You know what, Instagram? I’m sorry. I cursed you and your buddy Hipstamatic for the last couple years. You were destroying our industry, flooding our market with imagery, and making the construction and process of image-making too easy and less intellectual. I was one of, if not the guy who wrote the blog post that […]
Categories: accidental rothko, chip litherland, news, photography, photojournalism industry, photos, sprawlscapes • Tags: Chip Litherland, damon winter, ethics, Hipstamatic, Holga, Instagram, Lomo, photojournalism, poyi, public apology, urban outfitters
I’m convinced most of my most exciting ideas come from Starbucks-stained napkins…most of which get crumpled up into a pocket and forgotten about. This one stuck for some reason…and now this little napkin is reality. FOCUSED came out of an idea to rejuvenate some film I had. I had no idea how that would happen, […]
Had a nice chat with Holly Stuart Hughes over at Photo District News for an article in their September Education Issue about what I’ve learned so far freelancing with a much wider net (wedding, magazine, newspaper, pr, sport, commercial, etc.) this go-round after falling flat on my face a few years back. Go check it […]
If you don’t like the assignments you are given, make your own. Shooting for free is the kiss of death in this industry, but there’s a time for everything. Sometimes, a self-assignment is worth it. If you are a staffer, the daily grind of assignments can beat you down with every building mug and press […]
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Ah, red…how I missed thee. I don’t hang my camera around my shoulder everywhere I go anymore. It’s not the fact that I don’t enjoy shooting, because I love it more than anything other vice I have, but I just don’t feel like everything needs to be photographed at every moment. There’s too much of […]
Categories: photos, random gratuitousness, sprawlscapes, travel • Tags: business blitz, chinatown, Chip Litherland, color, food, lunch, nppa, photojournalism, primary color, red, south beach, street shooting, Travel, washington d.c.
Just got featured on The Image, Deconstructed, which is a wonderful new platform run by Ross Taylor that breaks down a photograph and the thought process into making that single image. There has been some wonderful talent featured as of late, so I’m in great company. Check it. Here.
Got asked to do a little guest blog post for Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider blog…check it out! Here.
Categories: in print, news, photojournalism industry, promo, shout outs • Tags: Chip Litherland, color, freelance, personal vision, photojournalism, photoshop insider, print is dead and/or dying, scott kelby, staff photographer
Wow. No other words can describe the imagery and devastation coming out of Japan right now following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami Friday. Whenever anyone asked where I always wanted to go in the world if I had my choice, the answer has always been Japan. I never got the chance to see it - […]
Categories: Big Picture, news, photojournalism industry, photos, shout outs, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal • Tags: Chip Litherland, disaster, Earthquake, Japan, photo blogs, photojournalism, tsunami
So do you think this is photojournalism? If the answer is yes, then what we knew as photojournalism at it’s purest form is over and POYi just killed it. Well, they didn’t kill it so much as just dig another knife deeper into the back of its decaying corpse. It’s time to really address the […]