Filling a gap in serious documentary storytelling in Detroit, Alan Chin and Karah Shaffer eschew big city living in New York to become catalysts for a new generation of photographers. In this week’s edition of Photographers in Detroit Getting Coffee (well, something like that), we sit down with Karah at the Urban Bean Co. to … Continue reading Everyday Motor City: An Interview with Documenting Detroit’s Karah Shaffer
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“What would you say you do here?” – On Legitimacy vs. Influence as a Photographer
"What would you say you do here?" (from the movie, Office Space) We live in an era where some celebrities are famous (or infamous), not because of a particular skill (singing, acting, playing a professional sport, etc.), but because of being an interesting (read: shocking, shameful/embarrassing, perhaps mildly amusing) "personality". Such celebs parlay that personality … Continue reading “What would you say you do here?” – On Legitimacy vs. Influence as a Photographer
Making the Invisible Visible
It seems the list of photographers who at some point liked to paint/draw or were musicians before picking up a camera is endless (and, increasingly, people who work in IT before discovering photography as a pasttime). Someone should probably conduct some sort of study on what seems to be a higher than normal correlation compared … Continue reading Making the Invisible Visible
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