What We Learned This Week: Ariana Grande Is Latest Celeb To Be Sued Over IG Pictures
Who owns a celebrity's image? A number of notable people are finding out that just being in a photo doesn't mean they have the right to post that picture on social media. This week we learned that pop star Ariana Grande is being sued by a New York-based photographer for posting pictures he took of her on Instagram. The photographer, Robert Barbera, shot pictures of Grande last year as she exited a building carrying a bag that read "Sweetener," the title of her recently released album. But who should profit from a megastar's fame?
Spotlight: A NYC Time Lapse, Droning the Alps, and the Aurora Australis
Today's spotlight of remarkable motion art is a world tour. We start in New York City, with time-lapse video from photographer Michael Shainblum. "I vividly remember my first experience of New York City as a kid, before I became a photographer," Shainblum notes "The sheer sense of scale, the incredible architecture and just the overall feeling I got walking around the city. That experience became one of the reasons I got into photography." From there we take a pre-dawn drone ride through the Alps, courtesy of Austrian production company 5kdig. We end with photographer Martin Heck's glimpse of the Aurora Australis over the South Pole.
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The DART Interview: Kathleen Marcotte
Peggy Roalf: Which came first, the pen or the brush? Kathleen Marcotte: I’d have to say the pen. While I tend to think in shapes rather than lines, I usually have to draw everything out first. It was a real turning point in finding my style as an illustrator when I started printmaking. It influences my work whether I’m working traditionally or digitally. PR: Please describe your work process—is most of your work done directly, or do you also use digital media? K...
Books: Giorgio Negro Records the "Pathos" of Latin America
Giorgio Negro doesn't consider himself a documentary photography. "I photograph what I like without the objective of documenting a specific subject," he told one interviewer. Rather, he calls himself "a sort of random/anarchic photographer." Negro's image of a Peruvian village that was once attacked by Shining Path rebels was named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 7 competition. The image was made as part of a larger project called "Pathos," a collection of images from Negro's trips through five Latin American and Caribbean countries that is now being published as a book.
On View: Gallerist Robin Rice Shows Her Own Work, In Her Beacon, NY, Loft
Robin Rice has taken up spinning. Not the kind you do on bikes, but the kind deejays do. She's got turntable set up at her loft in Beacon, New York, in a converted 19th-century textile mill along Fishkill Creek. A photo of her at her turntable was included recently in Chronogram, a lifestyle magazine focusing on the Hudson Valley, which coincided with an exhibition of Rice's own photography at her eponymous New York gallery -- the first time her gallery had shown the work, which she's been doing since the disco days of the 1970s. This month the images will be on view in her loft as part of Beacon Open Studios, an annual event in which artists open their workspaces to the public.
The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say
"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.