In 2009, I was teaching Photoshop at a local photo school. One of the other instructors and I, along with a bunch of students, participated in the Worldwide Photo Walk. While the official walk ended in a couple of hours, our group wanted to keep going – so we did – and nearly ten hours later of walking, laughing and photographing the streets of Downtown LA, the conversation turned to “when can we do this again?” The answer to the question, dubbed Faded & Blurred, began as a simple one-page blog that allowed our group of student and amateur photographers to keep track of monthly photo walks we started doing all around Southern California. Since then, the site has evolved into a fantastic educational resource for visual inspiration, inviting commentary and discussion from a community of photographers and visual artists, both amateur and professional, who are passionate about the art and craft of making images.
In March of 2015, Faded & Blurred was relaunched to signal a new chapter in not only its life, but also in mine. The goal of the site remains simple – to provide education and commentary on great work and to celebrate and have conversations with the creators behind it. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions for work or artists that might be featured on the site, please feel free to drop me a line.
— Jeffery Saddoris
Jeffery Saddoris is a mixed media artist and designer whose love for photography started in the darkroom of his high school photo class. Jeffery is the co-host of the weekly photography podcast, On Taking Pictures on the 5by5 Network and the host of the newly launched Craft & Vision Podcast.