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Ragnar Axelsson

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Runtime - length of the film: 13m46s
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We've visited photographer Ragnar Axelsson in Iceland for an interview. He reports on his books "Last Days of the Arctic" and "Behind the Mountains" that took many years until completion.

"Last Days of the Arctic" documents the life of Greenland's natives, the Inuit. Ragnar describes the human impact on the Arctic and the risks he had to face.

"Behind the Mountains" tells the story of an Icelandic shepherd. Ragnar followed him since adolescence. He documented his work in the mountains of Iceland and his gradual changing life.

Observe Ragnar's world of snow, ice, nature and its danger

Jamel Shabazz

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Runtime - length of the film: 9m03s
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Jamel Shabazz grew up in the 1960s in Brooklyn. His father was a professional photographer. The presence of photography at home inspired Jamel also to develop a passion for it.
 
In our FotoTV. interview he talks about the crack epidemic in Brooklyn early 80s and his strong desire to educate his people about the dangers of drugs. He recounts how he was taught with camera technique by his father. And the audience learns about Shabazz's career in the correction department, which in turn motivated him to use his photography as a visual medicine for helping people in prison and on the street to think and giving them hope.
 
In his view artists have responsibility for the world. They should strive to creatively serve the truth.

Davide Monteleone

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m19s
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Davide Monteleone is an Italian photographer. He initially wanted to become an engineer but decided to study photography.
 
His career began in 2000 by working for Italian and international magazines. He travels between his homeland and Russia ever since he was sent there in 2001. Monteleone won the World Press Photo award several times.
 
FotoTV. visited Monteleone's exhibition "Spasibo" (English: "Thank you") and asked about his work. Spasibo is Monteleone's most recent project. It documents the atmosphere in modern Chechnya.

Jeff Dunas

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m59s
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Jeff Dunas from California learned the craft of photography by working for Playboy during his early 20's. Having a different vision of the female form however made him publish his own books and magazines.

After living in Paris and moving back to L.A., he got into portraying celebrities and developed a brief and intense conduct to achieve his own distinctive pictures.

He employed his experience to implement his book "State of the Blues", using every precious minute to document the greatest musicians of the Blues genre.

Tina Barney II

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Runtime - length of the film: 7m36s
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Tina Barney I

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Tina Barneys narratives literally became more personal, since she did self-portraits in familiar settings.

Finally she explored new grounds, from local museums to central Europe. "Small Towns" documents the life of her domestic small town. The Project about traditions and generations bridges to Barneys earlier work "Theater of Manners".

Tina Barney I

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m05s
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Tina Barney II

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Tina Barneys work can be described as a professional family album. The Museum of Modern Art in New York ignited her passion for photography.

She learned the craft of taking pictures and printing at an art center in Idaho, to make family and friends her later subjects.

Barney staged some of her pictures to create narratives. Her work documents time and became more intimate with it.

Beautiful Disasters

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m19s
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Davin Drebin was born in Toronto, Canada. At first he attempted becoming an actor but then he decided to work behind the camera. He visited the Parsons New School für Design and graduated in 1996.

After that he very fastly conquers the photo business, worked for big magazines like Vainty Fair, Travel + Leisure or Rolling Stone as well as a portrait photographer for prominents such as Charlize Theron or Kevin Bacon.
In the last ten years David has published several books, the youngest is called "Beautiful Disaster". In our FotoTV. interview he talks about that book: About the men's fantasies to take an possess beautiful women and about the danger that is hidden behind the beauty.

David talks about love and his averseness to the statement "I love you". He proposes using the phrase "I love myself with you". As an analogy to that David feels success when somebody says: "I see myself in your picture" - and not: "I see your picture".

Based on A True Story

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m50s
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In this FotoTV interview, famed photographer David Alan Harvey talks about his early beginnings in photography. He is known for his charismatic images, often exploring subjects such as poverty, urban life, and cross culture.

Early on as a child during a hospital stay he spent much of his time reading, Life Magazine in particular. Even though he was only eight years old he had gotten his first camera, but it wasn't until he was 12 years old on a camping trip did he realize that he wanted to take photos himself.

At age 21 he had a job working on the beach and he was enjoying his time surfing and partying. It was at this time he decided to venture out away from the beach to where he was drawn into the culture of black people who lived across the tracks from the beach, which was actually the beginning of his working on his first documentary "Tell it like it is".

Harvey goes on to share stories of his close work with cultures such as criminals, wealthy individuals, drug dealers and police officer. His book project, "Based on a True story was a subtitle of "One night in Rio" Where he successfully penetrated every social group living there at the time.

 

Printing Photobooks in Lightroom 3

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m09s
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LR4 will offer the possibility to use Lightroom to print photo books. Kate shows how to print a photo book with the features of LR3.

Kate uses the Print Module in Lightroom 3 to create Custom Packages of images for each page. She explains how to create a page with landscape or portrait images and how to save those as preset.

In addition she shows how to work with multiple pages and how to save the file as a .jpeg to send to a printer.

In this video you will learn how to create a photo book with individual dimension and layout.

Ernesto Bazan 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 09m26s
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Ernesto Bazan 1

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The second part of Ernesto Bazan’s incredible interview with FotoTV focuses on his workshop teachings and his photographic book. Bazan had been working as an editorial photographer for many years from assignments from magazines doing mainly travel stories. But in 2002 after 20 years of doing the same thing he became bored with the assignments. 

Soon another revelation came to him one night and urged him to be a workshop teacher of photography. He has no idea how he was going to be a good teacher and his first student was the one who helped him put together a website. Eight students show up to his first workshop. He taught them about framing and composition and he slowly started to give up commercial photography altogether, now only doing workshops in Latin America. There were two great gifts Bazan received doing workshops: Helping his students become better photographers and the incredible gift of now being able to do his own personal work.

The workshop definitely changed his life and in 2006 he was summoned to the police station in Havana and accused by an immigration official of teaching journalistic photography. Bazan denied this and stated he was après photographer but he was teaching a photography workshop. The official then threatened his family in Cuba so Bazan had to leave with his family escaping to Mexico. At this point he realized it was time for him to do a book on his photographic life of 14 years of his work, so he asked his students to help him edit his book so a publishing company would not ruin his perspective or story he wanted to tell. After making a dummy version of the book he then asked his students to critique the book. It was the very same 50 students who helped him edit and critique his book who received the first 50 limited edition silver gelatin print books. This helped him finance the book and he feels proud that the book was created with the help of his students.

Please feel free to view the special YouTube video presentation after this video, which was created especially for this segment.