Dana Popa

Posted: March 31st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | No Comments »

©Dana Popa

Just saw the winner of the CENTER contest. Dana Popa is from the UK and making work there.

This particular image of hers got me because it looks so “alien.” I thought at first… this woman has excellent PS skills. But then I looked harder and starred more and more. Finally my eye and brain connected the dots and understood that this body language was caught at just the right moment.

Pulling hair back doesn’t seem like such a interesting visual. And it’s not. It’s been done a million times. Yet Popa found the exact second that this was interesting.

Great job Popa!!! Love her work.

“There are very few professional photographers who, right now, are not hurting,”

Posted: March 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | No Comments »

This article about HOW HARD it is to make a living as a photographer was written today in the NY Times. Photographers…….. we need to constantly reinvent and stay abreast on how our technique is changing and who needs our product. Read, keep your eyes and ears open, shut up and listen so you can learn how to survive.

“Pages are at a premium, and there’s more competition to get anything into a magazine now, and the bar is just higher for excellent work,” said Bill Shapiro, the editor of Life.com, who ran the print revival of Life before Time Inc. shut it in 2007. And that is for the publications that survived — 428 magazines closed in 2009 alone, according to the publication database MediaFinder.com, including ones that regularly assigned original photography, like Gourmet, Portfolio and National Geographic Adventure.

Week 17: If Alice decided to stay in Wonderland

Posted: March 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Week 17: If Alice decided to stay in Wonderland, originally uploaded by JolsAriella.

Alice in Wonderland has been a theme in my work lately and this is just another person’s vision.
The light and color are perfect.
JolsAriella is a young student in Singapore. I hope she goes far.