Experience And Memory: Al Wildey [Q&A]

A big part of my childhood was spent looking out the window of a car, particularly in the summertime. Most weekends between June and September, we would load up the bed of my dad’s 1974 Ford pickup with camping gear and head east on Interstate 10. Passing the dinosaur at the Wheel Inn meant four hours to go until […]

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Five For Friday #126

“Sometimes you have to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything – whatever is bringing you down – get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner There are probably very few children who have […]

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Looking Back At My Photography Career [Guest Post]

At the moment, I’m not filled with boundless new ambitions regarding my photography career.” – Serge Van Cauwenbergh One of the topics in a recent episode of On Taking Pictures centered around recognizing when it might be time to take your creative dreams from the limelight to the wings. Living a creative life, or more to the point making a […]

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Winter In A Summer Paradise: CG Architecture by Csaba Bánáti

One of the topics on last week’s episode of On Taking Pictures was Ikea – specifically their newest catalog, which is now approximately 75% CG. Let that sink in a moment. As you’re flipping through the pages looking for that new Skogaby sofa to complete your living room, three-quarters of the things you are looking at don’t […]

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Five For Friday #125

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” – Paulo Coelho Having made Palm Springs her second home for the last eight years, Nancy Baron found inspiration in a place that she is “easy to dismiss […]

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Gorgeous Woven Portraits By David Samuel Stern

While completing a residency in Vermont in 2011, photographer David Samuel Stern began experimenting with literally weaving two different photographs of the same location taken at different times of day into one analog composite. Unhappy with the results using landscapes, Stern moved on to using portraits. In an interview with Fast Co., Stern explains “with the human face, […]

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The Golden Land: Chris Leskovsek

“After 24 hours, I arrive in Yangon. The smells, the dust, and the extreme hot and humid conditions are some of the things that I won’t forget very easily.” – Chris Leskovsek One of the things I love about doing On Taking Pictures is all of the terrific email we get from listeners. Some offer comments […]

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Perfectly Imperfect: Rod Penner

On first glance, you might mistake the work of Rod Penner for Stephen Shore or Gregory Crewdson, were it not for one remarkable distinction – Penner’s images are paintings, not photographs. Penner’s hyperrealistic paintings capture the mundane and the melancholy that is often left in wake of American industrial and factory towns when the jobs and prosperity have gone. […]

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Five For Friday #124

“One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’”  – Rachel Carson When he moved to Paris in 2008, photographer Michael Wolf knew he wanted to capture a different side to the city […]

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