Jeffery Saddoris

Paris - 1914

The Color of Paris, 1914

Several weeks ago, Nikki and I started something we call “Musical Mondays”, watching a different musical each week. One of our favorite musicals (modern musicals anyway) is Moulin Rouge. Beyond creating an excellent score, Baz Luhrmann reimagined his own wonderfully vibrant version of Paris in the year before the turn of the century. While photos from […]

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Marie Düecker

Photography And Fairy Tales: Marie Düecker

“I’ve relived my childhood, creating scenes out of some of my favorite fairy tales,” says photographer Marie Düecker. Her parents gave her a DSLR for Christmas a couple of years ago and, since then, she began “snapping [her] life away” and has completely immersed herself in photography. She enlists both family and friends to bring her […]

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On Taking Pictures

On Taking Pictures #38 – “Tug of War with the Muse”

Technical and creative limitations as inspiration, schtick vs style, and how the artistic process is what gives art it’s humanity . Innovative fashion photographer Paolo Roversi is Photographer of the Week. http://www.ontakingpictures.com/podcast/OTP038.mp3 » Download mp3   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This Week’s Sponsor Squarespace – Site Hosting Get 10% off your order […]

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Ruth Harriet Louise

Ruth Harriet Louise

You may not recognize the name Ruth Harriet Louise, but, chances are you will recognize at least some of the people she has photographed. Louise was the first active female photographer in Hollywood and as the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s portrait studio (1925 to 1930), she photographed some of the biggest stars in film, including Greta Garbo, Joan […]

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Growing the Vision Monger 2

Keep Growing The Vision Monger

One of the aspects of being a photographer that often gets overlooked, particularly if you are a freelancer or a small independent studio is how to run and grow your business. You know all there is to know about ISO, f-stops and have the Sunny 16 rule memorized, but the concepts of getting and keeping […]

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Why I’m Switching To Squarespace

I’m starting out 2013 with an exciting new project. It’s a brand new website; a new blog and a new portfolio for my artwork as well as my photography. Here’s the catch… rather than code it by hand or use the blogging platform I’ve used for years, I’m building it using Squarespace. If you listen […]

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Alphastructaesthetitologist: Jon Contino

While many would call him a typographer, an illustrator or, simply, an artist, Jon Contino calls himself a Alphastructaesthetitologist. Don’t bother looking it up on Wikipedia, you won’t find anything. That being said, the title seems to fit Contino perfectly. His work is a mishmash of analog and digital styles and techniques that blurs the lines between illustration, […]

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On Taking Pictures

On Taking Pictures #37 – “Jump in the River”

Photographers not known for their pictures, popularity contests, and trying to be a nice guy in a divisive world. Listener emails about exploitation, education, and ‘Meditation’ are answered. Classic agressive street photographer and filmmaker William Klein is our Photographer of the Week. http://www.ontakingpictures.com/podcast/OTP037.mp3 » Download mp3   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show […]

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On Taking Pictures

On Taking Pictures #36 – “The Schrodinger Moment”

An epic show this week wherein Bill and Jeffery tear into legacy, life, death, and being remembered. It’s deep and heavy and well worth the time. B&W conversion, photography movies, and photo education also make an appearance. Portraitist Platon is our Photographer of the Week. http://www.ontakingpictures.com/podcast/OTP036.mp3 » Download mp3   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast […]

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