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  1. 1. PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AUGUST 2011 ● NEIL KIRK ● HIT THE STREETS ● WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? ● PLATON’S POWER PORTRAITS WWW.PROFESSIONALPHOTOGRAPHER.CO.UK PROFESSIONAL SINCE 1982 INSPIRING • INFORMATIVE • HONEST • ESSENTIAL AUGUST 2011 £4.20 Washington protesters by Neil Kirk. IN THIS ISSUE: PLUS: PLATON’S THE POLITICS POWER OF STREET PORTRAITS, PHOTOGRAPHY HIT THE TIM PAGE UPDATED, PROFILED & & THE MASTER WHERE IS OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FASHION GOING? SPEAKS OUT STREETS IT’S THE DAWN OF A NEW AGE IN REPORTAGE & PHOTOJOURNALISM “The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.” Abbie Hoffman AND WE ARE ON THE FRONTLINE
  2. 2. welcome august I first became aware of professional photography as a small child through the pages of The Sunday Times Magazine and the record covers piled high in our family living room. They showed me another world, one that was dangerous, exotic and challenging. I immediately knew that this was a world in which I wanted to be involved and be a part of. I didn’t know what a professional photographer was, but I knew that I had to find out. By 1985 I was part of it, working for an international fashion magazine with the great photographers of the time. My knowledge of the industry was gained first-hand from the photographers themselves. In those days there were few books that you could buy to discover the truth of what professional photography was all about. Therefore, you had no option other than to go straight to the source if you wanted to learn. Slowly but surely I found out what pro photography was all about – how to light a shoot, work with models, find a good lab, obtain (and keep) clients and understand the politics of the business. My teachers were Jeanloup Sieff, William Klein, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston, David Bailey and Steve Pyke, among many others. Who could fail to learn from such masters? So when I came to edit this magazine I decided to apply the same logic to the way in which we brought you information – get the best photographers you can and let them speak directly without pulling any punches. Now it is time for me to move on to another project because, as we all know, no client is forever. Before I go, however, I hope you agree that we have put together a particularly thought-provoking issue for you to consider. We are in a time of economic hardship and creative challenges are coming at professional photographers from every direction. To me it is an exciting new landscape filled with possibilities. To some it is a confusing landscape filled with obstacles. All I know is that creativity is creativity, and that is key in all that we do. Formats, cameras, platforms – everything has changed during the 27 years in which I have been involved with photography. Everything except the fact that the image is king! And that has to be worth remembering.Thanks for supporting the magazine under my editorship, you have been a wonderful audience. Grant Scott, EditorEDITOR’S IMAGE: MATT HALSTEADTHIS IMAGE: NEIL KIRK
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  4. 4. NEW PHOTOGRAPHY 8 Portfolio The best of your work posted on to our online portfolio. contents august 55 Exposure We look at the latest book to pay homage to Blow-Up, the 1966 film that launched a thousand photographic careers. NEED TO KNOW 25 Being There In his final Being There, Grant Scott looks back on his two years as Editor of PP. 30 Dispatches This month Clive Booth shares his experience of being commissioned to shoot HD DSLR video and reflects on how convergence is affecting the photographic industry. 35 The Dench Diary This month our award-winning and sometime working pro Peter Dench receives a tempting offer to direct a gallery and sees how the other half lives, on assignment at Ascot Park Polo Club. 44 The World of Convergence Film maker John Campbell’s news-packed take on the world of convergence includes the latest films made on HD DSLR cameras and the ones to watch. 47 Frontline We talk to Adrian Evans, director of campaigning agency Panos Pictures, about the future of photojournalism as his organisation celebrates Siegfried Hansen’s images appear in our street photography special in which we interview five of the world’s most its 25th anniversary. inspiring exponents of the art. Hear what he has to say about his work in the feature starting on page 68. 53 Guess the Lighting Ever seen a great image and wanted to know how it was lit? Ted Sabarese explains all and this month turns his attention to an Alex Prager shoot. INTERVIEWS WITH... 23 Diary Our pick of this month’s most exciting photographic 66 Where is Photography Going? 