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You may have seen photos of David Sikorski going around the internet a few months back. He poked fun of cheesy engagement photography by staging an engagement shoot with a burrito shot by Kristina Bakrevski. It was certainly worth a chuckle, but McDonald’s allegedly liked it even more than that. So much so that they borrowed the idea for one of their ad campaigns.
It’s not out of the ordinary for ideas to make their way around the internet and eventually end up regurgitated by agencies that are increasingly pressed for ideas, but the similarity of the images in this case is a little too close for comfort. You can see some of the direct comparisons over on the Ad Week page and some of them are clearly copies.
According to reports, McDonald’s looking into the situation to find out what happened, which is something something big corporations say when they get caught up in questionable situations of intellectual property, but hopefully they make it right by the original photographer whether it was intentional or not.
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During World War II, 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry living in the United States we held in internment camps. But a select few who were drafted into the U.S. army before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and before America’s direct involvement, ended up serving in Allied forces, albeit in segregated regiments, on the battlefield of the European front. Incredibly, one Japanese American, Susumu Ito, who grew up in California, managed to sneak in a camera against regulation, and captured over 1000 photos as a Lieutenant in the all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
According to American Photo who spoke with the now 96-year-old veteran, he used an AGFA ‘Ansco’ 35mm camera, which had foldout bellows and a F 6.3 lens, but no focus ring. “It had portrait, intermediate, and distance. That was it,” Ito said.
From the streets of Paris to the ruins of Germany, the photos show both casual portraits and quiet moments in the trenches, as well as combat. One striking silhouette showing German soldiers in retreat on hilltop in Spring of 1945, is not only an amazing historical document, but a beautiful image. It shows what can be accomplished even by a non-professional photographer, working with the most basic gear, in the most difficult of circumstances.
See more images and insight from Ito at American Photo Magazine.
Wedding season is in full effect for many photographers, and with that comes a variety of interesting client requests. One photographer in Michigan is currently looking for someone to shoot his wedding, but he has an interesting request.
The Photographer in question wants whoever he hires to shoot to his own cards and then hand over the raw files at the end of the day. This is actually a pretty common practice with second shooters, but the idea of handing over unretouched images directly the client is not something that’s in the norm. At all.
The ad itself is rather condescending–in fact, it’s actually a little insulting–but it does bring up an interesting hypothetical situation. I have several close photographer friends who I would probably trust enough to do something like this. That said, I highly doubt they would ever request such a thing.
A big part of hiring a wedding photographer is finding someone whose style you like and letting them create a version of the day through their lens. Money is great, and I’ve handed off my files to a primary shooter when I was the second no problem, but there’s just so much risk giving your photos to someone you don’t know.
I’ve had clients ask for raw files before and had the slightly awkward conversation that involves denying their request. Luckily, my contract is pretty clear about the issue, but it can get a little harry.
So, how would you approach this situation? Is there a rate high enough to get you to agree to something like this?
I love when photographers use really elaborate or wacky lighting scenarios, so when I heard about a photographer shooting a plane with a collection of 30 strobes, I was immediately sold already.
The photographers name is Dan Vojtěch and he was shooting a photo of pilot Martin Šonka for Red Bull. In order to capture the shots, they set up two sets of 15 lights each roughly 180-degrees from one another.
The resulting images are extremely dramatic and required some really impressive flying to achieve. A string of LED lights guided the pilot through the narrow passageway created by the lights.
Ultimately, the images might actually be a little too dramatic for my eye. I respect the crazy lighting setup, but I do tend to like a little more balance between ambient and flash. Still, it’s a pretty impressive feat of photographic logistics.
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