This quick edit of images from Syria below was done in a few minutes using a free web app called Storify. All I had to do was type in keywords into a search that covers Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, G+ and many more, select the images I liked and publish it on my blog. Done. Read More →

The story behind the story

More than often these days, we see published, mostly in photojournalism, stories about the story rather than the story itself. Maybe due to sites like Emphas.is or Kickstarter who are repositories of photojournalist exposing their storytelling process, or the advent of more and more websites about photography rather than on photography, we are seeing an Read More →

Light Painting

Organizing the flow of images and extracting value. Finding, in the millions of images being shared daily, those that have a potential to be sold. How do we figure out this riddle ? In a time where everyone is talking about big data and how to make sense and profit from  huge amounts of information, Read More →

many to many

  The other day, on Mother Jones, another article was published on whether photojournalism could survive in the age of Instagram. For some reason, Instagram is always positioned as the photojournalism killer when other platforms, like Twitter or Flickr have more potential to destroy it. If it can be destroyed. A few clarifications: It is Read More →

free lunch

There is a popular saying that says there is no such thing as a free lunch. Likewise, there is no such thing as a free photograph. Here is why. Photography could be divided into two actions, taking and sharing. The first act of taking a picture is an act of voluntary selection, one by which Read More →

Chocolate Ice Cream Temptation

            In our society, if we are not rewarded, or punished, we don’t comply. Honor or respect are not strong enough compensations to be accepted as rewards. Probably because they are not public enough, meaning that, besides the person you respected, no one else will be aware of your good Read More →

Dandelion Fireworks-PHOTO 183-The halfway mark

           Here’s what’s wrong with the photography world and social media. They try to use it as a tool to bring more traffic and sales to their images.    Social media is all about giving, not taking. If you approach social media like a giant pool of leads that you can Read More →

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 →

Red Umbrella

  I was perusing through photos of the 2013 CEPIC congress who just completed its annual festival in   Barcelona. Like every year, photo merchants from all over the world gathered around tables and four chairs to trade, exchange, redistribute content they mostly did not create, like kids playing with sets of collectable cards. I’ll Read More →