Friday Shout-Outs, and the Check is in the Mail

Friday Shout-Outs, and the Check is in the Mail

This week we go totally postal, in a good way, for one PhotoShelter member. Yet another is finally legally able to drink adult beverages, and another shows his love for the people of Japan through his photography. There’s even some old school 35mm film thrown in for good measure.

Shout-Outs are a regular Friday thing, and you can be part of it, too. Send us suggestions! If we think it’s worth shouting about, it will show up here in the blog on a Friday. To submit something, scroll to the bottom to see how.


WHEN IS A POSTAGE STAMP-SIZED IMAGE COOL? 

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Cameron Davidson has seen his images appear in newspapers and magazines, iPhone and iPad apps, websites and blogs – but now he gets to add one more to this list – a United States postage stamp.

The EARTHSCAPES stamp series will be released next year and an aerial image he shot of Blackwater Refuge on Maryland’s Eastern shore will be included.

In most cases, when your image is used “the size of a postage stamp,” it’s considered a bad thing — unless of course it’s actually on a postage stamp.

Super huge congrats to Cameron!

WONDERKIND MACHINE
The Wonderful Machine blog has a nice profile on photographer Dom Romney of England. (I honestly had no idea he was only 21-years old. Amazing.) They recently added him to their roster of photographers. Dom specializes in news, sports and automotive photography.

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Wonderful Machine is a marketing engine for nearly 500 talented commercial photographers from around the world. Making the cut isn’t easy, as only the best photographers are accepted.

Congrats, Dom! Let me buy you a drink. (Tequila?)

TWITTER LOVE
Congrats to Sam Africano of Motive Pics. His images of the rock band Godsmack got a mention in the band’s Twitter feed. The band has more than 24,000 followers.


The tweet reads:

@Godsmack_Music Godsmack @ Mayhem Fest 2011 – Images | Motive Pics http://fb.me/GD4Lsf2u

The images were shot in July during “Mayhem Fest 2011″ at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, Missouri.

LOVE FOR JAPAN

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Photographer Darrell Miho is one of two photographers who are currently documenting the stories of survivors of the Japan magnitude 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami and nuclear disasters. Their images are being used to encourage people to donate to help improve the quality of life of those affected by the disasters.

“As journalists, our job is to document and tell stories,” Miho said. “As people, our responsibility is to help people in need. So my friend and I have taken it upon ourselves to do what we can to help those in need.”

They have set up a website, AiLoveJapan.org for people interested in seeing the stories, and donating to the cause.

HOLGEANDO

I have no idea how he did this, but I think it’s cool. In the “HOLGEANDO” series by Aaron Sosa, appears to have loaded black & white Ilford HP5 35mm film into a Holga camera – sprocket holes are not only seen, but the image continues right through them. Aaron is a freelance photographer based in Panama City, Panama.

The photos were shot in 2008, and show street scenes in Caracas, Venezuela.

I decided to find out how to get a 35mm roll of film into a Holga, and found a blog post and a video that shows how it can be done.



I am always looking for things to include here in our Friday Shout-Outs – so if you have anything you think is worthy, let me know. One great way to do that is to post a note to Twitter with my name in it (@heygrover), and that way I won’t forget it later. Don’t have Twitter? Email me: grover-at-photoshelter-dot-com.

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