• 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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Building a Website [Part 1 of 3]

One of the questions I get asked over and over is “What should I use to build my own website?” If you’ve listened to episodes of On Taking Pictures, you might expect me to reply “Squarespace,” and you’d be at least partially right – but more about that later. Generally, I respond with something like […]

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Digging In

One of my least favorite parts of developing new projects is that lull that inevitably occurs between the initial brainstorming-slash-white boarding of ideas and making any measurable progress towards their realization. During this time you’re typically making sketches, laying scenes out on index cards, pouring foundations, writing base code, etc., and it’s frustrating because this part of […]

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Last week, we made a pretty major announcement regarding the future of Faded + Blurred. Now that I’ve had a week to let the whole thing soak in, I wanted to provide a little more context on why and what it actually means moving forward. Before that, however, I’d like to thank everyone who took […]

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Tools For Your Kit

 A quest makes you a better person as you embrace the challenge and adapt to unexpected circumstances. – Chris Guillebeau I don’t know that I believe the adage that everything happens for a reason, but I do believe in serendipity – those lightning in a bottle moments when the planets all seem to align and allow […]

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North, Miss Tessmacher!

Faded + Blurred was started five years ago this month at a time when I really didn’t know which way was up. My mom had just died and, as I have said before, I felt as though I had lost my direction – my North if you will. In the beginning, Faded + Blurred didn’t really […]

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Asako Shimizu

Five For Friday #127

“We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.” – Jack Gilbert Located 12,000 feet above sea level and covering more than 4,000 square miles, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and also serves as the backdrop for Asako Shimizu’s incredible fine art landscapes. Every photograph […]

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Trading Pixels: Shantanu Starick

While many photographers are struggling with how to make a living from their craft, Shantanu Starick is just living. Since 2012, the Australian photographer has been bartering his services for food, shelter and transportation to his next destination in a project called Pixel Trade. When he began the project twenty-seven months ago, he set a […]

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