Painted Hills, taken during my trip to Arkaroola earlier this year. Phase One XF 150MP, 80mm Schneider lens, 1/500 second @ f3.5, ISO 320.
Why is it so hard to know who took a photo in a magazine or on a website, yet the author of the story (or words) that the photographs accompany is always attributed?
In Australia, moral rights requires a publisher to credit the photographer and it's not something they can generally weasel out of. However, there are lots of grey areas, such as advertising pages which the magazine publisher doesn't produce or when a photograph is purchased from a stock library, because sometimes the stock library doesn't tell you who the photographer is!
However, often when a publisher does attribute a photographer, why is the photo credit tiny and tucked away where it can hardly be seen (e.g. in the gutter of a magazine), while the author of the words is up big, bold and at the beginning of the story?
I've recently pre-ordered a copy of Grant Dixon's new book, WILD LIGHT. It's partly a case of book publishers buying each other's work, partly because I love Grant's photos. I also bought his previous photo book, Winter Light, published in 2020 and now out of print. Good on him for selling out!
WILD LIGHT contains 95 sublime images of the wild Tasmanian landscape, including its rocky basement, cloak of vegetation and rugged mountains, and also features Tasmania’s sub-Antarctic outpost, Macquarie Island. And it will be a top quality book in the Tasmanian tradition of fine art productions and of using photography to activate awareness of the environment. Naturally, the hard cover, 30cm x 23.5cm, 128 page book is printed on environmentally-friendly FSC-certified paper.
You can still pre-order the book at the pre-publication price of AUS $85 (RRP will be $95), and the book will be available in November 2022.
Better Photography contributor Len Metcalf has just announced the first of two books he is publishing, 'Our Love Affair With Trees'.
Co-authored with Jodi Rose (ballerina, choreographer, teacher and adjudicator), the book presents impressions from artists, botanists, recreational gardeners, entrepreneurs, nurses and children – people from all walks of life. The connections between humans and trees has been shown pictorially via dancers’ bodies. Each dancer and their tree represent humankind and our relationship with these beautiful woody creatures.
It's a highly educational exercise to leaf through the pages and see how Len has masterfully integrated the human form into the landscape, in such a variety of different ways and poses.
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