56 Neil Kirk is on the Phone exhibitions around the UK includes portraits of the PP Editor Grant Scott looks at the direction in which Grant Scott speaks to the fashion photographer who, Beatles by Michael Peto and an exhibition of new the industry is heading for pro photographers and despite defining street fashion photography for three acquisitions at Tate Modern in London. offers his own ideas about what the future holds. decades, is embracing the changing landscape of editorial photography. 94 Stop Press... 84 Take It Outside The latest essential news, gossip and kit from the Photojournalist Pete Jenkins outlines your rights 68 Hit the Streets pro world. when shooting on the street and smashes Street photography is making a comeback, so we’ve a few myths about what you can and can’t do. brought together five of the world’s most exciting street photographers to discuss their work. KEEP IN TOUCH 88 Absolute Power From London-based Sicilian Mimi Mollica to For his new book, the renowned portrait Magnum master Richard Kalvar we discover what 28 Podcast photographer Platon photographed over 100 of drives them to go in search of life’s small dramas. Every issue we record a podcast debating the issues the world’s leaders. The result is a mesmerising affecting professional photographers. Check out our study of the face of power. free photographic discussion for the masses. NEWS & REVIEWSSIEGFRIED HANSEN 106 Legend 42 Subscribe Peter Silverton turns his attention to fearless 14 Click Take a look at our latest subscription deals to war photographer Tim Page, who helped to inspire This month’s line-up of the best news, dreams, ensure you never miss an issue. You can save 35% a character in Apocalypse Now. themes and photographic schemes. when you take advantage of our latest offer. 5
  5. 5. friends august © NORMAN JEAN ROYPeter Dench Alannah Sparks Pete Jenkins PlatonPhotographer Writer Photographer PhotographerPhotojournalist Peter Dench is busy With her energetic writing style, Pete Jenkins is the man we call on Voted best up-and-comingmaking preparations for his Alannah was just the right person to when we want someone to lay down photographer by Vogue in 1992exhibition at the prestigious Visa author our street photography the law. A photojournalist with more while still a student, London-bornpour l’Image photo festival in special feature in this issue. than 30 years’ experience on Fleet Platon studied at St Martin’s SchoolPerpignan. He did manage to spare Freelancing for publications ranging Street, Pete was formerly a sports of Art and the Royal College of Art.some time, however, to pen his final from Grazia to the Irish Times, and specialist. Now based in He moved to New York in 1992 anddiary entry for PP Over the past few . DailyCandy to fashion news source Nottingham, he writes regularly is a staff photographer at the Newmonths the honest and often comic WWD, Alannah wasn’t daunted by about photography and the law. Yorker. His latest monograph,accounts of his exploits as a pro the task we set her: to track down This month he has written the POWER, is a series of portraits ofphotographer have won him armies and interview five of the world’s feature starting on page 84 outlining over 100 world leaders, shot withinof fans, and his last entry, starting best street photographers. You can photographers’ rights when shooting a 12-month period in New York.on page 35, is as as entertaining and read the fruits of her labours in Hit on the street, and dispelling myths Turn to page 88 to see his picturescandid as ever. the Streets starting on page 68. about what you can and can’t do. of the people who run our world. 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  6. 6. PORTFOLIOEach month we share the best of the latest postings from our online portfolio with our magazinereaders, so for your chance to appear in Professional Photographer, go online and start uploadingyour best images to www.professionalphotographer.co.uk. If you want to see more of anyphotographer’s work, go to their online profile to access their website details. MIHAI CRISAN, ROMANIA TOMASZ SKOCZEN, POLANDDAVID-JAMESCOXSELL, UK ADAM FLISZKIEWICZ, CRAIG FLEMING, UK UK8
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  9. 9. SIMON HADLER, DANIELA BERTOLONE, UK UKKENJI LIU,HONG KONG SAMUEL LAU, HONG KONG
  10. 10. PORTFOLI MARKO MESTROVIC, AUSTRIA LEE MATTHEWS, UK PAUL CONROY, SARAH FALUGO, UK UK BRANDON LIM, MALAYSIA DAVE FLETCHER, UK MARIA DRAGAN, UK12
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  12. 