One of my favorite things about traveling for business is being able to spend time exploring. Last week I was in San Francisco for a three day shoot which happened to coincide perfectly with the weekend. It’s a beautiful city with lots of open spaces. You would never know that San Francisco is the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City.
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.
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.
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.
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.