There were plenty of great reads published this week–hopefully you can block off a quiet hour or two to enjoy them.
Annie Leibovitz on Shooting Rock Stars – Biography
How Photographers Find and Define Meaning – Rangefinder
Trying to Reinvent a Foundering Movie Business – New Yorker
Who Controls Your Facebook Feed? – Slate
“Making a Murder” and the Shift in Documentary Filmmaking – Review Journal
Find past Weekend Reads here.
Photographer Tyler Shields and comedian Kathy Griffin are under Secret Service investigation for a photograph of Griffin holding what appears to be the bloody, severed head of Donald Trump, TMZ has reported. The website quoted unnamed law enforcement sources. Shields is known for his slick, provocative, and frequently degrading images of models and celebrities that... More ›
Over the last 15 years, Tom Atwood has made hundreds of environmental portraits of LGBTQ Americans from all walks of life. He recently published Kings & Queens in Their Castles (Damiani), his second collection of portraits from the project. The photographs, all shot in the homes of his subjects, reveal fascinating details about their work... More ›
Natalie Brasington, a New York based photographer specializing in conceptual portraits of comedians, explains how she got started, and shares practical advice for aspiring celebrity photographers. In the video below, she shows how she conceived some of her early portraits of comedian Amy Schumer, and more recent portraits of other comedians. PDN: What draws you... More ›