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'The Voice' Finalist Bryan Bautista Debuts at No. 1 on Latin Digital Songs

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:15pm
Brooklyn native Bryan Bautista, a semi-finalist on this season of NBC’s The Voice, debuts atop the Latin Digital Songs chart (dated May 21)...
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Nash Programmer John Shomby Adjusts to Music City Pace, 'New Cumulus'

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:11pm
On April 14, Cumulus CEO Mary Berner swept into Nashville and dropped a bomb on one of the company’s highest-profile properties. Country Weekly...
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Pop Singer Barei to 'Say Yay' for Spain at Eurovision

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:04pm
Pop singer Barei will represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest with “Say Yay!” The peppy English-language number is not likely to...
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Prince Associate Says Late Singer 'Took the Pills to Keep the Show Going'

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:03pm
As law enforcement officials continue to probe the doctors and pharmacies that may have supplied Prince with prescription drugs, some people in ...
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Watch Kaytranada Dance With a Robot In His 'Lite Spots' Video

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:01pm
Detroit DJ/producer Kaytranada is celebrating the release of his debut album 99.9% by having a dance party with a robot in the video for his new...
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Maluma Leads 2016 Premios Juventud Nominations

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:01pm
Maluma leads the Premios Juventud nominations with eight nods including "Voz del momento (voice of the moment)," "Mi artista...
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Thirdstory Premieres Smooth 'G Train,' Produced by Malay (Frank Ocean, Zayn): Exclusive

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:00pm
In a matter of two years, Thirdstory (Elliott Skinner, Richard Saunders, Ben Lusher) has racked up millions of views with their inspired YouTube...
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6 Questions That Remain After This Week's 'Empire'

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:44am
On Wednesday night (May 11), Empire's "Rise By Sin" episode left audiences in a haze. With the season 2 finale landing next...
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Desiigner Makes TV Debut With 'Panda' on 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:41am
Brooklyn rhymer Desiigner shows no signs of slowing down. After debuting the Kanye West-assisted visual for "Panda" on Tidal earlier this...
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J Balvin Teases New Single 'Bobo': Exclusive First Listen

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:23am
J Balvin can pen mean hooks. In his new single, “Bobo,” the Colombian reggaetón star delivers another immediately hummable riff and play...
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Stars For Second Harvest Concert Adds Kane Brown, Chris Lane, Secret Star Headliner

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:15am
Songwriter and Big Loud Records/Big Loud Shirt founder Craig Wiseman has added Kane Brown and [...]
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Volbeat Wears 'Crown' Atop Mainstream Rock Songs Chart

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:02am
Volbeat's "The Devil's Bleeding Crown" assumes the throne on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs radio airplay chart (dated May 21), rising 2-1 in its...
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Artist Updates: Blake Shelton, Montgomery Gentry, Clay Walker

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:48am
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will make the awards show debut performance of their new [...]
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Classic Misfits Lineup Reuniting For First Time Since 1983

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:45am
The classic lineup of horror core rockers The Misfits are reuniting for the first time since 1983 to headline the Riot Fests in Denver and...
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Beyonce, Drake & More: Top 5 Largest Streaming Weeks for an Album in the U.S.

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:37am
The five largest streaming weeks for an album in the U.S. have all occurred in the last six months, with the debut of Drake’s Views ...
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The Art of the Personal Project: Sandra Salvas

A Photo Editor's Blog - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:31am

As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at http://yodelist.wordpress.com. Projects are discovered online and submissions are not accepted.

Today’s featured photographer is: Sandra Salvas

Sunrise in Mae Ann over Love Animal House

Sunrise in Mae Ann over Love Animal House

Hero taking it all in. Marianne found Hero just after he was hit with a machette in his face. While he lost sight in his one eye, he still has a loving spirit and now a forever home where he is safe.

Hero taking it all in. Marianne found Hero just after he was hit with a machette in his face. While he lost sight in his one eye, he still has a loving spirit and now a forever home where he is safe.

Yod and Lung (pronounced Loon) unloading  the daily cut grass for the cows at Holy Cow Farm, the cow extension of Love Animal House.

Yod and Lung (pronounced Loon) unloading the daily cut grass for the cows at Holy Cow Farm, the cow extension of Love Animal House.

Zoe getting her lunch at Holy Cow Farm.

Zoe getting her lunch at Holy Cow Farm.

Tain (Tahn) and Miso. Tain lives at and takes care of the animals at Holy Cow Farm.

Tain (Tahn) and Miso. Tain lives at and takes care of the animals at Holy Cow Farm.

