• An Archive of Visual Inspiration

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North Korea

The Power of a Photograph

A few months ago we posted a series of portraits on Tumblr that were taken in North Korea. These portraits, taken by Charlie Crane, were carefully staged and taken with complete government approval. Since he was unable to capture the “real” North Korea, he made it his goal to simply shoot the surface. He photographed […]

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American Vagabonds & The Polaroid Kidd

There was an amazing photo essay floating around several years ago, depicting the life of modern day vagabonds. The visceral and sometimes graphic images documented the lives of a group of young people who had, whether by choice or by circumstance, abandoned “traditional life” in favor of  a more transient existence. Recently, Nikki sent me […]

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In Touch With Fragility: Richard Avedon

“All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.” – Richard Avedon Though he is known mostly for his minimalistic portraits; intense and often brooding subjects surrounded by white, it was the world of fashion that provided the backdrop that helped make Richard Avedon one of the most celebrated, controversial and sought after photographers […]

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Paula Tade

No People, No Problem

In my last article I wrote about the joy of photographing people, but what about the times you don’t have anyone handy to photograph? That’s no excuse to keep your camera in the bag, because there’s always something to shoot! Such is the case with Los Angeles photographer Paula Tade, who combines her talent for […]

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Chris Crisman

A World of Opportunities: Chris Crisman

If you looked up the word serendipity, the definition you would see perfectly describes the way in which this Photographer Spotlight came about. After posting our Photographer Spotlight on John Keatley, Nikki and I were both looking at the Redux Pictures website, checking out some of the other photographers they represent. She was at her […]

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Q&A@F+B No. 14: David duChemin

If you are a photographer, or you have spent any time here on Faded + Blurred, the name David duChemin will likely be very familiar to you. As a photographer, he’s allowed us to share in his journeys to exotic locales, including India, Nepal, Vietnam, Tunisia and Mongolia, among others. As a writer, his books Within […]

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Manipulator: Jill Greenberg

Social and political commentary has long been reserved for artists and musicians, rather than fine art photographers. Aside from photojournalists, perhaps, whose whose very work exists as commentary, of sorts, fine art photographers, by and large, shoot solely for art’s sake, not necessarily to make a statement on society. Photographer Jill Greenberg, however, seems to […]

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