Archive for December, 2009

A Decade of Images

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Today I posted a sample of the images that have appeared on the SIF site this decade (2000-2009). View the photos.

Best Things in Life are Free

Monday, December 14th, 2009

From the guy who brought you the Free Prize Inside, comes a free prize online. I am re-gifting this to you (without the guilt).

From Human Highlight Film to Healthcare Advocate

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Dominique Wilkins

Retired NBA player Dominique Wilkins visited Syracuse’s Fowler High School today to talk about diabetes management and prevention.

“How many people in here have a family member who has diabetes, ” Wilkins asked. Almost every hand went up in an auditorium of a few hundred.

He was diagnosed with Type II diabetes one year after he retired from playing in the NBA.

Wilkins, who is most know for his thunderous dunks, is currently traveling the nation as a Diabetes Awareness Ambassador for Novo Nordisk.

Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins at Fowler High

He stressed he importance of establishing healthy eating habits, regular exercise and knowing your family health history.

After a brief discussion about health Wilkins also fielded various questions about his playing days and the current state of the league…

Who is better Kobe or Lebron: Kobe is the most complete player in the league.

Who was your idol: Julius “Dr. J” Erving. The first time I played against him he scored 38 on me and I wasn’t upset.

Was Larry Bird overrated: “No way. Larry Bird was underrated.”

Who is the best ever: “Michael (Jordan). He won three championships then retired, then came back and won three more. No one ever did that.”

He Wondered as He Wandered

Monday, December 7th, 2009

One of my photographic inspirations is W. Eugene Smith.

After his Pittsburgh Project and WWII documentary, my favorite shots/studies are the ones he did from his NYC loft.

Smith’s catalog is voluminous and I wonder how much more prolific he could have been with the (multimedia) tools available today.

From the Cheap Seats

Monday, December 7th, 2009
SuWes Johnson

SU’s Wes Johnson: “Flying Easy”

It’s becoming clear that either from afar or close-up, this year’s Syracuse University Men’s Basketball Team looks formidable.

Five (5) Minutes to Shoot

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

During an interview, photographer Platon tells a great story about having limited time to shoot portraits of Heads of State in a studio he set up at the U.N.

System of (Business) Survival

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

In a blog post yesterday Shelley Dolley cited author and marketer Tom Peters and his strategies to adopt during a recession. “Treat small successes like Superbowl victories,” Peters said during a video post on his blog.

Here Peters writes his 44 strategies, which if you ask me, are listed in reverse order in terms of importance.