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Afar – July/Aug 2011 – Naoshima remains popular!

July 16th, 2011

Another shot from the ever-popular Naoshima Island. This time of Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Pumpkins’. You can check the PDF out here: Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Pumpkins’, or pick up an actual copy of the magazine from newstands. You can also check out some Paris recommendations on page 18 from friend Frances Hsieh…..

'Pumpkins' by Yayoi Kusama on Naoshima Island in Japan's Seto Inland Sea. Photographed by Andrew Rowat.

'Pumpkins' by Yayoi Kusama on Naoshima Island in Japan's Seto Inland Sea. Photographed by Andrew Rowat.

Google Alerts & Stock Photography

July 14th, 2011

I recently exited 1998 and decided to check out something called ‘the internet’ and this new company called ‘Google’, which doesn’t seem to even be a real word.

One of the fantastic features that Google offers is something called ‘Google Alerts’ whereby you receive an email every time your chosen keywords appear on the searchable web. So I am now delighted whenever ‘shaved alpaca’ chimes into my inbox. Seriously. Do a Google images search on that – they look like Dr Seuss animals.

But I digress.

What I really wanted to say was I actually have a keyword set for “Andrew Rowat” (I know, the vanity of it all), which allows you to see who is saying what about you. Most of the time there is actually dead silence. Which isn’t surprising at all. But occasionally you see links to published works, or people commenting on your photography, or well, blog posts like this.

This morning I received an alert with my name and followed the link to a Time magazine article on the most expensive cities in the world to live. One of my shots from Singapore, which is licensed through Getty, appeared in the article: http://moneyland.time.com/2011/07/14/top-10-most-expensive-cities/photo/3/

So this is all a very long-winded way of saying that using Google Alerts can help you track the life of some of your images and see where they end up. Vanity indeed.

Interior Design Magazine – Benesse Art Site

July 5th, 2011

If you pick up a June 2011 issue of Interior Design Magazine you will see some additional outtake images from the shoot I originally did for WSJ. Again, you are taken to Naoshima Island in Japan, at the Benesse Art Site to see some of Tado Ando’s impressive architecture. You can see the PDF of how it appears in the magazine here: Benesse Art Site Japan – June 2011 Interior Design Magazine – Andrew Rowat