15/365 THE PERSONAL COLLECTION “But then I realized, what do they really know? This is MY idea, I thought. No one knows it like I do. And it’s okay if it’s different, and weird, and maybe a little crazy.” —What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada
14/365 THE PERSONAL PROJECT
Took a day to watch dogs run around in the back yard and deal with sick babies in buckets “Finally the Rainbow Fish has only one shining scale left. His most prized possessions had been given away, yet he was very happy.”
—The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
I love this photo of Amber. And I really can’t put into words why exactly. What do you think? The black and white version is so dramatic. But I also like the color versions. All the images are Fujifilm’s film simulations/filters. The first is Acros + Red Filter. The second is Provia. And the third is Classic Chrome. Which is your favorite? #Apsaalooke
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A New Climate.
While technical arguments about climate change versus climate variation rage, accelerated shifts in conditions have put 18 of the earths’ subsystems nearer to a point of collapse and no return. One of these is the boreal forest. .
Spanning the geopolitical zones and continental boundaries of North America, Asia and Europe, the boreal forest is the earth’s largest land biome. At 1.9 billion hectares of birch, spruce, alder, willow, poplar, oak, maple, elm and conifer it is one of our planets most vital lungs.
Crossing continental and geopolitical borders, the boreal forest accounts for 33% of the earth’s forested area. I travelled there with the Royal Photographic Societies Environmental Bursary to photograph life on ecological frontier in the subarctic. Conditions were incredibly harsh yet the people hospitable and area sublime.
During the dark, dark night I made photograms with on the banks of the Horse River, the origin of a wildfire in Alberta during May 2016. Nicknamed ‘the beast’ it became the most costly natural disaster and biggest mass evacuation in Canadian history.
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I had the privilege today to visit The Point, a Vietnamese restaurant, bait shop and convenience store featured on @partsunknowncnn. It was a little more emotional than I was expecting to see pictures of Anthony Bourdain with The Point staff on the napkin holders. It’s obvious that he had a positive impact on this restaurant, not to mention what an impact Parts Unknown had on me as a journalist. What also surprised me was that it ended up being the best #pho and #banhmi I’ve had. I love shooting in kitchens because the moments are always there, and in places like this there’s a special charm to everything. Yen Tran treated me like one of her own children, and she said I reminded her of her kids because I’m also far from home. On days like this I forget I’m technically “working.” #photojournalism#journalism#thepoint#palacios#texas#food#vietnamesefood#bonappetit#foodporn#foodphotography
I am thrilled beyond words that my project “The Wall” has been selected as The Fence 2018 Juror’s Choice winner!
I am so grateful to the Jury. This is such a huge honor.
I strongly believe that this time that we live in is demanding us to act, to speak up and to take a stance. The project’s goal is to transform the discourse on border security into a conversation about immigrant visibility, challenging popular assumptions and dominant discourses.
Thanks to @united_photo for creating #TheFence . I cannot tell you how much it means to have this opportunity to engage with a diverse audience of millions of visitors in 8 cities across North America.
Question: Who here shot the best picture of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton's cat Socks back in November of 1992?
Answer: Mike Nelson of AFP/Getty Images (not pictured) who was smart to see that the best picture wasn't just Socks.
Lesson: Sometimes staying away from the pack can pay off.
Photo by Mike Nelson of AFP/Getty Images