David Schonauer

Covid-19: Leica Launches Free Education Talks, Ilford Halts Film Production

Popular Photography   Thursday April 9, 2020

Leica is running a series of complimentary photo talks and weekly photo challenges to keep photographers inspired during the coronavirus pandemic. The free seminars will be held on Sunday afternoons and coincide with a weekly photo challenge, notes Popular Photography. Go here to register. Meanwhile, PetaPixel reports that UK-based film maker Ilford has shut down production for the foreseeable future in order to prioritize the health and safety of its employees.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Mert Alas's "Quarantine Days" Crowdsourced Photo Project

Vogue   Thursday April 9, 2020

As one half of the photo duo Mert and Marcus, Mert Alas has helped to shape the look of modern fashion photography — and now, notes Vogue, he is trying to “lift spirits and inspire those trapped at home during the coronavirus lockdown." Alas asked his Instagram followers to send in their photographs for a unique project dubbed "The Quarantine Days": The user-generated images are given a high-fashion gloss thanks to Alas’s creative direction and photo editing skills. He says submissions far exceeded his expectations.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: How Film Fests Are Going Virtual

Short of the Week   Thursday April 9, 2020

Film festivals, for all their glitz and glamor, are often fairly lean, non-profit organizations, and they are being hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, notes Short of the Week, which looks at the various approaches being tried by festivals to survive by going virtual. Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, is transitioning their Industry passes into an All-Access Digital Pass, which will recreate the forum, talks, pitch, and development services of the festival in remote form, for instance.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: She Photographs Beds She's Just Had Sex In

DAZED   Thursday April 9, 2020

For the past four years, Netherlands-based photographer Jonnah Bron has been documenting the beds she has had sex in. Her project, “Where we did it,” currently consists of 48 bed portraits, notes Dazed. She says the work is about preserving memories, though it has prompted some "slut-shaming." “People often remember the act itself, but all things surrounding [sex] end up forgotten: the actions as well as the setting,” explains Bron. “But with my series, I capture what my bed partners and I have created together, subconsciously.”   Read the full Story >>

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