Nin is the last surviving dog at the Wat Ban Oi temple. Recently there was a mass poisoning of 20 dogs here, but Nin was spared. She's been at this Temple for 10 years. She is 12 years old. Pictured with Luang Poh

Nin is the last surviving dog at the Wat Ban Oi temple. Recently there was a mass poisoning of 20 dogs here, but Nin was spared. She’s been at this Temple for 10 years. She is 12 years old. Pictured with Luang Poh

Caramel, not so sure about the giant lens in front of him.

Caramel, not so sure about the giant lens in front of him.

Monty,  watching the sunrise from the top of Love Animal House. Monty is the newest dog here. He kept finding trouble in the villages with chickens running loose. Marianne feared he would be poisoned, so she brought him home.

Monty, watching the sunrise from the top of Love Animal House. Monty is the newest dog here. He kept finding trouble in the villages with chickens running loose. Marianne feared he would be poisoned, so she brought him home.

Mali and her brother Mumbo (not pictured) are defintitely the most wild, most skeptical of the dogs here. They were the only pups that were completely uninterested in getting attention from people.

Mali and her brother Mumbo (not pictured) are defintitely the most wild, most skeptical of the dogs here. They were the only pups that were completely uninterested in getting attention from people.

Ping prepares dinner for the dogs. Ping prepares meals for the dogs 5 days a week using fresh ingredients from the local markets.

Ping prepares dinner for the dogs. Ping prepares meals for the dogs 5 days a week using fresh ingredients from the local markets.

Marianne gives Wolfie a bath. Wolfie was hit by a car and paralyzed in one leg so he now drags it behind him. this leads to scrapes and cuts, so he gets baths to keep the potential for infection down.

Marianne gives Wolfie a bath. Wolfie was hit by a car and paralyzed in one leg so he now drags it behind him. this leads to scrapes and cuts, so he gets baths to keep the potential for infection down.

Charlie is at Wat Pa Tiew. This Temple is off the main highway in Mae Rim. He was hit by a car and had to have surgery on his hips and leg. Marianne is hoping to place him in a home environment sooner than later.

Charlie is at Wat Pa Tiew. This Temple is off the main highway in Mae Rim. He was hit by a car and had to have surgery on his hips and leg. Marianne is hoping to place him in a home environment sooner than later.

Tun feeding the cows at Holy Cow Farm.

Tun feeding the cows at Holy Cow Farm.

The water buffalos enjoying the water on a 90 degree day in Mae Rim.

The water buffalos enjoying the water on a 90 degree day in Mae Rim.

The dogs of Wat Hua Fai. These dogs have it pretty good. The monk here cooks for them daily. Originally there were only 3 dogs here, but the monk allowed other dogs to come in because they were not safe. Now there are 14 here. The Temple sits up high on a hill and against the forest.

The dogs of Wat Hua Fai. These dogs have it pretty good. The monk here cooks for them daily. Originally there were only 3 dogs here, but the monk allowed other dogs to come in because they were not safe. Now there are 14 here. The Temple sits up high on a hill and against the forest.

The dogs of Wat Nah Hoerk. This is one of the safesty temples I've seen. The monk has built the dogs an enclosure for when he is not around to keep them safe. Otherwise they all follow him around and do not wander too far. There are lots of dogs here and it's amazing they all seem to get along in this enclosure.

The dogs of Wat Nah Hoerk. This is one of the safesty temples I’ve seen. The monk has built the dogs an enclosure for when he is not around to keep them safe. Otherwise they all follow him around and do not wander too far. There are lots of dogs here and it’s amazing they all seem to get along in this enclosure.

Bobo the cow at Holy Cow Farm.

Bobo the cow at Holy Cow Farm.

The dogs of Wat Nong Pla Mann happily greet a young monk.

The dogs of Wat Nong Pla Mann happily greet a young monk.

How long have you been shooting?
Technically, since high school…which is about 18 years ago now…yikes.

Are you self-taught or photography school taught?
I went to the School of Visual Arts in NYC. I wanted to learn not just how to take photos, but how to market myself and sell my work commercially.

With this particular project, what was your inspiration to shoot it?
I am an animal lover and have worked with several local dog rescues in Utah over the past 5 years. Yes, I’m a crazy dog lady.

I had just been laid off from a full time job as a photo editor, and was completely burnt out. I wanted to work on something bigger than marketing objectives, and for someone who was actually making a difference. I perused the interwebs for volunteer photography projects and found the site Photographers Without Borders. They are a non-profit organization who work with NGOs in developing countries. They partner photographers with causes in order to raise awareness through visual story telling. I read their Mission & Vision statement and immediately applied for an opportunity to work with an animal rescue. After an interview and a couple months, they asked if I’d like to partner with Love Animal House in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I raised money for my airfare and stay, as well as some additional money I was able to donate to Love Animal House.

