Chicago Color Run 2012 - one of the most incredible things that I have ever had the joy to experience. It began with a 5k, and ended with this. I sat there among the color-splashed finishers, camera ready and covered in my trusty and very professional plastic grocery bag, as everyone around me counted down. The countdown hit zero and suddenly clouds of color engulfed me and my friends, eventually becoming so thick they blotted out the sun.

By Kyle Telechan

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Chicago Color Run 2012 - one of the most incredible things that I have ever had the joy to experience. It began with a 5k, and ended with this. I sat there among the color-splashed finishers, camera ready and covered in my trusty and very professional plastic grocery bag, as everyone around me counted down. The countdown hit zero and suddenly clouds of color engulfed me and my friends, eventually becoming so thick they blotted out the sun.

By Kyle Telechan

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Don’t miss this exhibition related to Pictory’s creative retreat for photographers!

phootcamp:

Going to be in or near New York City on Friday June 22nd? Come see the first ever Phoot Camp exhibition at the amazing Photoville NYC event. Head over to Pier 3 at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo to see the amazing work that comes out of this weekend of 35 photographers taking over a summer camp, but stay for the rest of Photoville: a beer garden, dog run, shipping container-sized camera obscura, and exhibits from our heroes like The New York Times and Magnum.

Try to make it on the 22nd when most of us will be there, but if not, stop by anytime before July 1st to see the show.

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Don’t miss this exhibition related to Pictory’s creative retreat for photographers!

phootcamp:

Going to be in or near New York City on Friday June 22nd? Come see the first ever Phoot Camp exhibition at the amazing Photoville NYC event. Head over to Pier 3 at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo to see the amazing work that comes out of this weekend of 35 photographers taking over a summer camp, but stay for the rest of Photoville: a beer garden, dog run, shipping container-sized camera obscura, and exhibits from our heroes like The New York Times and Magnum.

Try to make it on the 22nd when most of us will be there, but if not, stop by anytime before July 1st to see the show.

Help us spread the word?

phootcamp:

Our friends at Photoville are hosting a super fun contest: 
SUBMIT NOW to be in the running to have your photos displayed on photographic mesh that will cut a vibrant swath across Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer and be seen by hundreds of thousands of people! Not to mention the amazing prizes and having your work reviewed by a exceptional photographic jury! High-res

phootcamp:

Our friends at Photoville are hosting a super fun contest:

SUBMIT NOW to be in the running to have your photos displayed on photographic mesh that will cut a vibrant swath across Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer and be seen by hundreds of thousands of people! Not to mention the amazing prizes and having your work reviewed by a exceptional photographic jury!

phootcamp:

During an international flight yesterday, I finally had time to finish digging through the tens of thousands of images from Phoot Camp 2011 and put together The Story of Phoot Camp 2011. If you ever wondered what the deal was with the radiation suits, now’s your chance to figure out what exactly happened last year!

Also, I extended the application deadline for June’s Phoot 2012 in New York state to TONIGHT (May 30) at midnight PST.  Go apply! High-res

phootcamp:

During an international flight yesterday, I finally had time to finish digging through the tens of thousands of images from Phoot Camp 2011 and put together The Story of Phoot Camp 2011. If you ever wondered what the deal was with the radiation suits, now’s your chance to figure out what exactly happened last year!

Also, I extended the application deadline for June’s Phoot 2012 in New York state to TONIGHT (May 30) at midnight PST. Go apply!

Phoot + Photoville!

More info about Pictory’s creative retreat for photographers!

phootcamp:

So excited to release some more details about Phoot Camp 2012, taking place June 14-18, 2012 near Woodstock, NY. Apply by 4/30!


(Photo modified from a shot from Phoot Camp 2011 by Michael O’Neal)

The reason I picked upstate New York for this year’s event is that I wanted to put extra pressure on my (supremely capable and talented) campers this year by asking them to each have an exhibition-ready photo by the end of camp. When I found out about Photoville NYC taking place in Brooklyn right after Phoot, I could not have been more excited about the potential for a perfect venue to showcase the work. A phone call confirmed that the folks organizing Photoville, United Photo Industries, are the just the kind of energetic, creative people I love collaborating with. Their goal with the two-week-long event is to pull the NYC photography community together, and they’ve got a line up of our photo compadres and heroes, including 20x200, Lomography, and PDN, all exhibiting in one space at one time. Sounds so dreamy, even before you get to the part about the room-sized camera obscura, beer gardens, and dog runs! I couldn’t think of a more perfect location for the very first Phoot gallery show EVER, which will open four days after the camp, on June 22, 2012, and run for two weeks.


