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Passings: Wynn Hammer, Photographer on TV and Movie Sets, Dies at 97

The Hollywood Reporter   Friday May 14, 2021

Wynn Hammer, the veteran still photographer who worked behind the scenes on such acclaimed movies as Bound for Glory, The Deer Hunter and Invasion of the Body Snatchers as well as on dozens of TV shows, died on May 2 in Glendale, CA. He was 97. Hammer tried to bring a documentary-like feel to his photos, but results could be hard to come by, notes The Hollywood Reporter. “Getting a good picture on a set is almost like winning the California Lottery,” he once said. “You’ve got so many odds against you, it’s almost like a million-to-one shot.”   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: Yoga + Dance + London = Fine Art

Creative Boom   Friday May 14, 2021

In his new project "Shapes of the City," photographer Luke Agbaimoni explores the visual interactions of architecture and art in London through the medium of yoga and dance, notes Creative Boom. "As dancers and yogis have great control of their form and shape, it felt like a perfectly natural fit to photograph their movements complementing and or matching lines and angles in buildings, structures, or public art,” Agbaimoni says. The series is also a love letter to the varying shapes, colors, and patterns of the city, adds CB.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: DJI Confirms Battery Issues for Mini 2 Drone

DP Review   Friday May 14, 2021

Some owners of DJI's Mini 2 drone have been reporting issues with the batteries – primarily a discharge problem if they're left in the charging hub or drone, notes DP Review. While there isn't any inherent danger, the issue can be a costly one as users will need to replace Mini 2 Intelligent Flight batteries more often. DJI has confirmed the battery issue and promised a firmware update. “It’s a really small issue where the battery doesn’t auto discharge when in the drone/hub,” says Patrick Santucci, DJI's senior communications manager.   Read the full Story >>

Books: She Faked Being a Millionaire to Shoot These NYC Homes

Architectural Digest   Friday May 14, 2021

We’ve all wondered how the other half lives, but how many of us have fabricated an identity to find out? That’s what Hungarian artist Andi Schmied did, notes Architectural Digest: As “Gabriella,” an ultra-wealthy European socialite searching for a New York apartment, Schmied was granted access to some of New York’s most luxurious properties, many on the southern end of Central Park along what’s affectionately called Billionaires’ Row. The result is the book Private Views: A High-rise Panorama of Manhattan.   Read the full Story >>

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