Archive for January, 2017

Emerging photographer Jess Gleeson’s advice for students

Emerging photographer Jess Gleeson has been capturing spectacular images at concerts and shows – she spoke with Student Clique about “cracking” the industry and what keeps her motivated. When I was a kid and I went to shows, I'd always take along my small Canon PowerShot and spent the entire time worrying about getting good photos than actually focusing on the show.

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Artist defends nude portrait of Korea’s Park after brush with law

A supporter of South Korean President Park Geun-hye defaces a painting titled "Dirty Sleep" at the National Assembly in SeoulAn impressionist-style painting of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye lying in the nude has caused a new uproar in a country already engulfed in a corruption scandal and political crisis. Conservative supporters of Park, who has been stripped of her powers as she awaits a decision on her impeachment, took down the painting on Tuesday as it hung in an exhibition of works featuring Park, and threw it on the floor, media said. Police were called to control the situation and arrested the Park supporters on charges of damaging property, Yonhap news agency said.

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Museum head defies Russian Orthodox Church over cathedral

FILE - This is a Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 file photo of an aerial view of St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Hermitage Museum Director Mikhail Piotrovsky has urged the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in a letter Wednesday Jan. 25 2017, to recall its bid for a landmark St. Petersburg cathedral. Several hundred people have rallied outside the iconic St. Isaac's Cathedral earlier this month, fearing that its transferal from the city to the church may inhibit public access. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The director of a museums' association has urged the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church to recall its bid to take control of St. Petersburg's landmark cathedral, a move that has inflamed public passions in Russia.

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X-ray photography from the inside out with Nick Veasey

Plenty of revealing photography is done behind closed doors, but rarely are the doors as heavy as those used by Nick Veasey or the result quite as revealing. Veasey is an x-ray photographer, a process that involves putting plenty between he and his subjects to delve deeply into them.

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Opening Ceremony swap runway for an evening at the ballet

NEW YORK (AP) — The fashion label Opening Ceremony never disappoints when it comes to finding inventive ways to present its wares at New York Fashion Week. It has shown its clothes next to a wall oozing chocolate. It has sent models deliberately pratfalling down the runway. It has presented full theatrical productions.

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