From the monthly archives:

March 2008

Green Buying

March 31, 2008

It’s time consuming enough to look through all the photography email promos I get and so when stock houses assault me as well, I usually hit delete. But, this caught my eye. Green stock? What will they think of next? From the website: Our Passion: Our customers – We respect and admire your vision, talent, [...]

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The Lounge Week Five: Derek Shapton

March 30, 2008

Unlike anyone else I’ve profiled in the Lounge, I’ve actually shot with Derek Shapton. It was a great experience- he’s calm, he’s friendly, he’s not at all pretentious, he’s smart and he really likes taking pictures. Oh, and the client was very pleased with the final shot too. All of this other “stuff” around the [...]

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Treatments

March 27, 2008

I’m not sure what was in the air last fall but I had three different Art Directors at three different agencies asking me if it was OK to ask bidding photographers to provide a treatment along with their quote. While initially this mades me queasy in the plagiarism/intellectual property part of my stomach, I must [...]

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Oops

March 27, 2008

Seems I posted an incomplete piece on Treatments a few hours ago by mistake. I’m still working on it so you will have to wait a few more hours. Sorry for the tease but here’s a nice picture to tide you over. It’s my dog and it’s her birthday today. BTW, if you want to [...]

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Slideluck Potshow

March 26, 2008

Maybe it’s just me but it seems like the photoblogs have been getting a little serious lately. Well, in an effort to inject a sense of fun into my little piece of the blogosphere, The Lounge this week profiled Daniel Ehrenworth, the wackiest photographer I’ve encountered in a long time. And I’m following up on [...]

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APE’s Free Promotion

March 26, 2008

Stop whatever you are doing and get yourself over to APE where Rob has announced that he’s setting up a FREE Flickr slideshow for photographers to promote their work. It’s juried by Rob (thank God) and you can only submit 2 images but this will be of huge benefit to all of us. Further to [...]

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Ask an Art Buyer: Getting Noticed, Enough Canadian Photographers, and A Question for You

March 25, 2008

Wednesday is Ask an Art Buyer day. Send your questions to heather@heathermorton.ca with the subject line Ask an Art Buyer. I’ll answer as many as I can every Wednesday. Let’s start in Italy where Giovanni asks about the best way to approach Art Buyers: Is it the same as editorial work? I go to see [...]

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Portfolio Reviews at CONTACT

March 24, 2008

For the third year running, I’ve been asked to participate in CONTACT (Toronto’s month-long photography festival) as a portfolio reviewer. This year, the line-up is comprised predominantly of an interesting mix of photo editors and curators. As per usual it’s light on the commercial side- this year lighter still with only myself, Jooli Kim and [...]

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The Lounge Week Four: Daniel Ehrenworth

March 23, 2008

The Lounge is a virtual Art Gallery, updated weekly. This space will showcase emerging or underutilized photographers; or just people who I think we all need to have a look at. A bit of Eye Candy for Monday. I thought it might be time to lighten things up around here so next up in The [...]

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Larry Towell

March 20, 2008

Speaking of the Stephen Bulger Gallery, I went there today to see Larry Towell’s The World from my Front Porch. Larry’s much-lauded work as a photojournalist (World Press, Picture of the Year, Henri Cartier-Bresson Award) is extensive. He is probably best known for his works on Palestine and Central America but has also done major [...]

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