A little over year ago, I stumbled across an amazing image on Facebook that someone was passing off as a production still from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Knowing how closely J.J. Abrams protects his mystery box, I was dubious and started digging. That search lead me to Matthew Callahan and the toy photography project that would come to be known as Galactic Warfighters. I have been a huge fan ever since. Not long after, I reached out to Matthew, who, as Marine Corps Combat Correspondent, was stationed in Okinawa at the time. This fact … [Read more...] about Galactic Warfighters: Much More Than Toys
A few weeks back we profiled Dickey Chapelle in our A Photographer You Should Know Series. We were contacted by filmmaker Michle Midori Fillion about her film entitled "No Job For A Woman: The Women Who Fought To Report WWII." The film makes its PBS debut on March 13, 2014 and you can click here to check when it airs on your local station. About the Film Before World War II, war reporting was considered No Job For a Woman. But when the United States entered the war, American women reporters did not want to miss covering the biggest story of … [Read more...] about Don’t Miss This Great Documentary on War Journalists
I'll never forget the day I met Air Force Staff Sergeant Stacy Pearsall (Retired.) She was with her husband (Andy) and together they coached me through a doors-off helicopter ride around Maui. Photographing from the air is something I have very little experience with. But on that day, there was something else in play. For reasons I won't discuss here, I have trouble around helicopters - but who could resist a chance to photograph Maui from the air? So I went. With Stacy and Andy in the back seat, I jumped in and started shooting. Stacy sensed … [Read more...] about Photographers – Are You Really Passionate About Your Work?
Today is Veterans Day in the USA. Its a day that we celebrate the sacrifices of veterans. Its NOT as some would say, a celebration of war. Wars begin at the demand of policy makers. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines simply follow orders - sometimes at great physical, emotional and mental cost. One of the jobs in the U.S. Military that my readers may wish to know about is the combat photographer. These photographers work in a variety of dangerous conditions documenting military activity including actual battlefield conditions. I have … [Read more...] about A Salute to Combat Photographers
Today is US Veterans Day. To some of you, that doesn't mean a thing. To me, it's a day to remember fallen comrades and friends. It's a day to celebrate as opposed to memorialize. It's hard not to do the latter. So I gave myself an exercise. I would like to celebrate by tipping my hat to some well-known and lesser-known combat photographers. I want to thank them for their service and commemorate the work they did. No list of combat photographers would be complete without mentioning Eddie Adams. He was a Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer and … [Read more...] about Hat Tip To US Military Veteran Combat Photographers