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Photographer sues Getty Images for selling photos she donated to public

(Source: arstechnica.com)

A well-known American photographer has now sued Getty Images and other related companies—she claims they have been wrongly been selling copyright license for over 18,000 of her photos that she had already donated to the public for free, via the Library of Congress. 528 more words


How to take stunning summer action shots on your phone: tips from a genius Olympic photographer

In her nearly 20 years documenting ball games, boxing matches, Olympic speed skating competitions, and every sport in between, Getty Images photographer Elsa Garrison picked up a few ideas about what makes a good action shot: Great lighting. 1,019 more words

The Sight of Death

I really enjoyed listening to T.J. Clark speak here about The Sight of Death, ten years after it was published. Of late, it’s a work that’s been particularly central to my thinking. 10 more words

Eyes wide open / Ojos completamente abiertos

Mosaic fountain, east garden, Getty Villa, Malibu, California (2016)

(English version follows below) La mente humana pareciera oscilar entre dos estados opuestos:consciencia e inconsciencia. En el uno, estamos atentos con los cinco sentidos afilados y vigilantes. 277 more words


Getty in the Summer

while my LA people
are working
i have b drop me off
at the Getty

(–> Summer Solstice Vlog)


tales from the getty villa

My wife and I took a short trip to Machado Silvetti’s Getty Villa a few months ago.  I brought along my sketchbook and put down a few details, ideas, or forms that I found fascinating – from the archaeological ‘Roman’ architecture of the Villa proper, Machado Silvetti’s modernist interventions, or the ancient Roman and Greek antiquities housed inside, including that splendid bronze staircase ( 6 more words


Driving In the Golden Hour

Driving along during the early morning golden hour, I hit my brakes when I saw this scene of sunlight streaming through tree branches. There was a place to park off the road, so I was able to park and get out and work with the scene for several minutes– just composing and making variations as the light rapidly changed. 64 more words