April 05, 2007

Bravo's Top Photographer

photo: Nick Winchester, stock.xchng, #50228

"Money Shot" is Bravo's newest competition show, focusing on the next "it" photographer. Bravo loves naming the next star in various fields, from top fashion designer on "Project Runway", to my absolute favorite, "Top Chef", and up-and-coming interior designer on "Top Design" (season 1 finale next week!). Beginning next week is "Shear Genius", for top hair stylists, but I'm not sure how that one will appeal to me.

On "Money Shot," photographers will compete "Project Runway"-style, (assignment, critique by judges, eliminate contestants one by one) with the winner getting a spread in People magazine and some money. As a casual photographer and photography lover myself, I hope this show will be inspirational, in similar ways that "Design" has been. I imagine in one episode, the cast being flown to some remote location in Africa to shoot a la National Geographic.

The show will be produced by Dave Broome, the producer of "The Biggest Loser." Only the pilot episode has been ordered and no word on auditions or airdates.

Source: Variety (through Fashionista, linked on Gawker)

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