I wanted this to be pure journalism. I followed Maryanne, her dogs, her cows, cats, and her employees around for 2 weeks just watching, observing, and learning.

Animal welfare is low on the totem pole for most people in Thailand. They don’t understand spaying and neutering pets is the way to control an overpopulation of cats and dogs. Sadly, they result in poisoning their pets to “get a hold of the situation.” Slaughter houses are violent and inhumane, and farm animals are often left suffering and unattended to. The sanctuary was founded over 21 years ago to change this; to offer a place of equality for all living animals, and to educate the community in animal welfare. The organization is currently developing their bovine shelter for rescued cows and water buffalo to be developed into a free energy plant by turning their waste into gas to run generators and provide electricity to their project site and neighborhood. 

I wanted the opportunity to tell this story. The project focuses on the animals she’s rescued, as well as the monks who protect the animals in the local temples of Mae Rim. It really goes beyond Chiang Mai, so I feel like this is just one door that has opened to a much bigger project.

How many years have you been shooting this project before you decided to present it?
This was a 2 week project, but I want to go back. There’s so much more to tell.

How long do you spend on a personal project before deciding if it is working?
It depends on the depth of the project. Some projects only last 1 day, some I spend years on. If it’s a real story, with progression and substance, it usually only takes a day to realize that and then I try to go back within a reasonable time and continue it over a year. Sometimes I just have random ideas that are more conceptual and it’s just a one day shoot and done.

Since shooting for your portfolio is different from personal work, how do you feel when the work is different?
I actually consider all of it portfolio work. Part of being a photographer is being personally creative but also having the ability to adapt your style for a clients needs. I like the challenge of making it all cohesive. My personal work comes from what I am most passionate about, and I like to think that clients consider those things before they hire me for an assignment. “Oh, she loves dogs. She must be patient and understanding.” Haha!

Have you ever posted your personal work on social media venues such as Reddit, Tumblr, Instagram or Facebook?
I only post personal work on Instagram. I have rules for this platform,

Rule 1 is iphone only. What’s more challenging than taking a great photo? Taking a great photo with your optically challenged iphone. Funnily enough, I broke this rule twice during promotion of this trip to Thailand, but that was it. I’ve stayed true before and since.

Rule 2 is only 1 post a day. No one wants to see the progression of me “getting the shot” Just post the best one.

As for Tumblr and Facebook, anything goes. I use Tumblr to promote photos before I add them to my website galleries, or will throw up an image with Facebook. Honestly I’m not the best social media promoter.

If so, has the work ever gone viral and possibly with great press?
Not yet, but maybe one of these days. I’m optimistic.

Have you printed your personal projects for your marketing to reach potential clients?
I do it all the time. It’s not like a lot of people are going to have the opportunity to see my personal work unless I’m on their radar. By printing and mailing pieces out, I only hope it doesn’t just go from the mail box to the recycling bin. I don’t over print or over send. I really try to target the audience of the mailer so I’m not wasting paper or anyone’s time.

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I grew up in rural Pennsylvania, moved to NYC for college, and after graduating quickly traded in the concrete jungle for the mountains. After a 5 year stint in Boulder, CO, I moved to Park City, UT where I currently reside with my husband and 2 fur kids.

I am inspired by real moments, real people, bad dogs, being outside, and all kinds of adventure. I love projects with depth and process that keep you wanting to go back for more: to learn, see, and experience it all as much as you can.

I love…
documenting activities
unexpected moments
the outdoors
dogs
my family
nature
mountains
snow
sun
water
whiskey
a cold beer
skiing
running
cartwheels
great friends
dancing


APE contributor Suzanne Sease currently works as a consultant for photographers and illustrators around the world. She has been involved in the photography and illustration industry since the mid 80s, after establishing the art buying department at The Martin Agency then working for Kaplan-Thaler, Capital One, Best Buy and numerous smaller agencies and companies. She has a new Twitter feed with helpful marketing information believing that marketing should be driven by a brand and not specialty. Follow her on twitter at SuzanneSease.

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Kelsea Ballerini Named Co-Host Of ABC’s New Series, ‘Greatest Hits’

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:25am
Kelsea Ballerini and comedian Arsenio Hall have been announced as co-hosts for a new ABC series [...]
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Courtney Love to Star in 'The Possibility of Fireflies' With Joey King

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:57am
Courtney Love and Joey King will star as a mother-daughter pair in the coming-of-age story The Possibility of Fireflies. Deborah Chow (The High...
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Apple Easily Tops Google, Microsoft in List of Valuable Brands

Billboard.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:54am
Apple may have just posted its shabbiest quarterly earnings in more than a decade, but that doesn’t mean the brand is in any serious trouble....
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