Saturday, March 20, 2010

Iceland: by Gunnar Konradsson

Today I found this landscape video about Iceland while reading Lens, the New York Times' photo blog. In what seems to be a hugely growing trend, Mr. Konradsson shot it with a Canon 5D MkII, and as you will see, it's beautiful. I love the way this guy sees things. The Icelandic soundtrack doesn't quite do it for me; some Sigur Ros would have been more to my liking, but hey, it's still amazing.

Take a look, and while you're at it, look at the Lens post for the other multi-media features in the article, they've posted some interesting stuff.

-Jason Reimer

ICELAND from Gunnar Konradsson on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jim Megargee: Interview with a Master Printer

Hippolyte Bayard's blog recently ran an interview with Jim Megargee, a New York-based master printer and founder of MV Labs. A teaser quote for you all:

"With a silver gelatin print you are placing the image into the paper – not on top of the paper. [...] It is what people are usually referring to when they say there is something 'different' between a well printed ink jet and a well printed silver print.
They are responding to the physical nature of the printed images."

Read the interview here, and be inspired to push your printmaking technique, whether it be digital or traditional methods.

-Jason Reimer

Here's a couple of Megargee's photos that I enjoyed.

Jodi Niemela: Landscape Photograph

Just wanted to share a beautiful landscape shot I stumbled across the other day, by Finnish photographer Jodi Niemela (via Design You Trust). -Jason Reimer

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Sandpit: short film

I stumbled across this amazing time-lapse video by Sam O'Hare that uses a simulated tilt-shift effect. Take a look:

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

You can read the interview here to see how this was done.

-Jason Reimer

Heather Morton Art Buyer on multi-genre photographers

Via Heather Morton's blog, here's a discussion of Thomas Broening's work in still life, environmental portraits, and the studies he sets up for himself in order to challenge and refine his style. For those of you that are thinking through the issues involved in creating a portfolio of your work and asking yourself what you represent as a photographer, namely, "who am I and what is my story (either that you are a part of or that you're trying to tell)?", this article will give you some food for thought.
-Jason Reimer

Here's the link:

Heather Morton Art Buyer discusses Thomas Broening

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Desert is the easy part.

I've run across a lot of interesting work on Africa this week, which really should come as no surprise, but I thought I'd share some more of it with you all. Having lived there as a kid, I'm probably biased, I'll grant you that, but this is a fascinating story. This particular essay comes via The New York Times' great blog Lens, and to me it encapsulates a lot of what is true about Africa: adventure, suffering, struggle, resilience. Check it.
-Jason Reimer

Monday, March 1, 2010

Marcus Bleasdale: The Rape of a Nation

Powerful photo essay on conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, by Marcus Bleasdale, via Burn Magazine. Check it out, take a minute to contrast your own life with the life you could have had if you had been born in a place like Congo, and consider how or whether your camera, your money, or your service might be able to help.
- Jason Reimer