Stop the Hate Towards Brooklyn Beckham Simply Because Nepotism Exists | Fstoppers

I could not agree any more strongly with this posting than I already do.

By all means criticize the publishing house for choosing to print Beckham’s book over seasoned and highly talented photographers of lesser known families. By all means criticize the people involved in cashing in on Beckham’s fame via his passion. By all means criticize the myriad outlets that will promote and praise the work without proper enquiry simply because his name alone is a click magnet. What I can’t abide is the criticism of an 18-year-old photographer and his work simply because he has taken the i

Read in full at:  Stop the Hate Towards Brooklyn Beckham Simply Because Nepotism Exists | Fstoppers

Use your words – (Re)introducing news poetry | The Colorado Independent

This is a cool idea!  Colorado poets, – read up 🙂

Send your stuff to newspoetry@coloradoindependent.com.

A few guidelines and clarifications…

– We’re looking for poems about issues that are of particular interest in Colorado.

– We’re partial to free form.

– Less is more.

– We won’t publish all submissions because we’re picky. Picky how? Suffice it to say that we know a good news poem when we see one.

– And, no, news poetry isn’t fake news.Use your words, Colorado. We can’t wait to read you.

Read details here: Use your words – (Re)introducing news poetry | The Colorado Independent

AP PHOTOS: Music, art help deal with violence in Rio slum

We all know how the arts help each of us deal with our problems. Anything from mild depression, to boredom, to inspiration seeking, etc. But compared to those featured in this story our issues seem very much “first world problems” and yet – the arts STILL offer relief.

Never underestimate the power of music, art, dance, literature – whatever creative outlet reaches someone – to change their life and give them that one thing they need to carry on, if only for one more day.

Isabela Maia, 10, says she gets nervous when her mother makes her and her 2-year-old sister come inside during a shooting. Her outlet is learning to play the violin.

“Music calms me down,” said Maia, who practices each afternoon after doing her homework.

Read this moving story here:  AP PHOTOS: Music, art help deal with violence in Rio slum – Washington Times

For Livingston Taylor Music Is All About Relationship

I had the pleasure of working with this gentleman a few years ago on Nantucket. Very nice guy. Good times  

On a recent Saturday, singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor was stuck in an airport in San Francisco. His flight to Hawaii, where he would perform on tour for his new album Safe Home, was delayed.

But Mr. Taylor was not discouraged. “I hear kids playing and somebody making a latte at Peet’s Coffee,” he said by phone from the terminal. “There’s a symphony of sounds coming through on the whine of a jet engine or the groans of people being told their planes are delayed. The great stuff demands your attention wh

Read story at:  The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News | For Livingston Taylor Music Is All About Relationship

Guy Tillim Wins HCB 2017 Prize

South African photographer Guy Tillim was appointed  winner of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson  2017 Prize. Born in Johannesburg in 1962, Guy Tillim discovered photography in 1986 and worked for four years with the collective Afrapix. As an independent photographer, he leads missions in Africa for Reuters and AFP. In 2002, he received the SCAM Roger Pic Award. In 2006, he was the first recipient of the Robert Gardner Fellowship Award from the Harvard Museum of Photography.

Read more: Guy Tillim Wins HCB 2017 Prize – The Eye of Photography

Wildlife Photography Without a Telephoto Lens: John Dominis 

The photographers on LIFE Magazine’s staff did it all, taking on assignments wide and varied without a blink of the eye. John Dominis was no exception. He joined LIFE as a staff photographer in 1950 and would go on to shoot some of the biggest stars of the era — Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra and Robert Redford to name a few. He also shot one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: Tommie Smith and John Carlos giving the black power salute at the Olympics in Mexico.

Read article at: Wildlife Photography Without a Telephoto Lens: John Dominis | Time.com

Smugmug

So, I finally bit the bullet and got some of my photos up at Smugmug.  Not sure what will come of it as I’m really just looking for an online source to offer prints people have sometimes requested.  Seems as though Smugmug has lots of products available to order photographs / art on, but I’m not sure how I feel about all of them.  In other words – I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’ll get there!  LOL

As of now you can definitely get prints at my galleries – so far I have some photos available from Alaska, my ferry trip through the Inland Passage as well as a few from my short time here at the Jersey Shore.

Take a peek if you like & let me know what you think!

You can find all my galleries here at SmugMug