It's not for you, Jan

I read a lot. And then I get tired.

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1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.

2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.

3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.

4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.

5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.

Five things I am trying very hard to accept (via tiredestprincess)

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There are 41 wars being fought around the world right now. Most of us are busy and we race through our weeks without paying a great deal of attention, but yesterday this week stopped, because one of those wars reached into the sky and grabbed 298 people who could have been any of us.
CBS’ Scott Pelley, commenting on our shared humanity, after the missile attack of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (source)

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thephotographerssociety:

Some Thoughts About Photography. Volume 41.
Be selective in your choices. Bert Stern’s “The Last Sitting”.
Hi all.
I already wrote a little bit about portrait photography (in Volume 1) and showed a picture out of this book. It was a fashion photograph I liked.
I’m a bit ambivalent in my thoughts about the whole publication, because, as you can see, not every picture was good. Marilyn Monroe marked all the contact sheets she didn’t like, and it was much she didn’t want to be shown.
The pictures were made in a three day session in a hotel room in 1962, six weeks before Marilyn’s death. And it’s no wonder that everything was published, the pictures became historic in a way.
Bert Stern did roundabout 2.500 pictures during these three days. Basically we can say it was fashion for Vogue (I think these pictures are excellent, although many people say they are unimportant compared to the others), lots of portraits (some I like) and nudity (I like almost nothing).
If you like to see more, just give in some keywords, there’s a selection on flickr and lots in the internet anyway.
I like the fashion stuff. M.M. was used to be photographed. For the portraits and specially for the nude pictures she needed alcohol and you can see it.
But anyway, I personally think a photographer can learn a lot from these pictures. Just look at the contact sheets above. Bert tried to get into the theme and started to shoot. The first pictures are crappy, the background is ugly and I think he knew that. Later it went better. I would say, picture 18 is good, 12 maybe too. The rest, okay, let’s forget about it.
So, what I want to say, in case you want to do something of this kind of photography. Take your time, search for somebody who can handle the situation. Delete the crappy pics or throw them away. You will have only a few you like. Don’t show her the others.
Cheers, until next week,
Hubertus

thephotographerssociety:

Some Thoughts About Photography. Volume 41.

Be selective in your choices. Bert Stern’s “The Last Sitting”.

Hi all.

I already wrote a little bit about portrait photography (in Volume 1) and showed a picture out of this book. It was a fashion photograph I liked.

I’m a bit ambivalent in my thoughts about the whole publication, because, as you can see, not every picture was good. Marilyn Monroe marked all the contact sheets she didn’t like, and it was much she didn’t want to be shown.

The pictures were made in a three day session in a hotel room in 1962, six weeks before Marilyn’s death. And it’s no wonder that everything was published, the pictures became historic in a way.

Bert Stern did roundabout 2.500 pictures during these three days. Basically we can say it was fashion for Vogue (I think these pictures are excellent, although many people say they are unimportant compared to the others), lots of portraits (some I like) and nudity (I like almost nothing).

If you like to see more, just give in some keywords, there’s a selection on flickr and lots in the internet anyway.

I like the fashion stuff. M.M. was used to be photographed. For the portraits and specially for the nude pictures she needed alcohol and you can see it.

But anyway, I personally think a photographer can learn a lot from these pictures. Just look at the contact sheets above. Bert tried to get into the theme and started to shoot. The first pictures are crappy, the background is ugly and I think he knew that. Later it went better. I would say, picture 18 is good, 12 maybe too. The rest, okay, let’s forget about it.

So, what I want to say, in case you want to do something of this kind of photography. Take your time, search for somebody who can handle the situation. Delete the crappy pics or throw them away. You will have only a few you like. Don’t show her the others.

Cheers, until next week,

Hubertus