Author Archives: Maria Wilson

International Center of Photography review less exhibit than Pinterest board

The reopened ICPs disagreeable first show junks art history and simply aggregates images ranging from Cindy Sherman to Kim Kardashian selfies Is photography merely a recording apparatus, or is it an art? Does the camera record truthfully, or does it deceive? Only a few decades ago those were the questions that animated Roland Barthes and the most serious thinkers about… Read more »

Readers’ travel photography competition: June in pictures

Dream-like landscapes and solitary moments dominate this selection of images that again highlights the diversity and adventure of travel Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2016/jul/04/readers-travel-photography-competition-june-winners-in-pictures

Anti-Paparazzi Scarf That Ruins Photos And Makes Flash Photography Impossible

The scarf, called the Ishu, is made from a reflective fabric that emphasizes the camera’s flash so much that everything else in the picture becomes pitch black. The man behind the dazzling concept is Saif Siddiqui, who came up with the idea back in 2009 when one of his photographs was ruined by a bike reflector. 6 years and a bunch… Read more »

Inside Elton John’s spectacular private photography collection

London (CNN)“Hi, this is Elton,” begins the audio guide. Sir Elton Hercules John is chatty and almost inescapable company on the tour of “The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection” at the Tate Modern in London, a selection of over 175 photographs from his extensive collection. In line with his star status, the musician is being… Read more »

Slick UV photography actually seems achievable with these tips

The Fourth of July is over, and it’s time for photographers to move on from long exposure photos of sparklers. Cooph Magazine‘s photographer Markus Berger compiled his best tips for UV photography in a way that makes it seem so easy we could do it. Berger expertly uses tools including UV makeup, UV yarn, and fluorescein, a magical powder that… Read more »