Archive for April 2012

Video: How Erik Almås Works with Dinosaurs

Posted by on Monday April 30, 2012 | PDN Video Picks

© Credit Suisse/photo by Erik Almås Erik Almås says he prefers “crafting” images to “capturing” them. Working with ad agency Euro RSCG in London, Almås crafted an ad for Credit Suisse that features the eco-friendly Oxygen scooter, a Credit Suisse client. He shot images in multiple locations and in a photo studio, which were then... More

Judge Refuses to Let Book Publisher Weasel Out of Copyright Lawsuit

Posted by on Thursday April 26, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

A federal court judge in Chicago has refused a textbook publisher’s request to dismiss a photographer’s claim of massive copyright infringement, saying Robert Frerck’s allegations that Pearson Education infringed about 4,000 of his photographs “are sufficient to put Pearson on notice.” The decision is likely to force the company to do what it has been... More

Want to Meet Daido Moriyama?

Posted by on Thursday April 26, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants

On May 3, the day after he receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards gala, renowned photographer Daido Moriyama will be signing special editions of his latest book at the ICP in New York City. The ICP says that the first 200 buyers of Moriyama’s new book, Color, will... More

FujiFilm Announces Film Price Increase

Posted by on Wednesday April 25, 2012 | Business

Earlier this week FujiFilm announced that a price increase will take effect starting in May for its color negative films, color reversal films, black and white films and QuickSnap single use cameras. Though the announcement (full text below) was short on specific details, it did say that the increases would be “substantial” and would be... More

Upcoming Grant and Contest Deadlines

Posted by on Wednesday April 25, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art, Photojournalism

There are several deadlines on the horizon for notable grants and contests. They include big-money prizes that support personal and documentary work or emerging photographers, plus some worthy photo contests, open to photographers in all genres, organized by old friends of PDN. Moving Walls 20: deadline April 30 Open Society Foundations are now accepting photographers’... More

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