When it was announced earlier this year that Harper’s Magazine had earned a 2012 National Magazine Award and two finalist recognitions, it was familiar territory for the country’s oldest monthly. Harper’s has won 19 of the awards—along with a cabinet-full of other recognitions—and is regularly nominated. Yet for anyone save the magazine’s subscribers and the lengthy list of prominent and...
October 21, 2016
Self-doubt and fear of failure haunt most photographers, especially when they’re starting out. Successful photographers share their own doubts and fears, and strategies for taming them. Last week we shared part one of this four part series. Here, we present part two: Duane Michals “Self-doubt? I don’t understand it myself. Creativity always has to be risky. If you’re in your comfort... More »
October 19, 2016
Having produced internationally award-winning commercial work for clients such as Adidas, Neutrogena, Apple and Mercedes-Benz, among many others over the past three decades, Mark Laita has seen many trends come and go. “They all bite the dust in time,” the Los Angeles and New York-based photographer says. But Laita’s signature look—still lifes that are, as he describes them, “very minimal... More »
October 18, 2016
In a 30-year career that’s weathered two recessions and a period of creative burnout, advertising and documentary photographer Doug Menuez has learned that a business plan is essential for surviving economic downturns. His long-term planning also helps him fund personal projects and the periods of creative renewal that he feels are necessary in a long, productive career. Menuez ran into... More »