However, rather than spend these few moments at the keyboard shamelessly reveling in my new found potential for continued prosperity, I thought I would use this time to provide you, dear reader, with some links to some of the wonderful imagery, information and fun that has popped up recently on the photo blogosphere.
Andrew Hetherington is a New York editorial photographer, all around witty guy and tireless proponent of all things photographic. In addition to his work, Mr. H also publishes one of the most informative & entertaining photoblogs you'll find. His What's the Jackanory blog makes for most entertaining reading, often includes stunning eye-candy produced by the mad irishman and lists a blogroll of the best and most popular photoblogs ever to be found.
Andrew's entry for today details his attendance to the invite-only gathering of New York photographer's Nutopia Forum, hosted infrequently by acclaimed celebrity portraitist Platon. Last evening's gathering featured a lecture & slideshow by the great Jim Marshall, a man who's career has spanned over 50 years and has created some of the most iconic photographs from the world of rock & roll ever to see publication. Andrew has even posted video from the event and it well worth a watch (caution... a bit long but worthwhile nevertheless. You can find it here.
Over at Conscientious, the weblog published by fine-art photography connoisseur Jorg Colberg, stunning images from the 2008 war in the Russian Republic of Georgia by Rena Effendi is on display. Find it here.
An interesting discussion of the topic of "fair use" is currently taking place over at the blog published by the editors at Photo District News. The now iconic Obama "Hope" campaign poster created by street/grafitti artist Shepard Fairey apparently began it's life based on a photograph by former AP photographer Mannie Garcia. AP is now claiming copyright infringement. You can find it here.
OK... that should keep you busy over the coming weekend.