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Some Photography Books, Yesterday
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Over the previous couple of years, I’ve read quite a great deal of photography books. I’ve lent many within the collection, however, I additionally appear to have purchased, inherited or been gifted very a lot too. Many of the books we see about my staircase here were found inside charity stores or about ebay, nevertheless there are some I paid full retail cost for, plus certain I ordered online to help flickr colleagues.
From left to appropriate, top to bottom:
Mario Testino "Front Row Backstage". Not especially interesting, really. Simply many snapshots (color plus B&W) of the glitterati getting their make-up completed, or changing from 1 stupid ensemble plus into another 1.
Terry Richardson "Terryworld". Art or Porn? Who cares? Many harshly-lit snapshots of Terry plus chums with few clothing on. Your mom wouldn’t like it, however, I do.
Gerry Badger "The Genius of Photography". A tie-in with all the fabulous BBC TV series. It goes into perfect detail regarding the history of photography because an art shape plus qualities function by all of the main players. As an introduction to the photographers whom actually mattered, it can’t be beaten.
John Hedgecoe’s "Introductory Photography Course". One of Hedgecoe’s standard reference functions. Every photographer had a copy inside the 1970s. It covers everything you’d understand about a college course inside movie photography. It’s showing its age today which digital is really common, nevertheless the techniques (including processing plus printing) stay valid.
John Hedgecoe "Photographing People". In-depth consider portrait photography with hundreds of illustration pictures, however to me it all boils right down to getting the model to feel comfortable.
Julian Calder "Making Pictures". A superior introduction guide with "masterclasses" for specific genres (sport, portraits, nonetheless lifetime etc.) Relevant to digital consumers, however, I’ve read better books about composition by the loves of Lee Frost, Martin Freeman plus Bryan Peterson.
Eric Kroll’s "Fetish Girls". This became a birthday present from a nymphomaniac Goth girl. Like much of Taschen’s output, it’s basically porn, plus not the type I’m interested in. If you like rubberwear plus bondage, then fair enough, however, there’s no real "art" inside this book.
"C" (Connect magazine, from Fujifilm Professional). Features an post about Southend’s Dean Chalkley, that additionally took the front plus back cover images of my neighbors Jordan plus Rosie.
"Inspiration". The initial problem of "Publication" from Nick Turpin. Additionally came with certain fabulous prints. Publication about flickr.
Scott Kelby "The Digital Photography Book 1-3". Book 1 is the biggest-selling photography guide of all time, plus rightfully thus. Kelby’s humour grates somewhat, however he packs more valuable secrets into his books than anybody else. I really think you’ll understand more info on how to take a good (digital) picture with Kelby’s series than you’d by studying photography at college, or by utilizing trial plus mistake over a quantity of years. Should you wish To take event pictures, landscapes or merely snapshots of the family, plus we desire those to look pro, we want this book. Book 2 is much more esoteric, with information about studio light plus different gadgets; book 3 more thus. But if you’ve just picked up a camera inside the previous 2 years, we NEED Kelby’s best-seller. (It helped me go from know-nothing to know-it-all inside about 2 hours!)
Jim & Joan McKeown "Collectors Guidebook to Kodak Cameras". Specifications for each Kodak camera produced till 1980. Really worthwhile for Camerapedia.
David Solomons "Underground". Wonderful candid images taken found on the tube. Flickr set just shows a some.
Photo Icons. From Taschen. A amazing set of well-known pictures as well as the fascinating stories behind them.
Martin Parr "Common Sense". A fabulous set of flash-lit macros inside Parr’s inimitable fashion. Close-ups of tacky jewellery, mannequins, disgusting food, as well as the backs of people’s heads abound. Every shot is enjoyable. Parrworld
Charlotte Cotton "The Photograph because Contemporary Art". Contains too much post-modern bullshit (inside the images as well as the text) for my liking, nevertheless is a advantageous round-up of what’s been happening to photography inside the Art World inside the previous several years.
"Joachim Schmid is Martin Parr. Martin Parr is Joachim Scmid". Parr plus Schmid (that both have flickr accounts) are reported inside Cotton’s book. For this thin Blurb edition, Schmid took images inside Parr’s design, plus Parr curated shots from among the Parr-inspired groups about flickr. A couple of my contacts had photos included. The title apparently came from a conversation inside HCSP.
