There’s a very succinct analogy by Marshall McLuhan, summing up our society’s focus on the past: “We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” McLuhan was referring to technology, but his observation works just as well in the context of modern-day photography: Even as technology reshapes it, we […]
After nine years covering the photography industry, today marks the end of that long journey across multiple outlets, ending with my time here at PetaPixel. I’m not leaving journalism, but I am switching things up a bit.
Amid countless updates about major industry events being cancelled (or not cancelled), gear being delayed, and factories being temporarily shut down—to say nothing of the day-to-day realities of dealing with a pandemic that have nothing to do with photography—it’s easy to overlook the long-term impact that this virus will have on our industry… has already […]
In a recent interview with Japanese publication Nikkei, Nikon CEO Toshikazu Umatate admitted that imaging profits have fallen to one-sixth of their peak in 2012, but painted a more hopeful picture for the near future.