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Marcus Haney: The Music Photographer Who Made it By Sneaking into the World’s Biggest Shows

If there is a path that music photographers usually take to make it big, it’s not the path Marcus Haney chose. Rather than start at the lowest levels by shooting smaller gigs to build a portfolio and reputation, Haney decided to start things off by sneaking into Coachella as a faux credentialed photographer back in 2010. He was only a junior studying at USC.

The trailer above is for an upcoming documentary titled No Cameras Allowed, which chronicles Haney’s unconventional journey into the world of concert photography.

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Mayflies hatching along the Mississippi are so large in number the swarm shows up on radar.

Jesus F. Christ

beerburritowhiskey:

Mayflies hatching along the Mississippi are so large in number the swarm shows up on radar.

Jesus F. Christ

Blink: Changing the Media Landscape

The business of documentary, photojournalism and assignment photography has been in a deep depression for a long time now.

New technologies, obsolete business models, and a major decline in media advertising revenues have disrupted “business” across  all forms of media — from news publishers to advertising agencies, from photojournalists, to videographers, producers, and documentary makers. To say these industries have been completely turned on their heads — with no clear directions for economic survival — is not an exaggeration. 

Budgets have been cut or completely eliminated at many media outlets. As a result, many long-time permanent staff photographers have been fired worldwide, and forced to go freelance. Travel budgets have disappeared.  But the need for news and other visual content is never-ending, and perhaps even more urgent in our always-on era of the internet and streaming feeds. 

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sonbaharhayalleri said: 41,42,87 ? :)

41. Are you a good liar?

I Don’t think so, I’m never in a situation where I have to seriously lie about something. Even when I’m just messing with someone for a bit I can’t help but laugh while doing so. 

42. Are you a good judge of character?

I’d like to think so yeah, I’m usually pretty good with that sort of thing. 

87. Do you keep a journal?

This blog is the closest thing to a ‘journal’ I have or will ever have.

Paintings of buildings reflected on standing water in the streets of New York by Richard Combes

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Catching up with Ibarionex Perello, L.A. Street Photographer and Founder of ‘The Candid Frame’ Photography Podcast

I think it’s safe to say that Ibarionex Perello — street photographer, writer, educator, and host of the photography podcast, The Candid Frame — is a Renaissance man. Whether he’s interviewing the people behind the lens (more than 240 in eight years on his podcast, including household names like Elliot Erwitt, Dan Winters, and Mary Ellen Mark), photographing the characters and intriguing juxtapositions of the Los Angeles streets (where he’s based), or teaching at the Art Center College of Design, his graphic and gritty visual aesthetic is apparent.

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davenport-6 said: 30, 38, 73

30. How many pillows do you sleep with?

3 or 4, I don’t necessarily use them for my head though, I just make a little nest for myself. If anything I find that I use like 10% of a pillow , just the corner of it. It’s weird.

38. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep?

maybe a little over 48 hours or so

73. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?

It depends on my relationship with the person and the type of mistake and whether or not I like them to be honest. For example, There is this guy I work with who is constantly using improper English when speaking, so I tend to correct him a lot, Mostly because he’s kind of a douche to begin with. 

Anonymous said: 28, 65, and 71!!!

28. What type of music do you like?

I’m pretty eclectic when it comes to music, Anything from Punk Rawk, Old school Country, Indie, to even some poppy dance stuff. Mostly I listen to Punk or Indie stuff I guess. I’ve been really into female vocalists as of late too. ie, Metric, Rilo Kiley, Tegan & Sara, Feist, Regina Spektor, St. Vincent, and Jenny Lewis Just to name a few.

If anyone has some new music recommendations send them my way. I’ve been in a music black hole for a while and relying on Pandora and XM to fill the void only lasts for so long.

65. Best dramatic movie you’ve seen?

Oh man, I’m terrible at being specific with movie stuff(and as you can see from above, music). I’m pretty easy to please so so long as it’s entertaining I’m going to like it. Nothing comes to mind specifically that I would say I absolutely loved or was life changing or anything. I don’t really have much time anymore to watch movies anyway. It’s been a while.

71. What makes you nervous?

Attempting to answer questions I don’t have a real answer to.

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Psychedelic Portraits That Demand a Closer Look

Maciek Jasik uses super-saturated color gradients, motion, and playful focusing to create ethereal portraits that are slightly unsettling. The dreamy portraits leave viewers confused, even shocked by what they see. That draws them into the photograph, forcing them to consider it thoughtfully and intimately. You can’t help but linger, which is the point.

“I want to try and make you spend a little time before you flip the page,” says Jasik, whose portraits of Daniel Arnold, Dan Deacon, Meagan Cignoli and others appear in the August issue of WIRED. “Photography is so omnipresent these days that it’s become disposable, but I want you to have some sort of emotional reaction before you can move on.”

Jasik, a New Yorker originally from Poland, has long been a fine arts photographer, and his unique portraiture has increasingly appeared in mainstream magazines.

