The popular photography site, Luminous Landscape (aka “LuLa”) was established in 1999 by photographer Michael Reichmann. He made it at the suggestion of a friend who said he should put some of his magazine articles online. Almost 20 years later, LuLa has published over 5,000 articles.
After a lengthy battle with cancer, Michael passed away in 2016. At that time, LuLa was continued by Kevin Raber, taking over as Publisher and CEO, and a team of others. Now, Michael’s son, Josh is taking over as CEO, promising “new faces and new voices”. But the entire old team appears to be on the way out.
Kevin writes on the LuLa forums…
On behalf of Debra and I, we want to wish Josh and Irene the best with Luminous-Landscape.
I would like to thank all the loyal readers and members of the Luminous-Landscape family for your support over the last five years.
We are onto new endeavors. Stay tuned. All is well.
Former team member Chris Sanderson also wrote…
I will not address the change for the website other than to say that I wish Josh & Irene the best.
Personally, I felt that with the end of Kevin’s tenure as CEO and Publisher, I was provided an appropriate moment to also depart. It is time for a new generation to take over.
Josh does not address those leaving the LuLa team in his statement posted yesterday. But he does speak about LuLa’s future. he says that they have “a multi-dimensional approach to enhancing your experience”, with features including a new search engine, a personal gallery, updated marketplace, and a more mobile-friendly interface.
This year we will introduce new faces and new voices: an expanded family devoted to studying and sharing the craft of photography. The digital photography industry continues to evolve (like everything else). Just as we have always done, we will continue to provide you with rigorous product reviews, compelling interviews with photographers from all over the world and videos that teach the latest in software and technology that will help elevate your photos from SD card to print.
– Josh Reichmann
It will be interesting to see the direction that LuLa takes now, with a completely fresh team and new leadership. You can read Josh’s full announcement here.
[via Luminous Landscapes]