24 Things About My Life (Turning 24) [CC]

Psst! [whispers] It’s my birthday today. Today I turn 24! Yeah, yeah! When this is up on August 22, I turn 24. This year I’d like to actually let you guys know a little bit more about me so I’m actually gonna just tell you 24 things about myself. God, help us all if I’m…

Stephen Shore: Taking photographs that “feel like seeing”

Throughout the history of photography we see photographers moving the bar regarding where they’re finding charged material, what material they find of interest and 50 years ago it wouldn’t have been found in a grilled cheese sandwich I started photographing food as part of the series American Surfaces where I was also photographing every person…

Webisodes – 6. Portrait Photographer

I was at photography college for three years, in Brighton, in England. And I was always inspired by films and fashion. So I just started to do film stills at college… and then I realized fashion photography was the way for me. He’s the most incredible person to work with. Not just his work, but,…

STEVE JOBS Reexamined

I think as far as a biography goes, it’s a masterpiece. It’s quite a fascinating life that Steve Jobs packed into his 58 years. Steve Jobs was a perfectionist and he was a visionary but he was not in the game to win popularity contests. STEVEN JOHNSON: I remember thinking the day that Jobs’ died,…

My Time With Exoneree Alan Crotzer: Behind The Scenes

The plan was pretty simple. I was to go down to St. Petersburg, Florida, and photograph Alan Crotzer’s first day of freedom. Alan at this time was a 45 year old man who had just spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He was exonerated based on DNA evidence. The first…

A Plane Disappeared And Landed 37 Years Later

Ladies and gentlemen, this is captain speaking. Welcome aboard Flight 914! Please fasten your seatbelts and observe the no smoking sign— we will take off in 5 minutes. When we’re at the cruising altitude, refreshments will be served to you. Our flight will take 37 years. I wish you a pleasant trip. What would you…

Mark Seliger on His Iconic Portrait of Kurt Cobain

Hi, I’m Mark Seliger, photographer, New York City. ICONIC IMAGES WITH MARK SELIGER KURT COBAIN There had been a little bit of reluctance, I think, or a lot of reluctance actually, to do the cover the first time around. And then the day of the shoot, the van pulls up and we’re probably 45 minutes…

Photographing the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING] [MUSIC PLAYING] I love photography. But I’m not really interested in a picture. There’s a difference between pictures of something and pictures about something. And I wanted to make pictures about something. Because I really am interested in this idea of science being our Achilles’ heel. [SPEAKING JAPANESE] [HELICOPTER WHIRRING] A friend…