• Perfectly Banal

    William Eggleston

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  • From the Edges

    Mary Ellen Mark

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  • The Color of Genius

    Saul Leiter

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  • Serial Conversationalist

    I AM ENDLESSLY CURIOUS ABOUT THE PROCESS OF CREATIVITY. I PAINT, WRITE, TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS AND HAVE LONG FORM CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE ABOUT WHY THEY DO WHAT THEY DO.

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Going Deep: Zhang Jingna

A few days ago, the Profoto Blog posted a brief interview with wonderful fashion and beauty photographer Zhang Jingna, specifically highlighting her use of their Deep XL White line of umbrellas. While the deep parabolic shape of the umbrellas offer some interesting lighting possibilities (watch this excellent Karl Taylor video on parabolic lighting modifiers), what I found even […]

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Five For Friday #94

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” –  George Bernard Shaw Dutch physicist-artist Arie van ‘t Riet calls these unique images, bioramas.  It all started when a colleague asked him to X-ray a painting. The outcome led him to X-raying different plants and animals just to see […]

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Intervals: Terry Schmidbauer

A few months ago, I got an email from photographer and On Taking Pictures listener Terry Schmidbauer. Terry told me he was working on a photo book and asked if I would write the foreword. Needless to say I was floored by the request. Writing is something I have been working very hard at over […]

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Niccoló Bonfadini

Five For Friday #93

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville Above all else, being a landscape photographer requires patience, and lots of it. Always looking for the right light and the right weather conditions, you could find yourself spending hours in climates most people would be avoiding, just to capture one image […]

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