Fashion

That New Book Smell

Posted by on Thursday April 19, 2012 | Celebrity, Fashion

When bibliophiles celebrate print they often talk about the weight or feel of paper, about color, binding, typeface, design… but scent? Leave it to print purists and publishers Gerhard Steidl and Karl Lagerfeld to pay attention to the often-overlooked, olfactory component of the print experience. It was Lagerfeld who first pointed out the scent of... More

Lawsuit Raises Questions About Francesco Scavullo’s Archives and Foundation

Posted by on Friday April 13, 2012 | Fashion

A lawsuit filed by a disgruntled business partner of late fashion and celebrity photographer Francesco Scavullo has cast a spotlight on a charitable foundation that he established prior to his death in 2004, raising questions about the condition of Scavullo’s archive and the foundation’s fulfillment of its obligations under Scavullo’s will. Court papers and IRS... More

Israel Bans Use of Underweight Models

Posted by on Tuesday March 20, 2012 | Fashion

Israel has passed a law that bans the use of “underweight” models in advertising, and mandates that ads that are retouched to make models appear thinner must include a disclaimer. According to reports, a fashion photographer and model agent named Adi Barkan has helped promote the bill, which was introduced by Knesset member Rachel Adato.... More

John Midgley’s Altered Image: Reasonable Caution, or Outrageous Censorship?

Posted by on Monday March 19, 2012 | Events, Fashion

Have the morality police chilled artistic expression, or does this image by John Midgley–which appears on an APA promo for a talk by the fashion and celebrity photographer–violate the standards of public decency without the alteration? Midgley is scheduled to give a talk called “Memory: Journey’s of Fiction and Fantasy” at the Apple Store at... More

Photo Editor Explains How Vintage Photos Lead the New York Times Onto Tumblr

Posted by on Thursday March 1, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Fashion, Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Earlier this week The New York Times made its first foray onto Tumblr with The Lively Morgue, which showcases vintage photographs from the newspaper’s print archive, which is known as “the morgue” for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, according to the Times. “[Launching a Tumblr blog] made sense for a lot of reasons,” says deputy... More

Penelope Tree, Muse to Avedon, Models Again

Posted by on Friday February 24, 2012 | Fashion

Penelope Tree, who first modeled for Richard Avedon in 1966, is back, appearing in a new fashion campaign for Barney’s shot by Mario Sorrenti. This week’s installment of Who’s Shooting What has details on the campaign, the creative director behind it, and the other fashion personalities being featured. PDN Pulse would just add that at... More

Model Defamation Case Dismissed Against Jason Lee Parry

Posted by on Friday February 10, 2012 | Fashion

A federal court in New York has dismissed a $28 million defamation lawsuit against photographer Jason Lee Parry on a legal technicality: He’s a California resident, the court said, so he’s not subject to jurisdiction under New York law. The case was brought last year by the parents of a model who posed for Parry... More

4 Useful Lessons from La Redoute’s Nude Man Fiasco

Posted by on Wednesday January 18, 2012 | Fashion, Fun

Somewhere, a photographer has been scolded–or worse–for a catalogue image that embarrassed his or her client. The image in question, for La Redoute, a French clothing company, shows happy kids frolicking on the beach in bathing suits–with a naked man emerging from the water in the background. The company removed the image from its Web... More

The Biggest Photo News Stories of 2011

Posted by on Friday December 16, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Copyright/Legal, Fashion, Fine Art, Obituary, Photojournalism

Over on PDNOnline we’ve gathered together the biggest photography news stories of 2011, a year marked infringements on the rights of photographers, by sticky legal cases whose results will be felt long into the future, and by tragedy. The 15 stories we highlighted were the most-read news articles and blog posts on PDNOnline and PDN... More

Ad Banned in UK for Showing Super Skinny Model

Posted by on Friday November 11, 2011 | Fashion, Photo Manipulation

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in Britain has banned a fashion ad that shows a model who appears to be painfully underweight. Ironically, the model, whose upper arm circumference makes us think about malnutrition, appears in an ad for a clothing company called “Drop Dead.” The British advertising publication Campaign reports that the ASA said... More