If you’ve always wanted to own one of the iconic Magnum Photos prints, here’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss. Starting next week and for six days only, over 100 archival-quality prints will be available for just $100. All of them are signed by the photographers or estate-stamped by the estates and made by photographers such as Robert Capa, Elliot Erwitt, René Burri, and Werner Bischof, to name just a few.
Elliott Erwitt has taken many photos that have become iconic. Some of them show humans, but the main subject of others is the man’s best friend. There are many dog photos Erwitt took and became famous for. And there’s no doubt that his images are recognizable and unique. In this video, Martin Kaninsky of about photography dives into Eliott’s personal history, but also into his recognizable style of dog photography.
Photographers often talk about advancing themselves, and improving their craft. Rarely do they talk about why. At first it appears obvious. They want to shoot great pictures. Becoming proficient with the technical side of photography is pretty easy, though, thanks to digital. There’s a wealth of information online on every photography technique and principle you could imagine. But what happens next? What’s the reason you want to be good at photography? What motivates you?
This short video featuring Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt presents a thought provoking perspective on the work. What he and many other photographers attempt to achieve. What brings the “magic” to photography.
After studying art history and archeology in university, German born photographer, Thomas Hoepker was soon recruited by a magazine where he would assume the role of a staff photographer in the early 1960’s. One of his first jobs after he began working at the magazine sent him on an open ended assignment to the United States where Hoepker and other members of the magazine staff rented a car in New York City upon their arrival and spent 5 months touring around the United States. During that time Hopker amassed a large collection of photographs, all the while sharpening his skills as an image maker.
In the mini-documentary below, Leica interviews the Magnum photographer as he shares some of the stories from that epic roadtrip along with the fascinating story of he was able to capture his iconic photograph of Muhammad Ali. Listen to his insightful wisdom, here:[Read More…]