Found this interesting clip by Ruben Salvadori, giving an inside look of what goes on in the background for conflict photography. Salvadori’s work explores the effect of the photographer as a third party influence behind the background of a photo. The person behind the camera is hardly ever a neutral presence and plays a key role in shaping the outcome of a photo.
For the past few weeks I’ve been filming a bunch of videos for St. John’s various campuses (Manhattan, Queens, Oakdale, Staten Island). Most of it is is pretty typical for what you would expect in a college video. Interview with a professor, random students talking about how much they love campus, things like that. But the lovely people over at the Queens told me I could do pretty much whatever the hell I wanted, so I came up with this promotional piece for the Queens campus’ School of Education.
I know I’ve been slacking on my blog posts recently, but I’ve been completely swamped with projects this summer and haven’t had any time to do any personal work. You probably won’t see any new work coming from me until next month, but I’ll try and keep this blog as interesting as possible during the hiatus.
In the meantime, check out the video Move by Rick Mereki. It follows three men as they make their way through 11 countries in 44 days.
It’s been a while since my last update and I just wanted to swing by and announce that I’m not dead! I’m just following through with my vacation plan to take May off from any serious photo work. I’ve been keeping myself occupied and paying bills with some design work during this absence.
I had plans to do an extended photo project to occupy my whole summer, but I won’t be able to follow through with it anymore for scheduling reasons. Aside from that, I’ll be picking up my camera again starting June, even if it’s just for candid snapshots, so you can expect some new stuff soon.
In the mean time, check out this video, She Went Along With Him by Douglas Burgdorff. I’m not sure what the hell it is, but it confused me enough to feel compelled to share it. You can check out the rest of his work at his website. Please note the site and the video below are both NSFW.