry, a tear or a drop of blood. It screams loudly about the injustices of war, yet there is no guns, no bullets, no helicopter shadow. Just a series of empty bedrooms. Tightly Read More →

In response to the entry : Dying in Africa  , Eliane Laffont wrote : Photojournalists believe their photos can change the world and history show that, for the most part, they get results. Lewis Hine photos changed the Child Labor law, Eddie Adams photo of the police chief executing a Vietcong soldier contributed in large Read More →