more info -> http://lightbox.time.com/2011/04/05/a-new-way-to-photograph-war/
+ more current Ed Ou’s photographs from Cairo on Lens Blog http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/getting-into-cairos-byways/
Documentary photographers photographing fashion:
Givenchy, the dress
his tearsheets (commercials for LOUIS VUITTON and other companies)
from the invterview on Photography Collection website
“Q: How did it feel to be a fashion photographer?
A: In my usual work as a photographer I always work alone and confront the world. The fashion shoots were a complete revolution because I was working with a team. I had a creative director, a stylist, a make-up artist, a model. So I felt more like a director than a photographer. Also, normally I face the unknown and here I was working in a controlled environment. I chose the location, the space.”
and here is a link to article on Canon website
from the interview at Photoshelter blog:
“Do you find it distracting to balance jobs that run the gamut of the industry- photographing Mongolian children for the Museum of Natural History, shooting a campaign for Ray Ban, going on assignment for Fortune, or working on a book project? Does the commercial work ever inspire the personal work, or only vice versa?
To be honest, I don’t do much of the commercial work. But, sometimes I miss a juicy editorial job because I am booked on a commercial job. You have to commit. So, I don’t, really. I enjoy different challenges. Because 70% of my work is editorial, I only get hired for jobs that are within my main thrust, humanity in crisis. I get hired for a kind of conflict, or social photography. “