On Taking Pictures 167: The Activity of Non-Activity

This week, we talk about change and some of the things that means for photographers in a market that never seems to stop. How do you view your own work and are there ways that […]

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Craft & Vision Podcast: Mallory Morrison

In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a conversation with fine art photographer Mallory Morrison. Mallory uses her background in ballet and choreography to inform and inspire her gorgeous underwater narratives.  In this […]

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Craft & Vision Podcast: Henry Fernando

Henry Fernando, a photographer based in Ottawa, Canada practices something called contemplative photography, which takes a more mindful approach to photography and encourages a way of seeing the world without the preconceived notions attached to […]

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  • Perfectly Banal

    William Eggleston

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  • From the Edges

    Mary Ellen Mark

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  • The Color of Genius

    Saul Leiter

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Doug, Country Music and a Dozen Eggs

“Just because something’s old don’t mean it’s outta style.” – Doug Eaton, Kensington Television Service Just north of Washington DC is the town of Kensington, Maryland. Part of Montgomery County, it began in 1873 as […]

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Miss Scarlet and Miss Brown

One of the things I’ve really loved about visiting Washington DC is the ability to walk so many places—something that I seldom get the chance to do in the sprawling suburbs ouside of Los Angeles. I’ve been […]

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Five Takeaways From Casey Neistat's Daily Vlog

“Our job as creators is to further define any medium.” – Casey Neistat If you’re an On Taking Pictures listener, you know how inspired I am by Casey Neistat. For those of you who have never […]

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A Wellspring of Inspiration

Drink as much as you like

Ray Bradbury

"Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things."

Charles Mingus

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”

George Bernard Shaw

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”