Friday Shout-Outs, Fresh Meat and Burning Fires

I don’t know about you, but I’m hungry, and this week we start the shouts off with a bunch of BBQ portraits – and it ain’t helping. Fires, an innovative portfolio editing tactic, and a few sweet new sites also made the cut.

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.


Landon Nordeman‘s images are featured in SAVEUR magazine, with a cool audio slideshow featuring the portraits he shot to illustrate John T. Edge’s story, “BBQ Nation“.


“Every assignment I do for SAVEUR is exciting and unique, but my experience photographing ‘BBQ Nation’ exceeded all my expectations,” said Nordeman. “SAVEUR readers are accustomed to seeing people in their kitchens. This time I wanted to eliminate the context and get to the heart of the culture of barbecue: the people who make it and the people who eat it.”

New Mexico-based photographer Kent Wood is getting some dramatic images of the Las Conchas fires, which continue to burn toward the west side of Los Alamos, near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“At this point the wildfire has consumed over 100,000 acres or 100 square miles,” he writes. “A downed power line from intense winds is blamed for the origin of this devastating fire.”

Craig Ferguson, a freelance photographer in Taiwan, needed to update his portfolio – so he decided to try a new approach to editing: crowd-sourcing.

“I choose approximately 90 photographs and created a lightbox for them on PhotoShelter”, he said. “Next, I put a call out over Twitter and Facebook asking for volunteers to help me cull the selected photographs down to a more suitable length.”

“To do this, I gave them the permission to be able to rate using the star system within the PhotoShelter lightbox.”


Cool idea, and great use of the Lightbox feature!

Shout Pictures is a photo library of emergency, rescue, police and medical services images located in the United Kingdom. Their approach is a much different view of the emergency responder community – behind the scenes and up-close and personal.


“Our work is very unique due to the fact that we are allowed to travel in the emergency vehicles to incidents and work alongside the rescue crews as they perform their duties.”

William Vázquez, an advertising, portrait & documentary photographer based in New York, has a very cool new website. (He got a helping hand from David Brabyn, a PhotoShelter Certified Consultant.)


Vázquez has been in the professional photography business for 20+ years and is currently Co-Chairman of the American Photographic Artists New York (APA).

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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