• 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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Elena Shumilova

Five For Friday #92

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan I found these via a friend on Facebook and thought they were too marvelous not to share. Russian photographer Elena Shumilova uses her two children; various […]

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Ed Fairburn

A Unique Amalgamation: Ed Fairburn

Cardiff-based artist Ed Fairburn has a passion for vintage maps.  However, he doesn’t simply collect them, but rather he uses them as the canvas on which he creates remarkably intricate portraits.  He uses a variety of techniques, some additive and some subtractive, to build up or in turn carve away the features that allow a face […]

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Traveler Breakdown: Willard Chivers

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I think it bears repeating – there is some fantastic photography (and discussion) being shared on the On Taking Pictures Google+ Community. Case in point is this wonderful image by photographer and On Taking Pictures listener Willard Chivers. I love this image and when Willard posted it, I asked […]

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Olivo Barbieri

Five For Friday #91

“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.” –  George Bernard Shaw Olivo Barbieri uses blocks of solid color in Photoshop to remove strong details of the rocky terrain in his images to emphasize the towering peaks these mountain climbers brave. Yes, there is an actual […]

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Tomoki Momozono

A Ton of Tradition: Tomoki Momozono

I would imagine that beautiful isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words sumo wrestling. Then again, you probably haven’t seen the photography of Tomoki Momozono, whose work brilliantly captures the power and grace of this thousand-year-old tradition. With very few exceptions, I have no interest in sports, yet I […]

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Eloy Morales - Featured

Art Intimidating Life: Eloy Morales

Eloy Morales paints portraits. Large portraits. No, I mean enormous portraits, filled with such intricate detail that you will insist that they are photographs, even after you’ve seen the in-progress shots of them being painted. A native of Spain, Morales has been painting professionally since his first show at the age of 15. Despite the […]

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Goodbye Mister de Vries [Video]

There’s a great scene at the end of the first season of Mad Men where Don Draper is pitching Kodak on their new slide projector. He’s sharing some advice that a former mentor had given him, which is that while the public loves the “itch” of something new, the deeper bond is to create something […]

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