An English-cottage style garden in front of a Brooklyn brownstone is filled with roses, foxgloves, iris and bellflowers. The Monacelli Press liked Pinover Schiff’s initial proposal, but sent her back to photograph more extensively in the city’s outer boroughs to widen the book’s appeal.
Over the past 20 years, photographer Betsy Pinover Schiff has turned variations on her favorite theme into an impressive list of photo books. This fall, The Monacelli Press will publish Sidewalk Gardens of New York, her fifth book, not counting the six others she either contributed to or published privately. She published her first trade book, Gardens in the City,...
June 22, 2017
Founded in 2005 as a New York-based fashion guide, Refinery29 has expanded its editorial focus and its readership, now claiming about 27 million unique visitors per month. PDN talked to photography director Toby Kaufmann to learn how her department finds and hires photographers, and keeps up with the site’s fast-paced publication schedule. Before joining Refinery29 two years ago, Kaufmann had... More »
June 6, 2017
The art director of the tech and digital culture website explains what kinds of photo stories he wants to publish, and how photographers should pitch them. PDN: What kinds of photo stories is Mashable looking for? Dustin Drankoski: Originally, Mashable was aiming to be a general news site. About a year ago, we narrowed our focus. Now it’s a lot of... More »
May 31, 2017
Photographers employ just about any strategy to make sure their promotions stand out. This month’s Promos We Kept features four photographers who thought spreading a smile was as good a method as any to attract attention. After all, couldn’t we all use a good laugh? Randal Ford “In the right context, humor can be great at getting attention,” says photographer Randal Ford. But it depends... More »