November 6th, 2013

PDNVideo: Olivia Bee Talks About Instagram, iPhones, Expectations, and Envy

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PDN’s 30 photographer Olivia Bee started her professional career at the age of 15, after a Converse design director saw her Flickr feed and hired her to shoot a campaign in the same style as her personal work. Bee is self-taught and highly driven. Now 19, she has shot editorial and advertising work for clients including The New York Times, Vice, Hermes, Fiat USA, and Levis. She recently sat down with PDN to talk about a variety of topics, ranging from her skepticism about Instagram and what she’s learned by shooting with an iPhone, to how she manages expectations (her own and everyone else’s) and the reaction she gets from other photographers because of her success at such an early age.

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July 27th, 2012

Russell Brand Agrees to Community Service for Throwing Photog’s iPhone

Community service and a $500 fine for this phone throwing bad boy. ©It Books

A Louisiana  judge has ordered actor Russell Brand to perform 20 hours of community service and pay $500 in court costs for throwing a photographer’s iPhone through a plate glass window last spring, the Associated Press has reported. The community service is not specified, but could involve “charitable work with people suffering from additictions,” according to the report.

Brand allegedly snatched photographer Timothy Jackson’s iPhone and threw it through the window of a New Orleans law office as the photographer tried to take his picture last March. Brand was in New Orleans on a film shoot at the time.

Shortly after the incident, Brand made light of his actions on his Twitter feed with a post that said: “Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.”

Brand turned himself in to police after they put out a warrant for his arrest.

His attorney entered a plea of not guilty yesterday on charges of simple criminal damage to property. His attorney told the court that Brand was “harrassed,” according to the AP report.

The charges against Brand will be dropped if he completes the community service requirement by August 31, although it will not be supervised by the court. Instead, Brand’s attorney has told the court that he (the attorney) will provide proof to the court that Brand has completed the service.

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March 15th, 2012

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

WANTED by police for hurling paparazzo's iPhone through a window (©It Books)

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 week. Brand has been in New Orleans for a film shoot.

Once the internet started buzzing about the incident, Brand tried to make light of it on his Twitter feed with a post that said: “Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.”

Jackson filed a complaint with police, who have issued a warrant for Brand’s arrest on a misdemeanor charge.

April 19th, 2011

Tsunami Slide Show iPhone/iPad App Benefits Red Cross Japan

© PAULA BRONSTEIN

A new iPhone/iPad slide show app, featuring images of tsunami devastation and rebuilding in Japan taken by 14 international photographers, has been launched to benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society. The “3/11 Tsunami Photo Project” app sells for 99 cents on the iTunes store, and has been released with help from Kodansha Ltd., Japan’s largest publisher.

The current version of the app has images, comments and audio recordings by Dominic Nahr, Adam Dean, Shiho Fukada, James Whitlow Delano, Paula Bronstein, Jean Chung and Keith Bedford. An update to the app, due out later this month, will add contributions from Pieter Ten Hoopen, David Guttenfelder, Giulio di Sturco, Ko Sasaki, Jake Price, Guillem Valle, Ryo Kameyama. In all, the app will show 120 images by 14 photographers.

To purchases the app, visit the Apple iTunes store:
itunes.apple.com/app/id431226495#