The final piece of the spire at One World Trade Center is lifted into place in New York, May 10, 2013. The tower now rises to a symbolic 1776 feet, making it the tallest building in the western hemisphere. INSIDER IMAGES/Gary He (UNITED STATES)
So yes. That was me in the locker room bathroom shooting portraits of the New York Yankees players with my iPhone. This was not my choice, I wasn’t given the option of studio or bathroom stall and decided on the latter.
The NYT’s front-page photo of Alex Rodriguez was shot on an iPhone in the Yankee’s locker room bathroom.
Professional photographer Nick Laham, seen above, said he hadn’t planned on shooting w/ his iPhone, but now Getty Images is licensing his entire Instagram series — of A-Rod, Jeter, Teixeira, Sabathia, et al — on its website.
The NY Post ran a cover story and photo this morning about a man (Ki Suk Han) being pushed onto a NY subway track, and then being struck by a train, killing him. The photographer, working for the NY Post, claims he was unable to help the man, but the photo he took moments before the man’s death, has sparked a heated debate about the events that took place, and whether he could have done more.
From the Post article:
“Post freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi — who had been waiting on the platform of the 49th Street station — ran toward the train, repeatedly firing off his flash to warn the operator.”
“I just started running, running, hoping that the driver could see my flash,” said Abbasi, whose camera captured chilling shots of Suk’s tragic fight for his life.”
On one hand, I could say that the photographer probably could’ve done more than just flashing his camera if he had just dropped everything he had and ran to the guy.
But I won’t contest that so much as the usage of the actual photo in the paper. I mean, was it really necessary?
Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.
I’ve seen each of these photos pop up on my facebook feed. I didn’t repost them. Why? Because of a little thing called photography integrity. (The one above is the most obvious, but makes for a good joke lol)