Archive for February, 2015

Photography Criticism Goes Mainstream: NY Times Magazine Redesign

There are few (if any) large scale general interest publications that feature photography criticism regularly and make it accessible for a lay audience. With the NY Times Magazine’s relaunch, Teju Cole’s new column, On Photography, appears to herald just such an offering. Cole’s first column is directed towards the work of Roy DeCarava. The column […]

New Trends in Attorney Portraits

Dion Algeri of Great Jakes has a nice post up on current trends and best practices for attorney portraits in 2015. I’m in complete agreement that a more open, informal and personality driven portraiture is the new standard for attorney portraits. Check out the post here. The above image is a portrait I did in […]

value of professional photos

The NPPA is in the midst of publishing a four part series about research author Sara Quinn did in conjunction with the University of Minnesota on what makes a photograph worth publishing. Part one can be read here and part two here. While this research was conducted in regards to news photography, I think the […]

Recent Shoot: Portraits for Barbri (80 Law Students, 3 Hours, 1 Photographer)

A few weeks back Barbri called and asked if I’d be interested in shooting some portraits during an interview event for international law students. “Sounds like fun,” I said, “What are the details?” The portraits would be the incentive for students to take a Barbri survey; they expected roughly 75 students to take advantage. In […]

What makes you 48% more likely to be hired? A good profile picture.

You need a good profile picture if you want your web presence to help you close sales. One service that I use to help me connect with clients is Thumbtack. I love Thumbtack. The site recently did some research on what makes a profile effective. The screen shot below is of the results from their […]