Posts tagged photography
anna vanna (by kagalena novich)
He was warding off the demons from her at nights. Driving the blood out to the light. (by laura makabresku)
Here’s a rough mock-up of what the HONY book cover is going to look like. The actual HONY book will be a little bigger, and the jacket will come all the way to the edges, but you get the idea. I personally think it looks amazing. Actually teared up a bit when they gave it to me. It felt like I was holding a few years of my life in my hand.
The book is coming out in 6 months, on October 15th. But do me a favor— if you KNOW you’ll be getting one, and can spare $20, go ahead and preorder now. Bookstores order a long time in advance, so if we can demonstrate solid demand in these first few days, it will go a long way in determining the final success of the book.
Historically, nationwide booksellers have been a bit skeptical of both photography and city-centric books. I know HONY is different. You know HONY is different. But it would help a ton if we could SHOW that HONY is different by turning in great presale numbers. All the work I’ve seen so far is really exciting, and I promise that I’m working overtime to make sure it’s the best $20 that you’ll ever spend. As always, thanks so much for your support, and here it is:
Hardcover (I absolutely insisted.)
300+ beautifully designed pages.
400 total images. (320 of my favorites, 80 new)
Complete with stories and captions
BARNES AND NOBLE: http://bit.ly/YOoQCY
“In my previous work I had concentrated on journalism, documentary, and academia. The buzz created by banding together such a wonderful and diverse group of photographers from the region provoked interest from galleries and universities both regionally and internationally. For me, this was a new platform. It offered me a sense of freedom to re-envision my storytelling. At a time when I initially felt that my new role as mother would create limitations (not being able to cover the initial days of the Egyptian revolution, for example) a sense of liberation ensued. To shoot slower, more thoughtfully, not always thinking where the work would be printed in the relevant hard news cycle but more creatively instead.”
- Tanya Habjouqa
Because I have nothing productive to do.
”A sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating. She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer. When she feels the moment strike, she presses the shutter button down and then, quite literally, “jumps” into place. What I love most about her shots is that they don’t feel forced. Natsumi has a way of making us feel as though she naturally levitates throughout life. When I asked her how others react to her jumping around Tokyo, here is a funny story that she shared. “One day, when I was jumping at a famous sightseeing spot in western Tokyo, workers at a souvenir shop were frightened by how I was jumping. They were whispering things like ‘Is the girl mentally ill’ and ‘Do we need to call the police?’ “So I stopped jumping and apologized to them by saying, ‘I am taking jumping photos for my wedding party’s slide show.’ Their faces turned bright red, and they said things like ‘Oh dear!’ and ‘Congratulations!’ and even ‘Keep jumping!”
She knows that photographers, no matter how good, need some inspiration sometimes. This Californian artist has created a photography-themed journal that contains illustrated photography quotes that can inspire. [via Petapixel.com, images via Lisa Congdon]
Haley Morris-Cafiero made a series called Wait Watchers, in which she sets up a camera with a self-timer in public and photographs not only herself, but the public’s reactions to her, as a visible fat woman daring to exist in a public space. (More on Wait Watchers here)
I looked at her website and saw this one first, but this whole project is extremely poignant for me.
Also, fuck cops