Faded & Blurred and The Candid Frame

In Conversation With The Candid Frame

We have taken a bit of a break from Q&A@F&B while we rethought and redesigned fadedandblurred.com. Over the past few months, Nikki and I found ourselves talking about what we want our lives to look like and where F&B fits into all of it. As fate would have it, Ibarionex Perello, creator of The Candid Frame, joined us on our first photo walk of 2011. We hit it off straight away and found ourselves wrestling with many of the same things with regard to our personal and professional lives. The three of us had lunch last week and started a conversation that really seemed to resonate with us and Ibarionex suggested that we continue it and put it out there to see whether or not it would resonate with our respective communities of listeners. We think it will. So, we’re taking a bit of a departure from Q&A@F&B in this episode. Rather than an interview, per se, this is a personal conversation where we talk about ‘designing a life’ and some of the pitfalls that often come between us and living that life, as well as where photography (or art, writing, etc) fit into it all. We think it’s the starting point of something but, admittedly, neither one of us has seen clearly what that something is. We encourage you to listen to the end and let us know what you think either in the comments below, or by emailing Ibarionex at thecandidframe[at]gmail[dot]com.

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4 comments

  • Andy Nixon March 1, 2012   Reply →

    Just found this episode – very cool to see behind the curtain and find that the people I admire are struggling with the same things that I am.

    Keep going, great things can be accomplished in little steps.

    • Jeffery March 2, 2012  

      Thank you very much for listening. We’re rebooting the podcast in a bit of a different direction. Stay tuned…

  • Anna Lee Albertson April 1, 2011   Reply →

    Thanks so much for having the courage to be authentic. I believe these thoughts and feelings are shared by many creative professionals but few are willing to be open about them.

    I read an article in January’s O magazine, by Martha Beck, that was along these same lines. One of my favorite quotes is as follows.

    In regards to goal setting she said this, “I’ve come to depend on adjectives because goals made of nouns and verbs are risky: They bring to mind “imagined situations”, as opposed to “imagined experiences”. The two are subtly but crucially different, and experiences, not situations, are always what we really want.”

    The truth of that statement hit me like a ton of bricks. It really caused me to step back and reevaluate myself and what I was spending my time doing.

    Keep the conversation going. I always to choose to believe that in life, the best is yet to come :) Below is the address to the article I quoted.

    http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Goal-Setting-Strategies-from-Life-Coach-Martha-Beck

    Have a great weekend and thanks again for being willing to take a risk.

    Anna Lee

  • Joe Dypiangco March 20, 2011   Reply →

    I listened to the podcast from beginning to end. It did take me two trips to finish (on the way to work and on the way back home), but it was worth it. The two take aways for me were the following:

    1. “Taking the next step” – sometimes we look at a goal as an all or none proposition. I know when I do that, the goal seems so far away and unreachable. Your conversation was a good reminder to break down your goal into digestible intermediate chunks. Somewhere along the way we may end up refining our goal. And that’s the beauty of breaking down our goal into baby steps.

    2. “Some people work a 9 to 5 job to finance their passion for photography… and that’s perfectly valid.” Wow! That statement was big and really resonated with me. In all I’ve read, heard or watched, never had I heard this point of view validated. It was always, you’re either in or you’re out. All the media I’ve devoured points to how to transition to photography full time, not how to find a way to have your passion coexist with your “real world.” This was refreshing to hear.

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