Archive for January, 2010

January 28, 2010 0

Grace Coddington kicks Anna Wintour’s Ass

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If you haven’t had the chance to see The September Issue and you have anything to do with the magazine business you really should put it on the top of your Netflix cue. The documentary illuminates the fascinating process of compiling one issue of Vogue Magazine, specifically the September 2007 issue. The filmmakers had unparalleled [...]

January 20, 2010 1

The amazingly weird, wild and Wonderful Justin Kirk

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You know how sometimes you meet someone and they are so cool and so down to earth that you just want to be their friend forever? Thats what happened to me when I met Justin Kirk. I have to admit that I didn’t really know who he was before our shoot. I had never really [...]

January 14, 2010 2

These Guys Are unbelievably Cool

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I shot these four images using an old overhead projector and instead of drawing a diagram on acetate I used a glass pie plate filled with water, oil and food coloring. Its actually the oldest trick in the book but seeing this image makes me feel like I’m listening to an old velvet underground record [...]

January 7, 2010 4

All directors secretly want to be photographers

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Lost In The Air: The Jason Reitman Press Tour Simulator. The Director Jason Reitman uses his iphone to document his press tour for his movie “Up in the Air” which by the way I thought was wonderful. Great acting, great story telling, and I guess I am just a sucker for a good midlife crisis [...]

January 6, 2010 1

Video killed the photography star.

By michael lavine in

Call it whatever you want. The ethereal snapshot. A technological revolution. The death of print. But one thing is for sure. The devaluation of photography is upon us. The act of making photographs has been simplified to the point of having the secretary shooting the annual report. I remember back in the stone age, way [...]