From the monthly archives:

December 2009

Heather’s New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2009

Since I don’t smoke and I’m not really interested in controlling my food intake or changing my mostly sedentary lifestyle, I don’t have any personal resolutions this year. But I do have some for HMAb. Here goes: 1. I will make money from this beautiful, time-sucking blog. Suggestions on how I can do that are [...]

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A Year in the Life: In Which Jaime & Grant Look Back & Forward

December 23, 2009

Jaime Hogge: 2009 has been a pretty memorable year for both good and bad reasons. It was my first full year of strictly shooting; no assisting, and I really got to experience a lot of things. There were plenty of high moments and definitely plenty of low moments. I think overall I’ve quite possibly learned [...]

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Season’s Greetings

December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays. Some Christmas decor courtesy of understated Montreal-based shooter Jaime Leblanc: Look for some sporadic posts over the next two weeks: a sign-off for the year from my Year in the Life shooters and a New Year’s Resolution list from moi. Thanks for all your readership and participation over the last year. It’s been [...]

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A Year in the Life: In Which Grant shows us his Stock and Jaime does some work for the NFB

December 18, 2009

Grant Harder: It’s been a full week of trips to the lab, stock submissions and assisting. I’m not sure how many times I’ve been to The Lab (no really, it’s called The Lab) in the last few weeks…but it’s a lot. This isn’t a complaint by any means as I am really happy with the [...]

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Stock Photography Rant

December 17, 2009

I happened to get a sneak peek at Grant Harder’s post for tomorrow and in it he talks about his own collection of stock photography. He’s put together a nice little collage to show some of his work which is available through Masterfile. You’ll have to tune in tomorrow to see it but this morning, [...]

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Immediate and And Longer Term Suggestions

December 15, 2009

If you are reading this right now, and I mean right now- you might want to head over to the live TweetChat on the future of photobooks happening here. I’m new to Twitter so I don’t really understand what I’ve just suggested you do but after I finish this post, I’ll likely head over there [...]

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The Lounge: Parenthood and Photography with Daniel Peet and Timothy Archibald

December 14, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, Daniel Peet posted an album of 196 pictures on Facebook, This album, called Violet Jo, covers the first 3 years of his daughter’s life. Still undiagnosed, Violet suffers with an unknown Kidney disorder and has endured years of invasive medical procedures and tests. With a mix of colour and B&W, [...]

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An Invitation to Participate in a Discussion about the Future of Photobooks

December 12, 2009

Andy Adams (Flak Photo) is eager and clever and so is Miki Johnston (liveBooks blog) so this little project should be interesting. They are crowd-sourcing a blog post about the future of photobooks and they want everyone to chime in. From the site: What do you think photobooks will look like in 10 years? Will [...]

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A Year in the Life Project in Which Jaime Sounds like a Film Hater and Grant Takes his Camera to Breakfast

December 11, 2009

Jaime Hogge: There was a lot going on this week again, but unfortunately none of it involving any jobs or shooting in general. I spent a large amount of time on the phone this week, which was a change from the large amount of time I usually spend emailing. I guess that’s what it used [...]

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Fallen Princesses & Motherhood

December 9, 2009

Dina Goldstein is rare indeed. Not only is she a successful, Vancouver based commercial photographer (remember her “real” photography which garnered an ADCC win- discussed here) she’s also a mother. Recently, Dina sent me a note to alert my attention to a new series of hers that was going gangbusters in a viral way. The [...]

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