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Michael Sweet

Marius Vieth On Street Photography And Starting His Own Magazine

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Marius Vieth Marius Vieth first contacted me about a year ago to ask if I had any interest in writing about his "Broken: Amster...

12 Tips For Entering A Street Photography Contest

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Having judged a number of street photography contests over the past few years in various countries, I can honestly say the same problems surface again...

Michael Sweet's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide For Photographers

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Please note, I don't receive any financial incentive for featuring the products listed here. Also, the links are provided for your convenience, feel f...

New York Photographer Jonathan Higbee Speaks Out About Street Photography

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Jonathan Higbee For some time now I have been an admirer of Jonathan Higbee's photography. It's calm and very zen, especially for...

FRAME: A New Retrospective Collection From Street Photographer Mark Cohen

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Images (c) Mark Cohen, Courtesy of University of Texas Press This is an exciting post for me. Why? Because I've had a copy of Mark Cohen's FRAME ...

Street Photography Rules Are Dumb

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.09.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image Copyright (c) Jonathan Higbee, 2015 One of the unfortunate side effects of the street photography craze is the plethora of people trying to mak...

Purgatory & Paradise: Meryl Meisler's Vintage New York Photography

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.31.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Meryl Meisler's tome of photography from the 70s titled, "Purgatory & Paradise SASSY '70s: Suburbia & The City" is an exceptional collection of disco ...

In Conversation With Roger Ballen - One Of The Most Collected Photographers In The World

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Images (c) Roger Ballen I've been a big fan of Roger Ballen for many years. His work is fresh and terrifically rich. Using a cast of characters a...

Leica Liking And Other Matters Of Faith

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.11.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Rearview Window (c) 2015 by Sally Davies The Leica Legend I recently stumbled into a Facebook conversation about Leica and how great they are. How p...

Street Photography Has No Clothes

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image (c) John Holcroft, Courtesy of John Holcroft Street photography has become such an ambiguous umbrella term in the photography world that it rea...

Bit Rot And Why You Should Print Your Photographs

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 07.10.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet Bit rot is a term that refers to the slow deterioration in the performance and integrity of data stored on v...

Getting Your Photography Published 2.0

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Firstly, let me say that I have written about this topic before - hence the 2.0. Regardless, it is still the number one question I get asked, "How did...

Artist Christopher Healey Travels To Mexico And Captures Fat Tuesday On Film

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Christopher Healey, Courtesy of Christopher Healey Sending anyone into a carnival with a camera and asking for good photos is kin...

John Newton Photographs The "Nation of Shopkeepers"

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

"L'Angleterre est une nation de boutiquiers," were the exact words Napoleon used. In English, "England is a nation of shopkeepers." Napoleon had borro...

Photographing Iconic Coney Island

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

The concept of Coney Island as an outdoor photo studio is nothing new. Famous and not-so-famous photographers alike have been trekking over the sand t...

The Return of Stryper

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Because the members of Stryper were devoutly religious and refused to separate their beliefs from their music, they were relentlessly mocked by a rock press that couldn't mentally process the four boys from La Mirada.