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The Accordion Repertoire

Franklin Bruno is a music critic for The Village Voice and Time Out New York. He's also a writer, musician... and mighty-fine fella. A while ago, I was flattered to receive an email from Franklin inquiring about using my photography on the cover of a forthcoming book. Once the deal...
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Where Children Sleep

James Mollison has created an enchanting series of photographs about where children sleep. With a simple premise, taking photos of children and their sleeping areas (not necessarily bedrooms, tragically), Mollison has provided a global glimpse at our cultural differences and the real disparity between the haves and have-nots. I wish...
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Photo in Italian Flair

One of my photos of Christian Filippella on set was used as the main image of a recent profile of the filmmaker in Flair Italia (a leading fashion magazine). Congrats, Christian, on being featured!...
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Crazy Bad Photoshop

In previous episodes of Crazy Bad Photoshop, we've dissected newsstand images of Demi Moore and Drew Barrymore. Today's subject is Kimora Lee Simmons, who this month released an ad for her Baby Phat line's "Dare Me" fragrance. My, the web is atwitter with talk about her body's resemblance to the...
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Right before Christmas, I did a product photo shoot with the fine creative team at ferroconcrete. I was anxious to see their office, since a) I'm always curious about the spaces in which other designers work, and b) the work on their site shows a sleek, modern aesthetic. Indeed, their...
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Crazy Bad Photoshop

The last edition of this game showed Drew Barrymore getting her back hacked off for the (?) beauty of a magazine cover. A Boing Boing article last week paints Demi Moore as the newest victim of bad high-end Photoshopping, this time for the cover of W. Skip over the enlarged...
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So, yesterday, I went to a lighting seminar presented by Holly Randall. She's an adult photographer--which I am not interested in being, though I'm not a prude--but since she takes photos of people on a full-time basis, her knowledge of lighting (models) is applicable to the fashion and portrait photography...
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I just saw the new issue of In Style at the grocery: It immediately looked weird to me, but I asked Dan, and he didn't see the strangeness of the image. So I quickly roughed in what SHOULD show for comparison: Someone hacked off half of poor Drew's body! Help....
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