(Photos from United Photo Industries’ “Foto/Pods” at the Dumbo Art Festival.)


Beyond that, we’ve also found the local photography community near our lodging in upstate New York to be fantastic. Not only is there the impressive Center for Photography Woodstock, there’s also a wealth of other photo and art centers in such a small area. We hope to get to know and love the locals like we did with the residents of Marfa last year.


(Portrait of Marfa locals by Ryan Schude)

Oh, and last but not least, there is river tubing. YES! After all, what’s camp without a little water recreation?!


(Photo from Phoot Camp 2011 by Michael O’Neal)

Less than two weeks left to apply! Deadline: 4/30/12. DO IT. And help us spread the word if you can!

Pictory’s annual creative retreat for photographers, Phoot Camp, is back! Apply by 4/30.

phootcamp:

IT’S TIME! We’re gearing up for the 2012 Phoot Camp, in upstate New York, and we’ve got spaces open. Maybe for you! If you’re an awesome photogeek over the age of 21, consider joining us for four days of adventuring and friendship. 

If you think you can contribute to making this year’s Phoot the best ever, please apply by April 30th! http://phootcamp.com/apply

Watch this wonderful video from Paul Octavious to get a sense for what it’s like: https://vimeo.com/25194938 High-res

Pictory’s annual creative retreat for photographers, Phoot Camp, is back! Apply by 4/30.

phootcamp:

IT’S TIME! We’re gearing up for the 2012 Phoot Camp, in upstate New York, and we’ve got spaces open. Maybe for you! If you’re an awesome photogeek over the age of 21, consider joining us for four days of adventuring and friendship.

If you think you can contribute to making this year’s Phoot the best ever, please apply by April 30th! http://phootcamp.com/apply

Watch this wonderful video from Paul Octavious to get a sense for what it’s like: https://vimeo.com/25194938

My ex-boyfriend and I used to stop here all the time on our way from college to home. This beautiful though unremarkable barn was the halfway point for us, and just somewhere that always made us think of the other, whether we were together or not. When together, we’d stop. When not, we’d text each other: “barn.” That’s it, but it was enough. This was our place, a place that though we were only ever at fleetingly, was ours alone. Not all love stories end happily, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t extraordinary during their time. I used to think love was all you need, and I hope to again, but sometimes you just need more. We were high school sweethearts turned college lovers turned our separate ways. Wishing you the best, you who were my best friend. P.S. I still think of you whenever I see the barn.  

— By Aubrey Wood (from “Open Theme”) 

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My ex-boyfriend and I used to stop here all the time on our way from college to home. This beautiful though unremarkable barn was the halfway point for us, and just somewhere that always made us think of the other, whether we were together or not. When together, we’d stop. When not, we’d text each other: “barn.” That’s it, but it was enough. This was our place, a place that though we were only ever at fleetingly, was ours alone. Not all love stories end happily, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t extraordinary during their time. I used to think love was all you need, and I hope to again, but sometimes you just need more. We were high school sweethearts turned college lovers turned our separate ways. Wishing you the best, you who were my best friend. P.S. I still think of you whenever I see the barn.

— By Aubrey Wood (from “Open Theme”)

Submit now to Pictory’s Open Themes
During a 4th of July barbecue last summer, my niece found old prescription safety glasses. They belonged to her great grandfather, who passed in 98. It’s great seeing how little you need to be happy when you’re young. 

— By Diego dos Santos (from “Open Theme”) 

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During a 4th of July barbecue last summer, my niece found old prescription safety glasses. They belonged to her great grandfather, who passed in 98. It’s great seeing how little you need to be happy when you’re young.

— By Diego dos Santos (from “Open Theme”)

Submit now to Pictory’s Open Themes