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It's been more than three weeks since Steve Jobs passed away. He will be missed by many people, but especially by the creative community which he inspired and enabled. Perhaps for no other group of people does the line Made On A Mac mean more.
The blogosphere and the media have moved on to other stories, but only a week ago, it seemed as if the only story was that of Steve Jobs' death. One image seems to define not only that story, but also the man himself. It is the soulful black and white portrait of Jobs that was photographed by Albert Watson for Fortune in 2006. I was privileged to be the photography director of the magazine at that time.
Once in a while, a magazine photograph takes on a life of its own beyond the page. Watson's portrait has become one of those. Since his death, the image has quickly become the iconic portrait of Steve Jobs.
In early 2010, I met my good friend and longtime Texas Monthly contributing photographer Dan Winters for coffee at a cool little spot off South Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. We do this a handful of times a year to catch up and talk about upcoming projects. Since I'm fortunate enough to be working at a magazine that still appreciates a good photo essay, I'm always looking for ideas. On this day Dan was talking about NASA and the end of the space shuttle program. In twelve months, NASA would be sending its final missions into space, and Dan wanted to be there--toting not one camera but eight, with the intention of capturing the most dynamic images from this singular fleeting event. Now, let's see, Dan Winters + space shuttles. Hmm . . .… MORE
"She loved it so much that she took the contact sheets from office to office showing them off to anyone in her path."
Photo above: Martin Schoeller for The New Yorker, April 8, 2002.
1) Halloween--not at all strange to come in to my office this time of year hearing the theme to John Carpenter's Halloween on a constant loop. Dry ice has made an appearance in my office...and home...several times. As I type this, 4 inches from my keyboard is a gold metallic candle in the shape of a skull that someone (who rules) gave me as a gift a few days ago.… MORE
I went to MoMA this week to check out Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, the terrific new retrospective of the work of the late, great French photographer who pioneered street photography as an art form.
Have you been yet? If not, run don't walk. The galleries were packed with half the populations of France, Spain, and Italy (what's with all the European tourists in April by the way?) but don't let that put you off.
(Photo grid courtesy of The New Yorker.)
In Memoriam 10.12.09
How do you say goodbye to someone you never met?
I never knew Irving Penn. But I'm going to miss him. He was a constant, important presence in my life for many years.
I've looked for Irving Penn's pictures in American Vogue every month for as long as I can remember. I looked for the man himself on the street in New York too. A photographer friend once told me a story about Mr. Penn, a myth no doubt, one of those artist-as-God stories, related in a hushed voice, but I liked the story, so I chose to believe it. … MORE
Read on for more on her Q&A this week where she's answering any and all questions about the business of photography and photo editing... it's pretty great to see, especially when she gets into what happened to "the good old days".
New trend, or the cycle of magazine life?
(covers via The Cut / NYmag.com)
Other notables currently at the Whitney: Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-1933 which is simply amazing. And don't miss the buttermilk pancakes at Sarabeth's!
ABOVE: William Eggleston, "Untitled", n.d, from "Los Alamos", 1965-68 and 1972-74 (published 2003). Dye transfer print, 12 x 17 3/4 in. (30.5 x 45.1 cm). Private Collection Â© Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy Cheim & Read Gallery.
It's worth a read and The Big Picture is definitely worth a look, especially the spectacular Year in Review: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3.
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Green Pages 12.11.08
Michele McNally, New York Times photography director, shares the process...
(The New York Times, Early Edition)
Learn more about photography editing with our 6 panelists on November 11th at Louped In
(Photograph by Lisa Kereszi, "Julie onstage in red bikini, East Village, NYC, 2001")
Any you think they missed?
Jesse Owens in the final of the long jump at the 1936 Olympics, in Berlin. From Fox Photos/Getty Images.
SPD congratulates all the evening's winners.
Couldn't be there? Well come see what all the excitement is about when Michele McNally and a panel of photo editors talk about what inspires them at LOUPED IN on Tuesday, November 11.
Photograph by Lynsey Addario for The New York Times
"The world now contains more photographs than bricks, and they are, astonishingly, all different." - John SzarkowskiThe Photography Editors
They began in philosophy and film, retail and environmental studies; but today they are all photography editors: passionate about the images they produce, and the photographers they work with. On Tuesday night they'll talk about what sparks their imagination, their inspirations, and the assignments that keep them questioning, "how should this look?"