Landing in Los Angeles: An interview with B. Neimeth

Originally from Abington, Pennsylvania, Brittany or B. Neimeth (as she prefers to be called) moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to pursue an MFA at CalArts. When I asked her about what brought her to this side of the country, she described herself as a “wandering spirit with a desire for the kind of freedom and newness that a life change can bring.” A spirit that only stopped once it hit the ocean, as her family jokes about her journey to the West Coast. In Neimeth’s recent work, Beverly Hills,…

This Month in the History of Photography

The following events happened this month in the history of photography: In May 1969, Meroë Marston Morse was honored as the first woman elected Fellow of the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers. After graduating from Smith College, Morse entered the Polaroid Corporation working as a lab assistant and later became the manager of the black-and-white research lab. Between her many accomplishments, Morse advocated for a favorable deal among artists using Polaroid and the Massachusetts’ company. In this deal, Polaroid would supply film to artists including Minor White, Ansel Adams,…

Through the Open Lens

An Interview with Consuelo Saldaña DP Inspired by organizations such as The International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) in the United States, female cinematographers around the world are creating their own local associations to support and to promote the work of women in the television and film industries. In Mexico, Apertura DOP recently launched a website/directory featuring the work and contact information of 35 female cinematographers that work in the industry. One of them is Consuelo Saldaña, a director of photography who has been working in film and television for the last decade. For this interview, Saldaña offers…