Sleeping Cars

I've interviewed Gerd Ludwig on a few occasions, and I always find him to be immensely informative and an absolute pleasure to interact with.
By William Sawalich
I've interviewed Gerd Ludwig on a few occasions, and I always find him to be immensely informative and an absolute pleasure to interact with. The National Geographic photographer frequently tackles tough subjects in the pages of the yellow-rimmed magazine, but for his most recent project he's having a bit of…

Reports From The Wild

Former Outdoor Photographer magazine editor Rob Sheppard has a new ebook called "Reports from the Wild."
By William Sawalich
Former Outdoor Photographer magazine editor Rob Sheppard has a new ebook called "Reports from the Wild." It offers a great opportunity to virtually accompany Rob on his journeys through nature photography. His passion for the outdoors really comes through here. Rob has done a great job of taking advantage of…

The Death Of A War Photographer

Given the Memorial Day holiday, I thought it timely to share this recent post from Jamiya Wilson on the Phoblographer web site.
By William Sawalich
Given the Memorial Day holiday, I thought it timely to share this recent post from Jamiya Wilson on the Phoblographer web site. It's a look at the life and work of war photographer Horst Faas, who died last year at the age of 79. He retired in 2004 after making…

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day sometimes seems like it's just about barbecues and long weekends.
By William Sawalich
Memorial Day sometimes seems like it's just about barbecues and long weekends. But it's important to take some time to remember the reason for the holiday—to memorialize the fallen soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation's freedom. This series by photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson personifies the…

Civil War In Color

Black and white photos are inherently abstract.
By William Sawalich
Black and white photos are inherently abstract. Our eyes see reality in color, after all, so anything photographed in shades of gray is obviously an incomplete depiction of reality. It's for this reason that many events prior to the era of color photography may seem less real, more abstract. For…

Lovely Wooden Pinhole Cameras

For all of the amazing whiz-bang technology that permeates the photo world, things like this collection of wooden pinhole cameras are all the more appealing.
By William Sawalich
For all of the amazing whiz-bang technology that permeates the photo world, things like this collection of wooden pinhole cameras are all the more appealing. In an academic sense, it's helpful to be reminded that for all of the high technology in the photo world, a camera is ultimately nothing…
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