The Photography of Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch built his reputation as a painter. His work spanned both the Symbolist and Expressionist periods of art in Europe. Munch was born in Norway in 1863. Originally, he studied to be an engineer. However, after only one year in this field of study, Munch went on to study to become a painter.

Munch began as an Impressionist painter, but he felt as if this style of painting would not allow him to express his ideas in the proper manner. In the 1890s, Munch adopted what we now recognize as his unique style of painting. In 1893, Munch painted “The Scream” which is the work for which he is known around the world.

While much is known about the painting of Edvard Munch, many do not know that he experimented with photography as well. Beginning in 1902, and continuing through 1910, Munch began using photography as a means to express himself.

Almost all of Munch’s photographs are self-portraits. In these various self-portraits, the artist experimented with different photographic techniques. One thing that he liked to do with his photographs was to intentionally make them appear as if they were not taken correctly. For instance, some of the photographs look as if they are slightly out of focus while others appear to be over exposed.

After 1910, Munch set aside photography and did not take it up again until 1927. He continued taking photographs until the mid 1930s. His photographic periods occurred during the times when he was experiencing problems with this mental health.

Munch never intended his photographs to be seen by the general public. They were not intended for commercial purposes. It appears that the artist took these photographs as a means of relaxation and as a way to cope with mental crisis.

Burberry Moves Photography Exhibition to Paris

On Friday, Burberry opened their “Here We Are” photography exhibit in Paris. The exhibit focuses on documentary photography from the United Kingdom. The photos were selected by Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer. Lucy Kumara Moore, the owner of the Claire de Rouen fashion bookstore, and fashion photographer Alasdair McLellan serve as co-curators.

The exhibit was designed to celebrate British culture and fashion. Bailey announced the exhibit on Instagram in August and it opened in September 2017 at the Old Sessions House in London, England. With a launch timed to coincide with London Fashion Week, “Here We Are” combines documentary photos and classic Burberry fashion pieces. With its dramatic black-and-white photographs and examples of Burberry’s latest collection, it is intended to appeal to both fashion-forward and artistic viewers. During its run in London, the event was visited by around 20,000 people, including Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.

“Here We Are” features the work of more than 30 British photographers. Photos by English film director Ken Russell are on display from his early career as a freelance photographer. Other artists featured in the exhibit include Shirley Baker, the famous street photographer, and Jo Spence, best known for her photos of gypsies. The exhibition also boasts works by British-Jamaican photographer Charlie Phillips and Jane Brown, a photojournalist famous for her black-and-white portraits.

The exhibition also displays contemporary photos of the company’s popular new Gosha Rubchinskiy x Burberry capsule collection taken by Gosha Rubchinskiy himself. The Russian designer has collaborated with Burberry for fall and winter 2018 to produce a new English-inspired line of streetwear.

After debuting in London, “Here We Are” moved to Hong Kong on November 11 and remained open for nine days, attracting local celebrities like actress Hilary Tsui and singer G.E.M. On January 26, the exhibition opened on Rue Béranger in the historic Le Marais district of Paris. The event will run until February 7.

Fujifilm Announces New Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm will soon have a new entry-level camera on the market called the X-A5, which should be of interest of both photo enthusiasts and vloggers alike.

The latest entry in Fuji’s X series line of digital cameras, the X-A5 is mirrorless and it comes with a 24.2 APS-C image sensor. This sensor uses a Bayer color filter, instead of Fujifilm’s X-Trans array. The camera also comes standard with an automatic Bluetooth image transfer, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording and a 180-degree tilting touchscreen. What’s more, as opposed to previous cameras in this series, the X-A5 also comes with a microphone jack. This latter feature should make it very popular with vloggers and those who create YouTube shows.

That doesn’t mean that photo enthusiasts are left out, as they will also find many things about this camera attractive, especially its XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens. This is the company’s first lens in the series that has a motorized power zoom. This zoom option is both light and compact. It weighs less than 5 ounces (136 grams). It also has a 15 mm focal length at the wide end. So, for those on a low budget, this lens could be a good alternative to some ultra wide lenses Fujifilm sells, such as the 16mm f/1.4 and the 14mm f/2.8.

