And yet another week is coming to a close. I don’t know why this year, in particular, seems like it’s gone into warp-speed already, but I am trying to enjoy all the little moments along the way.
Here are some of my favorite links of the week…
- If you’re attending SXSW in March, please go see Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, directed by Ben Shapiro, for me.
- The Youngrens shared a video entitled The Dark Side of the Lens, a video spotlighting surf photographer Mickey Smith. “If I only scrape a living, at least it’s a living worth scraping. If there’s no future in it, at least it’s a present worth remembering. For fires of happiness and waves of gratitude, for everything that brought us to that point on earth, at that moment in time, to do something worth remembering with a photograph or a scar. I feel genuinely lucky, to hand on heart, to say I love doing what I do. And though I may never be a rich man, if I live long enough I’ll certainly have a tale or two for the nephews, and I dig the thought of that.” Amen.
- FStoppers has a fantastic video up about how Sports Illustrated photogs shoot football.
- Adobe has launched Photoshop Touch for iOS and Android tablets. So now those of y’all with an iPad can do basic editing on that instead of transferring it to the computer.
- Get excited, Canon shooters. Specs and photos of the 5D Mark III have been leaked!
- Gerco de Ruijter, a photographer in the Netherlands, has made some gorgeous aerial photographs of tree farms. I am absolutely loving the patterns in his images.
- The Big Picture is spotlighting Carnival around the world, and some of the photos are stunning!
- This, my friends, is a reason why I love photographer and their kookiness: Objects come to life with photographer’s “bent” sense of humor.
- I’ve always liked Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and this video from the hitRECORD project and the ACLU about knowing your right as a photographer is dead-on, a little cheesy and super informative.
Odds & Ends
- Paul Bowen has written about what it means to be a Southerner at Bourbon & Boots. Not only is this beautifully transposed, but it’s also so true.
- Huge thanks to Jamie and Ben for tipping me off on #whatshouldwecallme. You’re welcome, world.
Happy Friday (and weekend), y’all!
May it be incredible, wherever you may be and whatever you may be doing.