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 MSNBC.com. 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 →


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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 →


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Getty Images project for growth is not such a mystery. Think about it: In order to continue its aggressive growth promised to their stockholder, it has to do 2 things: – Increase price per image. – Decrease commission percentage to photographers. Getty has been working on both fronts. By acquiring content, “wholly owned” as it Read More →


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“March 28, 2007 · A panel of judges from a federal appeals court in Denver (10th Cir.) affirmed summary judgment last week in favor of a Harper’s Magazine journalist who photographed the open casket of an Oklahoma National Guard member killed in Iraq.” The journalist in question here is no other than fame photographer Pete Read More →

Nina Berman, of World Press Award fame with her magnificent portrait of a severely burned Iraqi war veteran on his wedding day, has posted a multimedia on MSNBC.com. Not only does it gives more depth and information about the two protagonists, it is also a beautiful mix of images and voice over. Like Todd Heisler’s Read More →

Cradle of photography, France has been going through a lot of painful changes in the last 5 years.  Recent news, according to photo website photographie.com, seem to confirm this trend: Hachette Filipacchi photo group, formally GHFP, has been renamed EYEDEA. Quite certainly a play on words between EYE and IDEA, Eyedea boast a brand new Read More →


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Stock photography has nothing to do with creativity. It is not an art. It does not try to explain the meaning of Life. It tries to communicate. It uses a language, the visual language, to transmit a message. The true and successful stock photographer is, first and foremost, a sociologist. He tries to understand the Read More →


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I took this image the other day. Coming out of my gym, I saw this sticker on a light pole and right behind, badly parked, this “Public Safety” minivan and thought the contrast of the two would be interesting. Not a great picture, I agree, as I was shooting with a pocket camera, the Nikon Read More →