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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[…] 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).