PRESS RELEASE: liveBooks Unveils Fourth Installment of "Photographers in Focus" Video Series
Latest Interview Features World-Renowned Documentary Photographer Colin Finlay
San Francisco - July 24, 2008 - liveBooks, Inc., (www.livebooks.com) the leading provider of customized portfolio websites and marketing software for professional photographers, today announced the fourth installment of its "Photographers in Focus" video interview series, featuring Colin Finlay, a world-class photojournalist and documentary photographer. Every month the series provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes look into a featured photographer's personality, inspiration and individual story. Most often, the world only "knows" photographers through the images they produce or the products they endorse. The Photographers in Focus series was created to capture each interview subject's essence - their personal vision, inspiration and beliefs - and enrich the photo community by providing a means for one photographer to share his or her knowledge with others.
To date, the 12-part series has highlighted distinguished photographers Christopher Griffith, Gray Scott and Michael Jang, who collectively work in industries including advertising, high-end fashion, cars, beauty and portraits.
Finlay is a six-time winner of the Picture-of-the-Year International competition administered by the Missouri School of Journalism, and has received additional awards and honors from the IPA, Los Angeles Emmy Awards and Communication Arts. As his work is already highly recognized and regarded, this installment for Photographers in Focus depicts Finlay in a new light, revealing his deep desire to make a difference in the world.
"Participating in Photographers in Focus was a great opportunity for me to explain to the world the impact I hope my images have on people," said Colin Finlay. "By trying to portray people suffering in a very real and poignant way, I want my photography to not only inspire sympathy from people who view it, but more importantly, action."
"We developed the series to showcase photographers from a rare perspective: when they are in front of the lens, rather than behind. Generally, the world knows a photographer only through his work, but we are seeking to capture the personal and professional journey each photographer takes and share something special with the photo community," said Andy Patrick, president and CEO of liveBooks. "Interviewing Colin for this installment was an easy decision, as his passion for photojournalism and dedication to the photo community is immeasurable."
Colin Finlay's video interview - showcased at http://www.livebooks.com/community/interviews/finlay/ - can be found on the liveBooks website, along with all the interviews from the Photographers in Focus series.
liveBooks, Inc. is the leader in providing fully editable customized website creation and management solutions along with innovative online tools that empower professional photographers to grow their businesses. As creative professionals ourselves, we understand the passion behind our customers' work and their needs to easily upload, edit, market, send and sell their images in a simple and streamlined way. liveBooks is committed to pioneering new ways to help photographers efficiently translate their work into effective online experiences that increase their exposure and connect their creative vision with the world at large.
(First posted on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 11:18 EDT)