Veşti proaste de la JPG Magazine

2 Ianuarie 2009

Un anunţ proaspăt primit pe e-mail:

Today is a particularly sad day for all of us at JPG and 8020 Media.

We’ve spent the last few months trying to make the business behind JPG sustain itself, and we’ve reached the end of the line. We all deeply believe in everything JPG represents, but we just weren’t able to raise the money needed to keep JPG alive in these extraordinary economic times. We sought out buyers, spoke with numerous potential investors, and pitched several last-ditch creative efforts, all without success. As a result, jpgmag.com will shut down on Monday, January 5, 2009.

The one thing we’ve been the most proud of: your amazing talent. We feel honored and humbled to have been able to share jpgmag.com with such a dynamic, warm, and wonderful community of nearly 200,000 photographers. The photography on the website and in the magazine was adored by many, leaving no doubt that this community created work of the highest caliber. The kindness, generosity, and support shared among members made it a community in the truest sense of the word, and one that we have loved being a part of for these past two years.

We wish we could have found a way to leave the site running for the benefit of the amazing folks who have made JPG what it is, and we have spent sleepless nights trying to figure something out, all to no avail. Some things you may want to do before the site closes:

– Download the PDFs of back issues, outtakes, and photo challenge selections. We’ll always have the memories!  www.jpgmag.com/downloads/archives.html
– Make note of your favorite photographers. You may want to flip through your favorites list and jot down names and URLs of some of the people you’d like to stay in touch with. You may even want to cut and paste your contacts page into a personal record.
– Catch up with your fellow members. Our roots are in this humble flickr forum and we recommend going back to find fellow members, discuss the situation, or participate in another great photo community. www.flickr.com/groups/jpgmag/
– Keep in touch. This has always been much more than just a job to each of us, and we’ll miss you guys! We’ll be checking the account jpgletters@gmail.com in our free time going forward. We can’t promise to reply to every email (since we’ll be busy tuning up our resumes) but we’d love to hear from you.
– Stay posted. Although the magazine is ceasing publication, we’ll be updating you on what’s happening with your subscription early next week.

We’re soggy-eyed messes, but it is what it is. At that, JPGers, we bid you goodbye, and good luck in 2009 and the future.

Laura Brunow Miner
Editor in Chief


Verve Photo

10 Septembrie 2008

Site dedicat fotografiei documentare

About…

Verve: endurance, fire, force, gumption, gusto, intensity, moxie, passion, spunk, stamina, strength, toughness, vigor

Photographer and photo editor Geoffrey Hiller has created Verve to feature photos and interviews by the finest young image makers today. Verve is a reminder of the power of the still image. Verve will also point you to new photo agencies, publications and inspiring multimedia projects.


Litebook 09-10

9 Septembrie 2008

A apărut un nou număr al revistei dedicate fotografilor şi luminilor de studio, editată de Bowens: Litebook.

Din sumar:

Pro:File.
Naked Ambition with photo Power-Duo Trevor & Fay Yerbury.

RefleXions.
Gareth Gatrell: It’s always the simple things you take for granted.

Image Anatomy.
Sometimes things just work.
A hectic day shooting an R&B album cover.

Top of the Class.
Dominic Angelo Aleandri reveals his time-stopping desire.

YourSpace.
Moving forwards in a country retreat.
Paul Dixon on how a day shooting in the countryside is still acceptable.

Top Gear.
Steve Aves reviews portrait lighting reflectors and modifiers with example shots.

Hough To:
Fashion & Beauty – the colours of life.
Christian Hough your step-by-step guide to top quality portraiture sessions.


PhotoTravel

4 Septembrie 2008

PhotoTravel: prima revistă foto din România dedicată călătoriilor, peisajelor şi wildlife-ului. Începând din 1 octombrie.


Încotro?

7 Iunie 2008

încotro este un proiect independent care isi propune sa reuneasca cele mai bune lucrari vizuale realizate in anii 2007 si 2008 de catre autori romani, indiferent de tara unde locuiesc.

încotro isi propune sa fie un etalon, o rampa de lansare, o sursa de dialog si o interfata intre universul vizual romanesc si cel din afara tarii.

Lucrarile selectionate vor fi incluse intr-un site web si o revista PDF ce vor fi lansate in ultimul trimestru al anului 2008.

Mai multe detalii aici.


In your dreams

2 Iunie 2008

Un pictorial fashion plin de culoare, publicat de revista V Magazine.


Michael Norseng- Director of Photography, Esquire

27 Mai 2008

Un interviu cu responsabilul cu fotografiile în Esquire (ediţia SUA).