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here comes the neighborhood

I’ve never really known my neighbors as an adult. So when I saw that my next-door neighbor was converting his brownstone into a haunted house (at his own time and I’m sure expense as well), I figured the least I could do was offer my studio to trick-or-treaters and their parents, offering to capture their costumes with something a little better than an iphone. Read more [...]
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but wait, there’s more!

A few years ago, Brian Storm, CEO of Mediastorm Inc, told an room full of photographers and photojournalists to "Stop accepting $200 assignments." And while the specific sum may have been arbitrary, the basic message--that we as an industry needed to stop devaluing our work and ourselves just to get paid--resonated with me. At the time I couldn't seem to find work that paid fairly--thanks in no small part to the glut of Craigslist photographers (usually students who are just happy to be getting paid) willing to do ridiculous amounts of work for ridiculously low prices--and I found myself taking underpaying jobs on the hopes that a few shitty jobs now would yield better jobs later. Read more [...]