Friday, January 02, 2009

01/02/09: Editorial assignments

I'm always collecting pictures for editorial self-assignments. I have a list of editorial projects I'm working on with no particular time frame and I enjoy being able to shoot these assignment. Old Catholic churches are one of my favorite assignments -- especially churches in areas that may no longer be financially self-sufficient (that's a fancy way to say these churches are in blighted areas!). Some day these churches may close -- and former parishioners will enjoy being able to see the images of the churches before they closed.

I also like taking pictures of people talking on phones. Years ago we didn't carry our phones with us wherever we go -- now that most everyone carries a phone with them, we get to see animated discussions in public places. It always makes me chuckle to go to a place like a them park and see people talking on phones. And I won't hesitate to snap a picture of someone making an expression while talking on their phone. Sometimes it's hillarious!

Another favorite subject I've photographed for over 20 years -- building implosions! I've photographed about five or six over the last 20 years. It's just interesting to get to a blow-down site (that's what they sometimes call implosion sites!) and elbow yourself into position to capture the building coming down.

What kinds of editorial things to do you like to "self-assign?"

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Tony said...

I like to give myself people in bad environments type of assignments, which I am not yet posting on my site because it can be quite grim. But there is a beauty in what is not so perfect.

6:29 PM, January 28, 2009  
Anonymous NY Wedding Vendors said...

ttaking pics with cell photns is great as they take really good ones now

10:28 PM, January 29, 2009  
Anonymous internet marketing services said...

I love taking photos of people as well. Im doing a lot of urban photography and its great to capture emotions in the streets. Thanks for the input.

mc

3:32 AM, March 06, 2009  
Anonymous photographer said...

I'm way more and more going deep in the underground project...I shoot underground shots on a daily basis, selling this and that sometime...may that be a print, or a book cover through millenium images (london) agency, but mostly doing it for my own love and pleasure.

1:50 PM, May 29, 2009  
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