12. click the latest photographic news, dreams, themes and schemes. edited by Eleanor O’Kane Screen test © HEDI SLIMANE, ANTHOLOGY OF A DECADE 2000–2010, PUBLISHED BY JRP|RINGIER, ZURICH COURTESY ALMINE RECH GALLERY PARIS/BRUSSELS The much-imitated German-born photographer Helmut Newton began his rise to fame in the mid-1950s working for Australian Vogue but it wasn’t until after he had suffered a heart attack in 1971 that his signature images came to the fore. Abandoning his old style, he chose to address themes such as fetishism and voyeurism face on. He died in 2004 when the car he was driving crashed into the wall of the Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. Newton saved the Polaroids from his shoots, which have been collated by his widow June and published in a new book by Taschen. This collection of test shots creates a secondary body of work, adding another layer to some of his Image from the Berlin chapter of the most famous works, including SUMO Germany/Russia and A Gun for Hire. volume in the Hedi Helmut Newton, Polaroids, Slimane anthology. published by Taschen, £34.99,The latest collection ISBN: 978-3-8365-2886-3. www.taschen.comIn the July issue of PP we talked about collectablephotography books and in our July podcast discussed whatmakes one a valuable investment. With that in mind, westarted digging for our wallets when we saw this beautifullypresented anthology of duotone images by fashion designerand photographer Hedi Slimane. Coming from Zurich-basedart publisher JRP|Ringier, the limited boxed set containsfour volumes, divided according to countries, that trace thedesigner’s journey through the previous decade, when hewas credited with infusing the fashion world with a rock ’n’roll spirit. Capturing images well before he turned tofashion, Slimane says he takes pictures “like some peopletake notes or write down their thoughts.”Hedi Slimane, Anthology of a Decade 2000–2010, published by JRP|Ringier, £190,ISBN: 978-3-03764-115-6. www.jrp-ringier.com QUOTE OF THE MONTH I never made a person look bad. They do that themselves. HELMUT NEWTON The portrait is your mirror. It’s you. August Sander14
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  15. 15. PP - CLICK - AUG 12/07/2011 12:09 Page 17 To the five boroughs We’re donning our knee-high sports socks and Nike Cortez trainers in honour of the re-release of Back in the Days, which documents the work of Jamel Shabazz, who shot New York’s hip-hop scene in the 1980s. Published by New York independent publisher powerHouse, this seminal book of street style, which includes new text and images, portrays the original era of Kangol caps, Adidas shell toe trainers and gold name-belts, when street battles were about JAMEL SHABAZZ / POWERHOUSE bringing your bit of lino for a dance-off. Back in the Days: Remix by Jamel Shabazz, published by powerHouse Books, $35 (£22), ISBN: 978-1-57687-567-4. www.powerhousebooks.com Get your rocks on Just like buses, you wait for a rock retrospective and then suddenly several pull up at once. Proud Galleries seem to be leading the way in this genre: we mention the latest Beatles exhibition at Proud Camden in this £30,000 could be yours if you win a new month’s Diary on page 23 and this summer there’s also Sky Arts bursary to fund your work a chance to see images of rock legends in The Summer for a year. The Sky Arts Ignition: Show 2011: 20th Century Icons at Proud Chelsea. Futures Fund is open to artists Running until 11 September, the exhibition features aged 18-30 living in the UK and portraits from the worlds in which Proud specialises – Ireland. The fund is designed to music, film, sports and documentary photography. bridge the gap between formal Images of the Beatles, Blondie and Jimi Hendrix are education and becoming a working included in the show, alongside work by film director artist; eligible disciplines include Ken Russell. film and visual art. The Summer Show 2011: 20th Century Icons, For full guidelines, visit 14 July-22 September, Proud Chelsea, 161 King’s www.sky.com/skyartsignition Road, London, SW1 5XP. www.proud.co.uk The Terry O’Neill/Tag Award 2011 has a first NOW OPEN LEIGH WIENER Singer-songwriter prize of £3,000. Visit www.oneillaward.com for Johnny Cash. details of this contemporary photography prize. 17
  16. 16. By Royal appointment We believe The Royal Photographic Society has announced Pictures by Mario Sorrenti and the winners of this year’s 154th International Mert & Marcus feature in the 60th Print Exhibition, the longest-running show of issue of Visionaire, the art and its kind in the world, which encompasses fashion super-tome published established, emerging and amateur photography. twice a year. Each issue is The gold award and prize of £2,000 went to dedicated to a subject and this self-taught semi-professional Justyna Neryng time the theme is religion. It is for the portrait Nell, taken of her daughter in what priced at $425 (£266) but back is intended to be an ongoing series. An exhibition issues can go for hundreds, if not of the 120 framed, short-listed prints is being thousands, of dollars. If you’re held at the Allen & Overy premises in Bishops not feeling that flush, check out Square, London, E1 6AD until 26 August. Visionaire’s website for more modestly priced bookzines, which JUSTYNA NERYNG After the London showing, the exhibition will tour various locations in the UK. feature work by the likes of www.rps.org Bruce Weber and Hedi Slimane. Nell. www.visionaireworld.com © V&A IMAGES Websites of wonder In the office we’ve been looking back at the 60s for inspiration, the 1860s, that is. Two photoblogs that Diamond geezer Above: A Cecil Beaton contact sheet of caught our eye feature pinups from yesteryear. The V&A