Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Ogilvy, Team Starwood, Pulse, Karaoke

Team Ogilvy in an EPIC Karaoke Battle [...]

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Elisabeth Biondi: The New Yorker

Fifteen year Visual Editor icon, Elisabeth Biondi is leaving The New Yorker. A wonderful interview on Elisabeth Avedon’s blog for La Lettre gives some insight into the incredible vision and energy Biondi brought to one of the great magazines of all time. Biondi will be one of the curators at this year’s New York Photo Festival in Dumbo, May 11-15, 2011.

A photograph is an entity. You don’t crop it, you don’t butcher it, you don’t plaster text over it, you treat it with dignity. – Elisabeth Biondi

It’s a fascinating read, as are many things on Avedon’s blog.

Richard Avedon’s, Malcolm X, Portrait 1963.

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Invisible talent

Remaing invisible to the world around the artists has little to do with talent. But there are few who toil away year after year without recognition. There are however some maverick talents who continue tirelessly. A recent exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center concentrated on an unknown genius who quietly toiled away, alone for decades, who was almost lost to time, Vivian Maier. The show reminded me of a few other amazing photographers that are almost unknown despite their unarguable talent as portrait photographers.

Their selfless, artistic dedication to creating compelling portraits, articulates the relevance of their time and makes their sacrifice timeless. If you are not familiar with these few, your research will be richly rewarded. How many more remain invisible…

Vivian Maier – a mixture of street scenes and bizarre portraits in keeping with Diane Arbus.

Michael Disfarmer – photographed rural farmers with dignity and empathy in 1940′s Arkansas, along the lines of August Sander.

Evelyn Cameron – Montana homesteader who tirelessly photographed prairie life despite hard conditions and little recognition.

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Orange Promo – NBC Anchor Sara Gore & Celebrity Vietnamese Chef Michael Bao

Michel Leroy PHOTOGRAPHER

Michel Leroy’s Orange Promo – NBC Anchor Sara Gore & Celebrity Vietnamese Chef Michael Bao [...]

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Michel Leroy:

Pablo Picasso Quote [...]