Opening night of Marilyn Reinvented by Bert Stern at Milk Gallery in NYC

Last night I went to the Milk Gallery opening of Marilyn Reinvented by Bert Stern. The opening night was busy, with hundreds of New Yorkers waiting in a long line to enter the bustling gallery. The collection of classic Marilyn Monroe photographs are beautifully 'reinvented' with some really striking and creative work, featuring glitter, paint and colorful stones. If you are in New York over the coming weeks, it is an exhibition that should not be missed.

Marilyn Reinvented by Bert Stern can be viewed in Milk Gallery starting October 23rd through November 6th.

New recommendation from The Brooke

I recently received a new recommendation from The Brooke  on LinkedIn for the work I have done for them over the past couple of years:  

Anna goes the extra mile to deliver what the customer wants, takes great care to work to the brief, resulting in brilliant results, delivered on time. She is also lovely to work with!

The Brooke, October 1, 2012.


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New recommendation on LinkedIn from GFI

Anna's powerful photographs have allowed GFI to emphasize the very human and individual aspects of the issues we work on. Her images stand alone as works of art, but they also highlight the realities of people living in poverty around the world. Aside from her artistry, Anna is delightful to work with -- she's always responsive, offers great insights and suggestions, and catches things we've missed.

Global Fairness Initiative, September 12, 2012.


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LinkedIn Recommendation from the Brooke

This was a new recommendation I received from The Brooke  on LinkedIn for some recent work in India:  

I have worked with Anna on a photography assignment for a week in India during the peak summers. I must say that she is not only dedicated to her work but a very strong person to have endured all the hardships yet deliver high quality work. A friendly person which makes it all the more easier to work with Anna.

The Brooke, September 12, 2012.


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New LinkedIn recommendation from the Brooke

This is a new recommendation I received from The Brooke  on LinkedIn for some recent work I did in Nepal:  

I got a chance to work with Anna for a week during Nepal photography assignment. I must admit she is a through professional with a high degree of commitment. I remember she would carry a big bag of equipment to all the locations so that she doesn’t miss any action. Even when she was unwell during the draining trip she gave her 100 % effort. I really enjoyed working with Anna and got few handy tips on nuances of good photography. I wish her great success for her future endeavours.

The Brooke, September 13, 2012.


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Magnum Photographers - Advice to young photographers

Magnum Photographers have been my greatest inspiration for as long as I can remember. As a collective, Magnum photographs have inspired change throughout the world, illustrating things as they are and producing some of the most iconic images of our time. As a photographer, I often get asked for advice on how to become a photographer. It's a difficult question to answer, and so when I came across this article, I wanted to share it with all those people who ask what it takes.

'Wear Good Shoes: Advice to young photographers' by Magnum photographers is well worth a read, with a wide spectrum of advice from Magnum photographers. Here are my 10 favorite quotes from the article:


"Get a good pair of walking shoes and...fall in love"

- Abbas


"Try everything. Photojournalism, fashion, portraiture, nudes, whatever. You won‘t know what kind of photographer you are until you try it. "

- Alec Soth


"Photograph because you love doing it, because you absolutely have to do it, because the chief reward is going to be the process of doing it. Other rewards -- recognition, financial remuneration -- come to so few and are so fleeting. And even if you are somewhat successful, there will almost inevitably be stretches of time when you will be ignored, have little income, or -- often -- both. Certainly there are many other easier ways to make a living in this society."

- Alex Webb


"Study and theory is useful but you learn most by doing. Take photographs, lots of them, be depressed by them, take more, hone your skills and get out there in the world and interact. "

- Chris Steele-Perkins


"Don‘t become a photographer unless its what you ‚have‘ to do. It can‘t be the easy option. If you become a photographer you will do a lot of walking so buy good shoes."

- David Hurn


"My advice to photographers is to get out there in the field and take photographs but also if they are students to finish their course, learn as many languages as possible, go to movies, read books visit museums, broaden your mind."

- Martine Franck


"Study the works of the greatest photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Andre Kertesz. Try to travel to many parts of the world and understand what a diverse world we live in."

- Hiroji Kubota


"Don‘t stop questioning yourself (it‘ll make you less arrogant). Push. Push, scratch, dig... Push further... And stop when you don‘t enjoy it anymore... But most of all respect those you photograph..."

- John Vink


"Find a subject you care about. Something that moves you. Something which stirs your rawest emotions. And then have patience."

- Mark Power


"If you want to be a photographer, you have to photograph. If you look at the photographers‘ work you admire, you will find that they have found a particular place or subject, and then have dug deep into it, and carved out something that is special. That takes a lot of dedication, passion, and work."

- Steve McCurry