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Steve Giralt is an accomplished still life, food, and product photographer and director with a list of advertising clients that includes Harman Kardon, Godiva, BBDO, Starbucks, PepsiCo, Petrossian, and Verizon. With a deep background in digital tech and engineering, and a long list of awards for his still photography, he began to include...
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The roughrider state of North Dakota marks the geographic center of the North American continent, commemorated by a stone obelisk in the small town of Rugby. The state’s nickname pays homage to its close association to Theodore Roosevelt, whose experiences as a North Dakota cowboy at Elkhorn Ranch had an indelible influence on his future experiences and career—from his reputation as a Spanish-...
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Numerically speaking, the New England road map is as straightforward as it gets, which makes it a great starting point for a travel excursion. Highway numbers are ordered from East to West, so the lowest numbers—such as historic Route 1—are located farthest east. North/South highways tend to have odd number designations, such as the heavily traveled I-95, whereas East/West routes are assigned...

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In this B&H Prospectives video, we sit down with world renowned artist and photographer Art Wolfe, who discusses his influences, outlines his creative process, and shares how he has sustained his career over the past four decades. The early advice of his college painting professor to constantly push himself in different directions has allowed Wolfe to remain inspired throughout 40 years of...

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In this B&H Prospectives video, we catch up with Academy Award-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC, who describes his philosophy, breaks down his process and shares some indelible filmmaking experiences, along with valuable wisdom for creatives in all disciplines. As the guardian of the director’s intent, Carpenter talks about how he wears at least four hats on set, as a...
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We return to OPTIC 2017 this week for two wonderful conversations with photographers who ply their trade on the road. First, we speak with Jonathan Irish, who, along with his partner, Stefanie Payne, spent 2016 crisscrossing the country in an...
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John Cyr is an archivist of change. First recognized for his series of photographs of the developer trays used by influential, analog photographers, his work meditates upon the spaces between old and new. Cyr’s photographs are shaped by a practice steeped in formal and conceptual rigor. His darkroom abstractions flirt with the boundaries of photographic representation while his images of Brooklyn...

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In this B&H Photo Event Space video, award-winning photographer Tom Barnes discusses the many aspects of portrait photography. Over the course of his career, Barnes has photographed a broad spectrum of personalities that includes celebrities, not-so-famous individuals, infamous individuals, Olympic stars, and outright criminals. You name the type—Barnes has shot them! Barnes work in the...

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In this B&H Event Space video, photographer David J. Carol takes you on a guided tour of his new book, NO PLAN B. Shot exclusively with analog cameras and black-and-white film, and spanning the 1990s to the present, Carol’s images are the culmination of his many road trips to such far-flung locations as the Arctic Ocean, post-Soviet Russia, the streets of Istanbul, and the Mojave Desert. His...
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Grayson Dantzic was initially unaware of his father Jerry’s early freelance photo assignments, in 1950s New York. Growing up in the 1970s, he was steeped in the color photographs from his father’s groundbreaking work with a Cirkut camera, through summer trips with his parents to document America in the panoramic format—city by city and state by state. Above: Billie Holiday backstage at Sugar Hill...
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I am a sucker for design and, years ago, when in the market for my first SLR camera, it wasn’t really a feature set that sold me on a brand, it was the way the Nikon SLR looked to my eye and felt to my hand that made me target the N6006. Little did I know then that the design of the consumer N6006 had Nikon F4 DNA in its good looks and that the Nikon F4, which I consider the best-looking SLR ever...
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The photographs of Stephen Salmieri embody the power retained by analogue photography in the digital era. Salmieri has been shooting black-and-white film since the 1960s when he began documenting the streets and inhabitants of New York. His portraiture is as honest as it is diverse, celebrating the characters in his neighborhood and humanizing celebrities shot on assignment. Above photograph:...
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Many photographers begin their careers wanting to “make a difference” with their photography, to bring some good to the world, or at least to the people they photograph. It’s one of the greatest aspects of the craft and its adherents, but can a photo really bring about long-term change? This is an increasingly relevant question, and one that dogs even the most experienced and socially conscious...
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On August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse passing across the United States from the northwest to the southeast. While the path of totality will be in the center of the country, at least 60% obscuration will be seen throughout the U.S. and into Canada and Mexico. This is a historic event and millions of people will be viewing and photographing it. On today’s episode, we will discuss...
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At this year’s OPTIC Photography Conference, we sat down with representatives from camera and gear manufacturers to talk about their latest products, and question them on their company philosophies and the general state of the camera industry. We present here a compilation of conversations with four of our guests...

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