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Photog Uses Crappy Client Photos to Get Hired

Posted by on Tuesday March 12, 2013 | Business, Fun

Photographer James Hodgins of Sudbury, Ontario has come up with a creative visual solution for a perennial marketing challenge: Convincing clients who think they can shoot their own photography that they will get better results if they hire a professional photographer. “People are visual. When you start talking lights, they tune you out,” Hodgins says. ... More

Photog Celebrates 30th B-day by Raising $30K for Charity

Posted by on Thursday June 14, 2012 | Fun, Social Media/Web

San Francisco-based photographer Lisa Wiseman has created an online photography project that she’s using to help raise $30,000 in 30 days for GLIDE, a San Francisco social services organization that provides food, healthcare and training to needy people. To raise the funds Wiseman, who has volunteered with GLIDE for several years, and a group of... More

Inaugural Photoville Event in Brooklyn to Feature 35 Exhibitions, Unique Photo Installation

Posted by on Tuesday April 3, 2012 | Events, Fine Art, Fun

United Photo Industries, a Brooklyn-based collective dedicated to exhibiting and promoting photography, has announced their first major event, which will take place at a river-front park in Brooklyn, New York, this summer from June 22-July 1. Dubbed “Photoville,” the event at Brooklyn Bridge Park, will feature 35 concurrent exhibitions of photography from all over the... More

Russell Brand Charged for Throwing Photog’s iPhone Through Window

Posted by on Friday March 16, 2012 | Celebrity, Fun, Photojournalism

New Orleans police charged actor Russell Brand yesterday with two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property for throwing a photographer’s iPhone through a window. Bail was set at $5,000 and Brand was sent on his way. Brand turned himself in after police issued a warrant for his arrest in response to photographer Timothy Jackson’s... More

Russell Brand Faces Arrest for Destroying Photog’s iPhone as “Tribute” to Steve Jobs

Posted by on Thursday March 15, 2012 | Celebrity, Fun

Beware of iPhone wrecker Russell Brand. The actor (and ex-Mr. Katy Perry) is wanted by the New Orleans police for allegedly destroying the iPhone of paparazzo Timothy Jackson. According to news reports, Brand snatched Jackson’s iPhone and threw it through a window as the photographer was attempting to take a picture of him earlier this... More

PDN Video Pick: Roger Ballen’s Music Video for Die Antwoord

Posted by on Wednesday February 15, 2012 | Fine Art, Fun, PDN Video Picks

Roger Ballen, known for his dark, unsettling photography, has brought his esthetic to the “I Fink U Freeky” video he recently directed for the South African hip-hop band Die Antwoord. The result, which has been widely circulated via social media, is a creepy but visually compelling freak show. Ballen recently explained to Phaidon that he... More

Who’s Shooting What: Nigel Parry, Peter Lindbergh Shoot New Campaigns

Posted by on Wednesday January 25, 2012 | Celebrity, Fun

In the latest installment of PDN’s Who’s Shooting What column, we feature Nigel Parry’s work for the MSNBC “Lean Forward” print campaign,  Peter Lindbergh’s work with actress Gwyneth Paltrow for the Coach spring/summer 2012 campaign, a nude by Emily Shur for an advocacy campaign, plus a lot of other assignment work by photographers from all... More