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
"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
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
In high school, I spent much of my time as an underachieving B- student. It wasn't that school was particularly difficult from an academic perspective; I was so distracted with video games, girls and basketball that I was simply content to get by with passing grades. There was also an infectious insanity prevailing some of … Continue reading Do we need mediocrity?
So I'm sitting in an airport, and it occurred to me that it might be fun to start a blog. Seems easy enough; add a "/blog" to my "http://www.brianday.org" site, and start banging out some content. Ah, but "content", "brand", and all that good stuff. What to write? Hey, maybe I should talk about gear? After all, … Continue reading Resistance is futile…