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Is There a Backlash Against Summer Songs?

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:58pm
Remember when everybody loved "Blurred Lines"? It was barely more than a year ago. "Blurred Lines" was still exciting – not quite oozing from...
Categories: Music Industry

Katy Perry's PSA To 'Make Roar Happen' For American Schools: Watch

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:58pm
Katy Perry has a message for schools: make "Roar" happen. The pop superstar teamed up with Staples recently for a twist on the back-to-school ad...
Categories: Music Industry

Katy Perry Releases Lyric Video For New Single 'This Is How We Do'

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:58pm
Katy Perry wants fans to know how she do. Perry just dropped the lyric video for her newest single off "Prism," "This Is How We Do," and the themes...
Categories: Music Industry

ASCAP Announces Date for Country Awards

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:09pm
The 52nd annual ASCAP Country Music Awards will be held Monday, November 3rd at downtown [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Facebook’s New App for Public Figures

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:08pm
On July 17, Facebook launched Facebook Mentions, allowing those with verified public figure [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Weird Al Yankovic Atop Billboard Artist 100

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:58am
Sam Smith leads the new Billboard Artist 100 chart for a second week, fending off Iggy Azalea at No. 2 and new Billboard 200 leader Weird Al Yankovic...
Categories: Music Industry

Beyoncé Sings New Version of 'Crazy In Love' in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:58am
Calling all Naughty Girls: The first official trailer for sexy book-to-film phenomenon "Fifty Shades of Grey" is here. More importantly? New, sexy...
Categories: Music Industry

Pop Shop Podcast: Jack Antonoff Interview, 5 Seconds of Summer, 'Weird Al' & More

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:58am
Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest...
Categories: Music Industry

The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert To Perform on ‘Fashion Rocks’

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:19am
The Band Perry and Miranda Lambert are among the performers on Fashion Rocks, a television special […]
Categories: Music Industry

Justin Bieber Just Teased A Ton of New Music (Listen)

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:58am
Is Justin Bieber going to pull a Beyoncé? The singer went on an Instagram binge Wednesday night, uploading 11 videos of his studio while...
Categories: Music Industry

Nicki Minaj Reveals Sexy Artwork for 'Anaconda' Single

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:58am
Nicki Minaj took social media by storm this morning (July 24) when she posted the artwork for her upcoming single, "Anaconda."On the cover, Nicki...
Categories: Music Industry

Microsoft Isn't Killing Xbox Music; Update Coming

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:58am
If you took Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comment this week that the company would "streamline our investments in music and video" to signal the...
Categories: Music Industry

Weezer Go 'Back to the Shack' on 'Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon' (Video)

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:58am
In case you haven't yet heard Weezer's latest comeback single, you're about to get your fill over the next couple months. The veteran alt-rock band...
Categories: Music Industry

You're Going To Want To See Robin Wright Dance With Jimmy Fallon to 'Turn Down For What'

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:58am
Turn down for Claire Underwood? "House of Cards" fans were in for a weird treat when Robin Wright stopped by the "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"...
Categories: Music Industry

Artist Pics: Eli Young Band, Ray Stevens, Lucas Hoge

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:40am
Eli Young Band on 'Letterman,' Ray Stevens at CMHoF, Lucas Hoge's new video [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Benefit News (7/24/24)

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:24am
Leadership Music helps Second Harvest • ACM fantasy football • Building Bridges golf tournament […]
Categories: Music Industry

Art Producers Speak: John Fulton

A Photo Editor's Blog - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:31am

We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If you are an Art Buyer/Producer or an Art Director at an agency and want to submit a photographer anonymously for this column email: Suzanne.sease@verizon.net

Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate John Fulton.

"Wrong Tools" campaign for Three Atlanta and CPA Global.

“Wrong Tools” campaign for Three Atlanta and CPA Global.

A young farmer/rancher burns some time after breakfast with a curious audience standing by. Part of a personal series featuring contemporary scenes in the South.

A young farmer/rancher burns some time after breakfast with a curious audience standing by. Part of a personal series featuring contemporary scenes in the South.

"Dirt Wave" motocross in the deep south. Part of a personal series featuring contemporary scenes in the South.

“Dirt Wave” motocross in the deep south. Part of a personal series featuring contemporary scenes in the South.

"Quail Hunting". Part of a personal series featuring contemporary scenes in the South.

“Quail Hunting”. Part of a personal series featuring contemporary scenes in the South.

"Fiddler Over Paris", a lone fiddler bares his soul to the denizens of the 7th arrondissement. Shot for an int'l travel company.

“Fiddler Over Paris”, a lone fiddler bares his soul to the denizens of the 7th arrondissement. Shot for an int’l travel company.

Pro bono series for my home town fire department. Hazmat crew takes one for the team as fire plane dumps it's payload.

Pro bono series for my home town fire department. Hazmat crew takes one for the team as fire plane dumps it’s payload.

"On The Way to Saturday". Campaign featuring college football mega-fans for BBDO.

“On The Way to Saturday”. Campaign featuring college football mega-fans for BBDO.

"Wrong Tools" campaign for Three Atlanta and CPA Global.

“Wrong Tools” campaign for Three Atlanta and CPA Global.

Campaign for Harley Davidson featuring real owners enjoying the thrill of the open road.

Campaign for Harley Davidson featuring real owners enjoying the thrill of the open road.

 "Lake of the Clouds Valley". Personal work captured on a trip to the high Rocky Mountains.


“Lake of the Clouds Valley”. Personal work captured on a trip to the high Rocky Mountains.

