I was intriduged by today's Video Pick (an excellent piece by Garage Magazine) from the perspective of historial fashion journalism. The rise of bloggers and street photographers has increased the visibility and proliferation of fashion images, and I suspect it's the same in every lifestyle segment.
Aside from my work at the New York Institute of Photography, I run an interior design blog, and there are a zillion blogs in my space now (I was an early pioneer back in 2007), and each design event is photographed by dozens of shooters, from pros with DSLRs to smartphone snappers. Sports, fashion, design, celebrities, politics, general news - literally every segment of society is now photographed like - as our video today points out - a parody of reality shows.
We have this sudden urge to document everything and everyone, and then spread the word. Digital photography, the blogosphere, social networks, and smartphones make citizen journalism possible - with its positive and negative connotations. It makes you want to be a much more careful consumer of blogs, magazines, and websites, doesn't it? Let's start to sift through all the images and discern which ones show great photographic technique.
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Click here to watch the New York Institute of Photography video.