- 2:53 pm - Mon, Apr 29, 2013
Gemma, Alex, James and Abbie in our very floury photoshoot in Arran over the weekend
- 11:49 pm - Tue, Mar 12, 2013
Enrique Metinides, an accident and crime scene photographer for La Prensa in Mexico City, has a new book out called 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides (Aperture). The collection features tragic, often poignant images of life and death in Mexico City, like the one pictured above, captioned:
Colonia Doctores, Niños heroes, Mexico City, 1966: “This woman did not have money to buy a coffin for her child, who had been killed when a bus ran over him. She went to a coffin shop near the hospital and started praying and begging, crying for help. After some time, she was surrounded by people, who asked what happened. Together, they each gave a little bit of money to help her out. With that and a discount from the coffin maker, she was able to buy a coffin and bury her child with some dignity. She had to walk nine kilometers with the coffin to her home”
(Photograph: Enrique Metinides)
Decided to buy this book to help me out with dissertation stuff and because I ADORE Metinides. I’ve had his other book out from the uni library for nearly a year now and I have the overwhelming desire to steal it because it’s not in print anymore and costs about £100. Although this one may satisfy my addiction enough to avoid hefty fines.
My mum is also incredibly lovely and chipped in for it because she think it’d help me and she knows I’m crazy stressed.
SO excited to get it on Thursday :D
- 12:55 am - Thu, Mar 7, 2013
I am a street photographer in New York City. Several months ago, I was approached by a representative of DKNY who asked to purchase 300 of my photos to hang in their store windows “around the world.” They offered me $15,000. A friend in the industry told me that $50 per photo was not nearly enough to receive from a company with hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue. So I asked for more money. They said “no.”
Today, a fan sent me a photo from a DKNY store in Bangkok. The window is full of my photos. These photos were used without my knowledge, and without compensation.
I don’t want any money. But please REBLOG this post if you think that DKNY should donate $100,000 on my behalf to the YMCA in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. That donation would sure help a lot of deserving kids go to summer camp. I’ll let you guys know if it happens.
Sometimes it’s like companies don’t realise the internet exists.
“If we put it far enough away, there’s no way that will come back to bite us on the ass!”
Don’t fuck with HONY, motherfuckers.
Nope, that’s not ok.
- 3:13 pm - Sun, Feb 24, 2013
Was doing a bit of research for my dissertation and came across an article on this photo. I’ve known it well since we were shown it in a presentation at school about 8 years ago and since then it’s come up a lot at uni, especially since I started a dissertation on death. But I had no idea the photographer, Nick Ut, had taken the girl to hospital after he’d taken it. That’s her in the middle and him on the right in the second photo, taken 40 years later.
Made my quite happy to learn this having read quite a lot about photojournalism photographers who shot similar subjects then left (Kevin Carter’s shot of the starving girl being a prime example). I understand why people do it but still makes you start to wonder if photographers can be a bit heartless sometimes…
- 12:34 am - Tue, Dec 11, 2012
A bit of death with my friend, the fabulous Jess Brodie. We’ve been meaning to do a shoot together forever and of course when I finally get round to it I manage to cock everything up! Haha. Sooo many things went wrong so the photos probably aren’t as great as they could’ve been but I’m happy with how they came out all things considered.