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New Website, New Blog….

Jun 10

In News at 7:46am

The world wide web is the deal now for photogs. Gotta have a website, gotta have a blog. I credit Moose Peterson with nudging me into the blogosphere. For about a year, he was givin’ me the Moose Eye, ya know? “Where’s your blog?” Every time I’d see him. “Where’s your blog?”

So did a blog, and it’s been fun. But our website and blog have never been synced up style-wise, till today. Credit to first assistant Drew Gurian, who has been laboring on these puppies now for some time. Happy to say, they launch today. Lots of new work, new design, new linkage between the two. Love for you to check ‘em out. (If you’re reading this, you’re halfway done!)

Lots of inspiration, great work and strong voices on the web. One particularly inspiring voice is Chase Jarvis, who in terms of innovation, creativity, and the sharing of knowledge is at the top of his game. He just launched a series of really fun videos called The Consequences of Creativity, in which all sorts of dastardly things happen to him while he’s pursuing an image. He falls off a bridge, explodes into flames, gets hosed down, and also gets run over by a fast moving vehicle. So my studio started buzzing, and well, we have a lot of sick puppies here.  One of our interns, Mike Grippi had an idea and here’s what we came up with…

a ton more stuff in the pipes..

more tk.

138 Responses to “New Website, New Blog….”

brad says:

on June 11, 2009 at 1:54 am

Gee, your interns must really hold you in high regard. I bet in their next clip you get taken out by a pirouetting ballerina — aged 9! :-)

r. j. kern says:

on June 11, 2009 at 2:34 am

loved it!!! even more than Chase’s :)

Baz says:

on June 11, 2009 at 4:21 am

Howdy Joe + staff.

Nice to see a refreshed website: I didn’t think there was too much wrong with the old one, but the occassional spit and polish does no harm! Seeing Joe’s thoughts and photographs is always interesting.

Add my voice to the grumbling about the truncated RSS feed. Why restrict the content in the feed and force foot-fall to your website? I know you’re there – I’ve bought your books and I’ve subscribed to your feed because I *want* to read what you have to say as soon as it appears, there’s no need to force me to your site: I’m already a dedicated reader and will follow links to workshops and other services that aren’t visible directly in the blog – just plug them at the appropriate time! This is usually something that sites desperate for pageviews and adclicks, rather than a photographer demonstrating and sharing his experience for fun and profit.



Robert Grubba says:

on June 11, 2009 at 5:30 am

Very cool movie :) I hope that there will be more of them :-]

I like new design of the blog too.


Bob DeChiara says:

on June 11, 2009 at 6:43 am

Is this guy the best or what? Love the new site!

-Bob (Boston)

Scott MacKenzie says:

on June 11, 2009 at 9:10 am

Notes from the Flightline is/are Great.
I take care of my 89 year old Mother, so…I mean Jeebus…
ANYWAY, I love the new site.
It’s very navigablblble.

Jorge says:

on June 11, 2009 at 9:16 am

LOL. LOL. LOL. Typical NYC (?) However, I am quite sick of hearing about Chase Jarvis and his stinkin’ i-crap. Oops. iPhone. As a shareholder of Apple stock since 1987 of which I own thousands of shares, I still don’t have an iPhone and I could care less. But, for those of you that “have to have the latest toy” to be cool a heartfelt THANK YOU as you fatten MY wallet (and early retirement) and reduce your wallet size. Schmucko.
Great job on the video Joe. Still laughing…

Roberto says:

on June 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

Cool movie :-)
I enjoy with your new website.


Robin Ng says:

on June 11, 2009 at 9:22 am

love your new blog + site! will definitely ask all my friend to drop by!

Thomas says:

on June 11, 2009 at 9:49 am

Ho Ho Ho…amazing creativity and execution, loved the movie, every bit of it. Congratulations on the new look blog.

Mark says:

on June 11, 2009 at 10:57 am



Can’t wait to dive into the new site. Congrats to Team McNally on the relaunch.

