And right before Santa hits the road…

Santa Monica Promendade © Damon Webster

We wish all of you a safe and happy Christmas (yes, we said the word).
You may be spending your last day in the office today, or maybe you’re getting that 1:00 PM close tomorrow , but whatever you’re doing, we wish you all the best.

Our big wheels will keep on turning, (sure, Proud Mary keeps on burning) and through the next couple of weeks, we’ll be bringing you some Real World Reviews on software and gear, and a year end/decade end, wrap up on things. So if you are near a computer, stick with us, and we’ll try to keep you informed, entertained, and well, part of the photoinduced community.

One of the things that we particularly love about this time of year, is being able to catch up with friends, and break some bread.
Have a meal and see what’s been going on.
All of that does kinda start in the beginning of Dec., and around now, people start to scatter, but not everyone.

Here is a shot of a lunch with a longtime dear friend. After not seeing each other for close to a year, the holiday season mellowed us both and it was time to share some lunch and catch up.
It’s not about what the food is, but what the situation is.
The mid-day meal has a more finite time frame than a dinner, and let’s you have a concentrated visit of hopefully, good things.
Each meal is a photo op for us, and a journal of sorts.
Not a “Dear Diary” moment, nor a Top Chef foodie competition, but a way to remember breaking bread with someone you care about.
We hope you get a chance to do some of that this holiday, and honestly throughout the year.
Yes, we have a photo contest based around this and the concept is derived from our personal experience.
We know the experience is not unique, and is shared by many of you.
Hopefully, you’ll share it with us via the contest. And, bonus time, others who may not be able to afford lunch, will be able to eat.
20% of your entry fee is donated to the grand prize winners community food bank.

Today we’d also like to add one more giveaway, right here on the site.
Our favorite book: The Family of Man, a collection of photographs from over 256 photographers around the world, interpreting the commonality of the human condition.
The most well attended photo exhibition, ever, this book is the catalog of that watershed event. We think it should be in everyone’s library.
It is our pleasure to send a copy to one of you.
Email us at, put Family of Man in the subject line, and add a shipping address, please.
The first email in, gets the book.
As always, we’ll ship it anywhere in the world.
( we have a winner and the book has been shipped. Hope you all had a good holiday!)

Enjoy these holidays, and for those of you who will remain on the grid, we’ll see you online through the end of the year.
(OK, we’ll take a movie break here and there.)

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Upcoming Events

  • WPPI
  • Feb. 27-March 6, 2014
  • MGM Grand
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • International Consumer Electronic Show
  • APRIL 10-13, 2014
  • NEW YORK, NY 10065
  • The Association of International Photographic Art Dealers

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Current Exhibitions

  • Annenberg Space For Photography
  • “The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years”
  • Current to April 27th, 2014
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
  • Tel: 213.403.3000
  • ICP
  • Capa in Color
  • January 31–May 4, 2014
  • 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
  • New York, NY 10036
  • Phone: 212.857.0000
  • Getty Center
  • A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography
  • February 4–June 8, 2014
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • David Goldes, Electro-graphs
  • January 30–March 8, 2014
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Bernice Abbott and Charles Marville
  • February 27-April 12,2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Real and Surreal
  • Feb. 27-April 19th, 2014
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
  • February 8–October 5, 2014
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
  • January 29–May 4, 2014
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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