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Interview by Photo District News

Interview by Photo District News

Photo District News interviewed me for a short piece about my photography and how I use my website. The article is sponsored by Photoshelter, the company that hosts my online portfolios, image archive, and client delivery galleries. To read the PDN interview, click on the image ⬇︎ Update: Two of my answers were not transcribed Continue Reading

iphoneography: Carnival Rides

iphoneography: Carnival Rides

What is more Americana? Eating cotton candy and then getting sick at the trash can after riding “The Gambler” or taking a picture of it with your iphone? I saw it happen but controlled myself. Save that for Vice Magazine’s Dos And Don’ts. iPhoneography Resources: You can get a little less Jo Jo with your Continue Reading

Evel Knievel Sold Insurance

Evel Knievel Sold Insurance

Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Evel Knievel served in the US army, worked at a copper mine, was a semi pro hockey player, started a successful hunting guide business, competed in ski jumping, pole vaulting, and rodeo events. For a brief period he was a profitable insurance salesman, but quit after not being promoted to Vice President Continue Reading

Letter to Juice Magazine

Letter to Juice Magazine

Dear Juice Magazine, I finally decided to subscribe to your mag for 3 reasons. #1) It rules, #2) I can never find it in stores, and #3) I wanted to support the mag instead of belly aching about the publishing industry. Web mags will come and go, but a good mag can be put on Continue Reading

Polaroid Should Not Be Impossible

Polaroid Should Not Be Impossible

Gambino Custom. San Jose, CA © Jay Watson Photography Polaroid instant film should not be impossible and it should not need to be reinvented. Sadly this is not the case. In February 2008, Polaroid announced it is discontinuing production of its instant film and will close its factories in the US, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Continue Reading

Things Your Momma Should’ve Told You About Art School

Things Your Momma Should’ve Told You About Art School

Derrick going frontside at Pacifica Skatepark. © Jay Watson Photography One responsibility in being a photographer involves teaching other photographers. This occurs through either working with assistants, or actually working as an instructor. Like kung-fu, any photographer worth their own salt has both learned from another photographer and mentored other photographers. Since 2002 I have Continue Reading

Another Young Man In A Hurry (part I)

Another Young Man In A Hurry (part I)

Another anxious young photographer in a hurry. This hidden assistant photographed below was taken on a recent magazine shoot in Oakland, CA. Portrait of  AYMIAH © Jay Watson Photography As a photographer now with a few freelance years under my belt, I was recently reminded what it felt like during the beginning when I fist Continue Reading