Make Business Beautiful…with Janet Odgis

Janet Odgis is President and Creative Director of Odgis + Company, a New York-based, woman-owned, design firm with a prestigious list of clients, and a seemingly unending list of awards and accolades. She retains the same passion and enthusiasm as she must have had, when setting up her firm 30 years ago. Chatting with her …


Balancing Creative and Analytical with Meghan Labot

At the upcoming Visual Connections Expo on October 25th, a not to be missed session on creative process bring together two top leaders in branding to discuss their process, their companies and their passions. This week we talk to Meghan Labot, Managing Director of Spring Design Partners. In your LinkedIn bio, Meghan, you talk about …


Monetizing Shiny Object Syndrome

Inevitable that a library of  gifs would emerge as a viable and useful business tool for media professionals. Michael Masterson finds out more about Come Alive Images and we highlight some of their work. Currently co-founder of Come Alive Images, Joe Panker was the founder of digital agency Jellyfish Advertising and served in marketing and …


Catching up with Gallery Stock

Lucky enough to catch up with Rylan Venegas at Gallery Stock to see some new images and get a snapshot of what they are up to: Give us the elevator pitch for Gallery Stock We leverage our expertise to give you access to top photographers through our captivating image licensing collection and through our bespoke …


Screenocean Dives into the Visual Connections NY Expo

by Julian Jackson Screenocean are a UK-headquartered video archive. They started in 2009, representing the output of Channel 4, but quickly added distribution from other independent producers and broadcasters. In January 2017 they became the representative of the Reuters News Archive so they have a significant holding of international material now. The collection has over …


The Sun never sets..

The British Library is… big. No. Let’s rephrase that. It’s not just “big”… it’s… really big. Bigger than your imagination. Even in a digital age, where terabytes of information are stored on air-conditioned servers, the British Library adds new physical documents at the rate of three million documents a year; necessitating an additional shelf space …


Nancy Wolff Named to 2018 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

Cowan, DeBaets, Abraham’s & Sheppard’s Law Practice had six attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America list. Among them is our own, Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel and frequent panel member for Visual Connections. Nancy is currently President of the Copyright Society of the USA and she is a frequent speaker …


Gene Smith’s Sink

Famously unabashed, W. Eugene Smith was photography’s most celebrated humanist. As a photo essayist at Life magazine in the 1940s and ’50s, he established himself as an intimate chronicler of human culture. His photographs of war and disaster, villages and metropolises, doctors and midwives, revolutionized the role of images in journalism, transforming photography for decades …


Alamy – Not a Cosmetics Company

 Another in our ongoing conversations with folks in our industry. By Michael Masterson. Alan Capel has worked in the picture industry for over 25 years, first for Tony Stone, then joining Alamy shortly after its inception in 2000. As Head of Content he’s responsible for Alamy’s images and recruiting and managing its contributors. The site …


A Room With A View: The Ronald Grant Archive and The Cinema Museum

by Julian Jackson Tucked away in an obscure corner of South London is a researcher’s treasure: The Ronald Grant Archive and The Cinema Museum. For film lovers like myself, going there is like falling into a crazy Aladdin’s cave stuffed full of film memorabilia and equipment. Ronald Grant started the archive in 1973 and continues …