Month: May 2014

Part 3: The Art of Being Commissioned: Understand The Commissioner’s Position

I’ve been talking to a number of editorial magazine art directors recently and the conversations have all been tinged with a sense of doomed acceptance from their perspective. This is why. The world of traditional magazine publishing has been in turmoil in the UK for some time, dropping sales, diminishing distribution outlets and massively reduced advertising revenue ...

Twenty Sites Recommended For Self Publishing Photographers and Photo Book Lovers

We are reportedly living and working in a ‘Golden Age’ of photo book publishing, an age in which the negative concept of ‘vanity’ publishing has been replaced with the ‘positive’ attitude of ‘self-publishing’. An age in which the photo book has become a marketing tool, collectable artefact and a financially achievable platform for so many photographic ...

AUDIO: Mary Ellen Mark Exclusive Interview

In this exclusive interview legendary portrait and documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark speaks with UNP Founder and Curator Grant Scott about her Prom and Twins projects created with a 20×24 instant film camera. She also discusses her attitude towards magazines, her working practice, the work of Irving Penn and Henri Cartier Bresson, and her working ...

Twenty Two Recommended Sites For Photographers & Filmmakers

There has been much heated discussion over the past few years concerning the importance of the moving image to the world of photography and to professional photographers. Finally, the smoke has begun to clear, the doubters have become believers and the ignorant neigh sayers have been forced to become more informed. The creative and commercial possibilities that the moving ...