Fujifilm expects to begin shipping the X-A5 on February 8, and the suggested retail price of the camera will be $599.95. The company will also begin selling this month the XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens as a standalone item. Both the camera and the lens have color options. The camera itself is available in pink, brown and black, while lens is available in either silver or black.

Shutterfly Acquires Lifetouch

On Tuesday, Shutterfly announced that they have purchased Lifetouch, a Minnesota-based photography company that specializes in school portraits. Shutterfly reportedly bought the privately owned company for $825 million.

Lifetouch was founded in 1936 as National School Studios. Founders Bruce Reinecker and Eldon Rothgeb journeyed to one-room schoolhouses in Minnesota to take class portraits. The company grew rapidly over the next few years and became the largest school photography company in the United States. Before his death in 1987, Reinecker surrendered ownership of the company to his employees.

In 1984, the company changed its name from National School Studios to Lifetouch. In 1994, they began opening fashion photography studios in malls and later transitioned to taking photos of church members after they acquired United Church Directories in 1995. Over the years, Lifetouch has purchased many large photography studios like Olan Mills and CPI Corporation.

Shutterfly’s purchase of Lifetouch is part of a new effort to expand into school photography. Lifetouch reportedly earned more than $900 million during their last fiscal year and photographed over 20 million students. The sale will be finalized later in the year, but Shutterfly states that they plan to keep the two companies separate for now.

After the deal was announced on Tuesday, Shutterfly’s stock soared in after hours trading. Shares continued to rise on Wednesday, increasing by 28%. The same day, Shutterfly announced larger than expected earnings for their fourth quarter. This caused the stock to leap even higher, hovering around 72.00 on Thursday. This continues the stock’s trend of upward mobility for the year; the company’s stock has risen more than 39% in the past year.

As a result of the sale, Shutterfly’s earnings are now projected to double by 2020 and their yearly earnings are expected to top $1.22 billion. Post-sale, Shutterfly reportedly has earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of $450 million.

Instagram and the Power of GIFs

When it comes to modern technology, there are two things that millennials absolutely love. They love GIFs and they love taking photographs. Luckily, there’s now a way to combine the two. This ends in neat photographs, funny jokes, and memorable pictures. Instagram rolled out their latest update and it has a lot of people talking.

Just when you think the Instagram app has done it all for your photography needs, they come out with something new. Users can create something called their story, similar to what Snapchat has. It’s a temporary glimpse into someone’s life made up of pictures and videos. The story eventually deletes. In the meantime, however, users are having some fun. According to Buzzfeed, you can now quickly and easily add a GIF to your Instagram story by downloading the latest version of Instagram.

There’s no shortage of ideas when it comes to this latest update. You can post a video of yourself running and then add a GIF that shows someone chasing you. You can add a funny face, a celebrity crush, a cute animal, and much more. The possibilities are endless to create true masterpieces. GIFs can also be used to enhance your Instagram story with even more cool effects! You can mess with the weather by adding animated sun or rain. Many people are still left hoping that eventually, they’ll be able to add GIFs to their regular Instagram posts. Right now, that option is not available unless you were to download a third-party app. Instagram will hopefully listen to the people and allow them to add GIFs to all aspects of their life. This will make it easier to create memes and inside jokes among users. GIFs are all the rage and it’s time that Instagram makes full use of them just like other apps like Facebook has done.

What Nick Vertucci Teaches People About Making Money In Real Estate

A lot of people want to make money buying and selling real estate but they don’t know the right way to go about doing so. Nick Vertucci is an entrepreneur who found a successful strategy to doing this and after becoming a multi-millionaire he decided to show others his methods. The Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy, based in Santa Ana, California, offers a free course in making money in real estate that is held in cities across America. The tagline of his business is “Get In. Get Out. Get Paid.”.

