In a recent interview with DIYP, Sean Tucker presented you his new book The Meaning in the Making. We talked about the book and various challenges, secrets, and anecdotes about writing it. Naturally, I read the book before the interview, and it was one of the best things I did for myself lately. So, I figured – it’s time to write my first book review that isn’t a bunch of scribbles on Goodreads. Sean shared his thoughts as the author, and I also wanted to share mine as a reader, hoping to show you another look at it.
If you have followed the work of Sean Tucker, you probably know that he has published a book. It’s titled The Meaning in the Making and it speaks about much more than the mere technicalities of photography. It’s about our human need to create, about its beauty, complexity, and challenges, and about how we can make the absolute best out of it.
I was happy to get my hands onto a copy of the book, and then honored to speak with the author himself about it. In an interview with DIYP, Sean shared some details about writing the book, the challenges he faced, and some interesting details and anecdotes.
A group on a safari expedition recently had a close encounter with a giant bull elephant. The group was in an African wildlife reserve near a herd of elephants, when one of them charged at their truck, nearly flipping it over. This group and the others who were behind them caught the incident on camera and it’s truly terrifying to watch.
Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) has announced its 2021 winners, and it includes magnificent images across different categories and from all over the world. This year’s overall winner is Svetlana Melik-Nubarov, and her work sure is thought-provoking. In the series titled Our Past, she reflects on the dangers of propaganda often imposed from early childhood.
Preventing revenge porn by sending your nude photos to someone else is probably not the way most of us would handle the issue, right? Well, Meta has come up with a “brilliant” idea to prevent your nude content from spreading across Facebook and Instagram. The company has launched a tool that lets you submit your explicit photos to a hashing database so that they can be recognized and removed from the platforms in the future. Needless to say, this has raised some concerns in the community.
Dr. Jane Goodall is one of many amazing women I admire and find inspiring. And if you’re like me, you’ll want to check out Vital Impacts’ charity print sale. It gives you a chance to buy a print from 100 amazing photographers, including Dr. Goodall. And the best thing is, if you buy the prints, you support a number of conservation charities.
Firooz Zahedi, the photographer behind the iconic Pulp Fiction movie poster, filed a lawsuit against Miramax. He claims that the company broke the contract by using his image on a bunch of consumer products, but he was too late. The court rejected the suit alleging that he was too late to file it.
They say that the “Universe works in mysterious ways,” but we’ve all seen that the odds are not always in our favor. After a freak snowboarding accident, Rob Corbett was left paralyzed. Still, he managed to find a way to fly again, this time using a drone. And with his inclusive project “Flight Takes Many Forms,” he wants to make drone flying accessible to those living with different kinds of disabilities.
Printed and framed photos are among the best Christmas gifts in my book. For this holiday season, motivational speaker Kyle Scheele made one such gift for his dad, but with a twist. He took a family portrait his dad hates, used his Photoshop skills to “fix” it, and the result made his parents laugh to tears.