We sure do!! These are some beauties. -Emily
We sure do!! These are some beauties. -Emily
Laura Braun - Métier
"In our consumer society, branded commerce and large company structures dominate. Nonetheless, in London, where I live, small independent businesses still exist, continuing to operate in a way that is in stark contrast to corporate culture. Perhaps a city like London, with its large and diverse population, offers an environment particularly well suited to the survival of such places, where space and service are personal and wares and tools have a tangible connection with individual histories.
In 2007, I started a photographic project about people who run such businesses. It was to be an addition to my portfolio, an excursion into portraiture that I had planned to complete in a few months. Instead, I continued to photograph shops and workshops, shopkeepers, and craftsmen and -women for the following six years.
I was curious about people, who, despite unglamorous routines, take pride in their work and have a sense of themselves closely linked to their occupation.”
It’s funny how personal projects can last a lot longer than you expect. You can really see the extra time she put in for this one. -Emily
Joey’s silky gold hair gleams in the afternoon sun. The big bundle of energy loves to cuddle. He also looks like he could lose a few pounds.
This herding dog is one of the many survival stories here at the Kabul shelter and clinic called Nowzad Dogs. The facility has rescued and treated hundreds of street animals in Afghanistan and has helped reunite hundreds of soldiers and contractors with animals they informally adopted while deployed in the country.
Photo Credit: David Gilkey/NPR
Hundreds of people gathered on the National Mall Friday to see if they could break the Guinness World Record for the largest group dressed as comic book characters ever assembled.
It was the kickoff to Awesome Con 2014, a comic book convention that will take place in Washington, D.C., this weekend. In the end, the group came up short by several hundred people to break the world record.
But with so much superhero power concentrated next to the U.S. Capitol, NPR had to ask: Did the caped figures have any advice for Congress?
Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.
- Top two archive photos courtesy of the Museum of the Rockies
- Middle two: Jason Thompson for NPR
- Last two: Maggie Starbard/NPR
I was really happy when Luca agreed to be interviewed for a second time on MULL IT OVER back in February. We have interviewed him once before in September 2009 and I have been eager to get him back ever since. Sage has a wonderful way with his subjects and more often than not will use natural light amazingly. Give a big hand to Luca Sage…
JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?
LUCA SAGE: The only thing I wanted when I was growing up was to play for Arsenal, I didn’t think about anything else. I also remember wanting a plane, a really big plane. I went round the class and wrote down a list of who wanted to be the first passengers. My mate Kevin was going to build it, I would fly it. Anything is possible when you’re six. Funny to think of how even back then I had a desire to jump on a plane and see the World.
JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?
JC: What are you up to right now?
LS: Sitting in my freezing studio sending a file to Harpers Bazaar Australia. Apart from that I’m working on a series of newspapers which should be ready in a few weeks.
JC: Have you had mentors along the way?
LS: My father would love to be listed here so I’ll say my father. Apart from him I’d probably say Mark Power's influence and wise words have always stuck with me and been an inspiration.
JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?
LS: Currently I’m based in Brighton, where you can’t walk the streets without bumping into another photographer.
JC: One piece of advice to photography graduates?
LS: Less thinking, more shooting. Whatever advice somebody gives it’s often more directed at themselves than for others, so obviously I need to shoot more and think less but I think it’s pretty universal these days? And if all else fails, be a plumber, it won’t make you as happy but I’ve never met a poor plumber.
JC: If all else fails - what is your plan B?
LS: Be a contemporary dancer. Or build the plane that I wanted when I was six. Or phone Wenger, they are a bit short this season.
JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community?
LS: Yes I would say so, I used to work from home but it’s not ideal by any means, a shared studio space is much better for photographers these days. Collectives are also a great idea to get your work seen and also be encouraged when the going gets tough. Hang on, why am I not in a collective?