Best Magazine Covers of 2012

Recently Time Magazine posted on Time Lightbox their picks for best magazine covers of 2012.  It’s a great mix of US and international publications – some I’ve seen and others I have not.  The best part is the commentary from both the photographer and the magazine.

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Photographer at Work

© 1956 Edward Pfizenmaier
© 1956 Edward Pfizenmaier

Rarely do we get the chance to see images of the photographer at work.  Le Journal de la Photographie recently added a series of photographs taken by Edward Pfizenmaier in 1956 of Cecil Beaton during his photo shoot with Marilyn Monroe at the Hotel Ambassador in NYC.  It’s a great behind-the-scene look at how photographers worked well before the digital age.  No computers, no strobes – just the photographer and his subject.  Click on the image above to see the series.

The Year’s Best Photos

One of the many things I like about this time of year are the “The Year’s Best Photos” many magazines and organizations publish.  This year not only does National Geographic show their top picks, but in addition  Chris Johns (Editor in Chief) comments on his favorite images published in the magazine this past year.

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Discovery Creative Exhibit

Last week I attended the opening in DC of an exhibit called “Celebrities & Other Animals – The Best of Discovery Creative” – an exhibit showing the best Discovery advertisements from the past few years.  I was honored to have two of my photos included in the exhibit, including one use for the exhibit’s advertising poster.  Many thanks to Karen Smith and others at Discovery Channel for all their hard work in putting this exhibit together.  Below is one of the advertising posters.  Also, you can read an article about the exhibit in Washington Life Magazine – Click Here.

Of Particular Interest

I found these two stories and thought you would love to see them.  The first story shows how the arts can bring people out from a less than perfect situation and help them express themselves.  And many states are cutting the arts in high school – go figure.  It’s a story from today’s NY Times about photographers who have lost one or more of their senses (sight, hearing, etc..) or a limb(s).  They are amazing photos!!  You can find the latest story, called “Stairways as Mountains” here.  It’s part of an ongoing series about the city imagined by those New Yorkers without certain senses.











On a completely different note, this is from Corinne Vionnet called Photo Opportunities – Read the story here.  It is absolutely amazing (but shouldn’t be) how many people take photos of famous tourist attractions from the same vantage point.  The site has photographs that are layers of 100 photos of similar “photo souvenirs”.  I think they look fantastic.  Here’s a “photo” of the Eiffel Tower.