David Schonauer

Dept. of Ideas: Become the Personal Photographer of a Millionaire

Fstoppers   Tuesday December 31, 2019

If you’re going to be searching for work in 2020, you may want to update your C.V. and send an application to Matthew Lepre, an Australian millionaire who’s searching for someone to travel with him around the world as his personal photographer. The gig pays $55,000 a year, requires only a smartphone, and you can take a friend along for the ride. The offer, notes Fstoppers, is  almost certainly a marketing ploy for  Lepre’s e-commerce business. But maybe the idea will catch on.   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: The Art of Mathematician's Chalkboards

Fortune   Tuesday December 31, 2019

“I realized over the years that math is a very creative process,” says photographer Jessica Wynne, a tenured professor at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology. That realization, notes Fortune, is one of many she reached while working on her project “Do Not Erase,” a collection of 100 photos depicting a variety of chalkboards used by mathematicians. Set to be published by Princeton University Press in the fall of 2020, the endeavor took Wynne all around the globe for a year and a half.   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: 2019 Was The Year of the Face

Kaptur   Tuesday December 31, 2019

“It’s been ten years since Instagram launched and not long after, the selfie. It has taken the same amount of time for visual recognition to understand how to read our faces. If anything, 2019 has been the year where faces have taken center stage of visual tech, for good and bad.” So writes photo and technology entrepreneur Paul Melcher in an informed looked back at a year in which facial recognition and AI-created faces made news.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: The Most Compelling Photography Series of 2019

AnOther   Tuesday December 31, 2019

While many websites are reviewing the best photos of 2019 (see item 1), AnOther has also looked back at the top photo series of the year. Among them: “Paris Nude” by Mary McCartney, which features New York-born comedian Phyllis Wang at her home in Paris’ Saint Germain district; Nick Knight’s “Roses,” a collection of AI-augmented blooms; Harley Weir’s “Father,” an exploration and worship of the male body; and “The Park” by Kohei Yoshiyuki, a collection of his images from the 1970s that voyeuristically captured couples in dark Tokyo public parks.   Read the full Story >>

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