has announced that next spring it will be holding the Royal Family, Buckingham Palace, As its name suggests, the blog at a retrospective of images of the Queen by Cecil Beaton to October 1942 (featuring http://mydaguerreotypeboyfriend.tumblr.com coincide with her diamond jubilee. The exhibition will feature King George VI, Queen posts classic portraits of handsome young men nearly 100 portraits by Beaton, who was featured in our Best of Elizabeth and Princesses Elizabeth while on www.howtobearetronaut.com we found British list in the June issue. and Margaret). a set of erotic images on women with, erm, Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee typewriters. Portrait photographers take note. Celebration, 8 February-22 April 2012, Victoria & Albert Museum, www.vam.ac.uk.18
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  19. 19. Modern love Tate Modern is the place to be this summer for photographic exhibitions. From the new Diane Arbus room that we’ve talked about recently in Click to an exhibition by American photographer Taryn Simon and the New Documentary Forms exhibition mentioned in this month’s Diary on page 23. Less than two years ago the gallery appointed Simon Baker as its first curator of photography and international art; at the same time the Tate’s Photographic Acquisitions Committee was formed.GUY MARTIN / PANOS PICTURES www.tate.org.uk A rebel fighter stands at a window as he fights Gaddafi forces in Out of this world central Misrata. German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has shot some of the world’s most beautiful women, from Kate New kids on the block Moss to Naomi Campbell, creating images that are Panos Pictures, the agency for concerned photojournalism, has added six imprinted in our memories. In his new project, new photojournalists to its stable. Following its first open call for new The Unknown, he moves his brand of fashion photography members, the agency signed up the photographers after sifting through a step forward, creating a series of surreal fashion almost 400 submissions from more than 30 countries. The new arrivals shoots set against fictitious landings from outer space. include British photographers Chloe Dewe Mathews and Guy Martin, who The result is a novel-like book with a filmic edge that was wounded in the attack in Misrata, Libya, in April that killed Tim blurs the boundaries between fashion and storytelling. Hetherington and Chris Hondros. For more on Panos Pictures read this Peter Lindbergh: The Unknown, published by month’s Frontline starting on page 47. www.panos.co.uk Schirmer/Mosel, €49.80 (£45), ISBN: 978-3-8296-0544-1. www.schirmer-mosel.com Coming around again It doesn’t seem that long since the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition took place in London earlier this year, but entries for the 2012 competition are already open. It is one of the world’s most comprehensive photography awards, with a professional and an open competition, carrying top prizes of $25,000 © TONG MENG COURTESY SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2011 (£15,600) and $5,000 (£3,120) respectively. This year the professional category has one new section – nature and wildlife – while the open category has three: enhanced, split-second and low-light. For fledgling photographers a youth competition for the under-20s has been launched alongside the existing student focus competition. You’ve still got plenty of time because entries will be accepted until early January 2012. The winning images will go on display at the Sony From the Wella World Photography Award-Winners’ Showcase at Professionals series by Somerset House, in London, in April and May 2012. Tong Meng, a finalist in the 2011 Sony World To see all the categories and details on how to enter, Photography Awards. visit the website www.worldphoto.org Read all about it You can buy a current issue of Professional Photographer and pre-order future editions from our new website www.buyamag.co.uk. Postage in the UK is free and if you pre-order a future issue you’ll get your copy before it goes on sale in the shops. 21
  20. 20. PP - DIARY - AUG 12/07/2011 13:51 Page 23 The D-Lite-it We have done the hard work for you this month and chosen our essential three photographic exhibitions on show now or coming up soon. For a full list of exhibitions and events visit www.professionalphotographer.co.uk The Beatles: Revolutionary 1965 by Michael Peto Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH 020 7482 3867; www.proud.co.uk 25 August to 16 October; free admission Proud Camden presents an intimate photographic portrait of the Beatles during one of the most important years of their career. Michael Peto built up a close working relationship with the group and this collection exhibits some of the rare and private moments he captured during 1965. This was a pivotal year for the band as they cut back on touring and moved towards a more personal and experimental style, paving the way D-Lite-it Kits for their groundbreaking