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The stories of Douglas Kirkland, An Irving Penn assistant

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Irving Penn in his studio, 1958, New York © Douglas Kirkland Editor’s note: ASMP Life Member, Douglas Kirkland, details his experience working  as assistant with Irving Penn in interview with Lanza below. Cross-posted from loeildelaphotographie.com [by Patricia Lanza] On the occasion of the Irving Penn Centennial Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, today we present an interview with Douglas Kirkland, a prominent photographer in his own right, who talks here about his experience as an assistant…

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ASMP Alaska’s Flavin Photography Captures One of National Geographic’s Top Ten Adventure Lodges Around the World

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Recently National Geographic selected the Denali Backcountry Lodge as One of the Top 10 Adventure Lodges Around the World. Flavin Photography was privileged to have photographed the lodge images. The lodge did not know they were being selected for this “1-in-10 in the world” honor – a wonderful surprise. National Geographic said that Denali Backcountry Lodge was selected by travel writers who travel the world looking for unique lodges. “I don’t know that it gets…

“The Kennedy Stamp Song” as Ted Spiegel’s Motion Tribute to JFK

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[by Ted Spiegel] In commemoration of Kennedy and our continual national need for outstanding leadership, I have created a concise music video entitled (and web searchable as) “The Kennedy Stamp Song”. It is drawn from my campaign coverage of Kennedy on September 6, 1960 which includes the photograph used on the USPS commemorative stamp and his January 20, 1961 inaugural speech.        

Netflix Got Pete Souza, Obama’s Photographer, to Shoot ‘Candids’ of Frank Underwood

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Image Credit ASMP Member Pete Souza Editor’s Note: ASMP Member and former White House photographer, Pete Souza, continues to make powerful political shots around Washington, DC. Cross-post from AdWeek.com [by Tim Nudd] Netflix has always enjoyed dipping into the real world for its House of Cards marketing. Most famously, it did so with the “FU 2016” campaign via BBH, which including running a campaign ad for Frank Underwood during a Republican presidential debate in December 2015….

Remember These Baby Photos by Anne Geddes?

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Cross-post from nymag.org [by Hyunjee Lee] Photographer Anne Geddes is best known for her out-of-the-box baby portraits inspired by nature — of infants dressed up as pea pods, flowerpots, and bumblebees. Her new book Anne Geddes: Small World is a 30-year retrospective of her ongoing career. Geddes began taking photographs as a hobby and set up a studio in her garage. In the 1980s, her portraits of babies and pregnant mothers gained widespread popularity. Her…