PRESS RELEASE: World-Class Documentary Photographer Chris Rainier Featured on Kingston's Icons of Photography Web Site
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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced that internationally-acclaimed and award-winning documentary photographer, Chris Rainier, is the featured photographer on Kingston's Icons of Photography Web site beginning today. Recognized for his study and pictorial documentation of indigenous cultures and tribes around the world, Chris Rainier is considered one of the premier Master Photo Printers in the world. His love and appreciation for black-and-white photography can be traced back to his days as an assistant to Ansel Adams. Today, Chris Rainier continues his documentary photography of disappearing cultures around the world and is the director of Cultures on the Edge, a Web site which is part of National Geographic's Cultures Initiative.
Kingston's Icons of Photography program and Web site has quickly become one of the most popular online locations for photo enthusiasts and professional photographers to learn tips and techniques from some of the world's most respected photographers. Each month, Kingston® spotlights a new "Icon of Photography" who provides interesting advice and anecdotes for taking better pictures while sharing their unique approach to digital imaging, storage, and workflow.
As this month's Icons of Photography spotlight photographer, Chris Rainier will share a number of travel-related tips that have helped him navigate even the most remote parts of the world. His tips will also help readers capture the beauty and character in their own part of the world. Whether photographing in New Guinea or New England, readers will take away information that can be applied to their own photography and workflow.
"While I still have a love and passion for black-and-white film, my use of digital photography has allowed me to grow professionally and look at my subjects from a new and fascinating perspective," said Chris Rainier. "My use of Kingston media cards has given me the confidence to experiment with my work and literally create a whole new dimension to what I've been doing. In my world, film and digital are cohabitating in a way I never thought possible," Chris added.
"Photographers continue to rely on Kingston products to perform flawlessly in even the most extreme circumstances," says Wendy Lecot, Flash memory marketing manager, Kingston. "The combination of speed and reliability has made Kingston a leader in the memory business. We will continue to provide photographers with products that give them the confidence to concentrate more on their photography and less on technology," added Lecot.
Chris Rainier has published three photography books -- Ancient Marks: The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Markings, recently published in paperback by Insight Editions (www.insighteditions.com) following a hardcover edition published in late 2004; Keepers of The Spirit and Where Masks Still Dance, New Guinea.
Kingston will introduce a new photographer with his or her featured photographic tip, gallery of images, calendar of events and biography around the 15th of each month. Photographers and consumers can read the latest tips and view images by visiting www.kingston.com/digitalmedia/iop. Other Kingston Icons of Photography include: Barbara Bordnick, Colin Finlay, Douglas Kirkland, Gerd Ludwig, Peter Read Miller, and Harry Benson.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call (800) 337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com.
(First posted on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:27 EDT)