This week’s discussion goes a little off the reservation. Should the idea of making a living from your creative endeavors factor into whether or not you pursue them? How do you decide between should and must? Also, it’s hard to live in the present when you can’t stop worrying about the future. Instagram photographer Last Suspect is our Photographer of the Week.
This week, standout work from last weekend’s Paris Photo LA and some observations on the growing trend of really big prints and really banal subject matter. Also, abstraction and alternative processes in mainstream photography. Plus, a revision on the “through the window” debacle from a few weeks ago. Scottish photographer Bill Anderson is our PotW.
This week, we’re testing Mixlr for doing live episodes of OTP. We begin the first episode of Year Four (can you believe it?) with an email from a listener talking about the relative value of “formal” groups and associations with regard to photography and the visual arts. Does belonging to an “official” group, such as ASMP help your career? If so, how? Also, we discuss an interesting article talking about the differences between fact and fiction in photojournalism and how the new storytelling is driving what direction the genre is taking. Landscape and architectural photographer Franco Fontana is our Photographer of the Week.
This week marks the end of three years of bringing you OTP every week. We start out the episode discussing your poll responses to last week’s court ruling around photography and privacy. We also talk about the DUFFY documentary and wonder about impact and legacy. Who are your most iconic photographers? Plus, a discussion around the recent Sally Mann essay in the New York Times magazine. Christopher Marley is our Photographer of the Week.
This week, we discuss a recent ruling around privacy and art—what that could mean to you not only as a photographer, but also as a citizen. Also, we attempt to weigh in on some ideas around content vs. curation, using a recent MoMA show as an example. Plus, a link to a fantastic documentary that we’ll be discussing in next week’s show. Pentti Sammallahti is our Photographer of the Week.
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Family loses legal battle against photog who took their pics
Into The Abyss: Teal and Orange – Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness
MOMA’s Embarrassing Björk Crush – The New Yorker
Qimage Ultimate – The Ultimate in Batch Photo Printing
Who’s Really to Blame for MoMA’s Björkgate?
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Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography | The Getty Museum
THE MAN WHO SHOT THE SIXTIES on Vimeo
Pentti Sammallahti | Nailya Alexander Gallery
Here Far Away: The Visual Fables of Pentti Sammallahti – LightBox
Pentti Sammallahti – Artists – Peter Fetterman
“Here Far Away Hardcover” by Pentti Sammallahti
Beyond the Reach Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine Movie HD – YouTube