Monday, September 12, 2011

Conversation 02: David Leslie Anthony

Viewbook Conversations 02: David Leslie Anthony by viewbook

Mr. David Leslie Anthony started shooting in 1989 and worked himself to the top of the fashion industry. He now works for clients such as Calvin Klein, Cosmopolitan and Harpers Bazar. David moved from NYC to Los Angeles last year. I called him in his hotel room in Chicago, the city where he moved to just a week ago and talked with David about cities, hotels, approaching clients, social media and of course portfolio websites. David gives his unvarnished view and valuable tips for anyone who wants to succeed in the incredibly competitive fashion industry. Listen in iTunes. Subscribe to podcast RSS. Related links

Friday, October 29, 2010

Around the world in my desk chair

After viewing hundreds of photo series in one day, my head tends to spin. It gives me the feeling I’ve traveled the world in a day, a bit like a jet lag but then only in my head. We are in the process of pre-screening last month’s 751 submissions for the Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 contest.

It’s very different viewing and screening stories build up of series of images, as opposed to single images. The extra dimension that series of images have, results in an exponentially growing diversity of idea’s, angles and concepts, which are more often discovered between the images than in the images itself. It requires deep concentration and an unprejudiced mind to perceive. Sometimes it’s difficult to empathize with truths of other cultures, where religion, humor and value’s are so very different to our Western culture. I must say I love this work. It makes me fly of my desk chair and wonder away into realistic and made up realities, I discover phenomena, places, cultures and personal views from all around the world.

All pre-screened stories have just been published on the contest site and the public voting started today. Vote and stay tuned at

Thursday, April 15, 2010, new source for Contemporary Photography Viewing and Dialogue

Some weeks ago we launched our first issue of Photostory Weekly. Every second week we pick one submission from the Viewbook Photostory archive and provide it with background. Right now putting together the third issue edited by photographer and writer Lotte Stekelenburg.

Enjoy, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. If you like to keep involved be sure to subscribe to the e-mail version!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Yes!! We've won the Professional Photographer Hot One 2010 Award

I'm very happy to let you know that we’ve won the prestigious Professional Photographer Hot One 2010 Award. Our Viewbook Pro Website Account swept past its competitors in the online portfolio category. stands out from the many static template website solutions available today because of its sophisticated design, flexibility and complete feature set. Look for the special Hot One Awards article, detailing the Pro Website Account and the other winning products, in the February 2010 issue of Professional Photographer and online

For the past 11 years, the Hot One Awards have provided Professional Photographer magazine’s readership with a resource of the newest, most innovative products. The panel of 52 judges - independent, practicing professional photographers selected for their expertise and knowledge - know what to look for in professional products. Their selection was based on overall quality, innovation, design, performance, and value for the price.

The social news release to spread the word is on

Monday, December 14, 2009

Viewbook PhotoStory 2009 Exhibition Opening

Last Thursday we opened the Viewbook PhotoStory 2009 Exhibition and celebrated the winning photographic narratives of Francesco Giusty and David Favrod in the Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam. It was a great evening where the digital event turned physical. It was great to shake hands and speak to so many people face to face. Check out the short video below!

Opening Viewbook PhotoStory Exhibition from Viewbook on Vimeo.

Check a slideshow of the evening right here