The primary method that Nick Vertucci followed to make his money is colloquially known as “house flipping”. He bought homes, often those that had been foreclosed on and so could be had at below market rates. The then made improvements to the home such as fixing up the kitchen and/or bathroom. After this was completed he put the home back up for sale and made a substantial profit.

Beyond teaching others how to successfully flip houses, Nick Vertucci and his team also teach other ways to make money in real estate. They also show people how they can make money doing wholesaling and flipping contracts, for example. There is also money to be made in commercial properties such as office buildings that they teach. Some people want to learn how to buy a property and then hold it for the long term as a rental property which Nick Vertucci and his team teach as well.

At these courses students are also taught how to come up with the money to get started in real estate. One method they teach is tapping on the value of your 401k in order to pay the cots of buying a home. Additionally, Vertucci has built a network of investors and private lenders that will provide money for students to buy properties.

The courses of this company offers are taught over the course of four days in each city. They are held on a regular basis and in just February 2018 alone will be held in Chicago, Norfolk, Sacramento, Portland, and Miami.

The SENS Foundation and Jason Hope

Jason Hope has always been interested in innovation and the advancement of technology. When he heard of some amazing new research that the SENS Foundation was doing, he had to get on board. In 2010, investor, entrepreneur, and futurist Jason Hope donated $500,000 to the SENS Foundation to help with their research into anti-aging technologies. Since then, he has donated over $1 million more to the foundation, helping them to build new facilities and purchase new equipment to help their research.

The SENS Foundation was founded in 2009 with the express purpose of finding ways to defeat aging. Now, this is not the infomercial creams that you will see on late-night television. SENS does not want to come up with some potion to help you get rid of wrinkles. They are focused much more on innovating with old technologies and creating new ones to target specific cells and illnesses within the body to root out aging at its source. Naturally, this intrigued Jason Hope.

With his donation, the SENS Foundation started new research into AGE-breakers, a type of technology that is meant to find and destroy AGE particles. These particles, also known as advanced glycation end-products, are floating around in our bodies and causing our tissues and organs to age as they normally would. With certain illnesses and diseases, such as Alzheimer’s these particles are even more prevalent in our body and can cause massive damage and degeneration. AGE-breakers would target these particular cells and render them unable to cause any more damage to our bodies. Jason Hope’s Hard Line Stance on the Internet of Things

Jason Hope was really focused on this foundation because they were actively working to help improve people’s lives while also looking at ways to innovate technologies. They were not just trying to find a Fountain of Youth, but they are actively working to fight diseases that are prevalent in our society. It is not just about the anti-aging to Jason, but it is really about the out-of-the-box and different way that the foundation is going about it. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000

Jason Hope has been a futurist and entrepreneur since he graduated from Arizona State University. He got his start when he created his own mobile communications company, and since then he has created a successful portfolio of investments and subsidiary companies all focused on the advancement and innovation of technologies. Jason also donates to several other organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, the Arizona Science Center, and The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.

Jeremy Goldstein: Established NYC Lawyer Gives Advice on Employment Incentives

The Issue on Employee Incentives

A lot of considerations go into transforming an economic system that’s sustainable for both employees and employers. Jeremy Goldstein, an established attorney based in New York was able to see the negative effects of avoiding to reverse this situation. He mediated a problem on incentives given to employees and long-time investors. Jeremy Goldstein has worked with several companies such as Verizon, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America. Through this experiences, he has found solutions on how to manage a company’s incentive programs for employees, and what company’s should do to avoid losses through this system.


Earnings per share (EPS) is the system with how a company gives employees the incentives based on the number of sales or transactions that are successful. The EPS is valuable because, for many shareholders, it is one of the biggest determinants of the company’s stock price. This system has proven to be effective to make companies more profitable, as recent studies have shown. For both employees and shareholders, it can seem like a good advantage. But seeing the other side of the coin, having an EPS may also lead companies to an unfair advantage in the economic climate.


