08
Jun 11

Leica Portrait: Gigi Stoll

This is the second in a series of video portraits I am doing for the Leica blog.  This one features fashion model turned photographer Gigi Stoll.  In this portrait Gigi discusses her diverse portfolio as well as some of the challenges she faced making the transition to photography.  Log onto the Leica blog for the full interview including Gigi’s take on Social Media’s impact on the industry.

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TrVZ


19
Apr 11

Joni Sternbach | Photographer

This video by Johnny Abegg on Brooklyn based photographer Joni Sternbach is a joy to watch. Joni recently visited Byron Bay in Australia where she documented surfers for her Surfland series.  This series was born out of her frustration with her own work.  As she put it… “all the kind of pictures I was making stopped, it went to a dead standstill… I actually begun to hate photography.

Personally my worst moments as an artist were those times that I felt that I’d run out of things to say.  Now I embrace this feeling because I understand that it is not an end, instead it’s the first steps of a new journey. This Surfland series is a testament to this.

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TrVZ

You can see more of her work at JoniSternbauch.com


13
Apr 11

Portrait: Ralph Gibson

This is the first installation in a series of video portraits we are doing for the Leica blog.  This introductory episode focuses on Ralph Gibson who has achieved worldwide acclaim as a photographer for more than four decades. A champion of individual expression, Gibson urges photographers to develop a personal style by following their own instincts.

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TrVZ


15
Mar 11

Breath-taking Image from the Japanese Tsunami

The images from the Tsunami are unimaginable.  Like something from a disaster movie.  This photo courtesy of The New York Times really took my breath away.  A somber reminder that we are no match for the forces of mother nature when she wants to reclaim her planet.

View the rest of the images on the NY Times website.


08
Mar 11

The Well: Covering Capitol Hill

Here is a video by Chris Gregory that gives us an inside look at the press photographers that cover the United States Congress.  I have done a couple of press gigs and am keenly aware of what a dog eat dog world it can be. Not only are you dealing with fighting with other photographers for position to get the best shot, but you are also working with a perpetual deadline due to the speed of the digital age and social media.  As one photographer put it;

“This kind of pack journalism mentality, fast, fast, fast, got to have it yesterday, is ruining us…”

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TrVZ


07
Mar 11

Artists Wanted | The Night Event – Photos

Thursday night  Artists Wanted held their opening night event for the Scope Art Show/Armory Week.  The event was held at the  Angel Orensanz building on the Lower East Side.  It is a gothic-revival synagogue built in 1849, which makes it one of the oldest synagogues in the United States. For those of you who care about this stuff, Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick were married there.

Thursday night there were performances by Le Reitman, and Gang Gang Dance who blew me away!  As expected the venue was filled with an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, and celebrities alike including Chloe Sevigny, Nick Zinner, & AndrewAndrew.  The Artists Wanted video I shot will be released shortly, in the meantime enjoy these photos.

TreVZ


09
Feb 11

Artist Wanted: “In Focus” – Pete Eckert

Here is a cool piece from Christian Schneider for the folks at Artists Wanted. This video profiles Pete Eckert who is blind but refuses to allow his handicap to prevent him from doing what he loves.  When asked about his process Pete says that “sounds gives an image just like light gives an image, sound wraps around images… my artwork is a byproduct of my perceptions,”  Truly inspiring.

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TreVZ


08
Jan 11

Tiny Feature Saturday’s – The Sartorialist

This video courtesy of Intel profiles famed fashion blogger and photographer Scott Schumann aka The Sartorialist.  This is one of the most insightful and beautifully produced pieces about a new media artist at work.  Very inspiring work by Director Tyler Manson.

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TreVZ


23
Dec 10

Tokyo Compression

If you thought riding the NYC subways during rush hours was a tough haul, think again.   This photo series by Michael Wolf documents the crowded and steamy rush hour subway commutes in Japan. For more photos log onto Michael’s site here.

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TreVZ


23
Nov 10

Photo Nerd Alert! Leica – Scott Geffert

So my second entry for the Leica series comes from Scott Geffert the president for the Center of Digital Imaging inc. I caught up with Scott at Photo Plus East 2010 where he discussed some of his innovative approaches to international imaging standards.   Sorry about the echo in the room my location options were limited.

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TreVZ