On Taking Pictures 169: I’ll Make a Burger for the Next Guy

This week, we’re discussing a recent New York Times article about Robert Frank, specifically the breadth of his influence on photography and the degree to which he either pursued or avoided fame and celebrity. We […]

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On Taking Pictures 168: This Is Not How We Play Bridge

This week, we geek out a little over the New Horizons images of Pluto. Think about this: it will take four months to receive all of the data from nearly 4 billion miles away. We […]

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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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  • Perfectly Banal

    William Eggleston

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    Mary Ellen Mark

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    Saul Leiter

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Five For Friday 131

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” – Bill Moyers   Alexandre Farto I am absolutely fascinated by the work of Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto who, in addition to using found objects and materials, […]

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Five For Friday 130

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human.” – e. e. cummings   The After Life of Things San Francisco-based photographer David Wolf has created a […]

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Five For Friday 129

“Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.” — Ken Robinson   Affinity Photo If you’re a Mac user looking for an alternative to Photoshop, the […]

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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.”