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Greatest Album Art of All Time

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Editor’s Note: Eric Meola, who shot Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” album cover, is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Jacksonville Daily News Today, Aug. 12, is National Vinyl Record Day. The date is set in commemoration of Thomas Edison’s 1887 world-changing invention of the phonograph, which allowed the human voice and other sounds to be recorded and preserved for the first time. Besides giving us great sounds and songs, vinyl gave us great artwork…

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Brian Finke Turns His Camera on His Family and the Cinematic Glow of Texas

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Editor’s Note: Brian Finke is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from It’s Nice That. [by Jenny Brewer] “We try not to have favourites but it’s difficult not to love everything photographer Brian Finke produces. And that encompasses a hugely eclectic subject matter too, from his series on Italian pasta making to the lovely ladies of the Ms. Senior America beauty pageant, not forgetting his oddly compelling shots of sad desk lunches. Brian’s latest series Texas…

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The Art of the Personal Project: Stephen Wilkes on Jay Maisel

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Editor’s Note: Both Stephen Wilkes and Jay Maisel are current ASMP Members. Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Suzanne Sease] “A new documentary about photographer Jay Maisel is opening soon, so I thought I would share this anecdote about Jay. Don’t miss JAY MYSELF, directed by Stephen Wilkes, when it opens in theaters July 31st!” I was sent to NYC to train as an art buyer at Scali, McCabe and Sloves with the amazing Linda Marso. During my first…

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Photographer Dan Winters on His Apollo Obsession

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Editor’s Note: In honor of this week’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo program, ASMP brings you this post about one of its Pro members – space-obsessed Dan Winters – and his work photographing Apollo mission archives and artifacts over the past decades. Cross-posted from WIRED [by Anna Goldwater Alexander] Whenever we have a space-related story in the pipeline at WIRED, we in the art department all look at each other and say, “Oh, well Dan has to shoot…

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Jennifer Gates and Equestrian Living with George Kamper

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Notes about the photo shoot with Jennifer Gates excerpted from George Kamper’s blog post, Shooting with Jennifer Gates. The weather toyed with us. Clusters of nimbus clouds hovered over Wellington, Florida, on the morning of our visit and shoot with Jennifer Gates at Evergate Stables, her home base during the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Rain, seldom idyllic when staging an outdoor photo shoot, requires a bit of ingenuity and resilience and on this particular day,…

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Inside ‘Chernobyl:’ How the TV Show’s Atmospheric Sets Were Created

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Editor’s Note: HBO production designer Luke Hull was influenced by the Chernobyl images taken by ASMP Professional Member Gerd Ludwig. See all of the Chernobyl-related stories and photos posted on Ludwig’s website. Cross-posted from The Spaces [by Claire Carponen] New television series Chernobyl tells the story of the 1986 nuclear disaster that occurred in Ukraine, then part of the former Soviet Union, and its devastating human cost. The five-part HBO and Sky UK series has been a huge hit, hooking…

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How News Photographs Can Affect Public Opinion

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Editor’s Note: Photographer David Hume Kennerly is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from NPR Heard on All Things Considered A photograph of two migrants drowned in the Rio Grande River captured national attention. NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with photographer David Hume Kennerly about the power of a news photograph. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Sometimes a news photograph captures a story in a way that rises above the noise of daily headlines. The Associated Press published one such photo…

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Mick Rock: Capturing Ziggy Stardust

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Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The Beijinger [by Kyle Mullin] Thirty-six years after releasing his smash hit “China Girl,” the late great David Bowie now stars in a high profile photo exhibit in the Chinese capital. The pictures were taken by Mick Rock, who Bowie named his personal photographer during his ’70s heyday. After snapping famed photos of the star British singer in the studio, at home, and onstage…

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Lynn Goldsmith: Rock and Roll Exhibit at SF Art Exchange

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Editor’s Note: Lynn Goldsmith is an ASMP Life Member. Listen to the ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast with Lynn Goldsmith. Cross-posted from KRON San Francisco [by Marty Gonzalez] Lynn Goldsmith has photographed some of Rock and Roll’s biggest stars. From Bob Dylan to Aretha Franklin, from The Rolling Stones to James Brown, Lynn has worked with them all. Goldsmith sat down with KRON 4’s Marty Gonzalez to talk about her career. Read more

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Macro Photography at Rice University with Houston’s Jeff Fitlow

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Cross-posted from upaa.org [by Jeff Fitlow] Tiny Object. Big Project. About a month ago, one of our science writers came to me and asked if I would be interested in helping get a shot that could potentially go on the cover of Science, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I immediately said, “yes.” Science is one of the world’s top academic journals and has been around since 1880. Landing…

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