#74 Loose Ends

The week has raced by – bursting a bit. Some highlights:

Feist at Ottawa Bluesfest
Feist at Ottawa Bluesfest – ChelseaGallery.ca

  • filing and paperwork – not my favourite
  • I was asked to be a moderator on the fun and large photo news site PhotographyVoter.
  • A really fun  stock assignment for the government was agreed upon in principle – waiting the official go ahead.
  • I am teaching a custom course based on my Urban Landscapes photo course.

A diversion for you today – a story on a man who took a Polaroid a day for 18 years! The story is both fun and sad.


#69 Bluesfest and the media

Ottawa Bluesfest is coming. It’s a fine time of the year for me. Shooting this fine festival is the easy part.

The challenging part is finding the photos a market. Media passes are granted with the expectation that the photographer (that’s me) will get the event (that’s Bluesfest) press and media attention.

Ottawa Bluesfest

Feist playing to her fans. Shot on a panoramic film camera.

My Bluesfest photos have been licensed to a range of media outlets over the years. My favourite usage was by the federal government to promote tourism in Canada. A generic concert shot showing off the Bluesfest stage, below, was printed in the LA Times, NY Times and Boston Globe:

Ottawa Bluesfest

Tomorrow I meet with a client about some Bluesfest imagery in anticipation of Bluesfest’s 15th anniversary.