"20th Century Photography". Taschen compendium quite interesting images inside the Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
"A History of Photography". A look from the fabulous archives of George Eastman Home, with pictures from because far back because 1839.
Miss Aniela "Self Gazing". Glossy Photoshopped pictures by one of flickr’s stars. It’s a small too much to take in in 1 go, because it’s all self-portraits as well as the post-work is all-too apparent. Evidently Natalie has been commissioned to create a book regarding how to take self-portraits. Last time I checked, she hardly knew her ISO from her elbow, thus I hope she’s read a few of the books I’ve suggested!
Tiffany Jones "Women inside Mott Street". A perfect antidote to Miss Aniela’s function. This really is a research of haggard older Chinese ladies inside New York’s Chinatown, shot about movie with a 24mm lens. Many of the encounters are hilarious, several are distressing, however all are characterful. It inspired me to test a synonymous thing inside London last week. I bet my shots are crap compared though. :/ tijo’s flickr stream.
Kevin Meredith "Hot Shots". A how-to guide within the master of the LC-A, aka LomoKev. If this doesn’t inspire we to test out the rat’s eye view plus alternative interesting perspectives, then nothing may.
John Garret "K.I.S.S. Guidebook to Photography". Basically it’s "Photography for Dummies", today inside a small structure at a deal cost. Fine because an introductory guide, yet absolutely seeming out-dated. (It’s an APS camera found on the front!)
Various freebie guidebooks from papers, Pentax plus Canon. The type of books that have been provided away with medium-spec compact cameras.
"Time Life Photographer’s Handbook". Small enough to suit inside a pro-bag, nevertheless a half-decent photographer might have learned the key details by heart. Contains information about flash settings, level of field, an exposure chart plus home-development instructions.
Ronald Spillman "Discover Rewarding Photography – The Manual of Russian Equipment". This was published by Zenith UK plus chosen inside the advertising of many imported Soviet cameras including Zenit SLRs, FEDs, Zorkis as well as the Lubitel. Specifications for Soviet cameras plus lenses are offered. It’s charmingly dated, with good samples of "bad fashion" plus info like "The world’s click utilizes more photos of very females than any alternative topic. After all, they are doing result in the globe go round."
Army Photography Contest – 2007 – FMWRC – Arts plus Crafts – Going to Safety
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Army Photography Contest – 2007 – FMWRC – Arts plus Crafts – Going to Safety
Photo By: SMSGT Munnaf Joarder
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U.S. Army Arts plus Crafts History
After World War I the reductions to the Army left the United States with a tiny force. The War Department faced monumental challenges inside preparing for World War II. One of those challenges was soldier morale. Recreational escapades for off duty time will be significant. The arts plus crafts system informally evolved to augment the demands of the War Department.
On January 9, 1941, the Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson, furnished Frederick H. Osborn, a prominent U.S. businessman plus philanthropist, Chairman of the War Department Committee about Education, Recreation plus Community Service.
In 1940 plus 1941, the United States participation inside World War II was more of sympathy plus anticipation than of action. But, different kinds of organizations were interested in methods to aid the war effort. The Museum of Modern Art inside NY was 1 of these organizations. In April, 1941, the Museum announced a poster competition, “Posters for National Defense.” The directors reported “The Museum feels which inside a time of nationwide emergency the artists of the nation are because significant an asset because guys skilled inside additional fields, plus which the nation’s first-rate skill ought to be used by the government for the official shape function… Discussions have been held with officials of the Army as well as the Treasury whom have indicated great enthusiasm…”
In May 1941, the Museum displayed “Britain at War”, a show chosen by Sir Kenneth Clark, director of the National Gallery inside London. The “Prize-Winning Defense Posters” were displayed inside July by September concurrently with “Britain at War.” The massive instant development of the military force meant mobilization kind construction at each camp. Construction was fast; facilities were not fancy; somewhat drab plus depressing.