album Rubber Soul. Hungarian-born Peto, who from £469 inc vat MICHAEL PETO was best-known for photographing the London cultural scene of the 1950s and 1960s, died in 1970. His family donated his archive of more than 130,000 prints and negatives to the University of Dundee. Paul McCartney. BXRi Stefanie Schneider: California Dreaming ROLLO Contemporary Art, 51 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4JH 020 7580 0020; www.rolloart.com Until 2 September; free admission German photographer Stefanie Schneider creates sun-drenched pictures using expired Polaroid film which is then enlarged, bringing a cinematic quality to her images. Women are set amid the vast landscapes of California and dressed in brightly coloured outfits and even brighter wigs. The images may feel playful but the vacant looks in the women’s eyes tell a different story. Schneider has commented on the relationship between her BXRi Kit from STEFANIE SCHNEIDER bleached-out California images and the faded glamour of Hollywood, “which is the quintessential £779 inc vat dream factory; everyone goes there in search of their RANGER RX Radha Mind Screen. dreams, and many dreams are shattered there.” Q UADRA Photography: New Documentary Forms Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG 020 7887 8888; www.tate.org.uk Until 31 March 2012; free admission Photography is becoming increasingly important to the Tate’s displays and collections. Showing on Level 5 of Tate Modern, this latest exhibition, which consists entirely of new acquisitions, explores the use and power of MITCH EPSTEIN photography as a documentary medium. It includes work by Luc Delahaye, Guy Tillim, Akram Zaatari and Mitch Amos coal power plant, Epstein, winner of the 2011 Prix Pictet. The display also Raymond, West Virginia, 2004. features two important early works from Boris Mikhailov, including Red 1968-1975. New Documentary Forms covers in south Lebanon and power production in diverse and important subjects, such as the conflicts in Iraq the United States. Each of the five rooms in and Afghanistan, elections in the Congo, studio photography the Kate Moss in red dress,documentary project. display features one 2004. Quadra Kits FOR DAILY UPDATES ON EXHIBITIONS ACROSS THE UK VISIT THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER WEBSITE www.professionalphotographer.co.uk from £1079 inc vat E&EO
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  22. 22. BEINGHEREAs this is his last issue as Tim’s life was ended prematurely. Sticking with this sombre but realistic mood we have raised the Baskerville sent me an email about her work in Afghanistan to help promote the work of theEditor of Professional dark spectre of mental illness brought on by the combat medics she was photographing. daily stresses and tensions of being a professional That was not the story I saw in her email. I sawPhotographer and therefore photographer and tried to reflect the true state of a different angle but if she had not got in touchthe last Being There column, our industry and how photographers are responding to the changing landscape. In short we would never have been able to turn her email into a six-page article. So once again, in responseGrant Scott looks back we have tried to tell it as it is. These are just some to this question, I will give the answer I always of the articles which I personally feel most proud do. You will stand a chance of getting your workat the past two years of the of having been able to include in the magazine. featured in a magazine if you can give a reasonmagazine with him at the But this is starting to sound like a hymn of praise to yourselves, I hear you say; enough why it should be – other than because you think your pictures deserve to be. I hope that helps.helm and gives an insight already, we know the reality of our profession, Another way in which you can feature in what’s the reality of yours? Well, I’ll tell you. the magazine is by responding to specific articlesinto the life of a photography It’s like this. or themes which have appeared in a particularmagazine editor. Every Being There column I have written (and thanks to all of you who have emailed me issue. Three of the articles which have seemed to have got you most wound up and reaching for about them) seems to have involved a series of your keyboards over the past two years have been: There is no doubt that misadventures, unexpected outcomes and When we asked you to comment on one of the the position of Editor of bizarre events. But thankfully all have had 2010 finalists in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Professional a reasonably happy ending. And that’s exactly Portrait Prize (and boy did you let us know what Photographer magazine what it is like putting the magazine together each you thought); when I dared to reveal that the is a prestigious title to month. Concepts for features have to be devised, emperor was not actually fully dressed, by asking hold and when I was photographers for inclusion decided