Vincent Laforet’s Blog


This Blog Has Officially MOVED
September 3, 2008, 1:55 am
Filed under: Active Discussions

As of today, I will no longer be updating this blog on the wordpress site – please go to blog.vincentlaforet.com from now on – thanks!    You can find more recent posts and comment on anything you see here – there



Speak Up! – “The Cloud is Falling”
August 3, 2008, 8:24 am
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THIS BLOG HAS FOUND A NEW HOME–TO READ THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THIS POST AND TO LEAVE COMMENTS PLEASE GO TO:

http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2008/08/03/discuss-the-cloud-is-falling-2/

One of the things I’d really like to accomplish with this blog is to start up an ongoing discussion on some of the themes and ideas I presented in the “Cloud is Falling” article.   I’ve already heard from a few hundred of you via e-mail – and it looks like a solid bet that there will be some sort of “workshop” or gathering as result – perhaps as early as this fall.

I’ve already had some pretty excellent people offer to participate – editors, publishers, agents, and photographers – not to mention some of the authors behind the blogs that have influenced me… Continue reading



A bit of an early takeoff for this blog…
August 1, 2008, 6:05 pm
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THIS BLOG HAS FOUND A NEW HOME–TO READ THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THIS POST AND TO LEAVE COMMENTS PLEASE GO TO:

http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2008/08/01/the-blog-is-not-live-yet/

Well the interweb never ceases to amaze me…. but somehow my friend Andrew Hetherington found my blog (that I decided to put up just before midnight last night – and that I haven’t told a single soul about or sent a single e-mail out yet) and has already written a post about it…

Well – I guess I’ve been outted for now… the blog was supposed to start this coming Monday – but it starts NOW – Merci Andrew 😉 Continue reading



“The Cloud is Falling” the Impetus behind this blog
July 30, 2008, 9:37 am
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THIS BLOG HAS FOUND A NEW HOME–TO READ THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THIS POST AND TO LEAVE COMMENTS PLEASE GO TO:

http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2008/07/30/the-cloud-is-falling-2/

This is where this little blog started… on June 30th 2008, I decided to write a piece for my friend Bert Hanashiro’s site SportsShooter about the state of the photography business and where I saw it headed – titled “The Cloud is Falling.” You can read it here.   In it I talk about the economic pressures that all newspapers and magazines are facing, as well as the effect the web is having on the traditional media.   Many of my colleagues are losing their staff jobs by the hundreds, and freelancers around the globe are scrambling for work.  While the situation is pretty dire on the surface – I tried to point out how essential it is for all of us to think “out of the box” during these times – and to look for the next big thing.

The response to the article from photographers, photo editors, journalists and even publishers was overwhelming and has led me to start this blog… so here goes!