From the monthly archives:

May 2009

10+ Random

May 28, 2009

Inspiration from photo-related people. On Fridays. I routinely come across ideas (whether my own or others) that I’d love to explore in depth on the blog. I keep a list of these things for future use, but this future (when I have time to reflect and pontificate) rarely comes. So this week’s 10+ list will [...]

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Photographing the “Centre of War”

May 27, 2009

Hallelujah, Ronit Novak is back. You may remember her from such HMAb posts as NYPH09: Controversial Photographers and The Buzz about Tim Hetherington. But wait, there’s more. Ronit writes: From my NYPH audio interview with Tim Hetherington: ” …the crux of war is people killing each other, that’s what war is. Sure it’s the weapons [...]

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Self Promotion

May 27, 2009

As a buyer of images and one that also commissions a lot of work I receive plenty of Emails and promos each week. A few are bad, a lot are ok and a magic couple make me move quickly to find out more about the photographer. As photographers I know you hear varying degrees at [...]

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Quick Hit

May 26, 2009

I just love this layout of photographs by Richard Powers in the May issue of  ELLE Decor. B+W for a decor mag is pretty brave I would think as most advertisers want their products (if in the shot) to be in full on colour. Given that is a rather targeted magazine they can get a [...]

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Supercreative is Back

May 25, 2009

You’ll recall Supercreative09a. Well Supercreative09b, the summer edition is bigger than ever and is accepting pitches for another week only. It’s worth watching the Supercreative blog just to see the pitch activity ramp up. Andrew’s graphs are also killer: This time we’ve got even more sponsors, there’s a bunch of free airmiles for a winning [...]

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The Lounge Week 30: Christopher Stevenson

May 25, 2009

Christopher Stevenson is a Toronto based commercial photographer whose still life work has always peaked my interest. He is the type of photographer I admire, always working hard on improving his creative range and vision while playing with the studio skills he has to create awesome personal work. His style is dynamic and fluid and [...]

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Photography in Subculture

May 21, 2009

At a Contact Festival screening of the classical film La Jetee tonight, MaryAnn Camilleri and I were comparing notes on NYPH09. After agreeing that Chris Boot’s Gay Men Play was the most cohesive show, I thought it was worth another post to try and further the ideas that Boot introduced. A discussion has gained some [...]

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NYPH09: Jody Quon and Contact

May 20, 2009

I think this might be our last post explicitly about NYPH09 and frankly I’m not sure I’d like to end with Jody Quon’s exhibit I’m not sure what kind of girl I am. Regardless, here we go. Although a couple of other people have blogged about Jody’s show already and expressed a critique which I [...]

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Ask an Art Buyer: Crowdsourcing Copyright

May 19, 2009

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. Want to help influence Canada’s new copyright law? Well now you can and it’s just one click away. The Globe and Mail wants you to write [...]

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NYPH09: Controversial Photographers

May 18, 2009

Though no one seemed particularly offended by anything at NYPH09, there were a couple of shows that, on paper, could have been controversial. Chris Boot was one of the festival’s four curators and in his show Gay Men Play he explores the contemporary photographic representation of gay sex and gay recreational sexual identities. From the [...]

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