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London-based photographers Amit and Naroop have taken on the awesome responsibility of capturing the essence of the modern Sikh with the aptly titled, “The Sikh Project”. They’ve moved passed the usual stereotypes by creating 74 portraits of British and American Sikhs in a wide variety of roles. Som...

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Photographers who document the natural world will always get my attention and earn my respect. With the natural order under continual assault from human activity and the perils of global warming becoming more and more obvious every day, there are many species we won’t be seeing much longer, thus the...

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I came across the work of David Krovblit at this year’s Photo Independent in Los Angeles. While I was obviously attracted to his images, the thing that instantly drew me in was the presentation — a beautifully printed image behind a massive 2.5 cm (1 in) piece of plexiglass. Layering prints between ...

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After working as a creative for over a decade in an agency environment, I’ve seen just about every bad lifestyle image one could imagine. I’m talking about images that are not just clichés, not just overused royalty-free stock, but images that can zap the life out of an image as opposed to giving it...

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There's not a day or an event that goes by where I'm not inundated with questions from aspiring (and even veteran) photographers asking me questions about how to best go about getting an agent and what to expect when finally finding what will hopefully be the beginning of a long and prosperous worki...

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Back in June of 2014, I did a Q&A with automotive photographer/director Paul Barshon. Since then, his work has continued to evolve into something truly great (not that it wasn’t great before). One of his recent projects for Lexus Europe is a perfect example of his work not only being outstanding in ...

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There’s no shortage of portfolio reviews to attend these days. At-Edge, FotoWorks, APA, ASMP, Lucie Foundation, Photolucida, and Palm Springs Photo Festival are a handful of great options to consider on the West Coast. For those of you elsewhere, many of these organizations have regional chapters or...

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So much of what you find with commercial food photography is more or less the same. Studio lights glaring, over-styled ingredients to the point of ridiculousness, and exactly what you’d expect to find in the next supermarket mailer to arrive in your mailbox — stale catalog shots failing to tell a st...

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As an art producer, I’ve seen my share of portfolios, good and bad. A while back I even wrote a post questioning whether or not printed portfolios are obsolete. I still believe they’re necessary, especially if you’re a newbie. So if you want to knock my socks off and make a career as a photographer...

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Along with 30 world-renowned photographers, painters, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, and musicians including Sebastião Salgado, Mary Ellen Mark, Annie Leibovitz and Vik Muniz — American photographer Glen Wexler took up the challenge when he was commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ...

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