Posts by: Alison Zavos

The Best Links of the Week (January 26-30)

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • Ira Glass gives creatives the best pep talk ever [Omeleto]
  • ’20 Unbelievable Photos of Pollution in China’ [DeMilked]
  • ‘Divers get caught in a whale’s poopnado, says it feels like swimming in chocolate milk’ [Lost At E Minor]
  • We can’t stop looking at Miss Universe 2015 contestants in costume [Imgur]
  • ‘What Can a Pregnant Photojournalist Cover? Everything’ []
  • “You can kill some of us, but Japan is a peaceful and happy land, with fast Internet. So go to hell.” [Buzzfeed]
  • “Wouldn’t you want to know in advance if your photo was going to be on the front page of The New York Times?” [Poynter]
  • Conceptual photographer makes USB drives that look exactly like severed human thumbs [PetaPixel]

The Best Photo Links of the Week (Jan 19-23)


© Cooper Neill

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • ‘Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Staff Photographers’ [NPPA]
  • 18-year-old Stanley Kubrick photographs the NYC subway [Mashable]
  • What the world’s largest fresh water lake looks like frozen [Core77]
  • ‘Photo LA Is Not Art Basel, and That’s OK’ [Hyperallergic]
  • ‘From Mad Men Secretary to One of the Best Picture Editors of All Time’ [Medium]
  • 46 of the best photos from young European photographers [LensCulture]

The Best Photo Links of the Week (Jan 12-16)


The bullet-riddled mugshots. Pic: NBC6 via Twitter

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • ‘Cops Used Black Mugshots for Target Practice’ [Sky News]
  • Before and after pics show the difference a loving home can make in the life of a shelter dog or cat [Bored Panda]
  • ‘The Woman Who’s Allergic to the World’ [Narratively]
  • Grey prison jumpsuits at the Golden Globes [The Onion]
  • ‘Ruddy Roye captures black life on Instagram’ [BBC]
  • ‘These six women are all that’s left of people born in the 1800s’ [Lost at E Minor]

The Best Photo Links of the Week (Jan 5 – 9)


From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • We can thank Kim Kardashian for the ‘belfie’ [PetaPixel]
  • ‘It’s interesting to see how photographs themselves become a language through the repetition of aesthetics and subjects.’ [Huck Magazine]
  • What bookseller has the most popular account on Instagram? [Cool Hunting]
  • ‘Contrary to popular belief, moving to Bushwick, Brooklyn, this summer does not make you an artist.’ [Brain Pickings]
  • ’30 Art-Writing Clichés to Ditch in the New Year’ [artnet]
  • A list of the best 44 photobooks of 2014 compiled from lists of photobooks [Fotografia Magazine]
  • Joan Didion takes a stab at modeling [DesignTAXI]

The Best Photo Links of the Week (Dec 29 – Jan 2)


Photomicrograph of a snowflake, Wilson A. Bentley, American, 1865 – 1931, ca. 1920. Collodion or gelatin printing out paper (POP) print / George Eastman House Collection

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • “What professionals need to understand is the value of a photograph lies not on how much it has cost to produce but on how many viewers it will attract.” [Thoughts of a Bohemian]
  • Interview with White House Photographer Pete Souza [PetaPixel]
  • Fashion week attendees reveal the cost of their outfits [Lost at E Minor]
  • ‘The 50 Most Exciting Artists of 2014′ [artnet News]
  • Remembering the Journalists Who Died Doing Their Jobs in 2014 [Newsweek]
  • ‘Celebrating 80 Years of Associated Press’ Wirephoto’ [TIME]
  • (Mainly Celebrity) Selfies of the Year [CNN]

Start 2015 Feeling Thankful: These 27 Photos Will Help You Get There


Big feet, little feet 2 © Aleksandar Garevski


Wellington, New Zealand, April 2012 © Camus Wyatt


Family Traits © Sara Rubinstein

For our latest show, we asked photographers to submit images depicting what they are thankful for. Along with children, pets and loved ones, we also included a little boy “surf shopping” in Walmart, a beloved childhood treehouse and a stunning light-filled kitchen in Brooklyn. This show is a good reminder to stop and appreciate those tender, fleeting moments. Happy New Year!

Congratulations to top three winners Aleksandar Garevski, Camus Wyatt, and Sara Rubinstein, who will receive a one year subscription to Squarespace, an online publishing platform designed with photographers in mind. With award-winning design, domains, commerce, hosting, and 24/7 support, Squarespace helps photographers discover more ways to market themselves and expand their business.

The Best Photo Links of the Week (Dec 22-26)


© Andre D. Wagner

From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • Andre D. Wagner talks photography [PetaPixel]
  • ‘Making Street Photography in a Cynical Age’ [BagNews]
  • Toronto gallery buys entire collection of Vivian Maier negatives [Street Shootr]
  • Some of the best B&W photos of the year [LensCulture]
  • ‘Behind the Scenes Photos from Stephen King’s The Shining’ [Lost at E Minor]
  • Spectacular Ice Formations in Slovenia [Colossal]
  • Captivating documentary about “the messy intersection of motherhood and artistic expression” [Vimeo]

Call for Submissions: Photos Depicting What You’re Thankful For


© Fred Huening

Photographers, this is your chance to take a step back, stop the online shopping for a second, and show the world what you are thankful for. This is our most open ended call for submissions yet- and yes, we expect (and welcome) lots of photos of pets, babies, and loved ones, but we also want to see the less obvious: everything from your favorite foods to your favorite vacation spot to your favorite pair of kicks, surprise us!

Step Right Up: Our Latest Group Show Takes You to the State Fair


Clackamas County Fair on August 17, 2012 © Leah Nash


Pizza © Bruce Booher

Andrea Bonisoli Alquati_02

The race. South Carolina State Fair, Columbia, SC, 2011 © Andrea Bonisoli Alquati

Our latest group show examines the weird, wild and wonderful state fair. Our juror Kat Kiernan selected photographs from Feature Shoot readers that encompass the raw and exciting energy of these traveling shows across the country.

Congratulations to Bruce Booher, Leah Nash, and Andrea Bonisoli Alquati, who will receive a one-year subscription to Squarespace, the innovative website publishing platform perfect for photographers. They make it simple to create professional websites that are 100% customizable, making web design accessible to everyone. Complete with award-winning designs, hosting, domains, commerce, and 24/7 support, Squarespace offers photographers more ways to market themselves and grow their business.

We Interviewed Keren Sachs About What it Means to Be a Photographer Represented by Offset


© Peter Adams / Offset


© Charles Gullung / Offset

Since Feature Shoot started working with Offset six months ago, we’ve had a lot of inquires from photographers who are curious about selling their work through the agency. We thought it was a good time to speak with Keren Sachs, Director, Content Development in order to gain some insight into their process, what types of images (and photographers) they are looking for, and what images are most likely to sell well.