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21 March 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at corporate office life, #girlgaze, window light, Jesse James, Putin, RawTherapee and Lytro.

  • In Capturing Photos of Corporate Office Life in 1970s America, Remy Tumin talks to Susan Ressler about her series for the Los Angeles Documentary Project, soon to be published as Executive Order. In imitation leather, of course, just like the old day planners of the era (and some of that office furniture).
  • In It Started With a Hashtag: #girlgaze, Terri Stone interviews Amanda de Cadene about her about her project of photos of girls taken by girl photographers. In two years, it's become "a multi-armed organization with a creative agency, zine, book, in-person shows and social media channels."
  • Nothing Like Window Light, writes Joe McNally. Of course, with McNally, there are strobes lighting the window. Groups of them.
  • Trevor Mogg reports a Photo of Jesse James bought by a tintype collector (and forgotten about for a few years) turns out to be the real thing, turning that $10 purchase into, well, something to be insured. No speculation required, either. It was a full-frame shot of a session in which a head-and-shoulders shot was available to confirm identity.
  • This Is (Not) Putin standing behind a boy in Moscow's Red Square to shake Reagan's hand. Obama's photographer Pete Souza, who took the 1988 photo, was told it was probably Putin but the Kremlin denies it and the historical record agrees. "Now I don't think it is Putin," Souza tweets.
  • The open source (free) RawTherapee 5.4 [MW] has been released with 22 new features. Not to mention "several hundred commits optimizing processing speed and memory usage as well as bug fixes and code refactoring."
  • In the Life After Death Dept., Google Is Buying Lytro for About $40M, Ingrid Lunden reports. As with other reincarnations, the rumor has not been confirmed.

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