Photography and Chill: What to Read, Watch, or Listen To This Weekend — January 4, 2019

What to Read

Take this one with a grain of salt, it’s a slick commercial put together by Nikon and The Atlantic. Areas of Focus is a Nikon Z7 commercial featuring Joe McNally. It’s worth a look just to appreciate McNally’s work. Check it out if you can get past the marketing bit.

Meet Leander Varekamp, Our Portrait of Humanity People’s Choice Winner — British Journal of Photography

The Real Vanlife: What It’s *Really* Like to Live on the Road in a Vintage Van by James Barkman — Field Mag. “James Barkman is a photographer, surfer, thrill seeker, and life enthusiast currently exploring the PNW in his faithful but not necessary trusty 1976 VW Type 2 van”

BJP – Online Loves … — British Journal of Photography. A collection of interesting photography projects.

New Sony CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, had a great 2018 — Sony Reconsidered

What a Long Government Shutdown Could Mean for the FAA — and the Drone Industry — Dronelife

What to Watch

Wild Polar Bear Tries to Break In | BBC Earth — A wild polar bear attempts to snack on Gordon Buchanan, wildlife cameraman as he hunkers down in a protective cage. The Photobeat’s staff found this quote vey appropriate: “At this point, my fear outweighs my fascination.”

If this video piques your inserts about Gordon Buchanan, check out:

Love at first bite: The Incredible story of how BBC cameran filmed world’s deadliest bears – and ended up introducing them to his children — The Daily Mail

Gordon Buchanan, the Indiana Jones of Wildlife Presenters Talks About That Very Close Encounter With a Polar Bear. — Ethical Hedonist

What to Listen To

Photographer Stephen Vanasco Talks Legacy, the Adult Film Industry and Social Media — Hypebeast Radio Podcast. An interview by Jeff Staple. Stephen Vanasco is a business owner, photographer, former adult film director, and Leica Ambassador.