The Photographic Essay – Journalism or Hobby
Jan10

The Photographic Essay – Journalism or Hobby

The professional photographer today can be found in many varieties – anyone who is paid to shoot is considered a professional.   Earning a living solely from the art form is not for the faint of heart.   Doctors are notoriously known to be weekend hobbyists.  Yet only a few really earn a place among those capable of influencing photography as a medium. When a new perspective appears, one that takes the common and visually tells...

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America honors Presidential Medal of Freedom
Nov24

America honors Presidential Medal of Freedom

  In a likely last ditch effort to expose the true diversity of what has made America great, President Obama held a ceremony for 21 influencers among us.  The lucky 21 were a swatch of scientists, actors, athletes, architects and musicians amongst others.   While Bill and Melinda Gates received their honor from the President, almost all of the actors and performers were in lock step with how America became so revered and...

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Tate Modern Opens: The Radical Eye
Nov16

Tate Modern Opens: The Radical Eye

What does it take to be an exceptional photography collector?  The Radical Eye at the Tate Modern, London opened last week with the exploration of Sir Elton John’s personal photography collection. His first photograph acquired at auction made him take note.   The 1993 acquisition of Man Ray’s 1932 “Glass Tears” set a historic price at the time – he acquired the vintage photograph at Sothebys for almost...

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Why Fine Art Can Beautify Your Portfolio
Aug17

Why Fine Art Can Beautify Your Portfolio

As contributor Simon Constable indicates adding fine art to your portfolio can be advantageous.  That is when you know what you are doing. The key comes down to quality, significance / trend and the investor’s desire for liquidity. Art can help protect your portfolio from volatility – unless you buy a fake. Source: Why Fine Art Can Beautify Your...

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