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ESSAY MAGAZINE: Three, Research
20 Apr 2017

ESSAY MAGAZINE: Three, Research

Over the past twenty-five years, I’ve completed documentary photography projects all over the world. Some have been successful, while others, not so much. However, completing these stories has allowed me the opportunity to experience remarkable people and places. Completing these stories has also allowed me to create an archive of images as well as an archive of self-published books and magazines like my new series,...

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Pro Photo Tip: Consistency
18 Apr 2017

Pro Photo Tip: Consistency

I recently had the chance to browse the Blurb bookstore, which if you haven’t explored, is quite a study in book diversity. People ask me what kinds of books is it that Blurb prints, and my answer is always the same: “everything.” You want a book on the remote Himalaya? It’s there. How about a book dedicated to fish tacos? Yep, it’s there too. And...

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Artist Profile: Flavia Jurca
13 Apr 2017

Artist Profile: Flavia Jurca

Flavia wrote Fun with Food Photography, a little handbook for styling and shooting beautiful food. We’re inspired by how she combines different artistic disciplines into one beautiful project after the next. A designer by trade, a cook by passion, and a photographer by necessity, she shows us the way a single creative passion can grow into many new ones. Take a look at what delights...

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ESSAY MAGAZINE: Creating Story Ideas
06 Apr 2017

ESSAY MAGAZINE: Creating Story Ideas

A few months ago, I started my own self-published magazine series titled ESSAY. We’ve posted about it here before, and there will be more posts forthcoming, but one of the things I’ve been asked is how I come up with my stories ideas. Making books and magazines is great fun, but it can be difficult if you don’t know what to print. Let me offer...

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Tips for Photographing Strangers
28 Mar 2017

Tips for Photographing Strangers

Anyone who ventures into the world with a camera in hand knows that, at some point, they will face the challenge of photographing someone they don’t know. Being photographed, depending on your disposition, can be a relaxing, fun, expressive opportunity, or if you are like me, can be a truly awkward experience. Photographing strangers can be a complex dance of psychology, body-language, dialogue, and luck,...

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