Salt and pepper

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Certain things are always found in pairs: shoes, peanut butter & jelly, Fred Astaire/Ginger Rodgers, hydrogen atoms, yin & yang.  Salt & pepper.  Ubiquitous.  Inexpensive.  They compliment each other well.  But it was not always thus.  Until recently they were rare & valuable commodities.  Though they have varied origins their modern day relationship is in tandem.

Since before history, salt & pepper have been objects of desire.  The matchup began in the days when salting was the only way to preserve meat & fish.  Pepper was added to make the salty food more palatable.  Besides being condiments, they were used as currency, even salaries.  Over time trade routes were established, cities were founded & continents were discovered to satisfy the taste.

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Lou Jones Interveiwed

Thursday, January 13, 2011

One year ago we traveled to New York City to be interviewed by James Sullivan of 1PROPHOTO. James teaches a compact and complete course called Photo Assistant Boot Camp for photo assistants & digital assistants and runs the website featuring online tutorials, industry links, and photographic resources.

We were videotaped at SANDBOX STUDIOS on a pleasant day in Manhattan.
James asks questions about my entire career, from my transition from science to photography and the struggles that I faced, to finding my professional voice and making an impact on the industry.

Its a Four part video Posted up at here is the 1st part...

Lou Jones interview part 1 from 1ProPhotoCom on Vimeo.

To see the other Three parts of the interview please go HERE...

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blog (blŏg, bläg) n. 1. short for Weblog 2. online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer 3. diary that is posted on the Internet 4. an experiment to verbalize my observations about the status of photography. It will be eclectic & deal with philosophy & practice of this universal art form. It will strive for periodic commentary about issues many photographers face, like ownership and the economy. It will also talk about pictures and what makes good ones and how to get them. No hardware. No software. No recycled clichés. No whining.