Friday Shout-Outs, Good Vibes, and Awesome Achievements

This week, we get started by rocking out with one photog, then we spread some more love to some photogs quietly building a fan base. Next we find ourselves hanging on a ledge with a bird in NYC. A photographer examines the lies that society tells itself, and other one goes to a very contaiminated part of the Earth – where tourism is “booming”. All right here, in this edition of Shout-Outs.

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.


David Bergman, a New York City-based photographer, was on the road for six weeks as the official tour photographer for the “Lilith” (formerly known as Lilith Fair). He wrote about his experiences and posted several images to his blog.


“I also used PhotoShelter extensively to deliver images to management and make off-site backups of my best photos,” he wrote. “I used Photoshelter’s Aperture plug-in and rarely had to leave the program.”

Bergman is a well-rounded photographer – with extensive experience in sports (8 covers of Sports Illustrated to date) and music photography. In addition to Lilith, he is also the tour photographer for a number of bands and festivals including Bon Jovi and Barenaked Ladies.

The website (a video blog for creative professionals) recently produced a fantastic video of Bergman’s work with Bon Jovi. It’s definitely something worth watching:

Fstoppers Original: David Bergman Photographs Bon Jovi from FStoppers on Vimeo.



Luceo Images is, once again, making waves and impressing people at every turn, and it couldn’t happen to a better bunch of photographers.

James Estrin from The New York Times Len Blog recently featured them in an article titled “If Photojournalism Is Dead, What’s Luceo?

Luceo Images is a photographer owned and operated cooperative established with the goal of supporting the significant work of its members.

“We are completely humbled by Jim’s take on our work,” said Daryl Peveto, one of the 6 Luceo member photographers.

Keep up the great work. You guys are an inspiration to more photographers than you realize.

Tracey Tomtene, a photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, had one of her images featured in Burn Magazine – an image taken from Empire State Building – which just-so-happens to be the coolest photo of a pigeon I’ve ever seen.

Photographer Andri Tambunan is working on a really cool long-term personal project called “A Convincing Lie“, which uses his photography to dig deeper into the “reality” that society has created. His thoughts and visual perspective are extremely insightful and interesting, and definitely worth a look.

A Convincing Lie: Hedonistic Las Vegas
A Convincing Lie: Hedonistic Las Vegas – Images by Andri Tambunan

His project also goes beyond Las Vegas, and explores other areas:

A Convincing Lie: Everything Else is Superficial

“They want me to believe the source of my identity is through the consumption of goods. But without my clothes and possessions, I stand here naked and vulnerable but exposing my true self: strong, passionate, flawed, and hopeful.”

A Convincing Lie: Inside the gates of an Amusement Park

“One of the most popular destinations in America is an amusement park. Inside the gates of an amusement park we could relive our childhood, explore our imagination further and escape reality to a world of fantasy, and undergo our wildest fear in the thrill of secured danger.”

A Convincing Lie: Man Made Nature

“There is a yearning to reconnect with nature especially with the industrial revolution and urbanization that had taken place over the last several decades. Trees have been cut down, the ocean polluted, and animals extinct and so on and so on for the sake of our advancement. So much effort have been put in creating artificial nature for displaced or endangered species in our own terms to accommodate our needs rather than preserving the remaining true “nature.”

Freelance photographer Frazer Waller has a really cool collection of photos taken in the “Dead Zone” of Chernobyl, Ukraine.

As I look at his haunting images, I can’t help but think it takes a brave person to even wander into this part of the Earth. It’s amazing to me that it has become a tourist destination already.

Deadzone Tourism – Images by Frazer Waller

Congrats to the following photographers whose images have been selected to be included in the slideshow on the front page of the PhotoShelter Buyer’s Area.

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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