In 1941, the Fort Custer Army Illustrators, when about strenuous war games maneuvers inside Tennessee, recorded the exercise The Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Feb. 1942), described their function. “Results were astonishingly good; they showed severe devotion …to the cause of depicting the Army scene with unvarnished realism along with a great ability to capture this scene within the soldier’s viewpoint. Civilian amateur plus pro artists had been changed into soldier-artists. Reality plus simple documentation had supplanted (replaced) the older romantic glorification plus fake dramatization of war as well as the slick suavity (charm) of commercial drawing.”
“In August of last year, Fort Custer Army Illustrators held an exhibition, the initial of its type inside the unique Army, at the Camp Service Club. Soldiers that saw the exhibition, many of who had not been inside an art gallery, liked it completely. Civilian visitors, too, came plus admired. The function of the group showed them a fresh aspect of the Army; there were several phases of Army lifetime they had not enjoyed or been aware of before. Newspapers created much of it plus, most crucial, the Army approved. Army officials saw it wasn’t just authentic information, however, which here became a source of enlivenment (vitalization) to the Army along with a vivid medium for conveying the Army’s reasons plus processes to civilians plus soldiers.”
Brigadier General Frederick H. Osborn plus War Department leaders were worried considering some soldiers were utilizing the off duty recreation regions which were accessible. Army commanders recognized which efficiency is straight correlated with morale, plus which morale is mostly determined within the way inside that an individual spends his own spare time. Army morale enlargement from positive off duty recreation programs is important inside fight staging regions.
To motivate soldier utilize of programs, the facilities drab plus uninviting environment had to be improved. A system utilizing talented artists plus craftsmen to decorate day room, mess halls, recreation halls plus alternative places of general assembly was established by the Facilities Section of Special Services. The cause was to offer an environment which might reflect the military custom, accomplishments as well as the high quality of military existence. The fact which this function was to be performed by the males themselves had the added advantage of contributing to the esprit de corps (teamwork, or group spirit) of the device.
The program was initial tested inside October of 1941, at Camp Davis, North Carolina. A studio workshop was set up along with a group of soldier artists were located about specialized duty to shape plus decorate the facilities. Additionally, night recreation art classes were scheduled 3 instances a week. A next test was established at Fort Belvoir, Virginia a month later. The achievement of these programs cause more installations requesting the system.
After Pearl Harbor was bombed, the Museum of Modern Art furnished Mr. James Soby, to the position of Director of the Armed Service System about January 15, 1942. The next system became a mixture of occupational therapy, exhibitions plus morale-sustaining escapades.
Through the efforts of Mr. Soby, the museum system included; a show of Fort Custer Army Illustrators function from February by April 5, 1942. The museum furthermore included the function of soldier-photographers inside this display. On May 6, 1942, Mr. Soby opened an art sale of functions donated by museum members. The sale was to raise funds for the Soldier Art System of Special Services Division. The volume of these proceeds were to be selected to offer facilities plus contents for soldier artists inside Army camps throughout the nation.
Members of the Museum had responded with paintings, sculptures, watercolors, gouaches, drawings, etchings plus lithographs. Hundreds of functions were received, including oils by Winslow Homer, Orozco, John Kane, Speicher, Eilshemius, de Chirico; watercolors by Burchfield plus Dufy; drawings by Augustus John, Forain plus Berman, plus prints by Cezanne, Lautrec, Matisse plus Bellows. The War Department program utilizing soldier-artists to decorate plus better buildings plus grounds worked. Many artists that had been drafted into the Army volunteered to paint murals inside waiting room plus clubs, to decorate dayrooms, plus to land grounds. For every artist at the job there were a 1000 troops that watched. These bystanders clamored to engage, plus classes inside attracting, painting, sculpture plus photography were available. Larger functioning area plus more instructors were needed to satisfy the growing need. Civilian art instructors plus regional communities assisted to satisfy this cultural need, by providing volunteer training plus facilities.
Many proceeds within the Modern Museum of Art sale were selected to print 25,000 booklets called “Interior Design plus Soldier Art.” The booklet showed samples of soldier-artist murals which decorated places of general assembly. It became a guide to organizing, planning plus executing the soldier-artist system. The balance of the art sale proceeds were employed to buy the initial arts plus crafts furnishings for 350 Army installations inside the USA.
In November, 1942, General Somervell guided a group of artists be chosen plus dispatched to active theaters to paint war scenes with all the stipulation which soldier artists wouldn’t paint inside lieu of military responsibilities.
