Tech News: This Portable Photo Tent Looks Weird, But It Works
Photographers seem to be searching for the perfect solution for shooting in rainy weather. Recently a number of photo websites featured the Nubrella, a wearable umbrella that leaves your hands free for shooting. But for those looking for more protection there are the portable pods from Under the Weather, which, notes DIY Photography, are wearable clear plastic tents that will help you withstand rain and wind. Inventor Rick Pescovitz recently scored $600,000 from Shark Tank to grow his business.
Screening Room: The Profane, Gay Country Singer With a Mind of His Own
Patrick Haggerty is a country singer, but not your normal country singer, as his 1973 album “Lavender Country” made clear. Haggerty is the subject of a short documentary from director Dan Taberski called These C*cksucking Tears, which, notes Short of the Week, reflects on a life “defined by being an outsider and learning to be comfortable with who you are despite a societal unwillingness to do the same.” The film is a standout largely because of Haggerty himself — a soft-spoken yet profane man with an uncanny self-awareness of who he is, adds SOTW.
Protest + Protest Art V.6
PROTEST May Day, or May 1st, has historically been a day of protest, and 2017 is no exception. On Monday, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics will host a book launch and festive reception with DJs for Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production. The press release states: The refusal to participate in an oppressive system has long been one of the most powerful tools in the organizer's arsenal. Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production is th...
Exhibition: Foto Feminas, a Platform for Female Photographers
Foto Féminas is a two-year-old online platform that promotes the work of female photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. “The diffusion of photographic works, the inclusion of emerging photographers, the ratification of established photographers and the collaboration among photographers and photographic organizations are important points that we look forward to keep developing as a mission,” notes founder Verónica Sanchis Bencomo. Foto Féminas recently marked International Women’s Day with an exhibition of work by four Argentinian photographers — Lorena Marchetti, Jasmine Bakalarz, Lena Szankay; Lujan Agusti — at the Escuela Motivarte in Buenos Aires. The show is on view through April 8.
Illustrator Profile - Luci Gutierrez: "Don't be afraid of failure. It's part of the creative process"
Luci Gutierrez is a Barcelona-based illustrator. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, and most recently on the cover of The New Yorker (the March 27, 2017 issue). She cites 60s illustrators and Polish posters as influences, and it shows in her bold, graphic work that is simple in execution but rich with meaning. Gutierrez created a book about learning English, called English Is Not Easy, that has been published in 10 countries.
- Photographer Profile - Petra Barth: "I hope to create an emotional connection between the viewer and the subject"
Life in the Fast-Glass Lane with the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2
Photographer Jeff Wignall sees the light through the very fast eye of the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 lens and is pleased to report it's a whopping bargain of a fast constant-aperture zoom.