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LA Times Photo Intern: Don’t Bore Editors

Photo by John W. Adkisson/Los Angeles Times

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student John Adkisson was the LA Times’ 2010 photography  intern over the summer, and he’s given an interview to the The Visual Student blog at about his time at the Times, revealing what he learned.

“This may seem obvious, but I think the biggest thing that I learned is to not bore the editors.  At that level of editing, they’ve pretty much seen it all.  What they want to see is something they haven’t seen. You don’t necessarily have to perfectly illustrate the story everytime. Making a really graphic or cool frame can engage readers in an otherwise mundane story.  It really pushed me to work situations harder to try and make something different.”

Source: The Visual Student

Hey Joe – “A Hendrix Experience”

Newspapers are dying. Multimedia is the future, or so they say. Here’s an example of what the Los Angeles Times is doing to stay current.

Photographer Mel Melcon followed Hollywood Boulevard’s Jimi Hendrix impersonator, Anthony Aquarius, and it’s actually a very cool little piece. I like how Melcon somehow briefly but very vividly captured this Jimi’s life – a group of teen guys rocking out to him on the sidewalk; Aquarius on the mattress in his bleak bedroom; a couple taking a photo with their phone and we see the result before they will; a passerby dancing to the music through several frames so you can feel the movement; Aquarius’s own unique insight: “The only reason why this works is cause there’s doubt.”

To see the piece, go to “A Hendrix Experience in Hollywood.

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