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 …


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 …


Just the Facts

For those of us looking for a reason to visit beautiful Hudson New York late Summer.. Just The Facts is all one needs. “Just the Facts,” LightField’s second festival of photography and multimedia art, presents lens-based works created by six innovative and distinguished visual artists: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Brenda Kenneally, Phyllis Dooney, Stacy Kranitz, Zoe …


See What Developed – Elsa Dorfman’s Photography

We love Errol Morris and Polaroids. Just had to have Michael Masterson review this super new doc. Treat yourself! By Michael Masterson When I was a teenager I wanted a Polaroid SX-70 camera so badly I could taste it. When my parents finally caved in and gave me one for Christmas, I was entranced with …


Erik Wahlstrom on What Makes a Photographer

Erik Wahlstrom is an up and coming shooter who has a super YouTube channel on all things photography. His musings on What Makes a Photographer are relevant and he also sparks good discussion. For more on Erik: Email: erikwahlstromphotography@gmail.com Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/erikewa… Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ErikWahlstrom Instagram: https://www.patreon.com/ErikWahlstrom


Stock Photo Sites from the POV of SEO

Recently, Jacky Chou, a digital marketing consultant and founder of Indexsy and Reputations.io reached out to share with us some of his struggles with sourcing great imagery and a few of his favs: It is difficult to create online content. Many will take a look at the job description and make the determination that it …


Rounding Up Ranching Culture – Part Two

Michael Masterson continues chatting this week with Seth and Charlie talking about technique and where Ranch Raised Kids is headed. Michael: You are often shooting in remote locations in challenging conditions, Seth. What do you use to capture such natural imagery? Seth: For me it’s all about environment, natural light and a Canon 35mm. F1.4 …


Rounding Up Ranching Culture – Part One

Personal projects – necessary to the creative. Here we start what we hope is an ongoing series exploring what engages and drives one beyond the commercial world. This is part one of a two part conversation Michael Masterson had with respected industry leaders Charlie Holland and Seth Joel. Charlie Holland and Seth Joel have shared …


70 years of Magnum through the Female Lens

“Glass ceilings.” “Level playing fields.” And similar terms, that we’ve all heard many times before, when it comes to describing the push for women to be able to compete, professionally. One might think that Magnum – with its commitment to journalistic truths, its inherent desire to expose the true nature of the world; via more …


A New Generation of Images – Picfair

Daily we hear of customers seeking imagery that is anything but ‘stock’. Picfair took the challenge to heart. Here is their unfolding story. Tell us about the genesis of Picfair and a bit about the background of the founders. Picfair was founded by former Guardian & New York Times journalist Benji Lanyado. He was continually …