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    Interviewing a photographer for class

    I think Michael Hintlian's work has been with M-Leica and Mamiya 7 rather than LF. Contact info here:

    www.hintlian.com/

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    Wow, thanks for all the help!

    I've emailed Elsa and it looks like that's gonna go through, but I'm also working on Michael Hintlian and Nicholas Nixon. Also trying to find information about all the other photographers you guys have mentioned.

    You've all been so helpful! Thank you SO much!

    Any more ideas are welcome, I'd really like to interview 3 or 4 people rather than the one I'm required to interview. The experience is great and it's a real honor to meet some of these people.

    -Zach

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    If you're going after Nick Nixon, why not track down some of the other excellent photographers who teach at Massart? Abe Morell, Barbara Bosworth, and Laura McPhee would all be interesting to talk to.

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    Nick Nixon isn't a professional photographer in that he doesn't ( or at least extremely rarely) work on commissions. I believe the same is true for Abelardo Morrell and Bosworth as well. I don't know the other photographer mentioned in the last post.

    Here are three ways to find professional photographers in a given area. Not all professional photgraphers belong to any of these organizations but most do. especially the industry leaders.

    The American Society or Media Photographers (ASMP) has a find a photographer service: http://asmp.org/findaphotographer

    The APA (Advertising Photographers of America) has a similar service: http://www.apanational.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3370

    PPA (professional Photographers of America does too: http://www.ppa.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=121

    I believe Clint Clemens, one of the leading USA advertising photographers for the past 20 plus years, lives in and has his studio in Boston: http://www.clintclemens.com/home.html

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    Interviewing a photographer for class

    hmmm - is a professional physicist only someone who works for and gets a paycheck from General Dynamics, or also someone who get a national research grant to study string theory...?
    You'd be amazed how small the demand is for pictures of trees... - Fred Astaire to Audrey Hepburn

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    I assumed from the phrase "body of work" that this was for an art class, not a trade class. what kind of photographers are you looking for?

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    Hey all.

    I tried looking for Nick Nixon... yeah thats probably not going to happen. I also emailed Laura and Barbara from MassArt. Also didn't receive anything back from them (yet). Got in touch with Michael Hintlian and that might work out, however.

    This is for a senior thesis class. We basically just have to get in touch with people and kind of get ourselves out there, probably in an effort to work on our people skills and interview skills.

    I'm sort of looking for anyone who piques my interest. The thing I seem to gravitate to most is b&w landscapes and nature photography. But I also like architectural and portraiture in b&w too.

    Thanks for all the help everyone. It's really wonderful and appreciated. :-)

    -Zach

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    For me the difference between a photographer like Nicholas Nixon who works on projects that are interesting to him and a professional photographer who does work on commission photographing subjects specified by clients is the difference between Ron Jeremy and me.

    Like Mr. Jeremy, I too love sex, but sexual performance is how Ron puts food on his table.

    The people who hire a professional photographers (or cast porn stars in movies ) are dependent on the professionals they hire to get the job done. These responsibilities make a huge difference in the way one thinks.

    If Nick starts on a project and it isn't working -into the trash it goes and know one else will be affected. Screw up an advertising, commercial, editiorial or portrait gig and other people get hurt by your failure.

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    The other difference is that after a couple of weeks the photos from the advertising, commercial, editiorial or portrait gig will also probably be in the trash. Nick's project will most likely be around for a long time to come.
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    BTW, photogrpahers such as Nixon who are professional artists often do undertake important commissions. When someone like the Guggenheims commission such a photogapher to photograph their Estates, for example, they had also better not screw it up and deliver the product on time and on budget.

    Or when an internationally renowned institution commissions them to document the work of a well known landscape architect for a book, the same goes.
    You'd be amazed how small the demand is for pictures of trees... - Fred Astaire to Audrey Hepburn

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