Aileen Osborn Webb, sister of Brigadier General Frederick H. Osborn, introduced the American Crafts Council inside 1943. She was an early champion of the Army system.
While soldiers were participating inside fixed facilities inside the USA, countless troops were being shipped abroad to Europe as well as the Pacific (1942-1945). They had extended periods of idleness plus waiting inside staging regions. At which time the wounded were sleeping inside hospitals, both about land plus inside ships at sea. The War Department plus Red Cross responded by buying kits of arts plus crafts tools plus supplies to distribute to “these restless personnel.” A range of tiny “Handicraft Kits” were distributed free from charge. Leathercraft, celluloid etching, knotting plus braiding, metal tooling, attracting plus clay modeling are samples of the kinds of kits transmitted.
In January, 1944, the Interior Design Soldier Artist system was more properly called the “Arts plus Crafts Section” of Special Services. The mission was “to fulfill the all-natural human want to create, offer solutions for self-expression, serve older abilities plus develop new ones, plus support the whole recreation system by construction function, publicity, plus design.”
The National Army Art Contest was planned for the late fall of 1944. In June of 1945, the National Gallery of Art inside Washington D.C., for the first-time inside its history opened its facilities for the exhibition of the soldier art plus photography submitted to the contest. The “Infantry Journal, Inc.” printed a tiny paperback booklet containing 215 photos of images displayed inside the National Gallery of Art.
In August of 1944, the Museum of Modern Art, Armed Forces System, organized an art center for veterans. Abby Rockefeller, inside specific, had a sturdy interest inside this project. Soldiers were invited to sketch, paint, or model beneath the guidance of experienced artists plus craftsmen. Victor d’Amico, whom was inside charge of the Museum’s Education Department, was quoted inside Russell Lynes book, Great Old Modern: An Intimate Portrait of the Museum of Modern Art. “I asked 1 other why he had taken up art plus he mentioned, So, I simply returned from destroying everything. I prepared up my notice which when I ever got from the Army plus from the war I was not going to destroy another thing inside my lifetime, plus I decided which art was the thing which I might do.” Another man mentioned to d’Amico, “Art is a lot like a superior night’s rest. You come away refreshed at peace.”
In late October, 1944, an Arts plus Crafts Branch of Special Services Division, Headquarters, European Theater of Operations was established. A flexible system of handcrafts flourished amidst the Army job troops.
The improved interest inside crafts, instead of fine arts, at this time cause a brand-new name for the program: The “Handicrafts Branch.”
In 1945, the War Department published a new guide, “Soldier Handicrafts”, to aid apply this new focus. The guide contained instructions for setting up crafts facilities, choosing and improvising tools plus equipment, plus standard info about a range of arts plus crafts.
As the Army moved from a fight to a peacetime part, most crafts stores inside the United States were built with woodworking energy machinery for construction of furnishings plus objects for individual living. Based on this unique trend, inside 1946 the system was again renamed, this time because “Manual Arts.”
At the same time, overseas programs were today employing regional artists plus craftsmen to work the crafts facilities plus instruct inside a range of arts plus crafts. These very experienced, indigenous instructors helped to stimulate the soldiers’ interest inside the respective native cultures plus artifacts. Thousands of troops abroad were encouraged to record their experiences about movie. These pictures offered an invaluable signifies of correspondence between troops plus their families back house.
Whenever the war ended, the Navy had a fast of architects plus draftsmen about contract to shape ships. Because there was clearly no longer a need for more ships, they were provided a hot assignment: To develop a series of instructional guides for arts plus crafts. These were called “Hobby Manuals.” The Army was impressed with all the standard of the Navy manuals plus had them reprinted plus adopted for employ by Army troops. By 1948, the arts plus crafts practiced throughout the Army were thus different plus diverse which the system was renamed “Hobby Shops.” The initially “Interservice Photography Contest” was held inside 1948. Every service is qualified to send 2 years of their winning entries forward for the bi-annual interservice contest. In 1949, the initial All Army Crafts Contest was equally held. When again, it was well-defined which the system title, “Hobby Shops” was misleading plus overlapped into different types of recreation.
