Julia Child’s husband, Paul Childs, took the photos that illustrated her first books. It’s no accident his work was at a professional level – he had been taking pictures for decades. Before he and Julia moved back to the U.S., while living in France he was friends with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Napa, and Edward Steichen. He even used their printer, the legendary Pierre Gassmann. The Lens Blog in the New York Times previews images of France and Julia Child never seen before now. From the new book France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child.
The Unseen Julia Child
Learning about art school can be more fun than actually going to art school. And much less anxiety-producing. Here’s a short cartoon-graphic as proof by Walter Scott in The New Yorker:
Wendy’s Guide to Art Grad School
Two of the smartest people in journalism and media are David Remnick, writer and Editor of the The New Yorker, and A.G. Sulzberger, the Publisher of the New York Times. They’re seriously smart regarding the massive, never-ending changes in their world, while striving to be ethical, professional communicators. What is billed as an interview by Remnick of Sulzberger is more like eavesdropping on a fascinating, relevant-to-our-times conversation.
A Conversation with A. G. Sulzberger, the New Leader of the New York Times
Newsletters are one of the best ways to stay in touch with clients and potential clients; they consistently have an “open-rate” that make them the envy of any online ad. Newsletter technology has gotten cheaper and easier to use, but you still want to send emails people will want to open, or at least read. The Nielsen Norman Group, a respected source of effective design for the screen, has a short video tutorial on three design elements worth paying attention to. While you’re at the site, be sure to subscribe to their own newsletter, it’s packed with good information.
3 UX Tips for Better Newsletters and Marketing Emails
For creative entrepreneurs of any kind, licensing is part of the lifeblood of maintaining an income stream. Here is a great example of the value of limiting licensing, as opposed to unlimited licenses. From the really terrific blog Pricing & Negotiating that appears on the the equally terrific A Photo Editor blog.
Pricing & Negotiating: Licensing Extension
Microsoft was not on photographer Charles O’Rear’s mind while he was driving down a country road. He was, as always, simply on the lookout for a good shot. The blue sky and green grass that is the background for Microsoft Windows XP was that good shot. Here how it happened. From the website Artsy.
The Story Behind the World’s Most Famous Desktop Background
In 1964, many years after high school, Richard Avendon and his high school friend James Baldwin published Nothing Personal, which was re-published last fall along with a lot of new and extra material, including Avendon out-takes. The introduction, excerpted here, is by Hilton Als, Pulitzer-prize winning critic on the staff of The New Yorker, who knew Avedeon – the first staff photographer the magazine ever had. From the New Yorker’s own Photo Booth blog.
Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Joint Examination of American Identity