upon, and if the Düsseldorf School had killed photography; asked to take on the opinions and issues for debate finalised. The idea and when I addressed the solitude of sitting in role I had little is to bring together the world of photography hesitation in accepting. as a clearly defined proposition: entertaining,After more than 25 years of working with informative and never repetitive. That’s the idea “The idea is to bring togetherprofessional photographers – 10 years of anyway. You’re the judge as to whether or not wethose as a professional photographer – I thought have been successful. the world of photography asI knew what the magazine needed to be, shouldbe and would be. I hope that two years later we One of the questions I am asked most often by photographers is: “How do I get my work a clearly defined proposition:have come some way to achieving that initial aim. featured in the magazine?” Every day I receive entertaining, informative and Over the past 26 issues we have covered someground. We spoke to Brian Duffy in what was emails with attached images suggesting that I look at websites with a view to publishing never repetitive.” Grant Scottto become his final interview before his sad death an article on the photographer who has sent theand we asked photographer and film maker email. Often these are sent with no knowledgeDanfung Dennis to tell us about his work which of or regard for the magazine. These always getthen went on to win the Sundance Film Festival a polite thank you but no thank you. The onesWorld Cinema Grand Jury award for documentary which have been successful (and there have beenfilm making. On a sadder note we were able to many) have all had a reason, a journalistic anglebring together old friends Jon Levy and Tim to be included. They have come fromHetherington to discuss the meaning of photographers who have something to say andfriendships and relationships, and the importance are of relevance to the wider community, ourof Tim’s work shortly before his documentary readers, you! One of these features appeared infilm Restrepo was nominated for an Oscar and the last issue. Combat photographer Alison 25
  23. 23. “We recommend what we think needs to be recommended because it is relevant to you.” Grant Scottfront of a computer screen day after day. This lastarticle, entitled The loneliness of the longdistance pro, encouraged one particular reader tosend us his recent blog posting in which he hadoutlined how close he had come to actuallyending his life. I decided that it was a piece ofwriting that others needed to read and we ran theblog exactly as it was sent to us as part of alarger feature covering the sad recurrence ofsuicide throughout the history of photography.Not your usual photography magazine content,I know, but I hope you understand why we feelthese stories are important to tell. That’s the photography side of what we do,but it’s pretty difficult to be a photographerwithout a camera and working with the variousmanufacturers is a major part of an editor’sjob. Yes, we do sometimes get taken to exoticlocations to be given the news of the latestcamera launch but you are just going to have tobelieve me when I say that the location andentertainment have nothing to do with whatwe at the magazine feel about a product. launched into stream of humorous tales about and download our iPad and iPhone apps, but it isWe recommend what we think needs to be what he had been up to over the preceding years. only when I have had a chance to meet you inrecommended because it is relevant to you. Diary began with a D and so did Dench so person at the Focus, Photo Vision, SWPP andFrom a humble compact to a high end, medium that’s what I decided to offer him to write each Canon Pro shows that I have really been able toformat system, I have always believed that the month. The rest, as they say, was over to him put a face to the emails and the commentsbest of everything in-between deserves a place and as any regular reader will know, he never you send and leave, as well as to hear your praisein a pro’s kitbag. If it does a job we tell you about holds back. and complaints. That’s when what we do eachit. It really is that simple. Our editorial has never When it comes to writing the articles which month really starts to make sense and when Ibeen for sale and I hope that in all areas of the deal with more generic issues, these come can see and hear what you look like and whatmagazine we have been able to keep our moral from conversations with other members of the you really think. It’s these discussions whichbarometers well-balanced. team, with readers, people who are help to inform how and where the magazine goes These camera launches have definitely commissioning and, of course, photographers. each month.provided some comical moments, such as when Most often they come from a simple phrase or These are also what decides where we all go inI found myself on an America’s Cup yacht off the statement which seems to encapsulate a thought our careers. In my opinion listening to informedcoast of Spain near Valencia manning the winches ready to explore. Then we call Peter Silverton and opinion is the key to a successful career as aagainst a particularly competitive younger rival let him loose. His writing on these issues, as well professional photographer and that’s what I’veeditor, or when I mistakenly ended up in a ‘pay as on the legends of photography every month, tried to bring you every month. Abraham Lincolnone fee, eat as much as you like’ buffet called always leaves me wanting to know more and to said: “You can fool all the people some of the‘Party Gay’ in Rome with the male deputy editor question so much I have previously ignored time, and some of the people all the time, but youof Photography Monthly. or taken for granted. Again, I hope you agree. cannot fool all the people all the time.” That’s as On a similar theme of unfortunate adventures, That’s what happens in the office but now we true for photography as it is for publishing.perhaps one of the most popular elements of the exist on so many digital platforms the chances to While I’ve been here I‘ve never tried to fool anymagazine you hold in your hands is the infamous be able to communicate and engage with readers of the people. I’m sure the magazine willDench Diary. I’ve know Peter for more than have become many and varied. We have the continue to go from strength to strength under15 years but had not spoken to him for nearly 10 figures as to how many of you listen to the its new leadership; for me it’s time for a case ofwhen our paths crossed again. Immediately he podcasts, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, Being Elsewhere. PP GO ONLINE FOR MORE EXCLUSIVE TALES FROM THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY, VISIT WWW.PROFESSIONALPHOTOGRAPHER.CO.UK26
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  25. 25. PP - Podcast - AUG 12/07/2011 14:48 Page 28 podcast ON YOUR WAVELENGTH Every month we record a free-to-download podcast in which we discuss, debate and talk around a subject featured in the magazine. We post them on our website and you can subscribe for free and download them via iTunes. So if you haven’t listened in yet it’s time to join us online. THIS MONTH’S PODCAST June 2011 Issue April 2011 Issue August 2011 Issue THE BEST OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY GETTING YOUR WORK EXHIBITED HIT THE STREETS The regular podcast team gather round to discuss The regular PP podcast team discuss the PP Editor Grant Scott and deputy editor the Best of British list that we published in the world of exhibitions. As curator and exhibitor Eleanor O’Kane are joined by regular June issue. The team look at some of the great respectively, Grant and Peter share their columnist and photojournalist Peter Dench to names of British photography through the experiences and look at the wider benefits of discuss the renaissance of street photography. decades, stand up for their own personal making an exhibition of yourself. Peter explains his passion for this type of work favourites and ask why some periods have seen and talks about photographers who have a proliferation of great British photographers. March 2011 Issue influenced and inspired him. The regular team If you’ve listened to the podcast and feel the THE PERSONAL PROJECT SPECIAL are joined by editorial photographer and team has left out a photographer who deserved The team grapple with the importance of PP podcast fan Chris Floyd, who shares his to be included drop us an email at feedback@ creating personal projects for sustaining and thoughts on the subject. professionalphotographer.co.uk developing a photographer’s career. Should a photographer approach the project in the AND THOSE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED… May 2011 Issue same way as a commission or adopt a different July 2011 Issue CONVERGENCE AND THE FUTURE tack? They look at photographers who HOW MUCH IS YOUR BOOKSHELF WORTH? OF PHOTOGRAPHY have got it right in the past and discuss whether The PP team meet to talk about collecting The team discuss the impact of HD DSLR there are too many introspective projects being photography books. They examine why some film making on the world of professional produced by photography students. books have not only held their price but photography. With many photographers now dramatically increased in value while others have being asked to shoot video, the team focus been relegated to the dusty shelf of obscurity. on areas that pose problems for some stills You can subscribe for free and download the Long-time photo book collector Grant Scott photographers, such as narrative, sound and the podcasts from iTunes by typing professional explains his passion and the team discuss how to editing process. They also look at how stills photographer into the search tab or listen via spot a good investment. photographers are reacting to this new world. www.professionalphotographer.co.uk. PP 28
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