Over on Conscientious I found this video podcast from Adobe guru George Jardine of the master printer Richard Benson in conversation with photographer Jay Maisel about his unique way of printing with Epson inkjets. Benson has long been a pioneer in the fields of printing and photographic book reproduction and says that he had become exasperated with current methods of color management in digital photography. So, he devised a whole other method for printing. Watch!
On the web
and in print
An image from my work for Bloomberg last week about the financial crisis in Romania appears in the NY Times today.
I was in Bulgaria overnight wandering around the border town of Ruse in the snow and drinking the very good Zagorka beer. Being in such a state of liminality at night amongst people whose language you cannot make out made me think of Josef K and all his years of wandering. How fresh one feels to be in a new place, how easily the photographs come.
I am reporting the interviews for the writer of the Chinese immigrant story who is in Paris as well as doing the photography.
Hundreds of Chinese immigrants are currently stuck in Romania after their work contracts with construction firms here were suddenly terminated after only two months. About three hundred of them are camped out in makeshift tents in front of the Chinese Embassy hoping to get some kind of help. Apparently, they paid middlemen large sums of money to secure the contracts only to be literally left out in the cold. By day, hundreds more are joining them to stage a protest as they all lack the money to buy tickets home. The economic crisis hit Romania just as the immigrants arrived in November.