• Q&A

    Fragile Heroes

    Sandra Chevrier's work is both striking and alluring, combining masculine and feminine forms and energies and only gets more interesting the more you look at it.

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  • Guest Post

    Between Chaos & Control

    Creativity is when chaos and control come together, you and the work become connected and energized. It’s in this state when the joys of creativity are often found, as well are the pangs of despair and failure.

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  • Review

    KEF M500 Headphones

    In a word...superb

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Between Chaos & Control, Part Two [Guest Post]

“Being constantly creative and producing new works for people to enjoy and criticize is both intensely satisfying and painstakingly difficult.” – Kristopher Matheson Part One of Between Chaos & Control is available here. Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes […]

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Fragile Heroes: A Conversation with Sandra Chevrier [Q&A]

“The aesthetic is important to capture the eye of the viewer, but without a message it would be empty.” – Sandra Chevrier Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes I don’t remember where I first saw the work […]

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KEF M500 Headphones [Review]

Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes I’m not an audiophile by any means, but as I find myself spending more and more time in headphones (both listening to and recording podcasts), I thought it was time to […]

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Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman [Review]

“I didn’t want to be a ‘woman photographer.’ That would limit me. I wanted to be a photographer who was a woman, with all the world open to my camera.” – Eve Arnold Listen Subscribe […]

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Between Chaos & Control, Part One [Guest Post]

“Creativity is when chaos and control come together – you and the work become connected and energized.” – Kristopher Matheson Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes You’ve read about or talked with someone who you think is […]

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Building a Website [Part 1 of 3]

Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes One of the questions I get asked over and over is “What should I use to build my own website?” If you’ve listened to episodes of On Taking Pictures, you might […]

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Digging In

One of my least favorite parts of developing new projects is that lull that inevitably occurs between the initial brainstorming-slash-white boarding of ideas and making any measurable progress towards their realization. During this time you’re typically […]

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Last week, we made a pretty major announcement regarding the future of Faded + Blurred. Now that I’ve had a week to let the whole thing soak in, I wanted to provide a little more […]

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Stanley Leroux

Five For Friday #128

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol This is the 50th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition presented by London’s Natural History Museum and […]

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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.”