Simu Liu, the Chinese-Canadian actor who stars in Marvel’s latest blockbuster, revealed that he was once paid $100 to be a stock photo model. Since that single photo shoot in 2014, Liu says he has seen himself on ads hawking everything from software to YMCA memberships. His advice: Think twice before doing a stock photo shoot.
Also in the show: Adam Ferguson documents climate change for TIME over the course of 5 weeks, more and more photographers are publishing newsletters using tools like Substack and Facebook’s Bulletin, Facebook apologizes for comparing Black men to primates, and Apple puts its child safety features on pause after experts weigh in.
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- An American Emergency (via TIME)
- Adam Ferguson (@adamfergusonstudio)
- Inside the Process of Editing a Photo Feature (via Adam’s Substack)
- Editorial photog Dina Litovsky’s “In the Flash” on Bulletin (free)
- Paul Nicklen on Bulletin (free)
- Photog Wesley Verhoeve on Substack (free)
- Bryan Formhals, photog, writer, curator and fellow podcast nerd on Substack (free)
- James Beard Award-Winning Photographer Cooks Up a Tasty Newsletter
- Facebook Apologizes After A.I. Puts ‘Primates’ Label on Video of Black Men (via NYT)
- Apple Delays Rollout of Controversial Child Safety Features to Make Improvements (via MacRumors)
- Marvel Actor Simu Liu (See-mu Lu) Modeled For Stock Images Before He Was Famous, And These Photos Have Blessed My Soul (via Buzzfeed)
- FatCamera’s Office photo series + Zumba series