Status report (and a quiet open call)

Since my last post, I have been acting according to The Plan – and even though karma doesn’t seem to be on my side just yet, things are definitely happening.

A few months ago, I decided to learn the ins and outs of photobook creation and become a designer of those wonderful things myself. I had enough of organised training for a while, therefore I am going for self-study this time. I have been doing online courses at my own pace ever since and reading books that are related. I have been in the graphic design business for quite a while, but there is still so much to learn!

I’m also trying to become an intern at some place where I could pick up even more, on the job. Real life stuff. And this is the part of the deal that turned out to be truly difficult: I contacted several people I would love to learn from. A few of them replied to my emails, I even had a meeting, but it will take time to get any further. I knew it wouldn’t be a piece of cake to find an internship alongside the job I need to keep, but I for sure didn’t expect it to be this big of a challenge. I’m not going to give up though!

Now, I am toying with the idea of finding some photographers that wouldn’t mind trusting someone inexperienced handling their work. Should you know anyone that might be interested, do let me know.


Weekly This and That – W30

And here it comes, the list of articles not to miss:

  • Jörg M. Colberg’s Forms and Functions of Photobooks (Part 2) is ready for all the ones dreaming about creating their own photobook(s).
  • The winners of Pride Photo Award 2014. It really was a wonderful thing to be there with the jury.

Not new but an evergreen:

  • Kenneth Jarecke’s superb interview with Karen Mullarkey. Thank goodness there is a 2nd part, right here.

A project to watch:

  • Modern Day Slavery“A project of the NOOR Foundation intended to emphasize the urgency and visually address the issues at stake concerning slavery in our world today.”

Weekly This and That – W20

This week’s selection:

Weekly This and That – W16

I’ve been busy reinventing (rediscovering) myself in the last couple of months or so and I hope also this blog will be (much) more soon than these weekly posts. For the time being please see the links below to see what I found the most interesting in the world of photography this week: