Je t’aime Paris


The atrocity that took place in Paris this weekend, was a horrific world changing event.

For years, Paris-Photo has been the great grandfather of photo art fairs. I was lucky to attend for many sessions, and make good friends with the photographers there and from around the world.

Many of my global friends still attend, and this weekend was the final weekend of events and the exhibits around the city.

It is forever changed.

Thank you, FaceBook for enabling your “Friend are Marked Safe” feature so we all could see that many of our loved ones are safe.

My thoughts are with those who are there.

Viva La France!

The Gear That Just Works, Day After Day

As we head into another season of gifting, self gifting, replacing gear before year end, and buying new gear, your photographic spending dollars are precious.
There will be coming reviews of gear I’ve found to be useful additions, or worth checking out, but first….

Let’s talk for a moment about the gear that just works day after day, all the time, trusted parts of the kit.

I’m only going to discuss the equipment that has stood the test of a daily grind, and not the goods that have the simple joy of trying a couple of times, and relegating to a closet or storage, or ebay.
We’re talking cameras and the things that carry them.

First up is the subject of camera bags. Continue Reading »

Lily Deanne : The Latest Line of Camera Bags From ThinkTank Photo

Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer, Deanne Fitzmaurice knows what makes a great camera bag. As a working photographer and partner in the best camera bag company around, she knows how necessity is the mother of invention, and her company listens to you and the legions of photographers out there about their needs.
And because of that she and one of their top designers, Lily Fisher, came up with what I think is one of the smartest camera bags for the photographer who needs to class it up a bit: Lily Deanne
Lily Deanne Chestnut Hero Group lowres
They have aimed the line, LilyDeanne, towards woman, as they saw the need for a real working bag that had beautiful style, functionality, and was not too girly, as they put it.
Mission accomplished!
Now you can work an event, with the discretion, and smoothness of carrying a handbag. And all the swet ThinkTank Functionality baked right in.
Have a look:

PhotoPlus Expo 2015 Has Left the Building….

Till next year, anyway.
So why would you go to an event like this?
You can buy your gear online from any number of places.
You can hear photographers speak on youtube.
You can learn incredible an amount of photo skills through way to many media formats. Not all great but, searchable.
This is why: Personal Interaction.
When you look at a new camera, why not have the manufacturer answer all of your questions?

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PhotoPlus Expo – Last day, but It’s a BIG One!

Today, celebrated photographer Jimmy Chin will be the keynote speaker.
Even if you don’t have G.A.S (gear acquisition syndrome) and don’t want to put your hands on some of the latest photo gear, you’ll want to be there for this.
And now some snaps from the the floor:


The Lume Cube, with 1,500 Lumens, and flash or continuous light, finally in hand:
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Upcoming Events

Is there an event we should know about?
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Current Exhibitions

  • Clampart
  • Jesse Burke | Wild & Precious
  • October 15 – November 14, 2015
  • 531 W 25th St
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Getty Center
  • The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography
  • October 6, 2015–February 21, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Yoon Ji Seon –
    Rag Face
  • October 23–December 5, 2015
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Jungjin Lee: Recent Projects – Works from Unnamed Road
  • October 29 – December 12, 2015
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • SEPTEMBER 25 –
    NOVEMBER 28, 2015
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015
  • November 7, 2015–March 20, 2016
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • In and Out of the Studio
    Photographic Portraits from West Africa
  • August 31, 2015–January 3, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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