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Anonymous said: 78, and if yes, which ones (mainly talking about things not prescribed by your physician obv)

78. Have you ever done drugs?

I drank a bottle of Robitussin once. Oh, and I got space caked a year or two ago. That sucked.

notnadia said: 60, 61, and 81. Predictable if you are me.

60. Do you talk to yourself?

Does cursing under your breath count?

61. Do you sing to yourself?

Sure, Usually it’s in the car or something to that effect, but yeah I do.

81. Can you roll your Rs?”

Yeah, but I don’t think I do it the way you’re supposed to, but it’s passable I suppose.

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Get to Know Me Uncomfortably Well

  • 1. What is you middle name?
  • 2. How old are you?
  • 3. What is your birthday?
  • 4. What is your zodiac sign?
  • 5. What is your favorite color?
  • 6. What's your lucky number?
  • 7. Do you have any pets?
  • 8. Where are you from?
  • 9. How tall are you?
  • 10. What shoe size are you?
  • 11. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
  • 12. What was your last dream about?
  • 13. What talents do you have?
  • 14. Are you psychic in any way?
  • 15. Favorite song?
  • 16. Favorite movie?
  • 17. Who would be your ideal partner?
  • 18. Do you want children?
  • 19. Do you want a church wedding?
  • 20. Are you religious?
  • 21. Have you ever been to the hospital?
  • 22. Have you ever got in trouble with the law?
  • 23. Have you ever met any celebrities?
  • 24. Baths or showers?
  • 25. What color socks are you wearing?
  • 26. Have you ever been famous?
  • 27. Would you like to be a big celebrity?
  • 28. What type of music do you like?
  • 29. Have you ever been skinny dipping?
  • 30. How many pillows do you sleep with?
  • 31. What position do you usually sleep in?
  • 32. How big is your house?
  • 33. What do you typically have for breakfast?
  • 34. Have you ever fired a gun?
  • 35. Have you ever tried archery?
  • 36. Favorite clean word?
  • 37. Favorite swear word?
  • 38. What's the longest you've ever gone without sleep?
  • 39. Do you have any scars?
  • 40. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
  • 41. Are you a good liar?
  • 42. Are you a good judge of character?
  • 43. Can you do any other accents other than your own?
  • 44. Do you have a strong accent?
  • 45. What is your favorite accent?
  • 46. What is your personality type?
  • 47. What is your most expensive piece of clothing?
  • 48. Can you curl your tongue?
  • 49. Are you an innie or an outie?
  • 50. Left or right handed?
  • 51. Are you scared of spiders?
  • 52. Favorite food?
  • 53. Favorite foreign food?
  • 54. Are you a clean or messy person?
  • 55. Most used phrased?
  • 56. Most used word?
  • 57. How long does it take for you to get ready?
  • 58. Do you have much of an ego?
  • 59. Do you suck or bite lollipops?
  • 60. Do you talk to yourself?
  • 61. Do you sing to yourself?
  • 62. Are you a good singer?
  • 63. Biggest Fear?
  • 64. Are you a gossip?
  • 65. Best dramatic movie you've seen?
  • 66. Do you like long or short hair?
  • 67. Can you name all 50 states of America?
  • 68. Favorite school subject?
  • 69. Extrovert or Introvert?
  • 70. Have you ever been scuba diving?
  • 71. What makes you nervous?
  • 72. Are you scared of the dark?
  • 73. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?
  • 74. Are you ticklish?
  • 75. Have you ever started a rumor?
  • 76. Have you ever been in a position of authority?
  • 77. Have you ever drank underage?
  • 78. Have you ever done drugs?
  • 79. Who was your first real crush?
  • 80. How many piercings do you have?
  • 81. Can you roll your Rs?"
  • 82. How fast can you type?
  • 83. How fast can you run?
  • 84. What color is your hair?
  • 85. What color is your eyes?
  • 86. What are you allergic to?
  • 87. Do you keep a journal?
  • 88. What do your parents do?
  • 89. Do you like your age?
  • 90. What makes you angry?
  • 91. Do you like your own name?
  • 92. Have you already thought of baby names, and if so what are they?
  • 93. Do you want a boy a girl for a child?
  • 94. What are you strengths?
  • 95. What are your weaknesses?
  • 96. How did you get your name?
  • 97. Were your ancestors royalty?
  • 98. Do you have any scars?
  • 99. Color of your bedspread?
  • 100. Color of your room?

Video Game History Through Controllers Photographed by Javier Laspiur

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Beautiful infrared landscape photography by Christian Kern shot in different locations but mostly in his native Germany

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Comic-Con Bans Google Glass From Super Secret Screenings


[…] the ban is totally logical: organizers work with movie and TV studios to secure exclusive screenings for fans and they don’t want someone with a smartphone, video camera or wearable to ruin the fun for everyone (even if it benefits those of us who can’t attend).

Comic-Con Bans Google Glass From Super Secret Screenings

[…] the ban is totally logical: organizers work with movie and TV studios to secure exclusive screenings for fans and they don’t want someone with a smartphone, video camera or wearable to ruin the fun for everyone (even if it benefits those of us who can’t attend).

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