In January, 1951, the system was designated because “The Army Crafts System.” The system was known because an important Army recreation activity together with sports, libraries, service clubs, soldier shows plus soldier music. In the official statement of mission, expert leadership was emphasized to insure a balanced, progressive schedule of arts plus crafts will be performed inside well-equipped, appealing facilities about all Army installations.
The system was today defined inside terms of the “Basic Seven Program” that included: drawing plus painting; ceramics plus sculpture; metal work; leathercrafts; model building; photography plus woodworking. These programs were to be performed frequently inside facilities termed as the “multiple-type crafts store.” For practical factors, these facilities were split into 3 separate technical regions for woodworking, photography as well as the arts plus crafts.
During the Korean Conflict, the Army Crafts system used the personnel plus stores inside Japan to train soldiers to instruct crafts inside Korea.
The mid-1950s saw more soldiers with vehicles as well as the should repair their cars was known at Fort Carson, Colorado, by the craft director. Soldiers familiar with crafts stores knew which they had tools so automotive crafts were established. By 1958, the Engineers published an Official Design Guidebook about Crafts Shops plus Car Crafts Shops. In 1959, the initial All Army Art Contest was held. When more, the Army Crafts System responded to the requires of soldiers.
In the 1960’s, the war inside Vietnam had been a hot challenge for the Army Crafts System. The system had 3 degrees of support; fixed facilities, mobile trailers tailored because transportable pic labs, plus again a “Kit System.” The kit system originated at Headquarters, Department of Army, plus it proven to be popular with soldiers.
Tom Turner, now a well-known studio potter, became a soldier at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina inside the 1960s. In the December 1990 / January 1991 “American Crafts” magazine, Turner, whom had been a graduate student inside art school whenever he was drafted, mentioned the system was “a godsend.”
The Army Artist System was re-initiated inside cooperation with all the Office of Military History to document the war inside Vietnam. Soldier-artists were diagnosed plus groups were created to draw plus paint the occasions of the fight. Exhibitions of these soldier-artist functions were yielded plus toured throughout the USA.
In 1970, the authentic name of the system, “Arts plus Crafts”, was restored. In 1971, the “Arts plus Crafts/Skills Development Program” was established for budget presentations plus construction projects.
After the Vietnam demobilization, a fresh focus was located about service to families plus youngsters of soldiers. To meet this new challenge inside an environment of funding constraints the arts plus crafts system started charging fees for classes. More part-time personnel were employed to teach formal classes. Additionally, a need for more technical-vocational abilities training for military personnel was met by close coordination with Army Education Programs. Army arts plus crafts directors worked with soldiers throughout “Project Transition” to develop soldier abilities for fresh jobs inside the public sector.
The principal challenge inside the 1980s plus 90s was, plus is, to become “self-sustaining.” Directors have been forced to locate more techniques to create improved revenue to aid defray the reduction of appropriated funds plus to pay for the non-appropriated funds expenses of the system. Programs have added plus improved focus about services like, pic framing, gallery sales, engraving plus trophy sales, etc… New programs like multi-media computer images appeal to buyers of the 1990’s.
The Gulf War presented the Army with several familiar challenges like personnel off duty amount of time in staging regions. Department of Army volunteer civilian recreation experts were transmitted to Saudi Arabia inside January, 1991, to organize recreation programs. Arts plus crafts supplies were transmitted to the theatre. An Army Humor Cartoon Contest was performed for the soldiers inside the Gulf, plus arts plus crafts programs were set as much as meet soldier interests.
The improved operations tempo of the ‘90’s Army has again placed focus about meeting the “recreation demands of deployed soldiers.” Arts plus crafts escapades along with a range of programs are assets commanders need to satisfy the deployment challenges of these especially different situations.
The Army arts plus crafts system, regardless of exactly what it has been titled, has produced certain specific contributions for the military plus the society for the most part. Army arts plus crafts refuses to fit the narrow description of attracting plus painting or generating ceramics, nevertheless the much bigger sense of arts plus crafts. It is painting plus drawing. It equally encompasses:
* all types of shape. (cloth, dresses, home products, meals, vases, houses, cars, landscapes, computers, copy machines, desks, commercial machines, weapon systems, air crafts, roads, etc…)
* used development (photography, images, woodworking, sculpture, metal smithing, weaving plus textiles, sewing, advertising, enameling, stained glass, pottery, charts, graphs, graphic aides plus even formats for correspondence…)
* a technique of generating understanding fun, useful plus meaningful (by the task of designing plus creating an object the creator should choose that contents plus techniques to employ, therefore engaging inside creative condition solving plus discovery) abilities taught have military applications.
