Phoenix wedding and portrait photographer Mike Olbinski has a fascination with weather and “a deep desire to capture nature in all of its raw power and glory,” he says on his Web site. On July 5, he looked out his back window and noticed a dust storm rising outside the city. With no idea how spectacular it would become, he drove to a downtown parking garage, set up his camera, and made this time lapse video of the dust storm engulfing the city. Now he’s trying to monetize it by selling prints, wallpaper and licensing rights.
In preparation for PDN’s July issue on Ethics, we asked photojournalist Victor J. Blue to explain what he does and doesn’t do to gain access, how he avoids conflicts of interest, his thoughts on fairness vs. neutrality, and the “Define the Relationship” talk he has with his subjects. More ›
Photographer Gerd Ludwig is a lighting master with TTL strobe lights. He uses them in unusual and unpredictable ways to direct the the viewer’s eye through his photographs, convey a sense of place, and define his visual style. Yet his strobe lights are all but invisible, blending with available light sources. In this video, Ludwig... More ›
The Nine, fine-art photographer Katy Grannan’s first feature film, will have its U.S. premier at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas in October, and will also feature at the New Orleans Film Festival that same month. Grannan recently spoke with PDN about the the film, which chronicles the lives of a... More ›