Paul L says:

on June 11, 2009 at 11:09 am

I like the new website, but as a heavy Google Reader user, I notice that you now only have the first paragraph of each post in the RSS feed, not the whole thing, which is a bit of a disappointment.

Is that a deliberate change, or just the way the new software does things?

Jer says:

on June 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I agree with Paul, I miss being able to read it in its entirety in Google Reader However, I understand if you are trying to make some revenue off of ads.

Jer says:

on June 11, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I apparently jumped the gun as the latest blog entry showed up in Google Reader with the full post. Thanks.

Remek says:

on June 11, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Joe, I hope you will publish your entire blog entries via RSS. Thanks!

Mark A Higgins says:

on June 11, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Joe, love the new website and blog. The movie really shows your warped sense of humor! Everyone loves an angry midget. Whoops, I mean little person I don’t want him to take my nuts out as well!

angkasuwan says:

on June 11, 2009 at 6:01 pm

way to go moose

Carlos Bruno says:

on June 11, 2009 at 7:57 pm

MUCH more fun Chase’s … you always know how to. Experience, I know …
Trying to not be so obnoxious but, the ‘EAST’ always have more ‘accurate sense of humor’ than the WEST … but Manhattan. ;0)

Carlos Bruno says:

on June 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm

I MEANT >>> THAN Chase’s!!!!

Alvin Catacutan says:

on June 11, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Hahahaha. That was bizarre and funny.

Congratulations on the new Website.

Bill Bogle Jr. says:

on June 11, 2009 at 9:09 pm


Now we know where Num Nuts comes from on your diagram.

A low blow for sure.

Bill Bogle, Jr.

Steve Pearce says:

on June 12, 2009 at 1:46 am

Jo, the use of little people in this vid is the best thing you’ve ever done…. Seriously


on June 12, 2009 at 4:02 am

very nice website, better than the last. I love your video. very funny.

Roger Madsen says:

on June 12, 2009 at 9:07 am

That’s really funny :-) Like the new design too!

will pattison says:

on June 12, 2009 at 11:38 am

you got robbed!!


Bill Anderson says:

on June 12, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Joe, you are a great inspiration. I am still enjoying HSD as your humor makes it all go down easily. I don’t understand why some need to put Chase down to give you a compliment. you are both doing your thing and I am a better photographer because of it. Keep up the great work. I am watching!

TheChuck says:

on June 12, 2009 at 9:40 pm

That was AWESOME.

Rick says:

on June 13, 2009 at 11:57 am

Sick bastard! I Love it!

Chris Ward says:

on June 14, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Nice upgrade to the site. Hilarious video. Not a high contrast font, but I like that you have “Powered By WordPress” on your site.

Air jordans says:

on June 16, 2009 at 3:58 am

Can you post via Rss?

Morten Davidsen says:

on June 17, 2009 at 3:29 am

What a wonderful update to your blog. I really like the new design, very contemporary.
Lot of good content as it were, but better packaging does indeed help.

Good luck!


Martin Ellard says:

on June 19, 2009 at 8:23 am

This made me laugh more than Chase’s good job.
Love the new blog too. Just started out Tweeting so I’ve added you to the list.

jakob says:

on June 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Aaaah Joe that Iphone video is sooo funny, Im cracking up!!!

Tamatha Montier says:

on January 31, 2010 at 12:06 am

Lots of of bloggers are not very happy with the new iPad.There was 2 much hoopla regarding it and lots of blogers got turned off.You see, I for one see lots of the cool potential of the gadget. Third-party applications for making tunes, games, newspapers and magazine and FFS books, tons of awesome stuff, but IMHO they just didn’t really sell it properly (excluding the books). It looks kinda unfinished

Tod Wedge says:

on March 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Just landed on this place via Google seek. I love it. This situation switch my perceptual experience and I am obtaining the RSS feeds. Cheers Up.

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