I respect and admire the work of Benjamin Chesterson, Co-Founder of duckrabbit and he’s someone I turn to for virtual mentorship on occasion.
I posted previously about my revisiting the use of audio slideshows and came across this five year old posting from the duckrabbit blog entitled “In Praise Of The Audio Slideshow” and I reached out to Benjamin via twitter about whether the medium is just as valid today as it was five years ago. He said in a nutshell of course it was – if done properly to reflect the story/subject matter. Continue reading “Audio Slideshows: Part Two”
“In a world where one billion photos are taken each day, we suffer from photographic overload, a collective visual fatigue even among a vibrant array of venues and greater opportunities for sharing photos. The big challenge is to show people something they haven’t seen before, a new approach to an old issue or idea that won’t go away…”
~Maggie Steber – Photojournalist
Once again, I’m thinking outside the box – and asking why I should be doing what everyone else is doing for digital storytelling – ie; shooting nothing but video?
There’s good video and bad video – and most of what I see today is along the lines of a comment I heard Photojournalist David Burnett say in an interview talking about photographic images being produced today Continue reading “Audio Slideshows: The Story is Everything”
The New York Times “Lens” Blog posted an important piece around how today’s photojournalists are, in my opinion, discrediting the profession for the sake of the perfect picture. Continue reading “Staging, Manipulation and Truth in Photography”