Firefighters photographed for South Magazine.

Firefighters photographed for South Magazine.

"We're there for you 24/7/365". Campaign for Georgia Power.

“We’re there for you 24/7/365″. Campaign for Georgia Power.

"For the longest lasting truck on the road". Campaign commissioned for Eaton Global.

“For the longest lasting truck on the road”. Campaign commissioned for Eaton Global.

Recent commission featuring speedo-clad mechanics to illustrate the client's heat generating product.

Recent commission featuring speedo-clad mechanics to illustrate the client’s heat generating product.

How many years have you been in business?
12 years.

Are you self-taught or photography school taught?
Both but I did the photo degree route. It was a good jumping board but, like most people, I learned more in just the 1st year working in San Francisco about the industry and my own work than I did during all of school.

Who was your greatest influence that inspired you to get into this business?
I was a skater kid in high school and a lackadaisical student, which took its toll on my studies. I took art classes because I thought they would be easy A’s. I connected with the creative arts immediately and felt myself come alive. Originally I wanted to be a sculptor and I worked diligently towards that goal but eventually I found myself sitting in a photography class. Seeing my first image appear in the developing tray was what set the hook. It’s a cliché’ sentiment at this point, but it was like magic. I was also exposed to the work of the great street photographers, especially the masters of composition and light; Cartier-Bresson and Harry Callahan among others. I worked at my local camera store talking with working photographers every day and developing their images late into the evening. It was an exhilarating feeling to see their work before they did and when talking with them about their assignments at pick up time, it became clear to me that this was the life I wanted. I was also able to work with Jim Erickson and Erik Almas through out my first year after school, which was also instrumental.

How do you find your inspiration to be so fresh, push the envelope, stay true to yourself so that creative folks are noticing you and hiring you?
It’s important to me to find inspiration from things other than photography whether that be other visual arts, travel, history, and simply conversing with people who are very different than myself. A lot of photographers choose to keep their exposure to other’s work at a minimal, I do the opposite. I look at an immense amount of images and I keep the ones that speak to me in an archive that goes back over 10 years. They cover the spectrum from photography, design, 3D, and fine arts and I often sift through them making mental notes of the things I like, don’t like, and want to experiment with before my next project.

Do you find that some creatives love your work but the client holds you back?
It varies widely from project to project but limitations can be a blessing. I’ve been studying film making lately and I read something from a feature director awhile back saying that often times he’ll limit himself to just one or two lenses for a whole movie because with every option available for every shot, it can be overwhelming and the images end up being too disjointed. I look at constraints that clients give in that way and it forces me to push my work and grow in a direction that I might not have taken on my own and I walk away with more tools in my creative arsenal.

What are you doing to get your vision out to the buying audience?
All the usual things but the most important to me is face-to-face exposure. The path of least resistance is always the most overrun and that right now is doing everything digitally. My reps are also paramount in connecting with buyers.

What is your advice for those who are showing what they think the buyers want to see?
Showing what you think buyers want to see is a loosing strategy if that’s your main motivation. Even if you’re scoring some projects, you won’t be shooting what you love and the work won’t be as affective as it should be. Ultimately, you’ll end up spending your career working on things that don’t inspire you and that’s not good for you or your clients.

Are you shooting for yourself and creating new work to keep your artistic talent true to you?
Not as much as I’d like, but I’m working on that. It takes the willingness to say no to paying projects usually but I think it’s a good investment for one’s creative soul. Story telling in still frame, painting, modeling, motion, and writing is always on my mind from when I wake up until I finally go to bed. Lately, I’ve been spending the majority of my non-working time learning 3D modeling which has been a very captivating creative outlet and has already helped land some of my favorite projects to date.

How often are you shooting new work?
It varies from every couple weeks to a month. I prefer to do my own post work whenever possible and if it’s a series of multi-image composites that typically turns a 3 day shoot into a 3 week process from beginning to end but it’s an integral part of what I love about my job and what makes the images I deliver to my clients unique and impactful.

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John is an America photographer born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. His work is often described as rich, fresh, and authentic. Clients recognize his consistent vision and adamant drive to deliver impactful and affective images through a broad range of subjects.

John is honored to have been included in Luerzer’s Archive Top 200 Advertising Photographers Worldwide and his work has been recognized by PDN, Communication Arts, Hasselblad Masters, Int’l Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris, American Photographic Artists, Int’l Loupe Awards, and Color Awards. His clients include AT&T, Harley Davidson, Captain Morgan, Airstream, Westin and Hyatt Int’l among others.

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 founding 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 fed with helpful marketing information.  Follow her@SuzanneSease.

Categories: Business

What I Instagrammed Vs. What Was Really Happening, Or My Entire Life Is A Lie

A Photo Editor's Blog - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:17am

Do you want to know how my pictures I shot before I actually captured a photo that both accurately (and attractively) displayed how happy I was in this moment? 56. I hope you’re judging me, because I am.

via Bustle.

Categories: Business

Former Asia Singer Sues Las Vegas Casino Over 'Rock Vault' Show

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:58am
After being fired from the Las Vegas musical Raiding the Rock Vault, co-director John Payne has fired off an expansive lawsuit that claims breach of...
Categories: Music Industry

Kidz Bop Charts 40th Album

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:58am
Those darn Kidz are at it again. The Kidz Bop Kids, that is. The franchise scores its 40th charting album on the Billboard 200 as Kidz Bop 26 bows at...
Categories: Music Industry

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