From the monthly archives:

November 2009

The Lounge: Ben Weeks and his Awesome Promo

November 30, 2009

Illustrator Ben Weeks dropped me a line back in the spring wanting to show me his book. (I know we don’t ever talk about Illustration on HMAb but I thought I’d deviate for the sake of great work and a fantastic promo). I saw the book and it was lovely. I shared it with my [...]

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November 30, 2009

Hey, I’m too busy playing my new Wii AC/DC Rockband tonight so the blog post is a little sketch. Instead, here are a few shots from the amazing Phillip Toledano’s Video Game series. To introduce, he says: I wanted to take portraits of people that would reveal a hidden part of their character. So I [...]

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A Year in the Life Project: In Which Grant and Jaime Get Busy

November 27, 2009

Jaime Hogge: I’ve had one hell of a busy week. It always amazes me how physically and mentally exhausting photography can be. I’d say how I feel when I get home from a day of shooting is very similar to the way I feel after a game of hockey. I might not smell quite as [...]

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The ADCC ♥’s Vancouver

November 26, 2009

I’m cheap at the best of times. And, because I’m not bringing in a lot of money right now, the ADCC’s $90 ticket price was something I was eager to avoid. Which means I snuck into the after party and begged a kind rep to give me her book. Which means I didn’t see the [...]

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Ask an Art Buyer: Trademarked Products, Targeted Mailing Lists and Selling Video

November 25, 2009

Andriy writes: My question is a follow-up on your Scam Ads and Reusing Test Shots post from September. While developing our portfolio we have to use products from known manufacturers, be that CK jeans, Ford trucks or LG phones. So basically every type of photography except art nudes, wildlife and landscapes involves the usage of [...]

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Heather Live!

November 24, 2009

We’ve talked a lot about your book and the importance of your vision in the last few weeks. Well, here’s your chance to really get into it with me, in PERSON. I will be holding a Portfolio Masterclass at PIKTO in January and would love to see you there. I’m really excited about this and [...]

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Canadian Photography Style?

November 23, 2009

Is there one? I don’t know. If Poutine is our contribution to world cuisine (thank you The New Yorker), what’s our photographic equivalent? To get your brain fired up, read here and here. Let’s noodle on this for a bit. I’d love to hear your thoughts- even if it’s just Yes or it’s just No. [...]

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The Lounge: Your Portfolios (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Go Sleeveless)

November 22, 2009

This is a follow up to the comments from last week’s post about the State of the Print Portfolio. Despite the fact that it’s a bit insane to look at print portfolios on-line, these shots do a good job of showing the possibility of life without sleeves. Thanks to everyone who sent in pics of [...]

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A Year in the Life Project: In Which Grant Works for the Walrus and Jaime Thinks about Representation

November 20, 2009

Grant Harder First off, as I said last week, I really appreciate the feed back from my Week 06 post. I encourage people to revisit the post if they have anything to add to the assistant-to-photographer dialogue. Pretty much as soon as I sent last weeks post off I received a call from Bree at [...]

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Strong Advice: Photographers’ Portfolios in the Digital Age

November 19, 2009

OK, think of it this way: if I’m considering you for a job, I already know of your work and I will be looking at it on-line. I don’t call in books anymore but I do see books because photographers still drop them off for general perusal. This means that the role of the book [...]

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