1. LOULOU DE LA FALAISE, FASHION AND PHOTO MUSE, DIES AT 64 (New York Times)
Loulou de la Falaise, a muse to Yves Saint Laurent who was also a designer and a woman whose style resisted classification, died on Saturday at her home in the Vexin region of northwest France…Ms. de la Falaise was synonymous with the bohemian Left Bankworld of Saint Laurent and with his 1970s-era entourage, whether it touched down for a weekend in Marrakech or New York….Also, she was the subject of an iconic Helmut Newton image, which remains one of my favorites and a wonderful summation of this rich cultural period.
2. RICHARD PRINCE APPEAL FILED IN COPYRIGHT CASE (artnet.com)
Richard Prince may have finally found the arguments he needs to prevail in the controversial copyright case he’s been fighting since 2008, writes Rachel Corbett. A 92-page appeal filed by law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner on Oct. 26, 2011, makes a strong case that circuit court judge Deborah Batts ruled against the appropriation artist — and in favor of French photographer Patrick Cariou — in error this past March.
3. MAN SUES WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER TO GET A RESHOOT, AFTER HIS DIVORCE (Huffington Post)
Unhappy that the company had not taken photos of the last dance and bouquet toss…Todd Remis has filed a lawsuit against H&H Photographers. He is suing for $4,100 for the cost of photography and $48,000 to bring back the principal attendees and recreate the wedding so new photos can be taken. What Remis failed to disclose in his legal papers is that he got divorced in 2008—and he doesn’t know the address of his ex-wife.
4. HIP-HOP GROUP DENIES SLAPPING PHOTOGRAPHER (Rolling Stone)
Odd Future has shot down reports suggesting that group member Vyron “Left Brain” Turner attacked a group of photographers—and slapped a female photographer in the face – at the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans.
5. APPLE’S NEW NEWSSTAND BOOSTS MAG SALES (Adweek)
Thanks to Apple’s Newsstand, sales of magazines’ tablet editions have been soaring, writes Lucia Moses. Now comes the real test: Can publishers turn those editions into viable ad vehicles? Meanwhile, Moses also reports that Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles, who has raised eyebrows with some odd cover choices, is doing it again with her December iPad issue that features an animated version of starlet Emma Watson.
6. PHOTO OF THE WEEK: CLOSEUP OF THE SUN (Huffington Post)
This is not a Jackson Pollack: French skywatcher Jean-Pierre Brahic snapped the shot in February 2011, capturing an active solar region with insanely strong magnetic fields. According to Space.com, the image was created by combining multiple exposures of the same region, in order to create a view that would otherwise be unseeable.
7. WILL THIS PHOTO APP HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT? (TechCrunch)
The Eatery iPhone app is simple. You take pictures of everything you eat and rate it on a scale from “fit” to “fat.” You share these pictures with your friends, who can then give it a thumbs up (fit) or a thumbs down (fat). The food data you collect gets measured in a health dial that scores how well or poorly you’ve been eating.