• An Archive of Visual Inspiration

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Miss Scarlet and Miss Brown

One of the things I’ve really loved about visiting Washington DC is the ability to walk so many places—something that I seldom get the chance to do in the sprawling suburbs ouside of Los Angeles. I’ve been to DC three times and each trip seems to build on the previous one in terms of the scope of […]

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Craft & Vision Podcast: Henry Fernando

Henry Fernando, a photographer based in Ottawa, Canada practices something called contemplative photography, which takes a more mindful approach to photography and encourages a way of seeing the world without the preconceived notions attached to composition or subject matter. In this conversation, Henry and host Jeffery Saddoris discuss contemplative approach to his work and his […]

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Insights: May 2015

  “Your influences are all worth sharing because they clue people in to who you are and what you do—sometimes even more than your own work.” – Austin Kleon Eight years ago, I faced a choice: stay in Canada or move to Japan. Which would you have chosen, the safety and comfort of home or […]

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Paris Photo LA 2015

Over this past weekend, I attended Paris Photo LA on the Paramount Pictures backlot. It’s the third time I’ve been to the show in as many years and in that time, it’s become the one show that I really look forward to. The fair has a fantastic cross-section of what’s happening in photography, with the […]

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On Taking Pictures 158: The Mayor of Fujitown

This week, standout work from last weekend’s Paris Photo LA and some observations on the growing trend of really big prints and really banal subject matter. Also, abstraction and alternative processes in mainstream photography. Plus, a revision on the “through the window” debacle from a few weeks ago. Scottish photographer Bill Anderson is our PotW. […]

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