Me and the man with the iPad | Reuters Photographers

I saw six people all firing their cameras at one bemused woman. I saw aid workers fawning over the head of the World Food Programme. I saw soldiers fanning out to protect us. And then I saw the man with the iPad. I stood and stared for some time, enjoying the deliciousness of what was one of the strangest things I had ever seen in my life.

I raised the camera.

via @MaloneBarry on blogs.reuters.com

An excellent piece.

Dramatic Fashion Photography – My Modern Metropolis

some sage advice

Q: What are some tips you could give to aspiring fashion photographers?
A: I would suggest researching as much as possible. Feed your visual bank by seeing art, movies, books. Anything that inspires you. There are many many people who are trying to be fashion photographers, and you need anything you can get to improve your work and aesthetic to make it different and more appealing than the next person.
Also, when you start off, don’t be safe. Do tests of the weird ideas you have and get them out of your system. They may lead to better ideas and a style of your own. Everybody can do plain studio, so try and set yourself apart.
Finally, talk to as many people in the industry as you can and ask questions. I knocked on about 100 doors before I got the chance to meet Testino.