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Great way to start 2014!

NEAT Production for Ryka. Photographer: Tuan Lee

Mr. Brown Schools Us

I believe this is what is known as a ‘don’t miss’:

The Crack

Years ago, a friend gave me a copy of ‘The Crack, A Year in Belfast” by Sally Belfrage. With a strong and pure voice, Ms. Belfrage wrote about the ‘Troubles’ through interviews with women Protestant and Catholic who brought home the bleak horror of living in a war zone and the price exacted no matter where or how one prays. Those stories left me with a bitter taste in my mouth that has only worsened as the human race cries amnesia and repeats age old cycles

Today, my friend and colleague Julie Grahame, AKA ACurator(http://acurator.com/#/2/153/0) gave me a heads up on a project by photojournalist Marissa Roth, an upcoming show at the Museum of Tolerance that is the culmination of a decades long journey into war from the perspective of women round the world – from Cambodia to Northern Ireland to the USofA: One Person Crying: Women and War.

She needs a bit of help to finish mounting the exhibition, so give a sister a hand, huh?

Kickstarter is making it easy: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2025461254/one-person-crying-women-and-war

Thanks…oh and if you find a copy of ‘The Crack’, let me know, ok? I lent mine out years ago and its out of print. Would really like to revisit it.

This just in: OJO Images takes the West by storm!

This just in: OJO Images takes the West by storm!

Mix up:

  • 50 models
  • 6 locations
  • vintage prop cars, surfboards, computers, conference tables and a long list of all the props you can think of
  • stunning wardrobe
  • gorgeous weather
  • 2 energetic, focused art directors armed with creative briefs
  • 2 mad talented photographers
  • the hardest working, most positive, can-do, innovative crew known to the Western world
  • 5 days

Add a bit of NEAT and the result is Stock that is definitely top drawer, unexpected and sure to spark the creative buyer for some time! See more here on the OJO site.


Dream project… no, I mean deviantART project

For a great deal of last year I was working on building a Microstock collection for deviantART to be distributed on Fotolia . It has been truly one of most engaging, visually compelling and diverse projects of my career. DeviantART is the world’s largest online community for artists and art enthusiasts. Created to entertain, inspire and empower artists and art lovers, deviantART features an extensive and evolving platform used to exhibit, promote and discover art and interact with members. After many initial meetings, and wrapping my head around the brief, I was able to enlist a dream team of techies, project managers and photo editors to build the infrastructure, dive deep into the talent on the site, and recruit the artists.The artists span the globe, and range from the very young, who have just discovered the voice that a camera can provide, to established photographers curious about stock.

The results of our labor launched this week. A collection that, if we did our job, will successfully illustrate stock concepts with a …well… slightly deviant slant.

Mad props to the team – Jim Hudak, Stephanie Fowler, Sheridan Stancliff and Brantlea Newbury, to deviantART for the opportunity and creative freedom; but, most of all, to the artists of deviantART.

If you have not dug in to explore all that deviantART has to offer, its worth a stroll…


Of Silent Auctions, Saturday Nights and the Gulf of Mexico

I will bet that on Saturday, October 23rd throughout the course of the day, we will all spend $25.00 on entertainment, dining, holiday shopping (uh, yes…its getting to be that time of year…). In view of this, NEAT has a suggestion:

This is the only place  we can think of where your 25 bucks will provide an evening with amazing food, drink, the opportunity to bid on an amazing array of goodies (Need a new flatscreen tv? How about a site from livebooks? career coaching? Gorgeous prints from acclaimed photographers?) with all proceeds going to support the NWF and their work in the Gulf Cleanup.

You can get your tickets and more info at the ASPP site. You can still donate items too. You just can’t bid against me, I mean NEAT.

Visual Connections

For image buyers and researchers, Visual Connections (formerly PictureHouse) is the one event created and tailored specifically for them providing a setting to meet with image suppliers from around the world providing an opportunity to find new sources and to meet one on one with long time vendors.

Last year, a ‘salon’ of informal educational sessions was introduced (produced by NEAT!) and received rave reviews.  Invited back to produce and create an even stronger program for 2010, we armed ourselves with surveys from last years attendees and have created what we believe to be the perfect complement to the expo.

Very pleased to announce the schedule for October 13, 2010: Seminars and Sessions at Visual Connections.

The day launches with a morning session with industry  Copyright expert Nancy Wolff and PACASearch, the days’ schedule includes a look at industry change and career overview with Picscout, a tutorial on the tools available on the net –  Digital Toolbox with ASPP, a panel on the rapidly morphing world of footage by Footage.info and a very special presentation created specifically for the Visual Connection by the ADC ; Photographs More Than Words.

This has been a valuable opportunity for NEAT to work with a wide variety of professionals within our industry to develop and create what we know to be a thought-provoking and relevant adjunct to the not-to-be missed Visual Connections.

Mr. Brown

So, everybody blogs and then blogs about everybody blogging, right? Well, kinda…

Do we really have that much to say that matters? That depends…

But this is really good and we are not saying that just because we know Mr. Brown personally.

Mr. Brown’s Blog

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