* a method to get standard products plus cut costs by doing-it-yourself (generating furniture, presents, repairing elements …).
* a method to follow university credit, by about post classes.
* a universal plus non-verbal code (the pic is value a 1000 words).
* food for the human psyche, an element of morale which enables individual expression (freedom).
* the celebration of human spirit plus quality (the highest shape of public recognition is from the devoted monument).
* bodily plus mental therapy (engine talent development, strain reduction, etc…).
* an activity which promotes self-reliance plus self-esteem.
* the record of mankind, plus inside this case, of the Army.
What might the planet be like now when this usually unknown system had not existed? To quantitatively state the total impact of the system found on the globe is impossible. Millions of soldier people have been straight plus indirectly exposed to arts plus crafts considering this system existed. One activity, photography could give a clue to its impact. Soldiers encouraged to take images, beginning with WW II, have shared those pictures with family plus neighbors. Classes inside “How to Utilize a Camera” to “How to Develop Film plus Print Pictures” were instrumental inside soldiers seeing the results of utilizing standard equipment. A advantageous camera plus lens might create a big difference inside the standard of the print. They purchased the best of the line equipment. Whenever they were discharged within the Army or house about leave this modern equipment was showed to the family plus neighbors. Without this encouragement plus exposure to photography numerous wouldn’t have recorded their individual experiences or recognized the difference standard equipment can create. Families plus neighbors wouldn’t have had the chance to “see” the environment their soldier was living in without these images. Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, Panama, etc… were far away places that many had not visited.
As the twenty initially century approaches, the forecasts for an arts renaissance by Megatrends 2000 appear realistic based found on the Army Arts plus Crafts System experience. In the April ‘95 problem of “American Demographics” magazine, an post titled “Generation X” completely supports which this really is indeed the case now. Television plus computers have greatly provided to “Generation X” being more interested inside the graphic arts plus crafts.
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Tokyo Photography Tips: Create your jobs from social media
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Many photographers sit about waiting to receive calls. The unpleasant truth is the fact that was not a wise method to receive jobs, in the active climate it is very impossible. The economy inside Tokyo is officially terrible, plus social media (even inside Tokyo) has greatly diminished the energy, influence, plus therefore income of publications. Factors are changing quickly plus Japanese businesses are finally accepting social media because a worthwhile method to advertise. Even my regional grocery shop, a tiny hole-in-the-wall spot, has a twitter account they advertise to allow visitors recognize how much lettuce is this week.
Magazines around Tokyo are really trying. The ones which survive is magazines like the Japan Times which saw the change coming plus modified to the fresh means the globe communicates, gets its information, plus does company. One consider fashion publications inside Tokyo informs the entire story. Famous models have bigger followings than the publications they appear inside. Should you are a Japanese model plus frequently appear found on the cover of the magazine like "S-Cawaii" you are able to anticipate to have an audience about 80-100,000 a day see a website. Here is an illustration of 1 these website with those numbers by Kana Hoshino.
What does this mean for photographers? Actually it really is wonderful information. Everyone today has the force to self-publish, that is what each ambitious photographer ought to be doing. Use the authority of print publications inside combination with all the influence plus numbers of social media plus you are able to create your commercial jobs. Not people are carrying this out thus it really is a ideal time to establish oneself because a commercial photographer capable of placing together social media advertisments. Instead of presenting oneself because simply somebody that creates pictures, you are able to market oneself because both the creator of amazing media as well as the distribution channel through the models we have contacts with. Instead of waiting for jobs, go out plus create them.
Example: The movie below is an illustration of the project I place together for Mercedes Benz, Maria Hietanen, Hiroko Mima (Miss Universe Japan) plus Metropolis. The media built from this shoot was selected by every party inside a different method (blogs, print, FB, youtube) for marketing reasons.
Please feel free to contact me for information on how I may aid a company take benefit of advertising by social media or in the event you have any issues or comments.