To solve this problem, Jeremy Goldstein gives advice to companies to compromise between the steps to make a balanced decision between the members who may be pro or ant-EPS system. Mr. Goldstein believes that a better way to avoid the unfair advantage is to hold the key leaders in the company responsible for their actions. The pay per performance system should be aligned with the goals of the company, and it must be computed to see if the profits show a sustainable growth in the long run.
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About Jeremy Goldstein

Jeremy Goldstein is a long-time lawyer who has been practicing in New York City. He started working in a firm, and eventually moved on to start his individual practice, at Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, LLC. He completed his studies at the New York University School of Law. He specializes in legal cases that occur within large companies such as those aforementioned. Aside from this, he has worked with several notable firms in banking, telecommunications, petroleum and stockholder industries.


Mr. Goldstein is considered one of the top lawyers in his field, being part of the Legal 500 and Chambers USA Guide Lawyers in the Business sector. To add to this, he is a regular contributor to the NYU Journal of Law and Business. He also engages in charitable acts and often donates to Fountain House, an institution that helps individuals with mental illnesses.


How Sheldon Lavin Has Used His Fortune To Help Others

Sheldon Lavin is a businessman and philanthropist located in Aurora, Illinois. His career started in the banking industry where he owned and operated a financial consulting business. There was a company called Otto & Sons that needed another facility in order to meet the demands of being a fresh beef supplier for the fast food company McDonald’s. They needed financing for this and an executive at McDonald’s sent them to Sheldon Lavin to have him handle the matter. As it turns out this was the most fateful meeting in his life.

Sheldon Lavin completed the deal for OSI Group. McDonald’s was already pleased with his work and thought that he would make a great top executive for Otto & Sons, which had been recently renamed as OSI Group, LLC. He agreed and he was soon a part owner of the company and, as the chief executive officer and chairman, was the new leader of the company. He knew that he could build the company into something far greater than just a McDonald’s beef supplier so he set about signing contracts with other restaurants as well as grocery stores who would use his company’s products as their private label brands.

At OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin first started to expand internationally by focusing on being a supplier of food processing throughout North America. He also quickly expanded his company into Europe. All during this time he was also expanding what his company processed to include all of the other proteins as well as things like vegetables, sauces, gravies, and more. He next tackled South America and the nation of Taiwan. This was during the 1980s and he was able to buy out the remaining Otto & Sons owners so that he could own the entire company. In the 1990s he expanded into Asia such as in China, Japan, India and more. He also expanded into South Africa.

Sheldon Lavin has used his great success philanthropically. He donates money to many causes such as Ronald McDonald House, the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, the National Multiple Sceloris Society, the United Negro College Fund, and many others. He has also been a board member of the Goodman Theatre and Rush University Medical Center among others. He has a family charitable foundation called The Sheba Foundation and he is its director and president, plus he serves Ronald McDonald House Charities as a trustee.

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Sony offers the feature packed A9 camera, but can it compete with rivals?

Professional photographers know that investing in professional equipment can make the difference between producing a good snapshot and a professional quality image. An amateur may not be able to see the difference. Some people may believe that the Dunning-Kruger effect is in play, but even amateur photographers who overestimate their skills can benefit from a good, inexpensive DSLR camera. The Sony A9 offers the user just what he or she needs to bring her pictures up to the next level.

The camera is slightly less expensive than similar models offered by competitors like Cannon and Nikon, but it has a feature their entry DSLR models do not. It is capable of recording videos. Many entry level DSLR camera models do not allow for this functionality. The user can adjust the lens for night shots, and it comes with a built in screen viewer, which is standard for many far less expensive digital cameras. The camera’s lightweight makes it easy to carry around, according to The Indian Express.

The Sony A9 may be a worthy rival for its competitors, and it is a feature rich camera, but being a feature rich camera does not always translate to commercial success. Although Sony may be banking on PlayStation Christmas sales to boost its numbers, the company has many other divisions.

The Sony A9 may not have been on everyone’s Christmas list, but it might be something people invest in for their own reasons. Professional YouTubers know they need high quality video cameras. People taking snapshots with the camera know this as well. YouTubers also typically want the camera to support microphone plugs to improve the sound quality of their products. It will be several months before the A9 gets reviewed by one of the communities to which it will be marketed.