Feb 162015
 
Photographer at Large: Marc Derydt

Photographer at Large Marc Derydt “A city like no other” Barcelona SPAIN Adam’s Note Paris, Rome, Barcelona…the mere mention of these cities and people will immediately respond.  Our reaction to a city is intensely personal.  Maybe it is the history, the food or the people, but cities possess a magnetic force that we cannot resist. [more...]

Feb 132015
 
REVIEW Artisan & Artist Soft Camera Pouch

REVIEW Artisan & Artist Soft Camera Pouch Tokyo JAPAN Cushion in all the right places A number of years ago, Japanese bag designer Artisan & Artist designed a small bag to cushion your camera when it had to be put in a carry on bag.  The bag was called the Rina Bag, named after the [more...]

Feb 112015
 
When Style is a Gimmick

When Style is a Gimmick Finding your Voice A LESSON FROM ANDY WARHOL   Finding your Voice When first buying a camera, possibly the single greatest aim of every photographer is to find their own style and voice.  This will be the mark that differentiates their work from the next person’s.  A recognizable style is [more...]

Feb 032015
 
Photographer Interview Adam Marelli: Answers Revealed

Interview: Adam Marelli on Dear Susan Answers Revealed BY PASCAL JAPPY Adam’s Note Based in France, Dear Susan is a collective that looks at the creative side of photography.  They named themselves after the critic and photography writer, Susan Sontag.  They mix a range of essays, interviews, and travel pieces so that your next sojourn [more...]

Jan 272015
 
Warm Weather Workshop: How to talk to Strangers

How to talk to Strangers Workshop Adam Marelli x Leica Miami MARCH 6-8, 2015   The Myths There are as many different ways to photograph strangers as there are ways to pick up a date.  But the “Smash and Grab” approach of some street photographers is about as successful as clubbing your date and dragging [more...]

Jan 262015
 
Photographer at Large: Rammy Narula

Photographer at Large: Rammy Narula “Finding Balance” BANGKOK/THAILAND   Adam’s Note Rammy and I met a few years ago in Bangkok.  At the time, he was going through a rough patch personally.  Photography was more than a creative outlet, it was his release from life.  What struck me about Rammy was his willingness to work [more...]

Jan 202015
 
Top Instructor on Udemy | Adam Marelli

Top Instructor for 2014 on Udemy | Adam Marelli Why learning is part of the process A ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT   Top Instructor Over the holidays, one of my friends sent me a congratulations.  I had no idea what he was talking about.  Had I won the lottery and forgotten to check the ticket?  Not [more...]

Jan 192015
 
Photographer at Large: Dirk Heyman, Power of Quiet

Photographer at Large: Dirk Heyman The Power of Quiet    Adam’s Note Three years ago during a stormy workshop in Zurich, I met photographer Dirk Heyman.  The weather gods were not in our favor as the temperature went from 72F/23C to snow overnight.  The evening before the workshop, Dirk and I went for dinner at [more...]

Jan 152015
 
The Photographer’s Library: How to start your own

The Photographer’s Library The Photo Book PHAIDON PRESS   Starting a Photography Library One of the many joys of being at home in New York City is not photography, but reading.  Inspiration comes from many places, but books have been more influential than any other medium.  I have been collecting art and photography books since [more...]

Jan 122015
 
Art & Fear: Part 3 Michelle Leung

Art & Fear Part 3 MICHELLE LEUNG Fears about myself “…Making art provides uncomfortably accurate feedback about the gap that inevitably exists between what you intended to do, and what you did. In fact, if art-making did not tell you (the maker) so enormously much about yourself, then making art that matters to you would be impossible.” - Bayles and Orland, ‘Art & [more...]